Prepared by: Bart Giesler
Report created on January 16, 2022
 
HB1001ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY; COVID-19 IMMUNIZATIONS. (LEHMAN M) Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to issue a waiver of human services statutory provisions and administrative rules if the secretary determines that the waiver is necessary to claim certain enhanced federal matching funds available to the Medicaid program. Allows the secretary to issue an emergency declaration for purposes of participating in specified authorized federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments. Requires the secretary to prepare and submit any waivers or emergency declarations to the budget committee. Allows the state health commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue standing orders, prescriptions, or protocols to administer or dispense certain immunizations for individuals who are at least five years old (current law limits the age for the commissioner's issuance of standing orders, prescriptions, and protocols for individuals who are at least 11 years old). Defines "Indiana governmental entity" and specifies that an Indiana governmental entity (current law refers to a state or local unit) may not issue or require an immunization passport. Establishes certain requirements for the temporary licensure of retired or inactive emergency medical services personnel, retired or inactive health care professionals, out-of-state health care professionals, or recently graduated students who have applied for a physician assistant, nurse, respiratory care practitioner, or pharmacist license. Allows a health care provider or an officer, agent, or employee of a health care provider who has a temporary license to qualify for coverage under the Medical Malpractice Act. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from unemployment benefits if the individual has complied with the requirements for seeking an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirement and was discharged from employment for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not impose a requirement that employees receive an immunization against COVID-19 unless the employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out of the requirement on the basis of medical reasons, religious reasons, an agreement to submit to testing for the presence of COVID-19, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19. Provides that an employer may not take an adverse employment action against an employee because the employee has requested or used an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirement.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Amendment #29 (Goodrich) prevailed; Roll Call 14: yeas 65, nays 23
1/13/2022 - Amendment #14 (Nisly) failed; Roll Call 13: yeas 5, nays 83
1/13/2022 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 12: yeas 26, nays 61
1/13/2022 - Amendment #23 (Jacob) ruled out of order
1/13/2022 - Amendment #29 (Goodrich) prevailed;
1/13/2022 - Amendment #14 (Nisly) failed;
1/13/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/13/2022 - Amendment #22 (Jacob) ruled out of order voice vote
1/13/2022 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed;
1/13/2022 - Amendment #19 (Leonard) prevailed; voice vote
1/13/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/11/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Eberhart and Ledbetter C
1/10/2022 - Rule 105.1 suspended
1/10/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/6/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/6/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 7; Nays: 4;
1/6/2022 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-B
1/4/2022 - Referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Jeter, Huston, Steuerwald, Abbott, Baird, Bartels, Behning, Borders, Carbaugh, Cherry, Cook, Davis, DeVon, Ellington, Engleman, Frye R, Goodrich, Gutwein, Heaton, Heine, Jordan, Judy, Karickhoff, King, Lauer, Leonard, Lindauer, Lyness, Manning, May, McNamara, Miller D, Morris, Morrison, Negele, O'Brien, Olthoff, Prescott, Pressel, Rowray, Schaibley, Slager, Smaltz, Snow, Soliday, Speedy, Teshka, Thompson, Torr, VanNatter, Wesco, Zent, Young J, Mayfield
1/4/2022 - Authored By Matt Lehman
12/16/2021 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
12/16/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
 State Bill Page:   HB1001
 
HB1002VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (BROWN T) Repeals a provision that would require the budget agency to transfer the amount of combined excess reserves that exceed $2,500,000,000 in the calendar year 2022 to the pre-1996 account of the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund. Amends provisions that provide for an automatic taxpayer refund if sufficient excess reserves are available to: (1) clarify the tax return filing requirement for a refund; (2) require that refunds be distributed before May 1 of the calendar year immediately following the year in which a determination is made that the state has excess reserves; (3) remove provisions that require a taxpayer to have adjusted gross income tax liability in order to qualify for the refund; and (4) remove provisions that require the refund to be made in the form of a refundable tax credit. Provides that the minimum valuation limitation applicable to the total amount of a taxpayer's assessable depreciable personal property in a taxing district is 30% of the adjusted cost of the depreciable personal property purchased before January 2, 2022. Provides an exemption from the 30% minimum valuation limitation for new depreciable personal property purchased after January 1, 2022. Requires the department of local government finance to develop or amend forms for property taxation of assessable depreciable personal property. Repeals the utility receipts and utility services use taxes. Provides a state income tax credit for property taxes paid on certain business personal property. Specifies a formula for determining the amount of the credit. Removes the double direct test currently applied in production sales tax exemptions. Phases down the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% in 2022 to 3% in 2026 and thereafter. Allows a taxpayer to elect a special property tax valuation method for mini-mill equipment. Requires a utility that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the approval of rates and charges to file a rate adjustment with the IURC that adjusts the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires a utility that is: (1) subject to the utility receipts tax; and (2) not under the jurisdiction of the IURC; to adjust the utility's rates and charges to reflect the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Requires each utility to provide notice to the utility's customers that the adjustment in rates and charges reflects the repeal of the utility receipts tax. Specifies definitions for the income tax credit for property taxes paid on certain business personal property. Specifies how certain taxpayers claim the tax credit. Specifies taxpayer procedure for the repeal of the utility receipts and utility services use tax. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 15; Nays: 7;
1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Judy
1/12/2022 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 3:30 PM, Rm. 404
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative O'Brien T
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Leonard
1/4/2022 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 State Bill Page:   HB1002
 
HB1016PILOT 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:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By John Bartlett
 State Bill Page:   HB1016
 
HB1018MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION MATTERS. (SHACKLEFORD R) Specifies that an individual's incarceration, hospitalization, or other temporary cessation in substance or chemical use may not be used as a factor in determining the individual's eligibility for coverage in: (1) a state employee health care plan; (2) Medicaid; (3) the healthy Indiana plan; (4) a policy of accident and sickness insurance; or (5) a health maintenance health care contract. Requires an opioid treatment program to: (1) provide a patient of the facility appropriate referrals for continuing care before releasing the patient from care by the facility; and (2) counsel female patients concerning the effects of the program treatment if the female is or becomes pregnant and provide to the patient birth control if requested by the patient. Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division) to annually perform an audit of 20% of an opioid treatment program facility's patient plans to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Requires the division to establish a mental health and addiction program to reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction. Requires hospitals to establish emergency room treatment protocols concerning treatment of a patient who is overdosing, has been provided an overdose intervention drug, or is otherwise identified as having a substance use disorder.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 State Bill Page:   HB1018
 
HB1023CHILD SERVICES FUNDING. (THOMPSON J) Requires the department of child services (department) to annually review the hourly and per diem reimbursement rates for community based providers compared to the average statewide cost of providing services. Requires the department to establish individualized compensation rates for child caring institutions, group homes, and child placing agencies that are based on the cost of providing care and services. Requires the department to increase the hourly family preservation rates by 15%.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jeffrey Thompson
 State Bill Page:   HB1023
 
HB1028STUDENT 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 2022 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, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 State Bill Page:   HB1028
 
HB1030MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. (HARRIS JR. E) Allows a political subdivision, in consultation with the technical assistance center, to contract with mental health providers for the purpose of supplementing existing crisis intervention teams with mental health professionals. Specifies certain eligibility requirements for mental health professionals seeking an appointment to a crisis intervention team. Requires a mental health professional who is appointed to a crisis intervention team to accompany responding law enforcement or police officers to a call involving a mental health or substance abuse disorder crisis. Provides that a law enforcement or police officer (officer) may not be held liable for damages, including punitive damages, for any act or omission related to a mental health professional's contribution to a crisis intervention team or a crisis intervention team response. Specifies that no other person or entity may be held liable for certain damages by reason of an agency relationship with an officer. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 State Bill Page:   HB1030
 
HB1031WAGE HISTORY AND WAGE RANGE INQUIRIES. (ERRINGTON S) Prohibits, with certain exceptions, an employer from using an applicant's wage history in the hiring process. Prohibits, in certain situations, an employer from relying on the wage history of an applicant for employment. 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. Requires the department to maintain a list of employers who have four or more violations and provide the list to the office of the chief equity, inclusion, and opportunity officer (office). Requires the office to post the list on the equity data portal. Provides that if an employer is found to have violated this chapter, the employer shall notify its employees of the violation.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Sue Errington
 State Bill Page:   HB1031
 
