My Tracked Bills
Prepared by: Robert Henderson
Report created on October 28, 2021
 
HB1001STATE BUDGET. (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. Provides that the regular technical session statute does not apply in calendar year 2021. Specifies the deadlines for signing enrolled acts and presenting them to the governor for bills passed after April 19, 2021, and before May 1, 2021. Specifies the following: (1) That the 2021 interim is the period beginning May 1, 2021, and ending November 15, 2021. (2) That for 2021, the prohibited period concerning fundraising activities is through April 29, 2021, rather than the date on which the general assembly adjourns sine die. (3) That the budget committee is required to meet at least once between April 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021. (Current law requires the budget committee to meet at least once in the two months following the general assembly adjournment sine die.) Provides that a redistricting commission is established to determine congressional districts if the general assembly adjourns sine die before November 15, 2021, without having enacted a law establishing congressional districts. (Current law refers to the adjournment of the general assembly without specifying an adjournment sine die or a particular date.) Provides provisions for opioid litigation and settlements, including opt out provisions for political subdivisions. Specifies distributions and uses of funds received from opioid litigation settlements that resolve existing state and political subdivision litigation lawsuits as of January 1, 2021. Establishes the Pokagon Band Tribal-state compact fund and specifies the purposes for the fund. Transfers the operations of the Indiana department of gaming research into a newly established gaming research division of the Indiana gaming commission. Repeals the exoneration fund. Removes the annual appropriation provision for the examinations fund of the state board of accounts. Establishes the Indiana career accelerator fund (fund) to be administered by the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC). Provides that the IEDC may award financial assistance awards from the fund to assist individuals in obtaining credentials from qualified education programs. Defines "qualified education program" for purposes of an award. Repeals the Indiana regional cities development fund. Establishes the regional economic acceleration and development initiative (READI) fund to provide grants and loans to support economic development and regional economic acceleration and development. Provides that the IEDC shall administer the fund. Requires the IEDC to establish a policy for the regional economic acceleration and development initiative. Replaces the state superintendent of public instruction with the secretary of education or the secretary's designee as a member of the distressed unit appeal board. Specifies the provisions that apply when the distressed unit appeal board suspends payments on loans or advances from the common school fund. Provides certain add backs and subtraction used in determining Indiana adjusted gross income. Changes the definition of "Internal Revenue Code" in the adjusted gross income tax law to mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended and in effect on March 31, 2021. Makes changes to the state income tax deduction for unemployment compensation. Amends the venture capital investment tax credit to apply to taxpayers that provide qualified investment capital to certain qualified Indiana investment funds (qualified fund). Provides that the IEDC may only certify a fund as a qualified fund if the fund meets the definition of a venture capital fund under federal regulations and the fund makes investments according to specified policy requirements and priorities. Provides that a taxpayer may not claim a credit certified with regard to a qualified fund before July 1, 2023. Specifies the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to a qualified fund. Increases the maximum available tax credits in a calendar year with regard to qualified Indiana businesses under current law, including an additional increase in the maximum amount if the qualified Indiana business is a minority business enterprise or a women's business enterprise. Caps the total amount of credits that the IEDC may award in a calendar year at $20,000,000, provided that not more than $7,500,000 is awarded for proposed investments in a qualified fund. Increases the tax credit that a taxpayer can claim for contributions made to a scholarship granting organization for state fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Provides a tax credit against adjusted gross income tax and financial institutions tax liability for monetary contributions to a qualifying foster care organization equal to 50% of the amount of the contribution, but not to exceed $10,000 for a taxable year. Defines a "qualifying foster care organization". Caps the total amount of the tax credits allowed in any state fiscal year to $2,000,000. Sunsets the tax credit on July 1, 2025. Adds certain procedural, accounting, and reporting requirements regarding the local income tax. Increases the special purpose local income tax rate that may be imposed in a county that is a member of a regional development authority. Imposes an excise tax, known as the electronic cigarette tax, on the retail sale of vapor products and consumable material in Indiana (does not include closed system cartridges). Imposes a tax on the distribution of closed system cartridges. Extends the expiration date of the Nashville food and beverage tax. Repeals the deposit of a part of the wine excise tax rate collected on each gallon of wine in the wine grape market development fund and requires the department of state revenue to instead deposit that part of the wine excise tax in the state general fund. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2021, all aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the airport development grant fund. (Under current law, 50% of the aviation fuel excise tax revenue is transferred to the general fund and 50% is transferred to the airport development grant fund.) Removes annual budget committee review of the distribution formula established by Indiana department of transportation for the public mass transportation fund. Requires budget committee review before any money may be transferred from the local road and bridge matching grant fund. Establishes the Internet crimes against children fund to be administered by the state police department. Specifies the uses of the fund. Requires an authorized service provider to use at least 85% (instead of 75%) of the reimbursement rate increase to pay payroll tax liabilities and to increase wages and benefits paid to direct care staff. Makes a conforming change to a provision for annual transfers to the Marion County health and hospitals corporation. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding a waiver to implement the mobile integrated healthcare program and to receive funding through Section 9813 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 165
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 
HB1002CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (TORR J) Protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions arising from a disaster emergency unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a health care provider is not protected from professional discipline for actions that are outside the skills, education, and training of the health care provider, unless certain circumstances apply. Specifies that orders and recommendations issued by local, state, and federal government agencies and officials during a state disaster emergency do not create new causes of action or new legal duties. Specifies that the orders and recommendations are presumed irrelevant to the issue of the existence of a duty or breach of a duty. Prohibits filing a class action lawsuit against a defendant in a civil action allowed by the statute. Specifies that a governmental entity or employee is not liable if a loss results from an act or omission arising from COVID-19 unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides that a person is not liable to a claimant for loss, damage, injury, or death arising from COVID-19 unless the claimant proves that the person caused the loss, damage, injury, or death by an act or omission constituting gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misrepresentation. Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons, entities, and facilities providing health care and other services for certain acts or omissions related to the provision of health care services and other services during a state disaster emergency. Extends COVID-19 health care immunity during periods of disaster emergency after February 29, 2020, and before April 1, 2022. Resolves conflicts between SEA 1 and HB 1002.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 166
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 
HB1003TUITION SUPPORT. (SLAGER H) Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM).
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1003
 
HB1005SCHOOL CHOICE MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program (program). Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may establish an account in the program. Defines an eligible student as: (1) a student with a disability who requires special education; (2) a student with a parent who is on active duty service in the armed forces of the United States or national guard; or (3) a student placed in foster care or otherwise under care and supervision of the department of child services. Provides that an eligible student who has an account and attends a qualified school is eligible to receive an annual grant amount that may be used to pay for tuition at an accredited nonpublic school or education related expenses. Provides that the treasurer of state shall administer the program. Provides a deduction from Indiana adjusted gross income for a grant amount that is distributed to a taxpayer's Indiana education savings account and used for a qualified expense, to the extent the distribution is included in the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income. Changes the eligibility requirements to receive choice scholarships. Makes changes to the amount of tuition an eligible choice scholarship student is entitled to receive to attend a choice scholarship school. Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program advisory council to provide guidance on the implementation of the program as well as to provide recommendation for program improvements to the treasurer of state and to the general assembly. Repeals provisions that provide eligibility to certain students if the student's household income increases. Provides that the department of education shall provide services that offer objective advise upon request to parents of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student relating to services that can help meet the eligible student's or emancipated eligible student's particular needs. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1005
 
HB1008STUDENT LEARNING RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM. (CARBAUGH M) Establishes the: (1) student learning recovery grant program; and (2) student learning recovery grant program fund (fund). Provides that, to be eligible to receive a grant, an eligible entity must develop and submit a student learning acceleration plan (plan). Establishes requirements for a plan and certain information reporting requirements for those eligible entities that are awarded a grant. Requires, before November 1, 2021, and November 1, 2022, the department of education to prepare and submit a report to the interim committee on education. Appropriates to the fund from the state general fund for the purposes of the program $150,000,000 for the 2021 state fiscal year.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 167
 State Bill Page:   HB1008
 
HB1011EQUAL PAY; WAGE DISCLOSURE PROTECTION. (JACKSON C) Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice to: (1) pay wages that discriminate based on sex for substantially similar work; (2) discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages; (3) require as a condition of employment nondisclosure by an employee of the employee's wages; or (4) require an employee to sign a waiver or other document that purports to deny the employee the right to disclose the employee's wage information. Provides that the civil rights commission has jurisdiction for the investigation and resolution of complaints of these employment actions.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1011
 
HB1013RAILROAD CROSSINGS. (JACKSON C) Requires a railroad corporation to inform the local law enforcement authority of a blocked railroad-highway grade crossing in certain instances.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1013
 
HB1014HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FACILITIES NEAR WATERWAYS. (JACKSON C) Requires the department of environmental management (department) to make quarterly inspections of a facility if: (1) one or more hazardous materials are present in the facility in more than a minimal quantity on at least 30 days per year; and (2) because of the physical proximity of the facility to a surface body of water, there is a substantial risk that a hazardous material accidentally released from the facility will enter the surface body of water. Provides that an inspection of a facility must determine whether the hazardous materials present in the facility are being stored and handled safely and whether reasonable steps are being taken to prevent releases of hazardous materials from the facility. Authorizes the department to delegate its investigation responsibility to an agency or department of a city, town, or county under certain circumstances. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt: (1) rules concerning the identification of facilities to which the inspection requirement applies; and (2) rules establishing requirements for the safe handling and storage of hazardous materials in facilities, the prevention of releases of hazardous materials from facilities into surface bodies of water, and the performance of quarterly inspections of facilities.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1014
 
HB1017PILOT PROGRAM TO FUND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT. (BARTLETT J) Establishes the parent education assistance pilot program (pilot program). Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services shall administer the pilot program. Specifies the requirements an individual must satisfy to be eligible to participate in the pilot program. Provides requirements for maintaining participation in the pilot program. Specifies the amount of an eligible individual's grant under the pilot program. Establishes the parent education assistance pilot program fund (fund) for the purpose of funding the pilot program. Provides that the office of the secretary administers the fund.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1017
 
HB1019UNLAWFUL SLATING. (BARTLETT J) Provides that a political party or other person may not: (1) solicit or receive money or other property as a condition that the person, another person, or a political party support or slate a candidate; (2) pay money or give other property in exchange for the support or slating of a candidate by a person or a political party; or (3) require an individual to refrain from seeking the nomination of a political party for an elected office in a primary election if the political party does not slate the individual as the political party's choice for election to the office. Provides that a civil penalty may be assessed against a political party or other person of not more than three times the value of the money or property solicited, received, paid, or given in violation of the prohibition. Provides that any agreement entered into in violation of the prohibition is void.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1019
 
HB1027HANDGUN TRAINING FOR TEACHERS. (LUCAS J) Creates a specialized firearms safety, education, and training curriculum (curriculum) for teachers, school staff members, and school employees. Specifies curriculum requirements. Authorizes funds from the: (1) Indiana safe schools fund; (2) Indiana secured schools fund; and (3) school corporation and charter school safety advance program; to be used for the purpose of providing specialized firearms instruction to certain teachers, school staff members, and school employees. Requires a charter school, nonpublic school, or school corporation to ensure that a teacher, school staff member, or school employee who receives a grant from the Indiana safe schools fund for the purpose of receiving specialized firearms instruction complies with certain requirements. Provides that the identity of any person who: (1) enrolls in; (2) participates in; or (3) completes; the curriculum is confidential. Provides that a public school or an accredited nonpublic school may not conduct a training or drill for an employee of the school that includes, as any part of the training or drill, the expelling of any type of projectile at the employee unless: (1) the school informs the employee of the use of projectiles in the training or drill; and (2) the employee consents, in writing, to the use of projectiles during the training or drill. Provides that a public school or an accredited nonpublic school may not conduct or approve a training or a drill for a student of the school that includes, as any part of the training or drill, the expelling of any type of projectile. Authorizes a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry or possess a firearm on school property. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1027
 
