IAAAA Tracked Bills
Prepared by: Kristen LaEace
Report created on January 29, 2023
 
HB1001STATE BIENNIAL 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. Provides for bonding authority for capital projects for higher education institutions. Terminates the legislative evaluation and oversight program. Replaces the statutory appropriation from the counter cyclical and revenue stabilization fund to the state general fund based on the budget report with a limited discretionary transfer determined by the budget director and approved by the governor. Requires the attorney general to include certain language concerning settlement funds in proposed court order language. Establishes the agency settlement fund for purposes of receiving certain funds paid to the state as part of a settlement or similar agreement. Permits money held in a trust fund for other post-employment benefits (other than pension) to be invested in the same manner as money may be invested by the public employees' retirement fund or any other public pension or employee retirement fund administered by the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system. Establishes the teachers' defined contribution plan (plan) as an account within the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (fund). Provides that an individual who begins employment with a school corporation in a covered position that would otherwise be eligible for membership in the fund may elect to become a member of the plan. Provides that an individual who does not elect to become a member of the plan becomes a member of the fund. Requires the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system (board) to establish, subject to any approval from the Internal Revenue Service that the board considers necessary or desirable, alternative investment programs within the annuity savings account as the initial alternative investment programs for the plan. Provides that, if the board considers it necessary or appropriate, the board may establish different or additional alternative investment programs for the plan, except that the board shall maintain the stable value fund. Provides that each member's contribution to the plan is 3% of the member's compensation and requires the employer to pay the member's contribution on behalf of the member. Allows a member to make additional contributions to the plan up to 10% of the member's compensation. Provides that the employer's contribution rate for the plan is equal to the employer's contribution rate for the fund as determined by the board, although the amount credited from the employer's contribution rate to the member's account may not be greater than the normal cost of the fund, and any amount not credited to the member's account is applied to the unfunded accrued liability of the fund. Provides that an employer's minimum contribution to the plan is 3% of the compensation of all members of the plan. Provides that member contributions and net earnings on the member contributions belong to the member at all times and do not belong to the employer. Provides that a member vests in the employer contribution subaccount at 20% per year with full vesting after five years of participation. Provides that, if a member separates from service with an employer before the member is fully vested in the employer contribution subaccount, the amount in the subaccount that is not vested is: (1) transferred to the member's new employer, if the new employer participates in the plan; or (2) held in the member's employer contribution subaccount until forfeited. Provides that a member who: (1) terminates service in a covered position; and (2) does not perform any service in a covered position for at least 30 days after the date on which the member terminates service; is entitled to withdraw vested amounts in the member's account. Provides that a member may elect to have withdrawals paid as: (1) a lump sum; (2) a direct rollover to another eligible retirement plan; or (3) if the member is at least 62 years of age with at least five years of participation in the plan, a monthly annuity in accordance with the rules of the board. Provides that, on the plan's effective date, school corporations become participants in the plan. Provides that the board shall provide education to employers and members regarding retirement benefit options of all applicable pension and retirement funds that the board administers. Establishes the next level Indiana trust and trust fund. Provides that the trust proceeds of the next generation trust shall be transferred to the next level Indiana trust and trust fund and that the next generation trust shall cease upon completion of the transfer. Provides that the proceeds transferred to the next level Indiana trust fund shall be used exclusively for the provision of highways, roads, and bridges. Requires the board of trustees (board) of the Indiana public employees' retirement system, after December 31, 2017, to establish and maintain the next level Indiana innovation and entrepreneurial fund (fund) as an annuity savings account investment option for members of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF). Requires the deferred compensation committee (committee), after December 31, 2017, to establish and maintain the fund as an investment option in the state employees' deferred compensation plan. Requires the board and the committee to consult with the board of trustees of the next level Indiana trust fund to establish the fund's investment objectives and policies. Limits initial transfers into the fund to 20% of the balance in a fund member's or state employee's account. Limits annual contributions to the fund to 20% of a member's or an employee's total contributions for that year. Provides that, if a member or employee contributes not less than the amount the member or employee initially designated to the fund for at least 36 consecutive months and maintains in the fund the amounts transferred and contributed during that period, the state shall contribute on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund as a match 10% of the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund during that 36 month period. Provides that for each additional 12 consecutive months that a member or an employee contributes not less than the member or employee initially designated to the fund and maintains in the fund the amounts transferred and contributed that period, the state shall contribute on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund as a match 10% of the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf to the fund during that 12 month period. Provides that, for purposes of determining the amount of the state's match, the total amount contributed by the member or employee or on the member's or employee's behalf excludes the amount of any state match. Provides that, in the case of a group insurance plan established by the state police department, conservation officers of the department of natural resources, and the state excise police (state law enforcement agencies), any proposed modification to change the benefits under the plan may not be made unless the modification is approved by the budget agency. Provides that, on or before July 1 of each year, state law enforcement agencies must submit to the budget agency the current pla
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/22/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (S) Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 540: yeas 42, nays 8; Rules Suspended
4/21/2017 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 561: yeas 68, nays 30; Rules Suspended
 Position:   Support
 
HB1102TASK FORCE TO ASSESS SERVICES. (CLERE E) Establishes a task force for assessment of services and supports for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Specifies the composition, duties, and governance structure of the task force.