HB1040EDUCATION MATTERS. (PRESCOTT J) Defines "qualified school". Provides that a school corporation or qualified school is prohibited from subjecting any student to, or making available, disseminating, or providing to any student, any obscene matter or performance or certain matters or performances harmful to minors. Provides that each school corporation or qualified school shall provide for all students in grades 6 through 12 as part of required recitation concerning the system of government in Indiana and in the United States, instruction that socialism, Marxism, communism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are incompatible with and in conflict with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded. Provides that a school corporation or qualified school may not provide instruction that socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded. Provides that a parent of a student or an emancipated student who attends a school corporation or qualified school may opt out of a face mask or face covering requirement. Requires the department of education (department) to develop a notice form that may be used by a parent or an emancipated student to indicate that the parent or emancipated student opts out of the face mask or face covering requirement. Provides that the governor, a state agency, a local health board or local health officer, or a school corporation or qualified school may not require a student of a school corporation or qualified school to quarantine against COVID-19 or other communicable disease if the student is asymptomatic. Provides that the governor, a state agency, a local health board or local health officer, or a school corporation or qualified school may not require, as a condition for employment, enrollment, attendance, or participation in a school corporation or qualified school or in a school extracurricular activity, a student to be immunized against COVID-19 or other communicable disease. Provides that, after December 31, 2020, the list of communicable diseases that require documentation of immunity for a student may be expanded or modified only by an act of the general assembly. Establishes certain consent requirements regarding students. Provides that, if the attorney general determines that a school corporation or qualified school: (1) discloses a student education record, or any information in a student education record; or (2) has a student who is less than 18 years of age and is not emancipated participate in any medical inspection, medical treatment, mental health assessment, mental health service, psychiatric or psychological examination or test, or psychiatric or psychological treatment without the informed written consent of the student's parent; the attorney general may assess a civil penalty against the school corporation, charter school, or laboratory school. Provides that the parent of a student or protected right petitioner may bring a civil action for certain violations. Defines "protected right violations". Defines "protected right petitioner". Establishes procedures for a protected right petitioner to file a complaint form alleging a protected right violation occurred within a school corporation or qualified school. Provides that a protected right petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or qualified school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or qualified school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a protected right violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or qualified school may not take retaliatory action against a protected right petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the protected right petitioner. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals or attempts to affect a student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings, the third party vendor and the school corporation or public school may not collect or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides that the consent requirements for certain student personal analysis, evaluations, or surveys apply even if the analysis, evaluation, or survey is directly related to academic instruction. Requires, not later than June 30, 2022, and not later than June 30 each year thereafter, each qualified school to post on the qualified school's Internet web site, in a manner that is accessible by the public, certain information regarding learning materials and educational activities. Requires the department to develop and post on the department's Internet web site a model plan for presenting the learning material or educational activity information. Makes changes to information that must be included on a school corporation's annual performance report. Makes changes to information that must be included on a school's longitudinal dashboard. Reconciles versions of IC 10-21-1-2 that were enacted by the 2019 general assembly. Repeals provisions requiring the department to develop the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Jeter, Davis, Morrison
1/4/2022 - Authored By J.D. Prescott
 State Bill Page:   HB1040
 
HB1060PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY. (ZENT D) Reduces the membership of the following boards to five members: (1) The state board of dentistry. (2) The state board of registration for professional engineers. (3) The Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners. Reduces the membership of the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners to six members. Eliminates certain requirements for an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, addiction counselor, or clinical addiction counselor. Makes conforming amendments and a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 State Bill Page:   HB1060
 
HB1063DE NOVO JUDICIAL REVIEW OF CERTAIN AGENCY ACTIONS. (JETER C) Requires a court to try disputed issues of fact de novo in a judicial review of certain agency actions. Provides that the burden of proving the validity of certain agency actions is the same as in the hearing before the agency. Requires the court in a judicial review of an agency action to review all issues of law and fact de novo and without deference to any previous interpretation made by the agency. Specifies that a monetary penalty issued by an agency may not be excessive and that a court may review a monetary penalty de novo to determine if the penalty is excessive.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 156-B
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Wesco
1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Bartels
1/5/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:00 PM, Rm. 156-B
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Chris Jeter
 State Bill Page:   HB1063
 
HB1067CHILD CARE. (SHACKLEFORD R) Requires the division of family services to continue waiving copays for eligible families and reimburse eligible providers using funds allocated under the federal CRRSAA and CCDF until the federal pandemic emergency ends. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services a study concerning matters related to child care in Indiana. Requires the committee to report to the legislative council by September 30, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 State Bill Page:   HB1067
 
HB1069PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT. (ZIEMKE C) Establishes the psychology interjurisdictional compact concerning interjurisdictional telepsychology and the temporary authorization to practice psychology in another compact state. Sets forth requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties of the psychology interjurisdictional compact commission.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Clere
1/4/2022 - Authored By Cindy Ziemke
 State Bill Page:   HB1069
 
HB1081HUMAN 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. Increases the penalty if the human trafficking victim is less than 18 years of age. Specifies that: (1) consent by the human trafficking victim; or (2) a belief that the human trafficking victim was at least 18 years of age; 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:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
1/12/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Bartlett
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Negele
1/4/2022 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 State Bill Page:   HB1081
 
HB1088HEALTH WORKFORCE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM. (MANNING E) Establishes the following: (1) The health workforce student loan repayment program (program). (2) The health workforce advisory council (council). (3) The health workforce student loan repayment program fund (fund); for the purpose of providing funds to repay outstanding student loans of certain health providers who meet the program requirements. Provides that the state department of health (state department) shall administer the program and fund. Establishes: (1) the imposition of fees at the time a license is issued or renewed for certain health profession licenses; and (2) qualifications to receive a student loan repayment award under the program. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, the state department and each board included in the program may award loan repayment to an eligible applicant who is a provider licensed by the board. Requires, not later than July 1, 2024, and not later than July 1 every two years thereafter, the state department to submit a report concerning the program and fund to the governor and the general assembly. Provides that money in the fund is continuously appropriated. Repeals provisions concerning the following: (1) The primary care physician loan forgiveness program. (2) The mental health services development programs. (3) The dental underserved area and minority recruitment program.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 State Bill Page:   HB1088
 
HB1090DIRECT SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. (OLTHOFF J) Requires the bureau of developmental disabilities services (bureau) to: (1) semi-annually provide to each authorized service provider a report containing information concerning direct service professionals against whom substantiated incident reports have been made; and (2) establish an appeal process for a direct support professional to appeal the bureau's determination under these provisions.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere and Andrade M
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Julie Olthoff
 State Bill Page:   HB1090
 
HB1091SEX OFFENSES AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE NOTICE. (OLTHOFF J) Requires certain businesses to post a notice with human trafficking hotline information in each public restroom of the business and in a conspicuous place near the public entrance or in another conspicuous location of the business in clear view of the public and employees where similar notices are customarily posted. Provides that a business owner who fails to comply with the human trafficking hotline notice requirement commits a Class C misdemeanor. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute to administer the human trafficking hotline notice requirement. Requires every governmental entity, on the home page of its web site, to provide an identified hyperlink to the model human trafficking hotline notice that is on the Indiana criminal justice institute's web site. Provides that when a person seeking treatment as a victim arrives at an examination facility, the provider shall comply with certain requirements prior to commencing a forensic medical examination.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Engleman
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Schaibley
1/4/2022 - Authored By Julie Olthoff
 State Bill Page:   HB1091
 
HB1093EDUCATION MATTERS. (BEHNING R) Amends the membership and duties of the early learning advisory committee. Makes changes to the definition of "school resource officer". Provides that, after June 30, 2023, if a school corporation or charter school enters into a contract for a school resource officer, certain school corporations or charter schools must enter into a memorandum of understanding with the law enforcement agency that employs or appointed the law enforcement officer who will perform the duties of a school resource officer. Provides that certain parties are prohibited from incentivizing the enrollment, reenrollment, or continued attendance of a student or prospective student by offering or giving an item that has monetary value. Requires the Indiana charter school board (board) to appoint an executive director to carry out the duties and daily operations of the board. Establishes the executive director's duties. Provides that the board shall establish certain processes. Establishes the Indiana charter school board fund and provides that money in the fund is appropriated continuously for purposes of the board. Provides that the department of education (department) may grant an accomplished practitioner's license under certain conditions. Provides that the instructional days tuition support distribution formula account for certain schools within a school corporation. Authorizes the department to study and, if recommended, use machine scoring. Changes the department's review period for certain funds. Repeals a provision concerning staffing of the board. Provides that the state board of education shall assign to a school or school corporation (including adult high schools) a "null" or "no letter grade" for the 2021-2022 school year.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Klinker
1/13/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/13/2022 - Amendment #1 (Behning) prevailed; voice vote
1/13/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Davis M and Pfaff
1/13/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/10/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/10/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0;
1/10/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
1/5/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, House Chamber
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robert Behning
 State Bill Page:   HB1093
 
HB1095INFORMATION REQUIRED ON REIMBURSEMENT FORMS. (SCHAIBLEY D) Requires a provider to include the service facility location in order to obtain Medicaid reimbursement from the office of the secretary of family and social services or a managed care organization. Requires health care providers to include the address of the service facility location on submitted reimbursement forms. Establishes penalties.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Donna Schaibley
 State Bill Page:   HB1095
 