HB1034RIGHT TO CARRY A HANDGUN. (LUCAS J) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a handgun is a Level 4 felony when a person: (1) is less than 23 years of age; and (2) has an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5 (unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon). Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain from the superintendent of the state police department a reciprocity license. Requires law enforcement agencies to make use of certain data bases when issuing reciprocity licenses. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1034
 
HB1035ENGLISH LEARNER PROGRAM OR SMALL SCHOOL GRANTS. (MANNING E) Establishes an English language learner program or small school grant program for school corporations that have: (1) a current ADM (average daily membership) of less than 2,250; or (2) more than 1,000 pupils who are eligible for the English language learner program. Appropriates from the state general fund an amount sufficient to make the grants for the 2021-2023 biennium.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1035
 
HB1040SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST OF STUDENTS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that sudden cardiac arrest information sheets currently required to be provided by each school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school to a parent of an applicable student must include: (1) the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest; and (2) information about electrocardiogram testing. Adds definition of "applicable student". Makes changes to the definition of "athletic activity". Provides that the department of education (department) must maintain guidelines, information sheets, or forms on the department's Internet web site. Provides that, if an applicable student is suspected, as determined by a game official, coach from the student athlete's team, certified athletic trainer, marching band leader, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, licensed physician, or other official designated by the student athlete's school entity, of experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest in a practice for an athletic activity or in an athletic activity, the applicable student shall be removed from practice or play at the time that the symptom is identified. (Current law provides that, if a student athlete is suspected of experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest in a practice for an athletic activity or in an athletic activity, the student athlete shall be removed from practice or play at the time that the symptom is identified.) Allows a licensed athletic trainer, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse to evaluate whether an applicable student is experiencing a symptom of sudden cardiac arrest. Requires that an applicable student may not return to practice or play until the coach, marching band leader, or other official designated by the applicable student's school entity has: (1) provided information to the applicable student's parent about sudden cardiac arrest; and (2) received verbal permission from a parent of the applicable student that the applicable student may return to practice and play. Requires a coach, marching band leader, or certain other leaders, in a manner and frequency determined by the state board of education, to complete the sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the department. Provides that a coach, marching band leader, and certain other extracurricular activity leader who completes the course and provides coaching or other leadership services in good faith is not personally liable for damages in a civil action as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest incurred by an applicable student participating in an athletic activity for which the coach, marching band leader, or other leader provided coaching or leadership services, except for an act or omission by the coach, marching band leader, or other extracurricular activity leader that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. Makes technical corrections (a legal guardian is included in the definition of a parent in IC 20).
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 56
 State Bill Page:   HB1040
 
HB1045PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE FACILITY DRINKING WATER. (JACKSON C) Requires the person or entity having authority over a child care facility or preschool to test the drinking water in the child care facility or preschool before January 1, 2024, to determine whether lead is present in the drinking water in a concentration equal to or exceeding 15 parts per billion. Excepts a child care facility or preschool from this testing requirement if its drinking water: (1) was or will be tested through the Lead Sampling Program for Schools and Child Care Facilities conducted by the Indiana finance authority in 2019 and 2020; or (2) has otherwise been tested for lead at least once after 2017. Provides that, if testing indicates that lead in the drinking water of a child care facility or preschool equals or exceeds 15 parts per billion, the person or entity having authority over the child care facility or preschool is required to take action to reduce the concentration of lead to below 15 parts per billion.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1045
 
HB1047EDUCATION MATTERS. (LUCAS J) Provides that any statute or rule establishing requirements regarding teacher salary, evaluations, or curriculum or any other requirement regarding the employment of teachers other than teacher licensing requirements is, as applicable, repealed or voided. Establishes the education options account program (program). Requires the treasurer of state to administer the program. Establishes: (1) the education options account fund; and (2) requirements and conditions for the program. Requires the treasurer of state to: (1) annually request a parent of an eligible student who is participating in the program to complete a written survey; and (2) annually provide a summary of the survey to the governor and the legislative council. Continuously appropriates money from the education options account fund and the accounts established within the fund for the purposes of the program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1047
 
HB1053SCHOOL GRANTS. (THOMPSON J) Establishes the low assessed value grants and student density transportation grants for school corporations. Provides a formula for determining grant amounts.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1053
 
HB1054SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION. (THOMPSON J) Relocates the definition of "appropriate vehicle" to provide that the same definition applies throughout Title 20 of the Indiana Code. Provides that a school corporation may not enter into a transportation agreement or fleet agreement with a transportation network company or transportation network company driver. Provides that a student's individualized education program may allow for the student's transportation by appropriate vehicle. Requires the state board of education to adopt rules governing student transportation by appropriate vehicle.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1054
 
HB1056RECORDING REQUIREMENTS. (TORR J) Amends the requirements for instruments and conveyances to be recorded. Adds instances in which an instrument is considered validly recorded for purposes of providing constructive notice. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   2/25/2021 - Public Law 2
 State Bill Page:   HB1056
 
HB1073NONACCREDITED NONPUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS. (WESCO T) Provides that a high school diploma (diploma) or credential issued by a nonaccredited nonpublic secondary school that employs less than one employee is legally sufficient to demonstrate that the recipient of the diploma or credential has met the requirements to complete high school. Provides that a state or local agency or institution of higher education in Indiana may not reject or otherwise treat a person differently based solely on the source of a diploma or credential. Provides that a person who administers a nonaccredited nonpublic secondary school has the authority to execute any document required by law, rule, regulation, or policy to provide certain evidence regarding a child's education.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1073
 
HB1077CHILD OPERATED REFRESHMENT STANDS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that a local health department, the health and hospital corporation, a county, a municipality, or a township may not adopt or enforce a law, rule, ordinance, or resolution that prohibits or regulates, including by requiring a license, permit, or fee, the sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on private property or in a public park by an individual who is less than 18 years of age. Provides that the individual who operates the stand must comply with certain requirements. Provides that a stand is not considered a food establishment and does not require a certified food protection manager. Provides that the governing documents of a homeowners association may not prohibit or regulate, including by requiring a permit or fee, the sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on property located in the subdivision by an individual who is less than 18 years of age. Provides that a homeowners association: (1) does not owe a duty of care to persons participating in a beverage sale; and (2) is not liable for any injury to persons participating in a beverage sale; except for willful or wanton acts or gross negligence of the homeowners association.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1077
 
HB1085ELIGIBILITY FOR NATIONAL GUARD SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT. (HEATON R) Provides that the National Guard tuition supplement program may be used by a scholarship applicant for graduate credits.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1085
 
HB1086RESIDENT TUITION FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS. (HARRIS JR. E) Provides that an individual who meets certain conditions is eligible for the resident tuition rate as determined by the state educational institution. Requires such an individual to verify that the individual meets the criteria to receive the resident tuition rate.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1086
 
HB1088TUITION CAPS. (HARRIS JR. E) Requires that the tuition rate and mandatory fees at specified postsecondary educational institutions may not increase from the time the student initially enrolls until the student graduates for an undergraduate student who is an Indiana resident.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1088
 
HB1089STUDENT HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS. (HARRIS JR. E) Establishes the student hunger and homelessness study committee (committee) for the purposes of: (1) studying the prevalence of homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity among students at Indiana colleges and universities during the 2021 academic year; and (2) providing suggestions for eliminating these issues. Provides that the committee must determine, as accurately as practicable, the number of Indiana college and university students who are homeless, housing insecure, or food insecure. Provides that the committee consists of: (1) an employee of the family and social services administration; (2) an employee of the department of child services; (3) an employee of the department of education; (4) an employee of the commission for higher education; (5) an employee of the Indiana housing and community development authority; (6) a member of the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana; and (7) an employee of each state educational institution. Provides that the committee may solicit assistance from private groups, colleges, and universities in performing the study. Requires the committee to report the results of the study to the governor and the legislative council not later than July 31, 2022.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1089
 
HB1093CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY. (CHERRY R) Makes changes to eligibility requirements for the choice scholarship program. Makes conforming amendments. Repeals a provision that restricts the use of a choice scholarship program for a student who is eligible to receive a choice scholarship because the student was enrolled in a certain early childhood program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1093
 
HB1102STUDENT AND PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES GRANTS. (DAVISSON S) Adds a provision that provides that the requirements of the student and parent support services grant program do not prevent a school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school from providing school based treatment services or treatment services provided by an outside provider to address the comprehensive needs and well-being of a student.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1102
 
HB1107COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE GRAPHICS SYSTEMS. (BARTELS S) Provides that school corporations, charter schools, and accredited nonpublic schools, with the sheriff of the county in which the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school is located, may apply for a grant from the Indiana secured school fund for the initial set up costs for a collaborative response graphics system. Requires guidelines published by the department of homeland security to include information about implementing access to the collaborative graphics mapping solutions to be used in an emergency situation.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1107
 
HB1111HIGHWAY EXTENSION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM. (LINDAUER S) Provides that local officials are required to attend any school or course conducted for local officials within the first two years of their initial term, but may (rather than shall) attend any school or course conducted for local officials after initial attendance. Provides that the county fiscal body shall appropriate sufficient funds to pay local officials a per diem for expenses for each day or part of a day the member is in attendance at any school or course conducted for local officials, and mileage at a rate determined by the county fiscal body for each mile traveled to attend the school.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 18
 State Bill Page:   HB1111
 
HB1119FOOD PURCHASES FROM AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS. (DAVISSON S) Provides that a public school or school corporation may purchase up to $7,500 of food per fiscal year from a youth agricultural education program, subject to certain restrictions and documentation requirements. Provides that the public school or school corporation is not prohibited from purchasing food from a youth agricultural education program under any other procurement requirements.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 175
 State Bill Page:   HB1119
 
HB1124HANDGUN TRAINING FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. (LEHMAN M) Provides that, before an employee or any other staff member of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school may carry a firearm in or on school property as authorized by a school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school, the employee or staff member shall do the following: (1) Successfully complete certain specialized weapons training or other firearm training. (2) Provide proof to the school board that the employee or other staff member has successfully completed the training. (3) Complete the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory 2 (MMPI-II) and provide the results from the inventory to the school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school. Establishes requirements for specialized weapons training. Requires an employee or any other staff member of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school to successfully complete 16 hours of weapons training each year that the employee or staff member is authorized and intends to carry a firearm in or on school property. Provides that the specialized weapons training must be provided by a person or entity approved by the school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school. Provides immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances. Allows a school to barricade or block a door during an active shooter drill or during an active shooter emergency occurring in a school building.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1124
 
HB1132REPORTING ON WORKER MISCLASSIFICATION. (BOY P) Requires the department of state revenue, the state department of labor, the worker's compensation board of Indiana, and the department of workforce development to report before September 1 in 2021 through 2024 to the interim study committee on employment and labor for the immediately preceding state fiscal year: (1) the number of employers that each department or the board determined during the immediately preceding state fiscal year improperly classified at least one worker as an independent contractor; (2) the total number of improperly classified workers employed by those employers; (3) the department's or board's calculation of the revenue not collected or the additional costs to the state that the department or board attributes to the improperly classified workers; and (4) the amount of the penalties and interest assessed against those employers by each department or the board, and the amount of the penalties and interest assessed that has been collected. Excepts residential contractors from the term "employer" for purposes of the reporting requirements.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1132
 