 Current Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/18/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1245NOTICE OF ADOPTION TO GRANDPARENTS. (KARICKHOFF M) Provides that a grandparent of a child sought to be adopted is entitled to notice of pending adoption proceedings if: (1) the grandparent has an existing right to petition for visitation; and (2) the grandparent's right to visitation will not be terminated after the adoption.
 Current Status:   3/29/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   3/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/21/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1287CHOICE PROGRAM. (CLERE E) Defines "countable asset" and amends the definition of "case management" and "eligible individual" for purposes of the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE program). Provides that under the CHOICE program, the division of aging (division): (1) must establish a cost participation schedule for each eligible individual; and (2) may not require a family member or other person to provide services as a condition of eligibility. Requires a case manager from an area agency on aging to perform initial verification and reverification of an individual's income and assets for the CHOICE program. Requires the division to convene collaborative work groups with area agencies on aging to develop policies that establish: (1) a person-centered planning process, supported by a needs-based assessment tools, to be used; and (2) the percentage of program dollars adequate to provide case management services; (3) training necessary; (4) data collection standards; (5) program performance measures; and (6) a cost participation schedule; for the CHOICE program.
 Current Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/18/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Support
 
HB1337TELEMEDICINE MATTERS. (KIRCHHOFER C) Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to reimburse a Medicaid provider, determined by the office to be eligible, for covered telemedicine services. Prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services. Adds podiatrist to the definition of "prescriber" for purposes of telemedicine services. Requires a telemedicine services prescriber to contact the patient's primary care provider if the telemedicine services prescriber has provided care to the patient at least two consecutive times through the use of telemedicine services. Removes a limitation on prescribing controlled substances except for opioids through the use of telemedicine if: (1) the prescriber maintains a controlled substance registration; (2) the prescriber meets federal requirements concerning the prescribing of the controlled substance; (3) the patient has been examined in person by a licensed Indiana health care provider that has established a treatment plan to assist the prescriber in the diagnosis of the patient; (4) the prescriber has reviewed and approved the treatment plan and is prescribing for the patient pursuant to the treatment plan; and (5) the prescriber complies with the requirements of the INSPECT program. Allows for the prescribing of an opioid using telemedicine services if the opioid being prescribed is a partial agonist being prescribed to treat or manage an opioid dependence.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1391SOCIAL WORKER LICENSES. (FRIZZELL D) Creates a bachelor's degree social worker license. Provides an exception from the social work and clinical social work license requirements for providers who are contracted by the department of child services and meet certain requirements. Provides that individuals who pursue a social work license with a bachelor's degree may apply under existing requirements and use clinical social work experience hours until July 1, 2019. Allows individuals who: (1) have at least two years of experience; (2) meet certain requirements; and (3) apply before July 1, 2018; to be granted a bachelor's degree social worker license without taking an examination. Provides that any supervised clinical social work experience hours that an applicant for licensure as a clinical social worker accumulates do not expire and may be used by the applicant to satisfy the supervised clinical social work experience requirements. Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to issue a license to a bachelor's degree social worker, social worker, or clinical social worker who: (1) has a valid license or certificate to practice from another state or jurisdiction; (2) has passed an examination substantially equivalent to the license examination; (3) does not have a pending disciplinary proceeding in another state; and (4) pays a fee.