HB1100AGENCY OVERSIGHT AND RULEMAKING PROCEDURES. (BARTELS S) With certain exceptions, requires an agency to repeal a rule before the agency may adopt a new rule that requires or prohibits an action on behalf of a person. Prohibits an executive order issued by the governor from being effective for more than 180 days unless the general assembly approves the extended enforcement of the executive order. Requires an agency to submit an emergency rule to the attorney general for review and approval before the emergency rule may take effect. Provides that emergency rules may not be effective for a period that exceeds 180 days. Provides that certain emergency rules expire not more than two years after the rule takes effect. Requires an agency adopting an administrative rule to submit an economic impact statement and an explanation of any penalty, fine, or other similar negative impact included in the proposed rule to the publisher of the Indiana administrative code (publisher). Requires the publisher to provide a copy of the materials concerning a proposed rule or pending readoption to the members of the appropriate standing committee. Provides that administrative rules expire on July 1 of the fourth year after the year in which the rule takes effect (instead of January 1 of the seventh year after the year in which the rule takes effect). Requires an agency intending to readopt an administrative rule to provide to the publisher, not later than January 1 of the third year after the year in which the rule most recently took effect: (1) notice of; and (2) information concerning; the pending readoption. Makes corresponding changes.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 2;
1/12/2022 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/10/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Miller, Pressel, Jeter C
1/5/2022 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Steve Bartels
 State Bill Page:   HB1100
 
HB1107VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (CLERE E) Amends the limits on the amount of compensation that may be paid to a member of a governing body of a school corporation for the member's service. Provides that a public agency shall not require, as part of a resolution of a due process hearing or a dispute relating to the provision of special education services to a particular student, that a parent of a student or an emancipated student enter into a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, or confidentiality agreement or clause. Provides that, for purposes of a special education due process hearing, a public agency shall have the burden of proof, including the burden of persuasion and production, of the: (1) appropriateness of the child's program or placement; or (2) program or placement proposed by a public agency. Provides that in the event that a case conference committee discusses the appointment of a guardian for the student upon completion of high school, the case conference committee shall also include a discussion of alternative options or programs for the student in lieu of the appointment of a guardian. Provides that the treasurer of state shall convene an advisory council known as the Indiana education scholarship account program advisory council (advisory council) comprised of experts in special education and advocacy organizations for students receiving special education services. Provides that the advisory council shall provide advice and feedback to the treasurer on how to improve the program's administrative materials, technology, and communications. Makes changes to the categories used to determine special education grants. Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain on the department's Internet web site a public data base of information concerning employees of each public school who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public school. Requires each public school to provide information concerning an employee of the public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) shall prioritize the use of any ESSER funds the school corporation or charter school, after June 30, 2022, has or receives to fund a program that addresses out of school factors that affect student learning by providing support services or assistance to students or connecting students with support services or assistance. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to establish an education and career support services pilot program (pilot program). Establishes the education and career support services pilot program fund. Provides that: (1) a state educational institution may apply to the commission for participation in the pilot program; (2) the commission shall select three state educational institution campuses to participate in the pilot program; and (3) a state educational institution participating in the pilot program may only use the education and career support services pilot program grant for certain purposes, including awarding education partnership grants to eligible adult students. Requires the following: (1) Not later than July 1, 2024, and not later than July 1 each year thereafter, each participating state educational institution submit a report to the commission that includes certain information and recommendations regarding the pilot program. (2) Not later than November 1, 2024, and not later than November 1 each year thereafter, the commission prepare and submit a report to the governor and legislative council that includes certain information and recommendations regarding the pilot program. Requires the commission, in cooperation with Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and the family and social services administration's office of early and out-of-school learning, to conduct a study regarding provision of child care services on the campuses of Indiana community colleges. Requires the commission to submit a report regarding the study not later than October 15, 2022, to specified standing committees of the general assembly and to the governor's workforce cabinet.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Education
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning, Goodrich, Pfaff
1/4/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 State Bill Page:   HB1107
 
HB1126TRAUMA INFORMED PERSONNEL FOR RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE. (BEHNING R) Allows licensed child caring institutions, group homes, and secure private facilities (residential child care facilities) to hire not more than one trauma informed support employee per living unit per shift. Provides for full reimbursement of the cost of employment of a trauma informed support employee for residential child care facilities that have four or more children residing in a living unit. Excludes trauma informed support employees from calculation of the ratio of direct care staff to children for purposes of rate setting for residential child care facilities.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Jackson
1/13/2022 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Thompson
1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Representative DeVon
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Robert Behning
 State Bill Page:   HB1126
 
HB1131EMERGENCY POWERS AND ORDERS. (LUCAS J) Removes specified emergency powers of the governor. Provides that an emergency order issued by: (1) the Indiana state department of health expires after 14 days unless renewal is authorized by the general assembly; and (2) a local health officer order expires after 14 days unless renewal is authorized by the local legislative body. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Prescott, Payne, Judy
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 State Bill Page:   HB1131
 
HB1133PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT. (ZENT D) Provides that Medicaid, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract may not require prior authorization for a non-opioid prescription drug that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 State Bill Page:   HB1133
 
HB1146ADOPTION TAX CREDIT STUDY AND EVALUATION. (DAVISSON J) Requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana to study and evaluate issues regarding the adoption tax credit, make findings and recommendations regarding the tax credit, including whether the credit amount needs to be increased, and submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the general assembly by November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives DeVon, Clere, Summers
1/6/2022 - Authored By J. Davisson
 State Bill Page:   HB1146
 
HB1156PENALTIES FOR SEX OFFENSES. (JACOB J) Provides that a person who commits certain sex offenses in which the victim of an offense is less than 18 years of age shall be sentenced to: (1) a nonsuspendible sentence; or (2) life imprisonment without parole. Increases the penalty range for the offense of child sexual trafficking.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Borders
1/6/2022 - Authored By John Jacob
 State Bill Page:   HB1156
 
HB1180CHILD CARE PROVIDER EMPLOYEES. (DEVON D) Requires the department of child services (department) to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the department in connection with an individual's employment with the department to a child caring institution, group home, or child placing agency (child care provider) with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment. Provides that an individual may be employed by a child care provider before the state mandated criminal history check of the individual is completed if the following conditions are satisfied: (1) The individual's: (A) fingerprint based check of national crime information data bases; (B) national sex offender registry check; (C) in-state local criminal records check; and (D) in-state child protection index check; have been completed. (2) If the individual has resided outside Indiana at any time during the five years preceding the individual's date of hire, the individual's: (A) out-of-state child abuse registry check; and (B) out-of-state local criminal records check; have been requested. (3) The individual's employment before the completion of the state mandated criminal history check is limited to training during which the individual: (A) does not have contact with children who are under the care and control of the child care provider; and (B) does not have access to records containing information regarding children who are under the care and control of the child care provider. (4) The individual completes an attestation, under penalty of perjury, disclosing: (A) any abuse or neglect complaints made against the individual with the child welfare agency of a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation; and (B) any contact the individual had with a law enforcement agency in connection with the individual's suspected or alleged commission of a crime in a state other than Indiana in which the individual resided within the five years preceding the date of the attestation. Provides that if: (1) an individual who applies for employment with a child care provider was previously employed by the child care provider; and (2) the child care provider still possesses the results of any criminal history check of the individual conducted in connection with the individual's previous employment with the child care provider; the criminal history check of the individual may be limited to a check of the state records of each state in which the individual resided after the date on which the individual's previous employment with the child care provider ended. Allows a child care provider to provide the criminal history check results obtained by the child care provider in connection with an individual's employment with the child care provider to another child care provider with which the individual is employed or has applied for employment.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Cook, Goodrich, Clere
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Dale DeVon
 State Bill Page:   HB1180
 
HB1181DISCONTINUANCE OF YOUTH OFFENDER BOOT CAMPS. (DEVON D) Provides that juvenile offenders may not be placed in department of correction boot camps beginning July 1, 2022. Provides, for purposes of juvenile offenders who are already participating in the boot camp program on July 1, 2022, that the boot camp program expires December 31, 2023.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative McNamara
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Dale DeVon
 State Bill Page:   HB1181
 
HB1192QUALIFIED PROVIDERS AND MEDICAID SCHOOL SERVICES. (KARICKHOFF M) Defines "qualified provider" and "school based nurse" for purposes of providing Medicaid covered services in a school setting. Specifies conditions that must be met in order for the school based Medicaid services to be provided.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Michael Karickhoff
 State Bill Page:   HB1192
 
HB1202PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS LICENSURE COMPACT. (ANDRADE M) Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to administer the professional counselors licensure compact (compact). Adopts the compact. Sets forth requirements of a member state. Sets forth the duties and authority of the counseling compact commission (commission). Allows a counselor in a home state to practice via telehealth in a member state. Allows each member state to have one delegate on the commission. Establishes the procedure to withdraw from the compact. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Olthoff
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Mike Andrade
 State Bill Page:   HB1202
 