HB1133VOTE BY MAIL. (BOY P) Requires that all elections be conducted by mail beginning with elections in 2024. Provides for the January 1, 2024, expiration of several provisions of the election code that will be obsolete under a vote by mail system. Requires the interim study committee on elections to study the transition to a vote by mail system and propose necessary legislation to accomplish the transition.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1133
 
HB1136PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. (CAMPBELL C) Requires the department of workforce development to establish a paid family and medical leave program to provide payments for employees who take family and medical leave. Establishes the family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions. Specifies requirements for administration of the paid family and medical leave program. Provides for the department of workforce development to approve an employer's use of a private plan to meet the paid family and medical leave program obligations.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1136
 
HB1144ROAD FUNDING. (MOED J) Provides that the amounts currently distributed from the motor vehicle highway account and the local road and street account to counties, cities, and towns based upon the proportionate share of road and street mileage shall instead be distributed based on the proportionate share of road and street vehicle miles traveled.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1144
 
HB1152UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE. (LEONARD D) Clarifies provisions concerning the overpayment of unemployment benefits resulting from fraud or failure to disclose wages and the forfeiture of benefits or wage credits.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 34
 State Bill Page:   HB1152
 
HB1156PROHIBITION ON MICROCHIPPING EMPLOYEES. (MORRISON A) Provides that the definition of an "employer" subject to the prohibition against requiring the implantation of devices includes the state or any individual, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, business trust, or other governmental entity or political subdivision that has one or more employees.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 35
 State Bill Page:   HB1156
 
HB1160RESIDENT TUITION FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS. (KARICKHOFF M) Provides that an individual who meets certain conditions is eligible for the resident tuition rate as determined by the state educational institution. Requires such an individual to verify that the individual meets the criteria to receive the resident tuition rate.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1160
 
HB1170COLLEGE SAVINGS TAX CREDIT. (KLINKER S) Provides that "qualified higher education expense" includes qualified education loan repayments under Section 529(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1170
 
HB1180PUBLIC RETIREMENT FUND INVESTMENTS. (MORRISON A) Requires the public retirement system to divest from businesses that engage in action or inaction to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial activity with companies invested in or assisting in the production of or manufacturing of certain carbon based or nuclear products. Provides for notice to businesses, reinvestment, and civil immunity. Requires certain reports to the legislative council. Makes a conforming amendment.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1180
 
HB1185BULLYING. (PORTER G) Requires a charter school to adopt discipline rules to prohibit bullying. Requires a school that accepts choice scholarships to adopt discipline rules to prohibit bullying. Requires a state accredited nonpublic school that accepts funding or financial assistance from the state to adopt discipline rules that prohibit bullying.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1185
 
HB1186EARLY GRADUATION AND ADM COUNTS. (CHERRY R) Requires that the February count of a school corporation's average daily membership (ADM) must be increased by the number of students who, during the students' expected graduation year: (1) were enrolled in the school corporation on the September ADM count day; (2) completed graduation requirements before the February ADM count day; and (3) were not enrolled in the school corporation on the February ADM count day.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1186
 
HB1192WAGE RANGE INQUIRIES. (ERRINGTON S) Prohibits employers from failing or refusing to provide an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant is applying. Requires an employer to provide to an employee the wage range for the employee's job under certain circumstances. Allows for the department of labor (department) to receive and investigate complaints. Provides that the department may do the following: (1) Issue a warning for the first violation. (2) Impose a civil penalty of $50 for the second violation. (3) Impose a civil penalty of $100 for the third violation and each subsequent violation.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1192
 
HB1195STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING. (SAUNDERS T) Removes a voter's option to vote for all candidates of a political party or an independent ticket at one time (straight ticket voting) in a general or municipal election, except for candidates for presidential electors. Repeals superseded statutes relating to straight ticket voting.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1195
 
HB1200HUMAN TRAFFICKING. (MCNAMARA W) Modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a statement or videotape of an individual who is less than 14 years of age at the time of the offense but less than 18 years of age at the time of trial. Removes the requirement that money paid for a human trafficking victim or for an act performed by a human trafficking victim be paid to a third party, and specifies that a person commits the offense if the person knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a human trafficking victim. Increases the penalty if the person knows or reasonably should know that the human trafficking victim is less than 18 years of age. Specifies that consent by the human trafficking victim is not a defense to a prosecution. Requires law enforcement agencies to report human trafficking investigations to the attorney general within 30 days after an investigation begins.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - DEAD BILL: Fails to advance by Spring adjournment of the 2021 legislative session
 State Bill Page:   HB1200
 
HB1227THIRTEENTH CHECK AND $50 INCREASE PAYMENT. (KARICKHOFF M) Provides for a thirteenth check in 2021 for certain members of the: (1) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (2) public employees' retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan; (4) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (5) state police 1987 benefit system. Provides for a $50 payment to members of the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund and public employees' retirement fund, and to participants of the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1227
 
HB1234FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (TORR J) Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Impose by rule, ordinance, or other action, or in the bid specifications or contract documents for a public works project, a requirement inconsistent with, in addition to, or more stringent or restrictive than certain statutory prequalification or any other requirement of an applicable public works statute. (2) Award a public works contract to a contractor under a contract award standard other than the contract award standard of the applicable public works statute. (3) Require a potential bidder on a public works project to provide any information other than the applicable financial information required by the prequalification statutes or as prescribed by the state board of accounts under the applicable public works statute. (4) By rule, ordinance, or any other action relating to contracts for public works projects, create or impose any prequalification processes that are additional to or inconsistent with those established by the prequalification statute or impose any requirements that directly or indirectly restrict potential bidders or proposers to any predetermined class of bidders defined by labor affiliation or membership or minimum training requirements inconsistent with, or more restrictive than, those required by certain public works statutes. (5) Take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1234
 
HB1235WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROGRAM. (TORR J) Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program (program). Requires an employer that desires to participate in the program to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to an affected employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the employee's normal weekly work hours that the employee works under the approved work sharing plan.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1235
 
HB1240COLLEGE SAVINGS TAX CREDIT. (TESHKA J) Provides that a tax credit for contributions made to a college choice 529 education savings plan is available only for taxpayers whose gross annual income, including the gross annual income of the individual's spouse, if married, is less than $150,000. Increases the tax credit that an individual can claim for contributions made to a college choice 529 education savings plan.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1240
 
HB1251EDUCATIONAL COSTS EXEMPTION. (LAUER R) Provides that an applicant is not eligible for educational costs exemptions for any courses taken by the applicant after the applicant has sufficient credit hours to obtain a baccalaureate degree from a state educational institution. Repeals a provision that limits the educational costs exemption amount for a person whose parent enlisted or initially served in the armed forces after June 30, 2011, based on the percentage of the parent's disability rating. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1251
 
HB1254RAILROAD TRACK CROSSINGS. (YOUNG J) Provides that a railroad company must make, maintain, and repair certain of its crossings at its expense.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1254
 
HB1258CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (YOUNG J) Provides that a person or the person's agent who conducts business in Indiana is not liable in a civil action claiming an injury from exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 if the act or omission alleged to violate a duty of care of the person or agent was committed or omitted in compliance with or was consistent with any of the following applicable at the time of the alleged exposure: (1) Federal or state regulations. (2) An executive order issued by the president of the United States or the governor. (3) Guidance. Defines guidance as written guidelines related to COVID-19 issued by any of the following: (1) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor. (3) The Indiana state department of health. (4) Any other agency, board, or commission of the state of Indiana. Specifies that the limited liability for alleged COVID-19 exposures does not apply to a cause of action for medical malpractice. Provides that immunity from civil liability is not granted to a person whose actions or omissions constitute gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1258
 
HB1266SCHOOL EFFICIENCY. (CLERE E) Provides that, not later than October 1, 2021, the department of education (department) shall issue a request for information for the purposes of exploring potential opportunities to improve the efficiency of noninstructional school services. Provides that the deadline for submission of responses to the request for information may not be later than February 1, 2022. Provides that, not later than March 1, 2022, the department shall prepare a report based on the responses.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 186
 State Bill Page:   HB1266
 
HB1275OVERTIME COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES. (HATFIELD R) Provides that, after December 31, 2021, certain employees must be paid compensation for employment in certain circumstances at a rate not less than 1.5 times the regular rate at which the employee is employed and, under certain circumstances, not less than two times the regular rate at which the employee is employed.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1275
 
HB1276ELIMINATION OF TEXTBOOK FEES. (HATFIELD R) Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2021, money in the fund is continually appropriated. Requests an appropriation in the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to fund curricular materials. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes corresponding changes.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1276
 
HB1277WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM. (HATFIELD R) Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program. Requires an employer to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to an employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the employee's normal weekly work hours that the employee works under the approved work sharing plan.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1277
 
HB1278EDUCATION MATTERS. (JUDY C) Provides that, for each school year, a school corporation shall conduct at least: (1) 900 hours of instructional time for students in grades 1 through 6; and (2) 1,080 hours of instructional time for students in grades 7 through 12. (Current law requires the following: (1) That a school corporation conducts at least 180 student instructional days. (2) That a student instructional day in grades 1 through 6 consists of at least five hours of instructional time and a student instructional day in grades 7 through 12 consists of at least six hours of instructional time.) Defines "instructional day". Simplifies and makes corresponding changes to reducing tuition support if a school corporation fails to conduct the minimum number of instructional hours during a school year. Repeals a provision that requires a qualified district or qualified high school to provide 64,800 minutes of instruction and learning for grades 9 through 12. Makes corresponding changes, including corresponding changes to the school flex program and to the calculation for determining full-time equivalency for average daily membership. Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a school's annual performance may not include English/language arts scores on the statewide assessment for a limited English proficient student who has been enrolled in schools in the United States for less than 12 months. Provides that a school's annual performance may measure only a particular student's growth in English/language arts on the statewide assessment if the particular student is a limited English proficient student who has been enrolled in schools in the United States for at least 12 months but less than 24 months.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1278
 
HB1280CORE 40. (JORDAN J) Provides that a high school may replace certain high school courses on the high school transcript with alternative courses in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in order to satisfy an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation or another designation requirement.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1280
 
HB1298PROHIBITING BULLYING IN SCHOOLS. (SMITH V) Requires that the governing body of a school corporation: (1) give priority to the targeted student of an act of bullying to ensure the safety of the targeted student; (2) require school corporations to report the act of bullying to the targeted student's parents within three business days and the alleged perpetrator's parents within five business days after the incident is reported; (3) include provisions in the school corporation's discipline rules that require the school corporation to approve transfers to another school in the school corporation for the targeted student of an act of bullying; and (4) ensure that parents may review any audiovisual materials that contain graphic sexual or violent content used in an anti-bullying or suicide prevention program.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1298
 
HB1299GARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION DEBT. (SMITH V) Appropriates from the state general fund the amount needed to pay advances made to the Gary Community School Corporation from the common school fund that are outstanding as of June 30, 2021, regardless of the due dates for the payments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1299
 
HB1308EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TAX CREDIT. (MILLER D) Increases the maximum amount of the annual credit against adjusted gross income to which a taxpayer is entitled for a contribution to a college choice 529 education savings plan.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1308
 
HB1313STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. (CLERE E) Requires the Indiana management performance hub to: (1) use its data resources and technology to cross-reference with data bases of certain state agencies to identify certain former students with disabilities (eligible individuals); (2) coordinate with the state department of health to determine whether identified eligible individuals are deceased; and (3) provide the information concerning eligible individuals to the department of workforce development (DWD). Requires the state department of health to, not later than November 1, 2021, coordinate with the Indiana management performance hub. Requires the DWD to: (1) communicate with identified eligible individuals; and (2) provide to the eligible individuals a copy of a resource list concerning training and education opportunities and employment services resources. Requires the state advisory council on the education of children with disabilities (council) to annually update and submit the resource list to the department of education and the DWD. Requires the department of education and DWD to post a copy of the most recently updated resource list on the department's and DWD's Internet web sites. Requires the DWD, in consultation with the department of education, to prepare and submit an annual report to the general assembly and the council. Requires the state board of education to, not later than December 1, 2021, adopt rules to create an alternate diploma for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
 Current Status:   4/23/2021 - Public Law 113
 State Bill Page:   HB1313
 