 Current Status:   4/26/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1407PROBATE AND TRUST MATTERS. (WASHBURNE T) Makes various changes to probate and trust laws concerning contesting of wills, authorization of certain acts by a trustee, and the consideration of the requests of de facto custodians and living parents of incapacitated persons in the appointment of guardians and in custody orders. Prohibits a court clerk from collecting a court costs fee for the filing of a closing statement associated with a small estate. Specifies parameters for electronic message delivery. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   4/26/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1439FSSA MATTERS. (KIRCHHOFER C) Allows a Medicaid recipient who is incarcerated to have the recipient's Medicaid suspended for up to two years instead of one year before terminating the recipient's Medicaid eligibility. Defines "comprehensive risk contract" and "managed care organization" for purposes of Medicaid. Specifies that if a provision of Indiana insurance law conflicts with the administration of a law applying to a managed care organization with respect to the managed care organization's Medicaid responsibilities, the law applying to the managed care organization with respect to the Medicaid responsibilities is controlling. Changes language in the Medicaid law to reflect the existence of more than one risk based managed care program. Removes obsolete references to "primary care case management". Removes references to "insurer", "insurance", and "health maintenance organization" in the law concerning the healthy Indiana plan (plan) to reflect the sole use of managed care organizations to provide coverage under the plan. Allows the secretary of the office of family and social services (office) to determine the amount, based on the individual's annual household income per year, that an individual must continue to contribute to the individual's health care account in order to participate in the plan. Provides that the amount determined by the office based on an individual's annual income must be budget neutral to the state as determined by the state budget agency. Requires that the federal government approve the contribution amount determined by the secretary. Makes conforming amendments. Makes a technical correction to a federal Code citation.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1471IN211 PROGRAM. (SIEGRIST S) Transfers from the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to the housing and community development authority (authority) the responsibility for administering the statute concerning the administration of the 211 dialing code used to provide access to human services information and referrals. For purposes of the statute, expands the definition of "human services" to include assistance concerning: (1) emotional and physical abuse (including sexual assault); (2) specified public health issues; (3) food programs and nutrition education; (4) safe and affordable housing; (5) occupational and vocational training; and (6) reentry programs for persons leaving certain facilities. Caps the amount that the authority may budget, allocate, and disburse from the 211 services account (account) each state fiscal year to carry out the authority's purposes under the statute at $50,000. Removes the requirement that the expenses of administering the account be paid from money in the account. Provides that money in the account at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund. (Current law provides that money appropriated to the account by the general assembly and remaining in the account at the end of a state fiscal year reverts to the state general fund.) Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
HB1493LONG TERM CARE AND HOME HEALTH AGENCIES. (BROWN T) Requires a home and community based services program for individuals who are aged or disabled to include reimbursement for assisted living services in the Medicaid program. Requires the division of aging to report to the general assembly a plan to expand the scope and availability of home and community based services for individuals who are aged or disabled and requires the division to implement the plan. Prohibits the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) from including certain individuals who receive nursing facility services in a Medicaid risk based managed care program or a capitated managed care program through December 31, 2019. Specifies the model to be used for Medicaid nursing facility service payments. Requires the office to do the following: (1) Provide public notice of at least one year before reducing nursing facility service reimbursements. (2) Review currently offered home health programs, develop additional programs, and report on the programs to the general assembly. Requires the state department of health to amend rules concerning residential care facilities to comply with federal law concerning the provision of home and community based services. Requires the office to report by October 1, 2017, to the legislative council concerning Medicaid recipient eligibility for health facility services. Requires home health agencies to drug test job applicants and employees who come into direct contact with patients. Exempts from drug testing certain licensed home health employees. Requires random drug testing of at least 50% of certain employees to occur at least annually. Allows for random drug testing upon reasonable suspicion of illegal controlled substance use and sets forth parameters of the random drug testing. Requires verification of a positive drug test, and requires the employee to pay for the verification test. Specifies that, unless an employee has a valid prescription for the substance for which the employee tests positive on a drug test, a home health agency shall either discharge an employee or suspend an employee from direct contact with patients for at least six months if the drug test is positive. Specifies that a home health agency that discharges or suspends an employee or refuses to hire a job applicant because of a positive drug test is considered to have discharged, suspended, or refused to hire for just cause. Provides that a home health agency, when acting in good faith and in compliance with state law, is immune from civil liability for conducting employee drug testing or taking an employee disciplinary action or discharging an employee as the result of employee drug testing. Provides that immunity does not apply to actions that constitute gross negligence or wanton misconduct.