HB1210CHILD PLACEMENT AND PERMANENCY. (LAUER R) Provides that a juvenile court in a child in need of services (CHINS) proceeding: (1) may extend the time to complete the required factfinding hearing: (A) for good cause shown; and (B) if the court determines that the extension is in the child's best interests; (2) may (rather than shall, under current law) dismiss a CHINS case without prejudice if the factfinding hearing is not held before the statutorily required deadline; (3) may not enter a dispositional decree approving or ordering placement of a child in another home if an: (A) individual who resides in the home; or (B) individual with whom a person residing in the home is engaged in a dating relationship or other ongoing, nonfamilial relationship (household member); has committed one or more specified offenses; and (4) may not approve a permanency plan under which the child would be placed: (A) with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian; or (B) with an adoptive parent; if a person who is currently residing in the home in which the child would reside has committed an act resulting in a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect or has committed one or more specified offenses. Provides that before reunifying a child with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, the department of child services (department) shall (rather than may, under current law): (1) conduct a criminal history check of: (A) the parent, guardian, or custodian; and (B) a household member of the parent, guardian, or custodian; and (2) consider the results of the criminal history check in deciding whether it is safe for the child to return home. Provides that if the circumstances that prompted the removal of a child from the home of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian included danger to the child's physical or mental health or safety related to the use of alcohol or a controlled substance by the parent, guardian, or custodian, or by a household member of the parent, guardian, or custodian, the department may require as a condition of reunification of the child with the parent, guardian, or custodian that the parent, guardian, custodian, or household member: (1) successfully complete a substance abuse treatment program; and (2) submit to periodic, random testing for alcohol or controlled substances. Amends and adds to the conditions under which reasonable efforts to reunify a child with the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, or preserve a child's family, are not required. Provides that if a hearing regarding a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship is not held before the statutorily required deadline: (1) upon filing of a motion with the court by a party to the proceeding; and (2) absent good cause shown for the failure to hold the hearing before the statutorily required deadline; the court shall dismiss the petition without prejudice.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Schaibley
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 State Bill Page:   HB1210
 
HB1229VACCINES AND EMPLOYMENT. (LINDAUER S) Provides that if an employer requires an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the employer must waive the COVID-19 vaccine requirement if an employee requests a waiver and submits certain statements to the employer on the basis of medical reasons, religious reasons, or previous COVID-19 infection. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from unemployment benefits if the individual has requested an exemption from an employer's COVID-19 immunization requirement, has complied with the requirements for seeking an exemption, and was discharged from employment for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19. Provides that charges based on the wage credits shall only be charged to the experience or reimbursable account of the employer who discharged the employee for failing or refusing to receive an immunization against COVID-19.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Shane Lindauer
 State Bill Page:   HB1229
 
HB1234OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE RECIPROCITY. (CARBAUGH M) Requires a board that issues a license for certain regulated occupations to issue a license to an individual who: (1) is licensed in another state or jurisdiction in the regulated occupation; (2) has established residency in Indiana; (3) has passed a substantially equivalent examination as determined by the appropriate board; (4) is and has been in good standing; (5) pays a fee; and (6) completes the licensure application form. Allows for a board that requires an applicant to submit to a national criminal history background check to maintain that requirement even if an individual who applies for a license for a regulated occupation meets all of the license endorsement requirements. Provides that nothing in this bill prevents or supersedes a: (1) compact; or (2) reciprocity or comity agreement; if established by the board or the general assembly. Provides that, if a board has entered into a national reciprocal or endorsement agreement or a reciprocal or endorsement agreement with one or more states, then those agreements remain in effect.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh
 State Bill Page:   HB1234
 
HB1239MUSIC AND ART THERAPY. (JUDY C) Provides that art therapy services provided by a licensed art therapist to an individual who receives mental health services or to an individual who receives services from a community mental health center are reimbursable under Medicaid. Provides for the licensure of music therapists, art therapists, and art therapist associates. Adds music therapists and art therapists to the behavioral health and human services licensing board (board). Creates the music therapist and art therapist sections of the board. Requires music therapists to be licensed. Establishes requirements and procedures for an individual to be licensed as a music therapist, art therapist, and art therapist associate. Prohibits a person who is not licensed as a music therapist, art therapist, or an art therapist associate from using certain titles or certain words in a title. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, VanNatter, Gore
1/6/2022 - Authored By Chris Judy
 State Bill Page:   HB1239
 
HB1247CHILD FATALITIES. (LAUER R) Requires the statewide child fatality review committee to include in its annual report additional detail on certain child fatalities. Requires the statewide child fatality review coordinator to provide a data collection form to each local child fatality review team. Adds to the department of child services (department) report concerning child fatalities. Specifies that the department must also include information on the number of child fatalities that had prior department history and whether a child's death occurred while the child: (1) was placed in residential care; (2) had an open child in need of services case; (3) was under an in-home child in need of services order; or (4) was on a trial home visit.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Ryan Lauer
 State Bill Page:   HB1247
 
HB1275MEDICAID PROVIDERS AND MEDICAID ADMINISTRATION. (CLERE E) Allows a provider that has entered into a contract with a managed care organization, after exhausting any internal procedures of the managed care organization for provider grievances and appeals, to request an administrative appeal within the office of Medicaid policy and planning of the managed care organization's action in denying or reducing reimbursement for claims for covered services provided to an applicant, pending applicant, conditionally eligible individual, or member. Establishes a procedure for an administrative appeal, including a hearing before an administrative law judge that could be followed by agency review and then by judicial review. Prohibits a provision in a contract between a provider and a managed care organization that would negate or restrict the right of a provider to an administrative appeal and provides that such a contract provision is void and unenforceable. Repeals a provision under which Medicaid law is controlling when Medicaid law conflicts with insurance law. Provides that if the office of the secretary of family and social services or a contractor of the office fails to pay or denies a clean claim for any eligible Medicaid service within certain time limits due to the office or contractor incorrectly processing the clean claim because of errors attributable to the internal system of an insurer or managed care organization, the office or contractor may not assert that the provider failed to meet the timely filing requirements for the claim. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (FSSA) to prepare a report that describes every type of report that must be prepared by a Medicaid contractor or managed care entity and submitted to FSSA or the office of Medicaid policy and planning. Specifies the information that must be contained in the report. Requires FSSA to submit the report to the Medicaid advisory committee (advisory committee) and the general assembly. Requires the advisory committee to hold public hearings on the report.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Public Health
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Barrett, Vermilion, Fleming
1/10/2022 - Authored By Edward Clere
 State Bill Page:   HB1275
 
HB1324JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND DETENTION. (PRYOR C) Provides that a child less than 12 years of age may be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency only for commission of certain, specified offenses. Provides that a child who is less than 12 years of age may not be held in a juvenile detention facility, unless: (1) the child is at least 10 years of age and less than 12 years of age; and (2) the court finds that: (A) there is probable cause to believe the child committed an act that would be murder if committed by an adult; and (B) it is in the best interests of the child or the community that a petition be filed alleging that the child is a delinquent child. Requires a court that orders a child at least 10 years of age and less than 12 years of age to be detained in a juvenile facility to make specified written findings and conclusions.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Cherrish Pryor
 State Bill Page:   HB1324
 
HB1338CHILD WELFARE PROVIDER PROTECTIONS. (SNOW C) Prohibits the state from discriminating against adoption agencies, foster parents, or adoptive parents on the basis of religious beliefs. Defines certain terms. Waives sovereign immunity for purposes of the prohibition, except that state courts retain immunity. Allows suit under these provisions without exhausting administrative remedies. Provides for a private right of action and civil remedies.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Craig Snow
 State Bill Page:   HB1338
 
HB1341INDUCING SUICIDE. (GORE M) Defines "individual with suicidal ideation" and "undue influence". Provides that a person who, with the intent to cause an individual to commit suicide, persuades, encourages, or induces the individual to commit suicide, commits inducing suicide, a Level 5 felony, if: (1) the person knows that the individual is an individual with suicidal ideation; (2) the person has undue influence over the individual; and (3) the individual commits or attempts to commit suicide. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Mitch Gore
 State Bill Page:   HB1341
 
HB1355PATERNITY AND CHILD CUSTODY ACTIONS. (DEVON D) Amends the circumstances under which the department of child services (DCS), or a prosecuting attorney on behalf of DCS, may file a paternity action as next friend of a child. Provides that a child who is the subject of: (1) a petition alleging that the child is a child in need of services (CHINS); or (2) a proceeding to terminate parental rights; may initiate a paternity action on the child's own behalf through the child's next friend. Specifies the basis for survival of orders of a court in a CHINS or delinquency action when a separate court has reciprocal jurisdiction over the child in a concurrent paternity action.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Dale DeVon
 State Bill Page:   HB1355
 