HB1324SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS. (LAUER R) Provides that a school employee of a school corporation may not be subject to discipline from the school corporation for communication to the governing body if the school employee is communicating: (1) on a matter of public concern; and (2) in a manner that does not affect the efficient operation of the school.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1324
 
HB1343MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY. (ANDRADE M) Provides that, for a school year beginning after June 30, 2021, the minimum annual salary for a full-time teacher employed by a school corporation may not be less than $50,000. Provides that each full-time teacher employed by a school corporation shall receive a bonus of $1,000, not based on performance, from the school corporation for hardships related to teaching during the 2020-2021 school year due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1343
 
HB1366COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION. (ERRINGTON S) Prohibits the state board of education from distributing human immunodeficiency virus literature to students without the consent of the governing body of the school corporation the students attend. Requires instruction in state accredited schools on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to be based on information that is medically and scientifically accurate and age appropriate. Lists the criteria that instruction on human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases must meet.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1366
 
HB1367SCHOOL CORPORATION DISANNEXATION. (TESHKA J) Establishes a two year pilot program whereby the John Glenn School Corporation may initiate a process to disannex certain territory from an existing school corporation and annex the territory.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1367
 
HB1368SCHOOL EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS. (WESCO T) Provides that a certificated employee who is not a member of the exclusive representative (union) may enter into an employment contract with a school corporation that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement. Provides that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school corporation to enter into the employment contract. Provides that certain provisions that apply or do not apply to certificated employees subject to collective bargaining agreements also apply or do not apply to certificated employees that enter into such employment contracts.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1368
 
HB1370FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. (JORDAN J) Provides that each postsecondary educational institution that receives funding from the state may not: (1) exclude a student from participating in or receiving benefits from; or (2) subject a student to discrimination or an official sanction under; an educational program, activity, or division of the postsecondary educational institution on the basis of participating in a protected association. Describes the manner in which state and private postsecondary educational institutions must submit statements of compliance with freedom of speech and association rights to the commission for higher education (commission). Requires the commission to review and publish on the commission's Internet web site in a searchable data base the statements submitted and a list of state educational institutions and private postsecondary educational institutions that failed to submit a statement. Allows a person to engage in noncommercial expressive activity on a campus of a state educational institution when certain conditions are met. Defines expressive activity as: (1) all forms of peaceful assembly; (2) protests; (3) speeches; (4) distribution of literature; (5) carrying signs; (6) circulating petitions; and (7) the recording and publication, including Internet publication of video and audio lawfully recorded; in a public outdoor area of a state educational institution. Prohibits a person from materially disrupting a previously scheduled or reserved activity on campus. Defines a material and substantial disruption. Permits the attorney general or a person whose expressive rights were allegedly violated to bring a civil action in court. Awards $500 for the first violation and $50 for each day the plaintiff's rights remain violated when a violation of this chapter is found. Allows the court to award compensatory damages, reasonable court costs, and attorney's fees when a violation of this chapter is found. Prohibits total damages stemming from a single controversy to exceed $100,000. Requires that a civil action for a violation must begin not later than one year after the date the alleged violation occurs. Prescribes the circumstance under which the statute of limitations is tolled. Provides that a college or university student who: (1) is accused of; or (2) accuses another student of; a violation of the college's or university's disciplinary or conduct rules has a right to representation, at the student's expense, in a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the college or university regarding the violation, if the violation carries a potential penalty of suspension for 10 or more days or expulsion. Provides that a college or university student organization that is accused of a violation of the college's or university's disciplinary or conduct rules has a right to representation, at the student organization's expense, in a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the college or university regarding the violation. Prescribes procedural requirements for college or university disciplinary proceedings. Creates a cause of action for a student or student organization whose right to representation is violated. Provides that a state university that accepts federal funds may not: (1) subject a student of the state university to a disciplinary sanction solely on the basis of the student's expressive activity or other communication that, when engaged in outside of the campus of the state university, is protected from governmental restriction by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; (2) retaliate against an employee of a state university who acts to protect a student engaged in expressive activity or communication or refuses to infringe upon expressive activity or communication; or (3) subject state university campus media to prior restraint or prepublication approval, subject to certain exceptions. Provides a cause of action for a student or employee alleging a violation of these restrictions, and provides that the court: (1) may award the student or employee compensatory damages, reasonable court costs, attorney's fees, expert witness fees, any other relief in equity or law the court finds appropriate; and (2) shall award the student or employee not less than $1,000; if the court finds the state university has violated these restrictions.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1370
 
HB1384CIVICS EDUCATION. (COOK A) Requires, not later than July 1, 2022, the state board of education, in coordination with the department of education, to establish standards for civics education. Establishes the: (1) Indiana civic education commission; and (2) duties of the commission. Provides that each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic school shall require each student to successfully complete in grade 6, 7, or 8 one semester of a civics education course. Provides that the civics education standards in effect on July 2, 2022, may only be changed by the express authorization of the general assembly.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 39
 State Bill Page:   HB1384
 
HB1397TECHNICAL TRAINING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. (GOODRICH C) Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet may establish a course catalog that shall list all: (1) work based learning, preapprenticeship, and apprenticeship opportunities in Indiana; and (2) providers that are eligible to receive high value workforce ready grants. Provides that a high school may replace certain high school courses on the high school transcript with alternative courses in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in order to satisfy an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation or another designation requirement.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1397
 
HB1403SCHOOL CORPORATION REFERENDA. (PACK R) Repeals provisions that provide: (1) that a school corporation may distribute money that is received as part of a referendum tax levy to a charter school that is located in the attendance area of the school corporation; and (2) that the resolution adopted by a school corporation to place a referendum on the ballot must indicate whether proceeds collected from the tax levy will be used to provide a distribution to a charter school, as well as the amount that will be distributed.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1403
 
HB1429SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICATION. (BAUER M) Allows a school bus driver to administer emergency stock medication to: (1) a student at the school; (2) a school employee; or (3) a visitor at the school; if the school bus driver has been trained by a health care provider to recognize a life threatening emergency and properly administer emergency medication.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1429
 
HB1438COURSE ACCESS PROGRAM. (COOK A) Makes various changes to the course access program (program) provisions, including the following: (1) Requires the state board of education (state board) to establish certain requirements regarding the program. (2) Establishes the duties of the state board and the department of education (department) regarding the program. (3) Establishes notification requirements for a school corporation regarding an eligible student who submits a request to enroll in a course access program course. (4) Amends a provision that establishes the reasons for which a school corporation may deny an eligible student's enrollment. (5) Provides that a school corporation may be authorized as a course provider if the school corporation meets the requirements for authorization. (6) Allows a course provider to appeal a denial to the state board. (7) Requires the department to approve a civics course access program course that meets certain requirements. (8) Provides that: (A) a school corporation that is an authorized course provider shall provide to the department and post on the school corporation's Internet web site certain information regarding open slots in an online course access program course; and (B) the department shall post the information for each school corporation on the department's Internet web site.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 200
 State Bill Page:   HB1438
 
HB1442SEAT BELTS ON SCHOOL BUSES. (BARTLETT J) Requires a governing body, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school seeking to purchase a school bus or special purpose bus to request information concerning the cost of purchasing a school bus or special purpose bus equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts. Requires the governing body, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school to hold a public hearing on the costs and benefits of purchasing a school bus or special purpose bus with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts before voting on whether to purchase a school bus or special purpose bus equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts. Allows a school corporation or charter school to use a portion of a grant from the safe schools fund or the secured school fund toward purchasing or equipping school buses and special purpose buses with safety equipment. Allows an accredited nonpublic school to use a grant from the safe schools fund for purchasing or equipping school buses and special purpose buses with safety equipment. Requires each occupant of a school bus or special purpose bus that has a 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt to have the 3-point lap and shoulder safety belt properly fastened about the occupant's body at all times when the bus is in motion. Provides for an exception to the laws concerning other types of passenger restraint systems.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1442
 
HB1444COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM. (SHACKLEFORD R) Establishes the comprehensive student support program (program) for the purposes of: (1) funding the formation and staffing of school based and district level comprehensive student support teams; (2) improving staffing ratios for student support personnel; (3) supporting the creation, expansion, and work of multidisciplinary school teams to address the school environment, school safety, school improvement, and crisis intervention and emergency preparedness; and (4) professional development for student support personnel. Provides that the board of education administers the program. Establishes the comprehensive student support program fund for the purpose of funding the program, and annually appropriates to the fund $1,000,000 from cigarette tax revenue, registration fees, fines, and penalties deposited in the state general fund.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1444
 
HB1470TEACHER SALARIES. (BOY P) Removes a provision that provides that a combination of certain factors may account for not more than 50% of the calculation used to determine an increase or increment in teacher salaries. Increases the basic tuition support appropriation. Makes an appropriation for additional basic tuition support. Provides that a school corporation must provide verification to the department of education that: (1) the school corporation provided each classroom teacher a salary increase of between 2% and 5%; and (2) the total cost incurred to provide the classroom teacher salary increases; in order to receive a basic tuition support distribution that includes a part of the additional appropriation.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1470
 
HB1489SCHOOL EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS. (PRESCOTT J) Provides that a certificated employee who is not a member of the exclusive representative (union) may enter into an employment contract with a school corporation that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement. Provides that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school corporation to enter into the employment contract. Provides that certain provisions that apply or do not apply to certificated employees subject to collective bargaining agreements also apply or do not apply to certificated employees that enter into such employment contracts.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1489
 
HB1507MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY. (HATFIELD R) Provides that, for a school year beginning after June 30, 2021, the minimum annual salary for a full-time teacher employed by a school corporation may not be less than $50,000.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1507
 
HB1508FREE CURRICULAR MATERIALS FOR A CHILD OF A VETERAN. (PACK R) Provides that a parent: (1) whose child is enrolled in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12 in a public, charter, or accredited nonpublic school; and (2) who is a veteran; may not be required to pay fees for the child's curricular materials, supplies, or other required class fees.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1508
 
HB1511HAZING. (AUSTIN T) Requires: (1) a postsecondary educational institution; and (2) a national organization that sponsors or recognizes a local affiliate organization that includes students of a postsecondary educational institution; to develop and conduct an educational program on hazing. Requires a postsecondary educational institution or local affiliate organization to report an allegation of hazing involving: (1) serious bodily injury; or (2) a significant risk of serious bodily injury; not later than 72 hours after learning of the allegation. Requires, beginning in the 2023 academic school year: (1) a postsecondary educational institution to report incidents of hazing on the postsecondary educational institution's Internet web site; and (2) a local affiliate organization that includes students of a postsecondary educational institution to report incidents of hazing on the local affiliate organization's Internet web site.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1511
 