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Support
 
HB1526SECURITIES MATTERS. (HEATON R) Decreases the frequency of meetings of the mortgage lending and fraud prevention task force. Exempts certain offers to sell or sales of the securities of issuers made after June 30, 2017, from provisions in the Indiana Uniform Securities Act (Act) concerning the registration of securities and the filing of specified sales and advertising literature with the securities commissioner. Changes the fee structure under the Act with respect to federal covered securities. Makes other changes in the law concerning the registration of securities and notice filings for federal covered securities. For purposes of the securities law concerning financially endangered adults: (1) changes the term "financially endangered adult" to "financially vulnerable adult"; and (2) provides that an individual associated with an investment adviser (in addition to an individual associated with a broker-dealer) is a "qualified individual" required to report the suspected financial exploitation of a financially vulnerable adult. Adds violations of: (1) the Act; (2) the statute regulating loan brokers; and (3) the Indiana Commodity Code; to the Indiana Code section specifying the statute of limitations for prosecutions of offenses under the statute concerning cemetery perpetual care funds.
 Current Status:   4/24/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/20/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Support
 
HB1642DIABETES IN INDIANA. (SUMMERS V) Urges the legislative council to assign the study of diabetes issues to a study committee during the 2017 legislative interim.
 Current Status:   4/12/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/5/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed;
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB59PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. (HEAD R) Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to issue a license to a social worker, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, licensed addiction counselor, licensed clinical addiction counselor, addiction counselor associate, or clinical addiction counselor associate who: (1) has a valid license or certificate to practice from another state or jurisdiction; (2) has passed an examination substantially equivalent to the level for which licensure is being requested; (3) does not have a pending disciplinary proceeding in another state; and (4) pays a fee. Establishes requirements to obtain a license as an addiction counselor associate or clinical addiction counselor associate. Allows for an out-of-state individual seeking reciprocity for licensing in Indiana for psychology to receive a temporary license.
 Current Status:   4/28/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB154ASSET LIMITATION FOR SNAP ELIGIBILITY. (MERRITT J) Requires the division of family resources to: (1) beginning January 1, 2018, implement within the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) an expanded eligibility category and specifies a countable asset limitation for resources of $5,000 in determining an individual's SNAP eligibility; and (2) notify the United States Department of Agriculture of the implementation of expanded categorical eligibility under SNAP. Specifies certain resources that may not be counted as an asset for purposes of SNAP eligibility. Requires the division of family resources to submit a report to the legislative council concerning the projected total amounts that individuals receiving SNAP benefits would be required to repay over the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019, due to positive errors.