HB1359JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (MCNAMARA W) Provides that the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission) shall create a statewide oversight body to do the following: (1) Develop a plan to collect and report statewide juvenile justice data. (2) Establish procedures and policies related to the use of certain screening tools and assessments. (3) Develop a statewide plan to address the provision of broader behavioral health services to children in the juvenile justice system. (4) Develop a plan for the provision of transitional services for a child who is a ward of the department of correction. (5) Develop a plan for the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant program. Requires the statewide oversight body to, not later than January 1, 2023, submit a data collection plan, a plan for the use of certain screening tools and assessments, and a grant program plan to the commission and the legislative council. Requires the judicial conference of Indiana to develop statewide juvenile probation standards that are aligned with research based practices. Requires the board of directors of the judicial conference of Indiana to approve the standards by July 1, 2023. Defines "detention screening tool", "diagnostic assessment", "juvenile diversion", "restorative justice services", "risk and needs assessment tool", and "risk screening tool". Requires the use of a risk and needs assessment tool, a risk screening tool, and a diagnostic assessment when evaluating a child at specific points in the juvenile justice system to identify the child's risk for reoffense. Requires an intake officer and the juvenile court to use the results of a detention screening tool to inform the use of secure detention and document the reason for the use of detention if the tool is overridden. Requires a court to: (1) after use of a detention screening tool, include in its juvenile court order the reason for a juvenile detention override; and (2) submit details of the juvenile detention override to the office of judicial administration (office). Requires the office to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and the legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes information about a court's use of a detention screening tool and reasons for a juvenile detention override. Provides that a child less than 12 years of age cannot be detained unless detention is essential to protect the community and no reasonable alternatives exist to reduce the risk. Establishes a procedure for juvenile diversion. Requires the office to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes data on any child diverted through the juvenile diversion program. Repeals provisions requiring a child who participates in a program of informal adjustment to pay an informal adjustment program fee. Provides that a child who is a ward of the department of correction shall receive at least three months of transitional services to support reintegration back into the community and to reduce recidivism. Requires the department of correction to provide an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and legislative council before December 1 of each year that includes data collected that will help assess the impact of reintegration improvements for juveniles, including tracking recidivism beyond incarceration and into the adult system. Provides that a juvenile court may recommend telehealth services as an alternative to a child receiving a diagnostic assessment. Beginning July 1, 2023, establishes the juvenile diversion and community alternatives grant programs, juvenile diversion and community alternatives programs fund, juvenile behavioral health competitive grant pilot program, and the juvenile behavioral health competitive grant pilot program fund. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute (institute) to administer each program and fund. Requires the local or regional justice reinvestment advisory council or another local collaborative body to oversee certain juvenile community alternatives grants awarded to a county. Requires the institute to prepare an annual report to the governor, chief justice, and the legislative council before December 1 of each year that details certain performance measures that counties receiving grants must collect and report. Requires the office to administer the statewide juvenile justice data aggregation plan. Makes conforming changes. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Cook, Davis, Shackleford
1/11/2022 - Authored By Wendy McNamara
 State Bill Page:   HB1359
 
HB1361TANF AND CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY. (GOODRICH C) Provides, for purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), that a TANF assistance group that has qualified for and is receiving assistance under TANF does not cease to qualify for assistance under TANF due solely to an increase in the value of the resources of the TANF assistance group so long as the resources of the TANF assistance group are valued at not more than $10,000. Provides that: (1) the value of a child's primary residence; and (2) $20,000 of total equity value in motor vehicles belonging to members of a child's family; are exempt from consideration for purposes of determining the child's eligibility for TANF. Provides that up to $15,000 in income earned by a household member while the household member is a student participating in or pursuing: (1) the household member's first postsecondary degree; (2) a workforce certificate; (3) a preapprenticeship; or (4) an apprenticeship; may not be considered in determining the amount of assistance for which the household is eligible under the Child Care and Development Fund voucher program.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Behning, Prescott, Pryor
1/11/2022 - Authored By Chuck Goodrich
 State Bill Page:   HB1361
 
HB1363VARIOUS DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES CHANGES. (YOUNG J) Removes the filing requirement for a verified parental participation petition before the juvenile court can proceed to disposition. Makes certain changes regarding the department changing a child's out-of-home placement. Adds department of child services employees to the list of individuals who may raise a defense for possession of child pornography for acts performed solely within the scope of the individual's employment.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By John Young
 State Bill Page:   HB1363
 
HB1389VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS. (JUDY C) Defines a "qualified school". Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is established or administered by: (1) a school corporation; (2) a school; (3) the department of education (department); or (4) a third party vendor of a school corporation, a school, or the department; without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor. (Current law provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that is not directly related to academic instruction and that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings concerning certain matters without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor or the prior written consent of the student's parent if the student is an unemancipated minor.) Provides that a state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school, or an employee of the state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school acting in an official capacity, may not include or promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or direct or otherwise compel a school employee or student to adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Defines an "operator". Establishes online privacy protection requirements to protect the disclosure of certain information of a student of a school corporation or qualified school by an operator. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings without parental consent. Provides that before a school corporation or qualified school may provide or administer school psychology services to a student, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent to provide or administer school psychology services. Establishes procedures for a petitioner to file a complaint form alleging that certain violations occurred within a school corporation or applicable school. Provides that a petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or applicable school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or applicable school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or applicable school may not take retaliatory action against a petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the petitioner.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Goodrich and Morris
1/13/2022 - Authored By Chris Judy
 State Bill Page:   HB1389
 
HB1403HAZING. (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 academic school year that begins in 2022: (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. Amends the elements and penalty levels for the criminal offense of hazing. Provides that a person who actively directs or engages in an act of hazing that results in bodily injury to another person shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, provide reasonable assistance to the injured person. Provides that a person who fails to provide assistance commits contributory hazing, a: (1) Class B misdemeanor; or (2) Level 6 felony if the failure to provide reasonable assistance results in serious bodily injury to the injured person. Provides that certain arguments are not a defense in a criminal prosecution for hazing or contributory hazing.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Education
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Terri Jo Austin
 State Bill Page:   HB1403
 
HB1408PROHIBITION ON COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES. (BROWN T) Prohibits a governmental entity or an employer from implementing, requiring, or otherwise enforcing a COVID-19 immunization mandate. Authorizes the department of labor to: (1) investigate any complaints of a violation; and (2) issue a fine for a violation. Establishes an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require a COVID-19 immunization as a condition of employment or to fail to hire, discharge, penalize, or otherwise discriminate against an employee or prospective employee because of an employee's COVID-19 immunization status. Provides for a civil cause of action if an individual suffers an injury as a result of a violation or threatened violation.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Timothy Brown
 State Bill Page:   HB1408
 
HB1410MANDATORY JOB SEARCH FOR TANF ELIGIBILITY. (MORRIS R) Requires the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to adopt rules concerning evidence of job search activities for applicants and recipients under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Requires the secretary to amend two provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code to conform with those rules. Specifies certain exceptions.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives DeVon, Lindauer, Prescott
1/13/2022 - Authored By Robert Morris
 State Bill Page:   HB1410
 
HB1412ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. (MAY C) Requires the division of family resources (division) of the family and social services administration (FSSA) to: (1) enter into information sharing agreements with: (A) the state lottery commission; (B) the state department of health; (C) the department of workforce development; (D) the department of state revenue; and (E) the department of correction; and (2) review information received by FSSA with regard to individuals receiving assistance under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); for purposes of determining the continuing SNAP eligibility of individuals receiving SNAP assistance. Allows the division to enter into an agreement with any other public or private entity for purposes of obtaining information pertinent to determining the continuing SNAP eligibility of individuals receiving SNAP assistance. Requires the division, in cooperation with state or federal law enforcement entities as necessary, to annually conduct an onsite inspection of each retailer located in Indiana that participates in the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) program for purposes of identifying fraudulent EBT transactions. Requires a household receiving SNAP assistance to report a change in circumstances affecting the household's SNAP eligibility to the division not later than 10 days after the household becomes aware of the change. Requires the division to post on the division's Internet web site aggregated, nonconfidential, nonidentifying information regarding the division's findings of noncompliance and fraud with regard to the SNAP program. Prohibits consideration of noncash or in-kind public assistance benefits for purposes of determining an individual's categorical eligibility for SNAP assistance. Requires FSSA to: (1) enter into information sharing agreements with: (A) the state lottery commission; (B) the state department of health; (C) the department of workforce development; (D) the department of state revenue; and (E) the department of correction; and (2) review information received by FSSA with regard to individuals receiving Medicaid; for purposes of determining the continuing Medicaid eligibility of individuals receiving Medicaid. Allows FSSA to enter into an agreement with any other public or private entity for purposes of obtaining information pertinent to determining the continuing Medicaid eligibility of individuals receiving Medicaid. Requires FSSA to request approval from the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services for a waiver allowing FSSA to: (1) deny benefits under; and (2) prohibit reenrollment in; Medicaid for not less than six months for a nondisabled, nonpregnant individual not less than 19 years of age and not more than 64 years of age who fails to report to FSSA changes in circumstances that affect the individual's Medicaid eligibility. Requires FSSA to post on FSSA's Internet web site aggregated, nonconfidential, nonidentifying information regarding FSSA's findings of noncompliance and fraud with regard to the Medicaid program. Prohibits a county office of the division from: (1) determining an individual's Medicaid eligibility based solely on a determination regarding the individual's eligibility for Medicaid made by a health benefit exchange established under the federal Affordable Care Act; or (2) accepting for purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for Medicaid the individual's attestation as to the individual's income, age, household composition, status as a caretaker, familial relationships, or receipt of benefits under another state or federal assistance program.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representative DeVon
1/13/2022 - Authored By Chris May
 State Bill Page:   HB1412
 