HB1514VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (COOK A) Requires the state board of education (state board) to: (1) establish a compilation of longitudinal data indicating school performance success in various selected and enumerated program areas; and (2) present the data for each school in a manner that is commonly known as an Internet dashboard. Requires each school to post on a web page maintained on the school's Internet web site the exact same data and in a similar format as the data presented for the school on the state board's Internet web site. Allows a school to include custom indicators on the school's web page. Provides that the performance of a school's students on the statewide assessment program test and other criterion referenced benchmark assessments recommended by the department of education (department) and approved by the state board are the primary and majority means of assessing a school's improvement. (Current law provides that the performance of a school's students on the statewide assessment program test and other assessments recommended by the department and approved by the state board are the primary and majority means of assessing a school's improvement.) Provides that the state board may assign each domain, indicator, or measure used to assess school performance a separate and distinct category or designation. Provides that the state board shall assign to a school or school corporation (including adult high schools) a "null" or "no letter grade" for the 2020-2021 school year. Requires each governing body of a school corporation and the equivalent for each charter school to submit to the department a report that includes certain information regarding instruction during the 2020-2021 school year and the 2021-2022 school year. Requires the department to do the following: (1) Conduct, in collaboration with the state board, a learning loss study regarding students in kindergarten through grade 10. (2) Prepare a report regarding the 2020-2021 school year and a report regarding the 2021-2022 school year that includes the submitted information and the study by the department. (3) Not later than December 1, 2021, and not later than December 1, 2022, submit the applicable reports to the governor, state board, and legislative council. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee for the 2022 interim and the 2023 interim the task of studying the information in the reports. Amends requirements that a benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessment must meet for approval by the state board. Provides that before the state board may approve a benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessment, the assessment vendor must enter into a data share agreement with the department. Repeals provisions that: (1) provide consequences for failing schools; (2) provide consequences for failing charter schools or choice scholarship schools; and (3) authorize the establishment of turnaround academies.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 211
 State Bill Page:   HB1514
 
HB1531DCS AND THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY. (DEVON D) Defines "exigent circumstances" for purposes of action taken by the department of child services (DCS) with respect to a child. Allows DCS to interview a child at the child's school, except for at a nonaccredited nonpublic school with less than one employee, without parental consent if: (1) the DCS employee presents their credentials upon arrival at the school; and (2) DCS presents a written statement that DCS has parental consent, a court order, or exigent circumstances. Requires that the written statement shall not be maintained in the child's file and must protect the child's and child's family's confidentiality. Mandates that DCS provide assurances that the child's school, or its representative, has been invited to participate in the case plan process.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 213
 State Bill Page:   HB1531
 
HB1533TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. (DEVON D) Provides that, before July 1, 2026, each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic school shall require all school employees likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee's employment to attend or participate in inservice training pertaining to evidence based trauma informed classroom instruction and instruction in recognition of social emotional learning reactions to trauma that may interfere with a student's academic functioning. Allows a school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school to provide the training to the school employees in the manner specified by the school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school. Provides that, after June 30, 2026, the state board shall determine the timing and the frequency of the training.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1533
 
HB1534CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE INFORMATION. (DEVON D) Requires each school corporation and charter school to place a poster listing the Indiana child abuse and neglect hotline's telephone number in each school library and classroom within the school corporation or charter school. Describes required dimensions for the poster listing the Indiana child abuse and neglect hotline's telephone number.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1534
 
HB1538STUDENT PROTECTION AND DIGITAL RESOURCES. (NISLY C) Provides that, after June 30, 2021, a digital resource purchased or licensed by a school corporation or charter school and offered to students attending the school corporation or charter school must have safety policies and technology protection measures to filter or block access to obscene or pornographic material. Provides that a digital resource provider is in breach of contract if the digital resource provider fails to have safety policies and technology protection measures to filter or block access to obscene or pornographic material within 90 days of the date the school corporation or charter school provides notice to the digital resource provider of its noncompliance. Requires the department of education, on or before November 1, 2021, and each November 1 thereafter, to compile information submitted by a school corporation or charter school and submit a report to the general assembly detailing all instances of a digital resource provider's noncompliance.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1538
 
HB1546TEACHER PAYCHECK DEDUCTIONS. (GOODRICH C) Provides that, after June 30, 2021, a school employer may not deduct from the school employee's pay any dues, or in any way facilitate the payment of dues, that a school employee of the school employer may elect to pay to: (1) a school employee organization that is an exclusive representative of any employees of the school employer; (2) an employee organization; or (3) an entity that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Repeals a provision that provides that a school employer is required to: (1) deduct from the pay of the employee any dues designated or certified by the appropriate officer of a school employee organization that is an exclusive representative of any employees of the school employer; and (2) remit the dues to the school employee organization.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1546
 
HB1549EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Allows the priority enrollment period for the prekindergarten pilot program to begin later than April 1, 2021, in calendar year 2021. Provides that a school corporation may not enter into or renew a contract with an outside vendor to operate or manage a dedicated virtual education school of the school corporation unless the school corporation submits the most recent contract or proposed contract with the vendor to the department of education (department). Amends limits on the percentage of appropriated funds that may be used for grants to limited eligibility children under the prekindergarten pilot program. Provides that the department of education (department) shall make informational material that is evidenced based available on the department's Internet web site that may help teachers and other school employees identify a student who may have been impacted by trauma. Requires the department to provide a notice to each school corporation and charter school on how to access the informational material. Provides that a charter school may give enrollment preference to children who attend another charter school that is closed because of action by the state board of education (state board). Establishes the Cambridge International program (program). Requires the department to: (1) administer the program; and (2) submit a report regarding the program to the state board each year. Establishes the Indiana postsecondary prior learning assessment clearinghouse (clearinghouse). Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet), in collaboration with state educational institutions, to: (1) develop and regularly update the clearinghouse; and (2) collect information concerning prior learning assessments used by state educational institutions to award advanced standing or postsecondary credit. Requires each state educational institution to report prior learning assessment information. Requires the commission, department, and the cabinet to publish the clearinghouse information on its respective Internet web site. Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and cabinet, in consultation with state educational institutions, to prepare model guidance and informational resources concerning postsecondary enrollment opportunities that incorporate work based learning experiences. Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and cabinet to publish model guidance and information resources on its respective Internet web site. Prohibits a charter school organizer from entering into contracts under which an officer or employee of the organizer or a relative of an officer or employee of the organizer will receive compensation or proceeds. Provides an exception for de minimis contracts valued at $1,000 or less. Repeals a provision regarding high school credit for Cambridge International courses.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 216
 State Bill Page:   HB1549
 
HB1550VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall establish a number of categories, using an "A" through "F" grading scale, to designate each domain, indicator, or measure used to measure school performance. Provides that the state board shall establish an overall score based on the individual grades for the sole purpose of determining whether certain programs or requirements in IC 20 apply to the particular school. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board for the 2020-2021 school year is the higher of the school's or school corporation's: (1) category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned for the 2019-2020 school year; or (2) category or designation of school or school corporation performance for the 2020-2021 school year. (Includes adult high schools.) Provides that consequences for school improvement do not apply for the 2020-2021 school year. Repeals provisions that: (1) provide consequences for failing schools; (2) provide consequences for failing charter schools; and (3) authorize the establishment of turnaround academies. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1550
 
HB1553HIGHER EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Changes the eligibility requirements for the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship and provides that a student may qualify for the scholarship by achieving a cumulative grade point average upon graduation of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale during grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Requires the commission for higher education to give priority to an individual who is: (1) a recent high school graduate; (2) pursuing a teacher shortage area; (3) showing significant financial need; or (4) a member of a household with an annual income of not more than the amount required for the individual to qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program as determined for the immediately preceding taxable year. Provides that the National Guard tuition supplement program may be used by a scholarship applicant for graduate credits.
 Current Status:   4/15/2021 - Public Law 63
 State Bill Page:   HB1553
 
HB1562ADOPTION PETITIONS IN ANY COUNTY. (CARBAUGH M) Permits a resident of Indiana who seeks to adopt a child less than 18 years of age to file a petition for adoption in any county in Indiana if either of the following is filed with the petition: (1) A written consent to the adoption from each individual whose consent to the adoption is required under Indiana law. (2) A certified copy of a court order terminating the parental rights of each parent whose consent to the adoption is required under Indiana law.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 State Bill Page:   HB1562
 
HB1563STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE CABINET. (BEHNING R) Adds two members of the commission for higher education to the governor's workforce cabinet. Makes changes to the experience requirements for state board of education (state board) members appointed by the governor. Transfers, from the state board to the governor's workforce cabinet, duties carried out by the state board pertaining to: (1) school accountability; (2) Indiana college and career readiness educational standards; (3) modification of a high school's graduation rate; (4) the adoption of a college/technology high school curriculum model (Core 40); (5) secondary certificates of achievement; and (6) the establishment of graduation requirements. Requires the governor's workforce cabinet to approve unique commemorative diplomas designed by the state board to be issued to certain veterans. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet is considered a state educational authority within the meaning of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Requires the state board to provide recommendations to the governor's workforce cabinet pertaining to: (1) Indiana college and career readiness educational standards; (2) whether to grant a high school's request to modify the high school's graduation rate; (3) the adoption of a Core 40 model; (4) the adoption of academic standards; (5) school accountability requirements; and (6) secondary certificates of achievement. Provides that the legislative services agency may prepare legislation for introduction in the 2022 regular session of the general assembly to make appropriate changes in statutes that are required by this act. Makes conforming and technical amendments.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1563
 
HB1564SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. (BEHNING R) Organizes and corrects statutes, as required by P.L.8-2019 (HEA 1005-2019), concerning the state superintendent of public instruction. Makes changes, as applicable, from the state superintendent of public instruction as an elected position to the secretary of education as an appointed position. Provides that, if the office of a state officer is abolished, certain ethics and conflict of interest provisions continue to apply to the former state officer. Provides that all powers, duties, agreements, liabilities, property, and records of the state superintendent of public instruction are transferred to the secretary of education, as the successor to the state superintendent of public instruction. Provides that the secretary of education shall enter into and maintain a contract for professional development services with an organization that provides a nationally recognized training program for professional development in computer science education from early learning through postsecondary education. (The current provision provides that the state superintendent of public instruction shall, before August 1, 2018, enter into a contract for the professional development services.) Repeals the following: (1) Provisions concerning the definition of "state superintendent" and "office". (2) A provision regarding the education dispute resolution working group. (3) A provision that requires, not later than June 30, 2020, the governing body of the Muncie Community school corporation to provide a report on the plan for the long term fiscal viability and academic innovation of the Muncie Community school corporation.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 43
 State Bill Page:   HB1564
 
HB1565SUICIDE HOTLINE INFORMATION ON STUDENT ID CARDS. (JUDY C) Requires each public school, nonpublic school that employs one or more employees, and approved postsecondary educational institution that issues a student identification card to a student after June 30, 2021, to include the following information on the student identification card: (1) If the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is in operation, the name, telephone number, and text number (if available) of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (2) If the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ceases operations, the name, telephone number, and text number (if available) of another national network of local crisis centers that meets certain criteria. Provides that the information may be printed on the student identification card or printed on a sticker that is affixed to the student identification card. Provides an exception for schools and approved postsecondary educational institutions that already include certain information regarding a national network of crisis centers.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1565
 
HB1571TAX CREDIT FOR STUDENT LOAN INTEREST. (GIAQUINTA P) Provides for a credit against an individual's adjusted gross income tax liability for student loan interest. Specifies that the amount of the credit is the lesser of $500 or the total amount expended for student loan interest during a taxable year. Specifies that for a married couple filing a joint return the maximum amount of the credit is $1,000. Provides that the Indiana commission for higher education shall study the feasibility of transferring up to $120,000,000 in unrestricted funds from the Indiana secondary market for education loans to the state general fund and submit a report with its findings to the state budget committee.
 Current Status:   2/22/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)
 State Bill Page:   HB1571
 