 Current Status:   4/27/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB175HEALTH CARE CONSENT. (LEISING J) Provides that an adult grandchild may consent to health care for an individual incapable of consenting if a health care representative has not been appointed, is not reasonably available, declines to act, or is unknown to the health care provider. Provides that a grandparent may consent to health care for a grandchild incapable of consenting if a health care representative has not been appointed, is not reasonably available, declines to act, or is unknown to the health care provider. Provides that a grandparent also may consent to health care for a minor grandchild if a guardian or other representative, or a parent, an individual in loco parentis, or an adult sibling is not reasonably available, declines to act, or is unknown to the health care provider. Requires the health care provider make a reasonable attempt to determine whether a minor has a parent, an individual in loco parentis, or an adult sibling who is able to consent to the minor's treatment prior to seeking consent from the grandparent.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/4/2017 - Returned to the Senate without amendments
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB242INDIANA HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM. (MERRITT J) Establishes the Indiana housing first program (program) to provide housing and support services for eligible persons that have: (1) a serious and persistent mental illness; (2) a chronic chemical addiction; or (3) serious and persistent mental illness with a co-occurring chronic chemical addiction. Requires the housing and community development authority (authority) to administer the program. Requires the authority to establish, not later than January 1, 2018, policies and procedures to implement and administer the program. Provides that the policies and procedures must ensure the program does the following along with other requirements: (1) Includes partnerships with private and public entities to provide support services and a continuum of care for program participants. (2) Provide for program rental assistance for use in dedicated supportive housing units and in existing market units in the community. (3) Include a plan for the: (A) initial leasing of; and (B) management of rental assistance for; supportive housing developed under the program. Provides that in establishing the required policies and procedures, the authority may collaborate with or seek guidance from: (1) other appropriate state agencies; (2) officials in other states or municipalities that have implemented housing first programs; and (3) other specified public or private entities. Establishes the Indiana housing first account within the state general fund to provide funds to provide housing and support services to eligible persons under the program. Allows the authority to adopt rules to establish the policies and procedures to implement and administer the program. Provides that the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse may award grants to the authority for the purposes of the program.
 Current Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/5/2017 - Returned to the Senate without amendments
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB253STUDY OF VOLUNTARY PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. (TALLIAN K) Urges the legislative council to assign the topic of establishing a voluntary paid family and medical leave program to the interim study committee on employment and labor or another appropriate study committee.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/21/2017 - Returned to the Senate without amendments
 Position:   Support
 
SB390EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. (STOOPS M) Increases the number of members and changes the membership of the commission on rehabilitation services (commission). Makes changes in the terms of service of commission members and requires the governor to specify each member's term of service to ensure that terms expire on a staggered basis. Adds the following to the commission's duties: (1) Establish baseline data regarding the number of individuals with disabilities in competitive integrated employment and set annual goals for increasing the percentage of individuals with disabilities in competitive integrated employment. (2) Identify and resolve barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. (3) Analyze federal, state, and local agency policies concerning the provision of services to individuals with disabilities, including the impact of those policies on opportunities for competitive integrated employment, and recommend changes to state policies. (4) Assist state agencies in the implementation of the policy concerning employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. (5) Provide an annual report to the governor and the rehabilitation services administration commissioner concerning the employment of individuals with disabilities. Provides that the policy (policy) of the state is to promote competitive integrated employment, including self-employment, as the first and preferred option when providing services to individuals with disabilities who are of working age. Provides that the policy applies to programs and agencies that provide services and support to help obtain employment for individuals with disabilities. Requires state agencies to implement the policy in a manner that is consistent with an individual's right to make an informed choice about employment options that meet an individual's needs and preferences. Provides that the primary objective and preferred outcome of transition services provided as part of a special education program or related services to a child with a disability who is at least 14 years of age is to assist the child in obtaining competitive integrated employment.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
4/3/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 353: yeas 47, nays 0
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB475DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY. (MELTON E) Requires the state board of education to amend its rule establishing developmental delay as a disability category to provide that, beginning July 1, 2018, developmental delay is a disability category solely for students who are at least three years of age and less than nine years of age. (Currently, developmental delay is a disability category solely for students who are at least three years of age and not more than five years of age.) Adds developmental delay as a category for mild and moderate disabilities for purposes of determining special education grant amounts.
 Current Status:   4/13/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
3/30/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 Position:   Monitor
 
SB516POWER OF GUARDIAN TO REQUEST HEALTH RECORDS. (BREAUX J) Provides that, even though a guardianship terminates upon the death of the protected person, a guardian is authorized to request the health records of the protected person within 60 days after the protected person's death if the protected person was an incapacitated person. Provides, however, that a guardian may not request the health records of the protected person after the protected person's death if a personal representative of the estate of the protected person is appointed.
 Current Status:   4/28/2017 - Signed by the Governor
 Recent Status:   4/21/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/21/2017 - Signed by the Speaker
 Position:   Support
 
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