SB3ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY. (CHARBONNEAU E) Allows the secretary of family and social services (secretary) to issue a waiver of human services statutory provisions and administrative rules if the secretary determines that the waiver is necessary to claim certain enhanced federal matching funds available to the Medicaid program. Allows the secretary to issue an emergency declaration for purposes of participating in specified authorized federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments. Requires the secretary to prepare and submit any waivers or emergency declarations to the budget committee. Allows the state health commissioner of the state department of health or the commissioner's designated public health authority to issue standing orders, prescriptions, or protocols to administer or dispense certain immunizations for individuals who are at least five years old (current law limits the age for the commissioner's issuance of standing orders, prescriptions, and protocols for individuals who are at least 11 years old). Establishes certain requirements for the temporary licensure of retired or inactive emergency medical services personnel, retired or inactive health care professionals, out-of-state health care professionals, or recently graduated students who have applied for a physician assistant, nurse, respiratory care practitioner, or pharmacist license. Allows a health care provider or an officer, agent, or employee of a health care provider who has a temporary license to qualify for coverage under the Medical Malpractice Act.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Melton
1/13/2022 - added as second author Senator Holdman
1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 State Bill Page:   SB3
 
SB5RECIPROCITY. (BROWN L) Establishes a procedure to grant licenses and certificates to practice certain health care professions in Indiana. Requires the applicant to hold a current license or certificate from another state or jurisdiction and meet other requirements. Allows the applicant who meets certain requirements to apply for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires the provisional license or provisional certificate to be issued within 30 days. Provides for penalties for submitting false information on an application for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Provides that if a board has a pending application for initial licensure or certification that requires final approval by the board, the board shall meet not more 31 days after the application is ready for approval. Provides that the medical licensing board may not issue a physician's license to an applicant using the reciprocity law beginning July 1, 2026.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Charbonneau
1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Liz Brown
 State Bill Page:   SB5
 
SB30WORKPLACE IMMUNIZATION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization if the immunization would pose a significant risk to the employee's or prospective employee's health or if 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:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 State Bill Page:   SB30
 
SB31WORKPLACE COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive an immunization against COVID-19 if the immunization would pose a significant risk to the employee's or prospective employee's health or if receiving the immunization is against the employee's religious beliefs. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 State Bill Page:   SB31
 
SB34PROHIBITED SERVICES RELATING TO CARE OF MINORS. (KRUSE D) Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) subjecting a minor to certain activities; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 State Bill Page:   SB34
 
SB64DCS CHILD FATALITY REPORTING. (FORD J) Adds to the department of child services (department) report concerning child fatalities. Specifies that the department must also include information on the number of child fatalities that had prior department history and whether a child's death occurred while the child: (1) was placed in residential care; (2) had an open child in need of services case; (3) was under an in-home child in need of services order; or (4) was on a trial home visit.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB64
 
SB84SUICIDE AND DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH REPORTING. (LEISING J) Provides that the state department of health (department) shall annually prepare a report concerning all suicide and overdose fatalities in Indiana that occurred during the preceding calendar year. Requires the report to include: (1) the number of fatalities that occurred in each county; (2) the number of fatalities that occurred during each month; (3) the age, sex, and race of each fatality victim; and (4) the method of suicide or overdose, including the type of weapon used. Provides that the first report must also include information from the 2020 calendar year. Requires the department to submit the report and an executive summary of the report to the general assembly and the governor.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - added as third author Senator Charbonneau
1/12/2022 - added as second author Senator Becker
1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jean Leising
 State Bill Page:   SB84
 
SB115SCHOOL EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT. (FREEMAN A) Provides that a policy adopted by a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school with at least one employee addressing expanded criminal history background checks or expanded child protection index checks (background checks) must prohibit the hiring or continuing employment of a person who has been convicted of an offense requiring license revocation, unless the conviction has been reversed, vacated, or set aside on appeal. (Current law provides that such a policy addressing background checks must prohibit the hiring of a person who has been convicted of an offense requiring license revocation, unless the conviction has been reversed, vacated, or set aside on appeal.) Provides that an entity: (A) with which a school corporation or charter school contracts for services; and (B) that has employees who are likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employees' employment; shall use information obtained from the background checks concerning an individual's conviction for certain offenses as grounds to not employ, continue employment, or contract with the individual. Provides that, in the event that an entity obtains information that an individual employed by the entity who works at a particular school corporation or charter school has been convicted of certain offenses, the entity shall immediately notify the school corporation or charter school of the employee's conviction. Makes changes to the list of offenses for which the department of education shall permanently revoke a teacher's license. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - added as third author Senator Crider
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Houchin
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Aaron Freeman
 State Bill Page:   SB115
 
SB137GROUP COVERAGE FOR RELIGIOUS NOT-FOR-PROFITS. (RAATZ J) Allows an authorized property and casualty insurance company to provide group property and casualty insurance to a religious not-for-profit association consisting of at least 10 religious not-for-profit organizations that have a relationship to one another in a common denomination, association, affiliation, or fellowship.
 Current Status:   1/18/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 8; Nays: 0;
1/12/2022 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Kruse
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Jeff Raatz
 State Bill Page:   SB137
 
SB148PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS. (KOCH E) Permits a prosecuting attorney to purchase a crime insurance policy instead of executing a surety bond. Permits the department of child services or a prosecuting attorney to file a paternity action in certain cases. Allows a prosecuting attorney to request and use funds that are derived from a deferral program or pretrial diversion program for expenses of the office of the prosecuting attorney. Renames the drug prosecution fund as the substance abuse prosecution fund. Requires a prosecuting attorney to investigate information received about the commission of certain criminal offenses. Allows a prosecuting attorney to issue or request a subpoena, search warrant, or other process necessary to aid an investigation. Broadens the types of expenses a county auditor shall pay the prosecuting attorney in connection with a criminal case. Allows a prosecuting attorney to appoint employees with the approval of the county council. Allows the prosecuting attorneys council of Indiana to call two conferences each year and specifies who may attend the conferences. Requires that expenses incurred by a deputy prosecuting attorney or an employee of a prosecuting attorney for attending a conference held by the prosecuting attorneys council of Indiana be paid by the county general fund. Requires the prosecuting attorneys council of Indiana to conduct certain training. Allows a prosecuting attorney to seek and receive grants and funding from any source to assist in the discharge of duties of the office of the prosecuting attorney with the consent of the county council. Repeals the calculation of how the population of a judicial district is calculated for the purpose of determining the salary of a prosecuting attorney. Requires that a prosecuting attorney of a judicial circuit with a population of more than 20,000 be a full-time prosecuting attorney. Provides a prosecuting attorney with defense and indemnification in a disciplinary action for conduct that occurred within the scope of employment.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Eric Koch
 State Bill Page:   SB148
 
SB155HUMAN TRAFFICKING. (CRIDER M) 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. Increases the penalty for human trafficking to a Level 4 felony. 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:   1/18/2022 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as third author Senator Houchin
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Ford Jon
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Michael Crider
 State Bill Page:   SB155
 
SB160CHILD CARE STUDY. (YODER S) Defines "child care desert". Requires the division of family resources (division) to identify child care deserts in Indiana and perform a longitudinal study on the effect that funding has on child care in Indiana. Requires that the division submit an annual report to the general assembly.
 Current Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 State Bill Page:   SB160
 
SB167EDUCATION MATTERS. (BALDWIN S) Defines a "qualified school". Requires each qualified school to post educational activities and curricular materials on the school's Internet web site. Provides that public records that are available on a qualified school's Internet web site shall be excepted from public record requests for individuals that have access to the school's Internet web site at the discretion of the qualified school. Requires the school corporation or qualified school to add functionality that allows parents of students in the school corporation to opt in to or opt out of certain educational activities and curricular materials under certain conditions. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation shall create a curricular materials advisory committee (committee) comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Requires the committee to submit recommendations regarding curricular materials and educational activities to the governing body of a school corporation. Provides parameters for the composition of the committee, the appointment of committee members, and the appointment of a committee chairperson. Requires the governing body to create educational activities and curricular materials review, discussion, and recommendation procedures for the committee. Provides that the committee shall meet a certain number of times annually. Provides that a state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school or an employee of the state agency, state educational institution, school corporation, or qualified school acting in an official capacity may not include or promote certain concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or direct or otherwise compel a school employee or student to adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution acting in an official capacity may not require an employee of the school corporation, qualified school, or state educational institution to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. Provides that a student shall not be required to participate in a personal analysis, an evaluation, or a survey that reveals or attempts to affect the student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings without parental consent. Provides that, if a school corporation or qualified school uses a third party vendor in providing a personal analysis, evaluation, or survey that reveals, identifies, collects, maintains or attempts to affect a student's attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings, the third party vendor and the school corporation or qualified school may not collect or maintain the responses to or results of the analysis, evaluation, or survey in a manner that would identify the responses or results of an individual student. Provides that before a school corporation or qualified school may provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services to a student, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent to provide or administer certain mental, social-emotional, or psychological services. Makes changes to the definition of "sexually explicit" for the purpose of trade regulation. 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 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:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Kruse
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Gaskill
1/6/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Freeman
1/5/2022 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Senate Chamber
1/4/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Rogers and Crane
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/4/2022 - First Reading
1/4/2022 - Authored By Scott Baldwin
 State Bill Page:   SB167
 