SB1CIVIL IMMUNITY RELATED TO COVID-19. (MESSMER M) Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services to the individual, or during an activity managed, organized, or sponsored by the person, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Defines "COVID-19 protective product" and provides civil tort immunity for harm that results from the design, manufacture, labeling, sale, distribution, or donation of a COVID-19 protective product, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct (including fraud and intentionally tortious acts). Prohibits class action suits.
 Current Status:   2/18/2021 - Public Law 1
 State Bill Page:   SB1
 
SB2FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (RAATZ J) Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the: (1) 2020 fall count; and (2) 2021 spring count; of average daily membership.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 3
 State Bill Page:   SB2
 
SB16TAX CREDIT FOR TEACHERS' CLASSROOM SUPPLIES. (RANDOLPH L) Increases the maximum amount of the income tax credit for an individual employed as a teacher for amounts expended for classroom supplies from $100 to $500 per taxable year.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB16
 
SB19REQUIRED INFORMATION ON STUDENT ID CARDS. (FORD J) Requires a public school that issues, after June 30, 2022, a student identification card to a student in grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 to include on the student identification card a local, state, or national: (1) suicide prevention hotline telephone number; and (2) human trafficking hotline telephone number; that provides support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Provides that the information may be printed on the student identification card or printed on a sticker that is affixed to the student identification card.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB19
 
SB23SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. (BUCK J) Changes the legislative session cycle beginning in 2021 to: (1) eliminate the second regular session of the general assembly; and (2) require a regular session of the general assembly to adjourn sine die not later than May 15 of any odd-numbered year. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB23
 
SB33EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICERS. (FORD J) Provides that each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic school shall maintain at least one equity, diversity, and inclusion officer. Establishes duties for the equity, diversity, and inclusion officer. Requires the department of education (department) to provide certain information and resources for an equity, diversity, and inclusion officer. Provides that the department, with the approval of the state board of education, may assign additional duties to an equity, diversity, and inclusion officer to: (1) improve comprehensive strategy fostering equitable, diverse, and inclusive training; and (2) provide and promote education to cultivate an awareness and understanding of the various federal, state, and local laws and policies regarding nondiscrimination. Requires an equity, diversity, and inclusion officer to meet certain annual professional development requirements. Requires each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic school to submit a report to the department. Requires that the school's annual performance report include the number of times an equity, diversity, and inclusion officer responds to referrals by the governing body or school administrative staff.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB33
 
SB34UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY. (TOMES J) Provides that a person convicted of rioting is not eligible: (1) for employment by the state or a local unit of government; and (2) to receive certain state and local benefits. Removes immunity under the Indiana tort claims act for the failure to enforce a law if the failure to enforce the law: (1) occurs in connection with an unlawful assembly; and (2) constitutes gross negligence. Allows for the civil forfeiture of property that is used by a person to finance a crime committed by a person who is a member of an unlawful assembly. Prohibits a person from being released on bail without a hearing in open court, establishes a rebuttable presumption that money bail shall be required, and requires a court to consider whether bail conditions more stringent than the local guidelines should be imposed. Adds enhanced penalties to the crimes of: (1) rioting; (2) obstruction of traffic; (3) criminal mischief; and (4) disorderly conduct. Adds a sentence enhancement to battery committed by a member of an unlawful assembly. Defines "defunding law enforcement" and allows a person to bring an action to enjoin a local unit from defunding law enforcement.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB34
 
SB41AUTOMATED TRAFFIC CONTROL IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES. (FORD J) Authorizes the state police department to establish an automated traffic control system pilot program to enforce highway worksite speed limits. Provides that a worksite speed limit violation recorded by an automated traffic control system may not be enforced unless the violation exceeds 11 miles per hour above the established worksite speed limit. Replaces the terms "work zone" and "worksite zone" with "worksite" throughout the relevant statutes.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB41
 
SB44WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PROGRAM. (BASSLER E) Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program (program). Requires an employer that desires to participate in the program to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to an affected employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage equal to the percentage of the employee's normal weekly work hours that the employee works under the approved work sharing plan.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB44
 
SB51MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOLS. (ZAY A) Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment to allow school corporations to seek Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary, school based Medicaid covered services that are provided under federal or state mandates. Specifies possible services for Medicaid reimbursement. Adds physical therapy to the list of services a school psychologist may refer a student. Allows a school psychologist to make referrals to physical therapists for mandated school services.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB51
 
SB52SCHOOL CURRICULUM. (LEISING J) Requires each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB52
 
SB54FAFSA COMPLETION INCENTIVE AWARDS. (LEISING J) Requires the department of education to establish a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion incentive pilot program. Provides requirements for a school corporation to receive a FAFSA completion incentive award. Provides a formula to determine the amount of a school corporation's FAFSA completion incentive award.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - DEAD BILL: Fails to advance by Spring adjournment of the 2021 legislative session
 State Bill Page:   SB54
 
SB55SCHOOL REFERENDA. (BOHACEK M) Provides that an examination of the accounts and financial affairs of a school corporation must include an examination of any revenue spending plan and applicable fund for an operating referendum tax levy or school safety referendum tax levy to determine whether the school corporation is using the revenue collected from the levy in the amounts and for the purposes established in the applicable revenue spending plan. Provides that a contract entered into between the governing body of a school corporation and a school administrator may not provide for the awarding of a monetary bonus or other incentive that is based on the approval of a public question concerning the imposition of a property tax levy. Specifies requirements for a school corporation that adopts a revenue spending plan for a proposed referendum tax levy. Provides that a school corporation shall specify in its proposed budget the school corporation's revenue spending plan and present the revenue spending plan at its public hearing on the proposed budget. Provides that an ordinance or resolution making a preliminary determination to issue bonds or enter into leases that is considered for certain controlled projects must include a statement of: (1) the maximum annual debt service for the controlled project for each year in which the debt service will be paid; and (2) the schedule of the estimated annual tax levy and rate over a 10 year period; factoring in changes that will occur to the debt service levy and tax rate during the period on account of any outstanding bonds or lease obligations that will mature or terminate during the period. Provides that a governing body may not increase the debt service fund levy to pay for the interest on warrants unless the warrants have been authorized by the governing body in a resolution adopted at a public meeting in the year immediately preceding the year in which the warrants will be issued. Requires a school corporation that imposes certain property taxes to provide information to the department of local government finance before a public hearing held for the purpose of determining the school corporation's budget.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 136
 State Bill Page:   SB55
 
SB56COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. (BOHACEK M) Provides that school employers may bargain collectively with the exclusive representative (union) on teacher working and student learning conditions, including hours, class size, preparation periods, student discipline, and curricular matters. Provides that, if a school employer bargains teacher working and student learning conditions, the school employer shall adopt a resolution regarding the items bargained and, after ratification of a collective bargaining contract, submit the resolution to the Indiana education employment relations board.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB56
 
SB57TEACHER PREPARATION TIME. (BOHACEK M) Requires each governing body and its administrators to arrange each teacher's daily working schedule to provide 30 consecutive minutes as teacher preparation time that is free of any other assigned responsibilities.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB57
 
SB64SCHOOL SAFETY. (HOLDMAN T) Provides that, before an employee or any other staff member of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school may carry a firearm in or on school property as authorized by a school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school, the employee or staff member shall do the following: (1) Successfully complete certain specialized weapons training or other firearm training. (2) Provide proof to the school board that the employee or staff member has successfully completed the training. (3) Complete the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory 2 (MMPI-II) and provide the results from the inventory to the school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school. Establishes requirements for specialized weapons training. Requires an employee or any other staff member of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school to successfully complete 16 hours of weapons training each year that the employee or staff member is authorized and intends to carry a firearm in or on school property. Provides that the specialized weapons training must be provided by a person or entity approved by the school board of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school. Allows a school to barricade or block a door during an active shooter drill or during an active shooter emergency occurring in a school building. Provides that the Indiana secured school fund may be used to employ a law enforcement officer who has completed at least 40 hours of certified school resource officer training. Provides that, after June 30, 2021, a law enforcement officer or a school security officer who is not considered a school resource officer must complete 40 hours of certified school resource officer training. Resolves substantive conflicts between P.L 197-2019, P.L.50-2019, and P.L.153-2019.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB64
 
SB66ADOPTION SUBSIDIES. (NIEZGODSKI D) Prohibits the department of child services (department), a licensed child placing agency, or a court from considering the following when determining the suitability of a prospective adoptive parent: (1) The eligibility of the prospective adoptive parent to receive adoption assistance payments or an adoption subsidy. (2) The amount of the adoption assistance payments or adoption subsidy for which the prospective adoptive parent qualifies. Requires, with certain exceptions, that the department: (1) enter into an agreement with each adoptive parent of a child with special needs who is eligible for an adoption subsidy to provide an adoption subsidy for the child; and (2) allocate to the adoption assistance account funds necessary to make the adoption subsidy payments. Prohibits the department from terminating an adoption subsidy agreement with an adoptive parent due to a lack of sufficient funds in the adoption assistance account. Provides that the amount of adoption subsidy payments may not be less than an amount equal to 50% of the amount that would be payable by the department for the monthly cost of care of the adopted child in a foster family home at the time that: (1) the adoption subsidy agreement is made; or (2) the subsidy is payable under the terms of the agreement; whichever is greater. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB66
 
SB67CALL CENTER WORKER AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. (NIEZGODSKI D) Requires the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) to compile a list of all employers that relocate a call center to a foreign country and to disqualify employers on that list from state grants, loans, and tax credits. Requires an employer receiving a state grant, loan, or tax credit to notify the IEDC if the employer intends to relocate a call center. Imposes a civil penalty on an employer that does not notify the IEDC.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB67
 
SB69SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT. (NIEMEYER R) Specifies that a registered owner of a motor vehicle commits an infraction if the owner's vehicle is used to violate the school bus stop arm law. Provides a defense for a registered owner who provides certain information to law enforcement and fully cooperates with law enforcement, if: (1) the vehicle was stolen; (2) the registered owner routinely engages in the business of renting the vehicle; or (3) the registered owner provided the vehicle for the use of an employee. Specifies that: (1) the bureau of motor vehicles may not assess points for the infraction; and (2) an adjudication for the infraction does not create a presumption of liability in a civil action.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB69
 
SB70ELIMINATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL COUNTY LEVIES. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that the supplemental county property tax levy in: (1) Lake County that is distributed to school corporations in Lake County; (2) Dearborn County that is distributed to school corporations in Dearborn County; and (3) Ripley County that is distributed to a school corporation located in both Ripley County and Dearborn County; expire January 1, 2022. Provides that after 2021, a school corporation in Lake County may impose a property tax levy for the school corporation's operations fund equal to the school corporation's distribution from the supplemental county property tax levy in Lake County in 2021. Provides that after 2021, a school corporation in Dearborn County (including a school corporation located in Dearborn County that also extends into Ripley County) may impose a property tax levy for the school corporation's operations fund equal to the school corporation's distribution from the supplemental county property tax levy in Dearborn County in 2021. Provides that the department of local government finance shall: (1) decrease the Lake County government's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2022 by the amount of the property tax levy distributed to school corporations in Lake County in 2021; (2) decrease the Dearborn County government's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2022 by the amount of the property tax levy distributed to school corporations in Dearborn County in 2021; and (3) decrease the Ripley County government's maximum permissible ad valorem property tax levy in 2022 by the amount of the property tax levy distributed to school corporations in Ripley County in 2021.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB70
 
SB711977 FUND MEMBERSHIP. (NIEMEYER R) Increases to 46 years of age the maximum age limit at which an individual may initially become a police officer or firefighter member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund).
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB71
 
SB74WORKPLACE IMMUNIZATION PROHIBITION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization if the immunization is medically contraindicated for the employee or receiving the immunization is against the employee's religious beliefs or conscience. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB74
 