SB171TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS. (FORD J) Requires the department of education (department) to establish and maintain a data base of information concerning employees of public schools who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public schools. Requires public schools to provide information concerning an employee of a public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires: (1) teacher preparation programs to include content within the curriculum regarding; and (2) certain teacher training to include training on; conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) shall prioritize the use of any ESSER funds the school corporation or charter school, after June 30, 2022, has or receives for hiring additional: (1) licensed school counselors; (2) licensed social workers; or (3) licensed school psychologists. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on education the task of studying the impediments that may exist for underrepresented groups in seeking to become teachers and other licensed school employees.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB171
 
SB172BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES. (FORD J) Adds one member to the behavior analyst committee (committee). Requires the state department of health to inspect at least one time per year each facility where a licensed behavior analyst practices behavior analysis. Requires the committee to recommend proposed rules to the medical licensing board of Indiana concerning standards for the annual inspections.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB172
 
SB174STUDENT HEALTH. (FORD J) Requires the governing body of a school corporation or chief administrative officer of a nonpublic school system to authorize the absence and excuse of a student due to the student's mental or behavioral health concerns. Limits the number of excused absences for mental or behavioral health concerns, without documentation, to three instructional days in a school year. Allows a student to be excused for more than three instructional days if the student provides certain documentation. Requires that a school selected to participate in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behaviors Survey or a successor survey participate in the survey. Provides that the commission for higher education shall, before January 1, 2023, work with the statewide suicide prevention coordinator to develop a suicide prevention training for students at each state educational institution (institution). Requires each student at an institution, after July 1, 2023, to participate in the training in the student's first year at the institution. Requires each institution to collect and report certain information concerning suicide prevention to the statewide suicide prevention coordinator. Establishes a mental health and suicide prevention in higher education task force (task force). Provides that the task force shall create a statewide suicide prevention resource guide for institutions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By J.D. Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB174
 
SB180JUVENILE COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY FOR CHILD. (FORD J) Requires an appointed attorney in certain types of juvenile court cases. Requires the juvenile court to appoint the attorney before the first hearing. Allows the juvenile court to order a parent or guardian to pay for an appointed attorney's fees to the extent that the amount the parent or guardian is ordered to pay will not cause a substantial hardship to the child's family. Provides that a guardian ad litem may not be the child's attorney if the petition for child in need of services (CHINS) alleges abuse or neglect. Establishes the commission for court appointed attorneys for children (commission). Requires the commission to report annually to the governor, general assembly, and supreme court regarding topics related to provision of counsel for children in juvenile court proceedings. Establishes the juvenile court appointed attorneys fund. Provides that a juvenile court shall appoint one attorney for siblings who are the subject of a child in need of services proceeding, juvenile delinquency proceeding, or proceeding to terminate the parent-child relationship. Provides that a child's attorney may sign a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship with regard to the child. Adds users fees for the appointment of a juvenile court appointed attorney.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as second author Senator Garten
1/11/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/10/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0;
1/10/2022 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Senate Chamber
1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Jon Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB180
 
SB195JUVENILE RECORDS EXPUNGEMENT AND BASIS FOR ESCAPE. (POL JR. R) Requires the juvenile court to hold a hearing within 60 days if it does not order automatic expungement of records, to consider certain factors when conducting an expungement hearing, and to order expungement of records if the juvenile delinquency allegations were not adjudicated or were vacated. Requires information or documents released to be redacted to protect the child's identity. Removes a violation of a home detention order as a basis for the commission of committing an escape.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Rodney Pol Jr
 State Bill Page:   SB195
 
SB226MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. (DONATO S) Decreases the number of experiential practice hours required to obtain a license as a marriage and family therapist or a therapist associate. Specifies that the hours must be completed during at least 12 months.
 Current Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 State Bill Page:   SB226
 
SB239PRACTITIONER IDENTIFICATION AND ADVERTISING. (BOEHNLEIN K) Provides that, beginning January 1, 2023, a practitioner holding a license issued by the board of chiropractic examiners, the state board of dentistry, the state board of health facility administrators, the medical licensing board, the state board of nursing, the optometry board, the board of pharmacy, the board of podiatric medicine, the speech-language pathology and audiology board, the state psychology board, the board of physical therapy, the respiratory care committee, the occupational therapy committee, the behavioral health and human services licensing board, the physician assistant committee, or the athletic trainers board is subject to disciplinary sanctions if the practitioner: (1) communicates or disseminates to the general public an advertisement that includes deceptive or misleading information or does not prominently state the type of license held by the practitioner; or (2) fails, while providing direct patient care, to wear an identification badge that clearly sets forth the practitioner's first and last name, type of license, and, if applicable, status as a student, intern, trainee, or resident. Establishes certain exceptions. Provides, for purposes of the law prohibiting the unlawful practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine, that "the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine" includes attaching to an individual's name the words "anesthesiologist", "cardiologist", "dermatologist", or other specified words that identify a member of a medical specialty.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Melton
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Kevin Boehnlein
 State Bill Page:   SB239
 
SB243PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT. (WALKER K) Provides that Medicaid, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract may not require prior authorization for a non-opioid prescription drug that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 State Bill Page:   SB243
 
SB246MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN. (WALKER K) Establishes the insuring foster youth trust fund. Provides that an individual may receive the foster care tax credit for making a qualified monetary contribution to the insuring foster youth trust fund. Establishes the insuring foster youth trust license plate. Provides that an agreement among insurers through which automobile insurance is provided to motorists unable to obtain the insurance through ordinary methods must also make insurance available to a foster youth who: (1) is certified or acknowledged by the department of child services or by a designee of the department to be receiving foster care; and (2) is at least 16 years of age and not more than 23 years of age. Provides that a state or local government agency, a foster parent, or an entity providing services shall not be liable for any damages resulting from a foster youth's operation of an automobile owned and insured by the foster youth. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/12/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
1/12/2022 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Kyle Walker
 State Bill Page:   SB246
 
SB264ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REVIEW COMMITTEE. (GARTEN C) Establishes the administrative rules review committee (committee) and provides for appointment of the committee. Provides that the committee shall meet at the call of the chair. Requires the publisher of the administrative code to provide a rule that directly creates or effects a revenue stream of an agency to the committee for review when the rule is submitted for filing by the agency. Allows the committee to: (1) approve; or (2) disapprove; a rule. Provides for the effective date of the rule depending on the approval or disapproval of the committee. Allows the committee to issue a disapproval and stay of effectiveness concerning a current rule.
 Current Status:   1/13/2022 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Donato
1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Leising
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Chris Garten
 State Bill Page:   SB264
 
SB266DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES' REVIEW OF BASE RATE. (FORD J) Defines "base rate", "cost report", and "residential treatment services provider". Provides a process for residential treatment services providers to request a review of base rates and other cost based rates approved by the department of child services (department). Establishes that the department shall approve certain allowable costs.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Holdman
1/10/2022 - added as third author Senator Garten
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Jon Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB266
 
SB270CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME. (DONATO S) Adds stalking to the definition of "domestic or family violence" for purposes of family and juvenile law. Amends as follows the factors a court must consider in determining child custody: (1) Provides that more consideration must be given to the wishes of the child if the child expresses fear of a parent, or of a family or household member of a parent, based on past conduct of the parent or family or household member that is contrary to the child's best interests. (2) Provides that the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will allow continuity of the child's relationship with the child's parent or parents, the child's siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child's best interests. (3) Provides that the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will ensure the mental and physical health and safety of the child. (4) Provides that if the court finds evidence of a pattern of domestic or family violence committed by either parent, or by a family or household member of either parent, the court shall consider the degree to which the custody determination will safeguard the child, or a parent of the child, from the domestic or family violence. (5) Provides that the court shall consider whether either parent, or a family or household member of either parent, is the subject of a protective order with respect to which: (A) the child or the other parent is a protected party; and (B) the issuing court found that the subject of the protective order committed domestic or family violence against the protected party. (6) Provides that the court shall not weigh a parent's housing instability against the parent for purposes of determining custody if the court finds that the parent's housing instability: (A) is the result of domestic or family violence committed against the parent; and (B) has persisted for not more than six months since the most recent incidence of domestic or family violence. Provides that if the court in a child custody action finds evidence of a pattern of domestic or family violence committed by either parent, or by a family or household member of either parent, or finds that the child or a parent of the child is at risk of domestic or family violence by a parent or by a family or household member of a parent, the court shall: (1) include in the court's custody order any condition or restriction the court considers reasonably necessary to safeguard the child, or a parent of the child, from the domestic or family violence; and (2) annually review the custody order to determine whether the condition or restriction continues to be in the child's best interests. Provides for the imposition of conditions, restrictions, or supervision requirements in a parenting time order if the court finds that a noncustodial parent, or a family or household member of the noncustodial parent, has been convicted of a crime involving domestic or family violence or has demonstrated a pattern of child abuse or neglect or a pattern of domestic or family violence, and requires the court to annually review the parenting time order to determine whether continuation of the condition, restriction, or supervision requirement continues to be in the child's best interests. Provides that for purposes of making a determination regarding parenting time, a court may consider an unsubstantiated or substantiated report of child abuse or neglect as evidence of a pattern of child abuse or neglect only on the basis of the court's de novo review of the report. Provides that a court shall not award attorney's fees, court costs, or other litigation expenses to the prevailing party in a parenting time action on the basis of the action having been brought frivolously or vexatiously if the court finds that the party that brought the action: (1) brought the action in good faith; and (2) reasonably believed the action was necessary to protect the child. Requires a court that appoints a guardian ad litem in a child custody or parenting time action to, if practicable, appoint a guardian ad litem who has received training concerning child abuse, domestic abuse, and the effect of child abuse and domestic abuse on a child. Allows the office of judicial administration to establish a continuing education program for judges and court personnel regarding child abuse and neglect.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Stacey Donato
 State Bill Page:   SB270
 