SB85COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. (FORD J) Provides that teacher working hours are subject to collective bargaining. Provides that an employer is required to discuss: (1) working conditions; and (2) student learning; with the exclusive representative of certificated employees. Removes teacher evaluations from the list of items that are required to be considered to determine teacher salary increases or increments. Makes changes to the definition of the term "deficit financing" for purposes of determining the amount of money that is available for teacher contracts.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB85
 
SB94PENSION MATTERS. (BOOTS P) Provides that the Indiana public retirement system (INPRS) shall pay the governors' retirement and surviving spouse pensions from the public employees' retirement fund (PERF). (Current law makes the auditor of state responsible for the payments.) Modifies provisions related to the pension entitlement for the surviving spouse of a governor. Changes the definition of "retired participant" in the retirement medical benefits account statute. Eliminates the requirement that INPRS shall make an actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of the retiree health benefit trust fund at least every two years and instead requires INPRS each year to report the assets and liabilities of the retiree health benefit trust fund and make recommendations for employer contribution amounts. Provides that if an individual becomes a participant in the public employees' defined contribution plan with respect to the individual's service as a volunteer firefighter, the individual does not earn creditable service in the fund for service with a volunteer fire department. Provides that interest shall be credited to the account of each participant in the prosecuting attorneys' retirement fund at least annually. Specifies the repayment conditions that apply if a participant of the judges' retirement system or a fund member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund withdraws from the respective fund and again becomes a participant or member of the respective fund at a later date. For purposes of the PERF and state teachers' retirement fund: (1) adds survivors and beneficiaries to provisions related to recouping, stopping, or terminating benefits; (2) provides that if an overpayment occurs, the board may not require a member, survivor, or beneficiary to pay more than 25% of their monthly benefit toward the overpayment; and (3) provides that if an overpayment began before July 1, 2015 and was caused by no fault of the member, survivor, or beneficiary, the board may only require a member, survivor, or beneficiary to pay the amount of the overpayment of benefits received during the six years before the date INPRS discovers the overpayment and attempts to provide notice of the overpayment. Provides that the budget agency may transfer appropriations from federal or dedicated funds to the retiree health benefit trust fund. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 92
 State Bill Page:   SB94
 
SB100PREVAILING WAGE. (NIEZGODSKI D) Requires that, whenever the actual costs for the construction of a public improvement are at least $150,000, a contractor or subcontractor shall pay the workers employed in the performance of work for the construction of the public improvement a rate of wages that is not less than the prevailing wage determined by the commissioner of the department of labor (commissioner). Requires that employer contributions for fringe benefits paid under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement be included in the prevailing wage determination unless a contractor or subcontractor is required by federal, state, or local law to provide the fringe benefit. Provides that a prevailing wage determination is conclusive for one year from the date of the determination unless the determination is superseded by a later determination. Requires that all prevailing wage determinations be publicly available. Requires that a contract or subcontract for the construction of a public improvement contain a provision stating that the contractor or subcontractor is required to pay a rate of wages that is not less than the prevailing wage, and that, if it is determined that a worker has been paid less than the prevailing wage, the public body may terminate the contract or part of the contract and continue the work with the public body's own work force or another contractor or subcontractor. Requires a contractor or subcontractor to make full payment of wages without any deductions, except for deductions required by federal or state law and deductions agreed to by the worker and approved by the contracting public body as fair and reasonable. Provides that, if a contractor or subcontractor fails to provide records requested by the commissioner concerning the payment of a prevailing wage, the commissioner may direct the fiscal or financial officer of the contracting public body to withhold from payment up to 25% of the contract amount and pay the workers directly any wages and fringe benefits due and payable. Requires the commissioner to distribute to all public bodies in the state a list of persons and firms that the commissioner has determined have not paid prevailing wages and prohibits a public body from awarding a contract or subcontract to a person or firm on the list for three years after the list is published. Provides mechanisms for the commissioner, workers, or an interested body to enforce violations of the prevailing wage law. Requires a contractor or subcontractor that fails to pay prevailing wages to pay as a civil penalty 75% of the difference between the prevailing wage rate and the wages paid to the workers. Deposits the civil penalties into a prevailing wage penalty enforcement fund to be used to pay expenses incurred by the commissioner in the administration and enforcement of the prevailing wage law. Prohibits a person from requesting or demanding all or a portion of a worker's wages in exchange for employment on the construction of a public improvement. Prohibits a public body from dividing the construction of a public improvement into two or more contracts to avoid paying the prevailing wage.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB100
 
SB101EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION MATTERS. (RAATZ J) Amends requirements regarding the development of a student's graduation plan. Provides that a student who is at least 17 years of age has full legal capacity to enter into a contract for a next generation Hoosier educators scholarship. Provides that the requirement that a postsecondary credit bearing proprietary educational institution that ceases operation submit student records to the Indiana archives and records administration applies regardless of any outstanding debts owed to the institution. Repeals a provision that requires a student to develop an initial graduation plan in grade 6.
 Current Status:   4/1/2021 - Public Law 9
 State Bill Page:   SB101
 
SB103REDISTRICTING STANDARDS. (TAYLOR G) Establishes redistricting standards for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides that the initial proposed plans for congressional and state legislative districts must comply with the redistricting standards. Allows the general assembly, during the process by which the initial proposed plans become effective by being enacted as a law, to consider and adopt modifications to the initial proposed plans that deviate from the redistricting standards as long as the reason or reasons for each deviation are publicly explained and documented. Provides that as much as feasibly possible no district may be created so as to unduly favor any person or political party. Provides that the general assembly shall: (1) take all steps necessary to ensure that the procedures are in place to provide the public with redistricting data and computer software for drawing maps; and (2) create a process for the public to submit maps to the general assembly for consideration.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB103
 
SB107SCHOOL FUNDING. (MRVAN F) Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM).
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB107
 
SB108VEHICLE BILL. (TAYLOR G) None
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB108
 
SB120SCHOOL CONCUSSION RECOVERY PROTOCOL. (LANANE T) Requires the department of education to develop and disseminate, before July 1, 2022, a protocol for allowing a student who has received a concussion or head injury to return to classroom work. Requires: (1) a public school, including a charter school; and (2) a state accredited nonpublic school; to comply with the protocol in determining the conditions under which a student who has received a concussion or head injury may return to classroom work.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB120
 
SB123AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COMPACT. (KRUSE D) Enacts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) speech-language pathology assistants; and (2) the supervision of speech-language pathology support personnel. Requires the speech-language pathology and audiology board to adopt rules not later than June 30, 2022. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB123
 
SB124FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND SCHOOL CALENDAR STUDY. (KRUSE D) Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the task of studying requirements regarding the first day of school dates and school calendars.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB124
 
SB125ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLEMENTAL FEE. (BOHACEK M) Requires an electric vehicle or hybrid vehicle that is a motorcycle or motor driven cycle to pay a $25 supplemental fee to register. Adjusts the fee for 2022 and for every fifth year thereafter.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB125
 
SB126WORKER CLASSIFICATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY. (BOHACEK M) Establishes a presumption that individuals providing labor for certain government supported projects are employees. Specifies that the general contractor for these projects is jointly liable with any subcontractor or professional employer organization for penalties and unpaid taxes or deposits with a governmental entity resulting from failure to comply with any law, regulation, ordinance, or contract provision requiring licensing, bonding, insurance or self-insurance, or misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor. Provides a procedure for an interested person to initiate an investigation of a violation.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB126
 
SB129WHISTLEBLOWER REPORTS. (SANDLIN J) Allows an employee who is reporting misconduct concerning the execution of a public contract to make an oral report or a report by electronic mail. (Current law requires that such a report be in writing.)
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB129
 
SB152DELAWARE CIRCUIT COURTS. (GASKILL M) Removes the sixth circuit court in Delaware County.
 Current Status:   4/8/2021 - Public Law 25
 State Bill Page:   SB152
 
SB153VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB153
 
SB162VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB162
 
SB163VEHICLE BILL. (BRAY R) None
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB163
 
SB196EDUCATION MATTERS. (RAATZ J) Requires the state board of education (state board) to adopt administrative rules to allow an organization to provide credit under a Core 40 curriculum model for alternative programs in which students obtain credit counting toward the student's graduation requirements from nonschool educational experience that applies or incorporates content area knowledge in lieu of a required or elective course in the Core 40 curriculum model.
 Current Status:   4/19/2021 - Public Law 73
 State Bill Page:   SB196
 
SB203HIGH ABILITY STUDENTS AND EDUCATION STUDIES. (ROGERS L) Removes the topic of the department of education's responsibility for licensing teachers from the list of statutes that the legislative council is urged to assign to a study committee during the 2021 legislative interim. Removes the topic of high ability students (including high ability curriculum) from the list of statutes that the legislative council is urged to assign to a study committee during the 2021 legislative interim. Adds certain education topics to the list of statutes that the legislative council is urged to assign to a study committee during the 2023 legislative interim. Removes an expired proposed study topic.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB203
 
SB205TEACHER TRAINING. (ROGERS L) Requires the department of education (department) to provide an initial practitioner license to an individual that competes an alternative teacher certification program. Requires the individual to complete a one year clinical experience program. Provides that the individual may not teach a special education course or be a teacher of record for a special education student. Provides that a school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school shall submit a plan to the department if the school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school hires one or more individuals who have received an initial practitioner license. Requires a teacher preparation program to include curriculum that instructs teachers about social emotional learning practices that are helpful in supporting students who have experienced trauma. Mandates that a teacher preparation program consider training teachers on evidence based social emotional learning practices that are consistent with the state's social emotional learning competencies established by the department of education. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 96
 State Bill Page:   SB205
 
SB212CHARTER SCHOOLS AND PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION. (YODER S) Provides that it is the public policy of the state to provide equal, nonsegregated, and nondiscriminatory education opportunities and facilities for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status (in addition to race, creed, national origin, color, or sex under current law). Makes a similar change to a charter school provision concerning the suspension, expulsion, or requested transfer of a student and to an Indiana academy for science, mathematics, and humanities provision. Provides that a charter school may not discriminate against staff on the basis of disability, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, or ancestry. Requires the department of education to provide staff to carry out the duties of the Indiana charter school board (charter board). Makes various changes to the charter school law, including the following: (1) Prohibiting an authorizer from: (A) authorizing a charter to an organizer if a charter school of the organizer has been closed within the past five years; or (B) accepting a proposal from an organizer that operates a charter school that does not meet certain school accountability grade thresholds. (2) Requiring certain authorizers that are not currently required to be approved for chartering authority to be approved for chartering authority before granting a new charter or renewing a charter. (3) Providing that an administrative fee for certain authorizers is dependent upon the category or designation that the charter school receives regarding its school accountability grade. (4) Prohibiting, under certain circumstances, a charter school from enrolling new students who are not currently enrolled in the charter school. (5) Requiring authorizers to be responsible for certain amounts owed by a charter school and to cosign for a loan from the common school fund before an organizer may obtain the loan. (6) Requiring each organizer and authorizer of a charter school to submit to the state board of education a surety bond or other form of financial guarantee and establishes consequences for an organizer or authorizer that fails to submit the bond or guarantee. Requires: (1) an authorizer to submit to the department of education a notice of a public hearing regarding the establishment of a proposed charter school; and (2) the department to post the notice on the department's Internet web site. Repeals a provision that provides that funding for the charter board consists of administrative fees.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB212
 
SB220WORKER'S COMPENSATION. (TALLIAN K) Provides that if, after the occurrence of an accident, compensation is paid for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, then the two year limitation period to file an application for adjustment of claim begins to run on the last date for which such compensation was paid. Increases benefits for injuries and disablements by 2% each year for three years, beginning on July 1, 2021. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB220
 
SB230STUDENT ASSESSMENT PILOT PROGRAM. (LEISING J) Establishes the rural school ILEARN administration pilot program (program). Provides that the state board of education (state board), in consultation with the department of education (department), may approve not more than 20 rural elementary schools to participate in the program. Requires the department to review the correlation between a student's lack of access to the Internet or computer technology and the online administration of the statewide assessment and, on or before November 1, 2023, submit its findings to the legislative council and publish the findings on its Internet web site. Provides that the program expires July 1, 2031.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB230
 
SB237UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OVERPAYMENTS. (LANANE T) Requires the department of workforce development (department) to waive repayment of unemployment benefit overpayments made: (1) during the pendency of an appeal under which the individual is determined to be ineligible for benefits; or (2) because of an error by the department. Waives liability for repayment of unemployment benefits that were paid after July 1, 2011, to an individual who was not entitled to receive the benefits solely because of changes to the unemployment insurance law made by HEA 1450-2011 (P.L.2-2011).
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB237
 
SB250STUDENT LEARNING ACCELERATION GRANT PROGRAM. (ALTING R) Establishes the: (1) student learning acceleration grant program; and (2) student learning acceleration grant program fund (fund). Provides that, to be eligible to receive a grant, a school corporation must develop and submit a student learning acceleration plan (plan). Establishes requirements for a plan. Provides that a plan is subject to collective bargaining. Appropriates to the fund from the state general fund for the purposes of the program: (1) $30,000,000 for the 2022 state fiscal year; and (2) $30,000,000 for the 2023 state fiscal year.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB250
 
SB251DEDUCTION OF DUES TO EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE. (BOOTS P) Provides that a school employee has the right to resign from, and end any financial obligation to, a school employee organization at any time. Provides that a school employee must annually authorize a pay deduction to a school employee organization. Provides that the attorney general, in consultation with the Indiana education employment relations board (board) shall prescribe an authorization for withholding form for use by a school employee to deduct dues from the pay of the school employee to the school employee organization. Adds certain requirements for information to be included on the form. Provides that after receiving the authorization for withholding form, the employer shall confirm the authorization by sending an electronic mail message to the school employee at the employee's school provided work electronic mail address and shall wait for confirmation of the authorization before starting any deduction. Specifies the time frame for (1) ceasing withholding upon receipt of a request, and (2) providing notice to the school employee organization. Provides that a school employer shall annually provide, at a time it prescribes, written or electronic mail notification to its school employees of their right to cease payment of school employee organization dues and to withdraw from that organization. Specifies what the notification must include. Provides that the attorney general, in consultation with the board and the department of education, must annually provide notice to school employers of certain provisions.
 Current Status:   4/22/2021 - Public Law 98
 State Bill Page:   SB251
 
SB278EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DISORDER PERMITS. (BECKER V) Extends by three years the expiration date of the statute under which the department of education may issue emergency communication disorder permits.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB278
 
SB288MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS. (TOMES J) Removes schools and certain public libraries from the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors. Adds colleges and universities to the list of entities eligible for a specified defense to criminal prosecutions alleging: (1) the dissemination of material harmful to minors; or (2) a performance harmful to minors.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB288
 
SB294EDUCATION REPORTS. (BREAUX J) Provides that the department of education (department) shall post on the department's Internet web site the following: (1) The cash balance of each school corporation's education fund on June 30 of the immediately preceding school year. (2) The cash balance of the school corporation's rainy day fund on June 30 of the immediately preceding school year. (3) The most recently adopted school corporation budget. Provides that the department shall continue to develop, update, and publish reports that were developed, updated, and published between January 2017 and December 2020 by the department. Requires each report to use the same points of analysis used in the reports developed, updated, and published by the department between January 2017 and December 2020.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB294
 
SB320ELIGIBILITY FOR RESIDENT TUITION RATE. (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides that an individual who meets certain conditions is eligible for the resident tuition rate as determined by the state educational institution. Requires the commission for higher education to prescribe the form of the affidavit an individual must file to be eligible for the resident tuition rate. Provides that an agency or political subdivision is not required to verify that an individual is a United States citizen or qualified alien for the individual to be eligible to pay the resident tuition rate. Repeals a provision that provides that an individual who is not lawfully in the United States is not eligible to pay the resident tuition rate.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB320
 
SB333PER DIEM RATES FOR GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS. (RAATZ J) Requires the state board of education to establish a maximum per diem rate for meetings of members of governing bodies of school corporations, including Indianapolis Public Schools. Removes a provision that provides that, if the members of a governing body is totally comprised of appointed members, the appointive authority must approve the per diem rate before the governing body may make payments to the members.
 Current Status:   4/13/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.1)
 State Bill Page:   SB333
 
SB358SCHOOL BUILDINGS. (ROGERS L) Provides that before a governing body may sell, exchange, lease, demolish, hold without operating, or dispose of a school building, the governing body shall: (1) obtain a certification from the attorney general's office; and (2) make the building available for lease or purchase by a charter school or state educational institution. Provides that before a governing body may sell, exchange, lease, demolish, hold without operating, or dispose of a school building, the governing body must receive a certification from the attorney general to ensure that the governing body is in compliance with requirements for making a vacant school building available for sale or lease to a charter school or state educational institution for $1. Requires the attorney general to investigate complaints that a school corporation has not complied with the requirements for making a vacant school building available for sale or lease to a charter school or state educational institution for $1. Provides that, in the event that a complaint is substantiated, the attorney general, in consultation with the department of education (department) and Indiana state board of education (state board), is authorized to take any action necessary to remedy a substantiated complaint, which may include actions to be performed by the state board or the department to ensure compliance of a school corporation. Provides that, if a school corporation does not comply with the requirements to sell a vacant school building, as determined by the attorney general, the school corporation shall submit any proceeds from the sale of the vacant school building to the state board. Provides that the state board shall distribute proceeds collected equally between each charter school located in the attendance area of the school corporation. Provides that, if no charter schools are located in the attendance area, the state board must use the proceeds to provide grants under the charter school and innovation grant program. Provides that a lease of school property entered into by a governing body prior to January 1, 2019, with a state accredited nonpublic school shall remain in full force and effect. (Current law provides that a lease of school property entered into by a governing body prior to July 1, 2019, with a state accredited nonpublic school shall remain in full force and effect.) Provides that a school corporation is responsible for maintaining a vacant school building until it is: (1) sold or leased to a charter school or state educational institution; (2) sold to an accredited nonpublic school or postsecondary educational institution other than a state educational institution; or (3) eligible to be sold or otherwise disposed.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 155
 State Bill Page:   SB358
 
SB371TEACHER COMPENSATION. (QADDOURA F) Provides that a school corporation is eligible to receive a licensed teacher pay grant for teacher salaries if the school corporation pays each full-time teacher employed by the school corporation an annual gross salary of at least $40,000.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB371
 
SB372VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (QADDOURA F) Amends the definition of "eligible child" and "limited eligible child" for purposes of the early education grant pilot program. Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM). Amends the instructional time requirements for not more than 18 student instructional days in a school year if half of the instructional time during the day is used for one or more of the following: (1) Teacher professional development. (2) Student planning. (3) Teacher collaboration efforts with other teachers, school administrators, or both. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2020-2021 school year is the higher of the school's or school corporation's: (1) category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned for the 2019-2020 school year; or (2) category or designation of school or school corporation performance for the 2020-2021 school year. Provides that consequences for school improvement do not apply for the 2020-2021 school year. Requires that every two years the department of education prepare and present to the budget committee an update on the status of the complexity index. Provides civil immunity for damages resulting from exposure of an individual to COVID-19 on school corporation property or at a school corporation sponsored activity.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB372
 
SB374STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH. (MELTON E) Requires the division of mental health and addiction of the family and social services administration (division) to: (1) seek to enter into memoranda of understanding with state agencies and health care providers to collect statistical data regarding the number of incidences of suicide or attempted suicide by minor children; and (2) use the data collected to report to the department of education the number of identified incidences of suicide or attempted suicide by minor children that occurred in each Indiana school corporation in the preceding 12 months. Requires the department of education to use information to provide targeted mental health and suicide prevention support to a school corporation in which an incidence of suicide or attempted suicide by a minor child has occurred in the preceding 12 months. Provides that the memorandum of understanding required under current law to be entered into between: (1) a school corporation or charter school; and (2) a community mental health center or a certified or licensed mental health provider; must require the community mental health center or mental health provider to provide to the school corporation or charter school a phone number to which a student can send a text message to obtain immediate mental health and suicide prevention support from the community mental health center or mental health provider (text hotline). Provides that the text hotline must be monitored continuously by one or more licensed or certified mental health providers at all times during which classroom instruction is conducted in the school corporation or charter school. Requires a school corporation or charter school to: (1) provide the text hotline number and information regarding the text hotline on the school's Internet web page; and (2) include the text hotline number on student identification cards, on any printed school material disseminated to students, and in any electronic mail message sent by a school employee to a student.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB374
 
SB376NONSCHOOL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. (RAATZ J) Requires the state board of education (state board) to adopt administrative rules to allow an organization to provide credit under a Core 40 curriculum model for alternative programs in which students obtain credit counting toward the student's graduation requirements from nonschool educational experience that applies or incorporates content area knowledge in lieu of a required or elective course in the Core 40 curriculum model.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB376
 
SB388AGE FOR COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. (TAYLOR G) Provides that a student is bound by compulsory school attendance requirements from the beginning of the fall school term for the school year in which the student is five years of age on August 1 of that school year. (Current law provides that a student is bound by compulsory school attendance requirements from the beginning of the fall school term for the school year in which the student becomes seven years of age.) Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB388
 
SB403SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY. (BECKER V) Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2020-2021 school year is the higher of the school's or school corporation's: (1) category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned for the 2019-2020 school year; or (2) category or designation of school or school corporation performance for the 2020-2021 school year. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2021-2022 school year is the higher of the school's or school corporation's: (1) category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned for the 2020-2021 school year; or (2) category or designation of school or school corporation performance for the 2021-2022 school year. Provides that consequences for school improvement do not apply for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB403
 
SB412INDIANA EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT PROGRAM. (BUCHANAN B) Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program (program). Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may establish an account in the program. Establishes eligibility requirements regarding the program. Provides that the treasurer of state shall, in consultation with the state board of education and the department of education, administer the program. Provides a deduction from Indiana adjusted gross income for a grant amount that is distributed to a taxpayer's Indiana education scholarship account and used for a qualified expense, to the extent the distribution is included in the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SB412
 
SB413CHARTER SCHOOL STUDY COMMITTEE. (RAATZ J) Establishes a panel to study charter school funding and methods for improving school building utilization by a school corporation.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 163
 State Bill Page:   SB413
 
SB414VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (RAATZ J) Provides that the department of education (department) may adopt and provide to schools an early warning system that provides actionable data on students as early as elementary school. Provides that, not later than August 1, 2021, the department may contract with one or more vendors to provide an early warning system. Provides that, not later than January 1, 2022, each school corporation and charter school shall: (1) adopt and implement an Internet use policy; and (2) use hardware or install software on computers and other technology related devices owned by the school corporation or charter school to filter or block Internet access to materials that are harmful to minors. Requires each school corporation and charter school to post the Internet use policy on the school corporation's or charter school's Internet web site. Requires pupil enrollment for the career and technical education enrollment grant to, for informational purposes only, be determined at the same time that a school corporation's spring count of ADM is determined.
 Current Status:   4/29/2021 - Public Law 164
 State Bill Page:   SB414
 
SJR10ARTICLE V CONVENTION. (YOUNG M) Applies to Congress for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide limits to the number of terms that an individual may serve in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate.
 Current Status:   2/23/2021 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 State Bill Page:   SJR10
 
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