SB275EXECUTIVE BRANCH PROGRAMS AND PERSONNEL. (KOCH E) Provides that a state officer or a state agency may not do either of the following without the express approval of the general assembly: (1) Use the money of a private entity to create or expand a program of the state officer or state agency. (2) Use the money of a private entity to fund or supplement the funding of any employee position within state government.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Eric Koch
 State Bill Page:   SB275
 
SB284TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Adds specified health care providers and students to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of practicing telehealth. Allows behavior health analysts to temporarily perform telehealth during the time when the professional licensing agency is preparing to implement licensure for the profession. Exempts certain actions from the definition of "telehealth", allowing for a practitioner to delegate consultation, treatment, and monitoring of a patient if the delegated health service is within the practitioner's scope of practice and allowed to be delegated by the practitioner in an in-person setting.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
 State Bill Page:   SB284
 
SB306AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR REQUIREMENT. (ROGERS L) Requires coaches, assistant coaches, marching band leaders, and extracurricular activity leaders to ensure an automated external defibrillator (AED) is present at each athletic activity conducted by the individual. Requires the AED to be: (1) located on the premises of the athletic activity; (2) easily accessible; and (3) present for the duration of the athletic activity. Allows two or more athletic activities to share an AED if certain conditions are met. Requires coaches, assistant coaches, marching band leaders, and extracurricular activity leaders to, at each athletic activity, inform all individuals who are overseeing or supervising the activity of the location of the AED. Requires each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic school to: (1) ensure an AED is properly maintained; (2) develop a response plan for a sudden cardiac arrest; and (3) share the response plan with coaches, assistant coaches, marching band leaders, and extracurricular activity leaders and applicable students.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Brown L
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Linda Rogers
 State Bill Page:   SB306
 
SB315EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEE. (BECKER V) Provides that, before May 1, 2022, the department of education shall establish a committee for the purpose of quantifying: (1) appropriate class sizes; (2) maximum caseloads for speech-language pathologists; (3) maximum caseloads for school social workers; (4) appropriate guidance counselor to student ratios; and (5) the number of unfilled position vacancies that exist in Indiana for each position. Requires issuance of a final report to the secretary of education, governor, and legislative council not later than November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 State Bill Page:   SB315
 
SB317ART THERAPY. (BECKER V) Provides that art therapy services provided by a certified art therapist or certified art therapist associate to an individual who receives mental health services or to an individual who receives services from a community mental health center are reimbursable under Medicaid. Provides for the certification of professional art therapists and art therapist associates by the behavioral health and human services licensing board through the professional licensing agency. Establishes qualifications and requirements for a certified art therapist and certified art therapist associate. Defines certain terms and makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 State Bill Page:   SB317
 
SB327TANF ELIGIBILITY. (FORD J) Sets the income eligibility requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program at a specified percentage of the federal income poverty level. Requires the division of family resources (division) to amend the state TANF plan or take any other action necessary to implement the income requirements. Increases certain payment amounts under the TANF program. Requires the payments to be annually adjusted using the Social Security cost of living adjustment rate, but provides that the total adjustment in a year must be reduced to the extent the adjustment would result in the transfer to the Child Care and Development Fund grant program being less than the maximum allowable transfer under federal law. Authorizes emergency rulemaking concerning the payments. Repeals language regarding: (1) payments for a child born more than 10 months after a family qualifies for assistance; (2) the adoption of rules authorizing certain vouchers; (3) eligibility for child support enforcement services; (4) encouraging a family that receives assistance to receive family planning counseling; and (5) requiring the division to apply a percentage reduction to the total needs of TANF applicants and recipients in computing TANF benefits. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Jon Ford
 State Bill Page:   SB327
 
SB339CCDF COPAYMENTS WAIVER. (BREAUX J) Requires, during the federally declared public health emergency concerning COVID-19, the division of family resources to continue to temporarily waive a family's copayment for participation in the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) voucher program and make the payments to the child care program provider in the same manner as the division was waiving the copayment and making the payments to providers on January 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 State Bill Page:   SB339
 
SB340JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (BREAUX J) Repeals provisions providing that juvenile courts do not have jurisdiction over juveniles charged with certain offenses. Repeals provisions: (1) imposing various juvenile court fees; (2) under which a parent of a delinquent child is required to pay: (A) an application fee for transfer of the child to another state; or (B) the costs of returning the child to Indiana; under the interstate compact for juveniles; (3) under which: (A) child support payments; and (B) state or federal benefits; for a child removed from the child's home by the department of child services (DCS) are paid or assigned to DCS for the duration of the child's removal; (4) imposing a fee for a child's participation in a program of informal adjustment; (5) requiring parents of a child to pay costs of educational or rehabilitative services provided for the child while the child is under the supervision of the probation department; (6) under which a juvenile court may order a parent of a child adjudicated to be a child in need of services (CHINS) or adjudicated delinquent to reimburse the county for costs incurred by the county with respect to services for or placement of the child; (7) under which a parent of a child: (A) adjudicated to be a CHINS; (B) adjudicated delinquent; or (C) participating in a program of informal adjustment; is required to reimburse DCS for the cost of services provided for the child by DCS; (8) under which a parent of a delinquent child may be required to reimburse costs of services provided by the department of correction if the child is made a ward of the department of correction; (9) imposing a juvenile probation fee; (10) allowing a juvenile court to require a parent of a child to pay a fee for the services of a guardian ad litem or court appointed special advocate appointed for the child; (11) requiring a parent to pay expenses assessed against the parent's child by a problem solving court; and (12) requiring a parent to reimburse a county for public defender services provided to the parent's child; and provides that any outstanding costs, fees, or other financial obligations, or any warrant based solely on costs, fees, or other financial obligations, that have been imposed on a delinquent child or the parent or guardian of a delinquent child under these repealed provisions are vacated and unenforceable. Discontinues the collection of a civil filing fee for paternity actions. Discontinues the division of youth services transitional services fund. Provides that a statement made during a custodial interrogation by a juvenile regarding an act allegedly committed when the juvenile was less than 18 years of age is inadmissible for purposes of specified criminal or juvenile proceedings if a law enforcement officer or school resource officer knowingly communicates to the juvenile: (1) false information regarding evidence relating to the act; or (2) false or unauthorized statements regarding penalties for the act or leniency in the imposition of penalties for the act; during the custodial interrogation. Imposes requirements on juvenile detention facilities with regard to visitation and contact with residents of a juvenile detention facility. Provides that commission by a juvenile of an offense related to unlawful carry of a firearm is a delinquent act. Provides that commission by a juvenile of: (1) indecent display by a youth; or (2) an act that would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; under specified circumstances is a delinquent act. Amends, with respect to provisions allowing public access to certain juvenile court records and records regarding allegations of certain delinquent acts: (1) the circumstances under which such records may be accessed by the public; and (2) the information in the records that may be accessed; without a court order. Allows an individual convicted of a crime committed by the individual before the individual was 18 years of age to petition a court for modification of the individual's sentence. Eliminates a provision allowing an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age and found guilty of murder to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Provides with regard to murder sentencing that the defendant's commission of the murder when the defendant was less than 25 years of age (rather than 18 years of age, under current law) at the time of the murder is a mitigating factor. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee topics related to court fees, including: (1) distribution of court fee revenue; and (2) alternatives to the collection of court fees.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 State Bill Page:   SB340
 
SB365PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT. (BECKER V) Establishes the psychology interjurisdictional compact concerning interjurisdictional telepsychology and the temporary authorization to practice psychology in another compact state. Sets forth requirements of a compact state. Sets forth the duties of the psychology interjurisdictional compact commission.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Vaneta Becker
 State Bill Page:   SB365
 
SB372TAXATION. (ZAY A) Phases down the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% in 2022 to 1.73% in 2027 and thereafter. Phases out the corporate adjusted gross income tax rate from 4.99% in 2022 to 0% in 2026 and thereafter. Extends the state sales tax to all services beginning January 1, 2023, excluding government services. Defines "service" as any activity engaged in for another person, if the person purchases the service as the end user of the service for consideration. Specifies that the term does not include a service rendered by an employee. Excludes the wholesale sale of services that are performed by a business and rendered to another business for the use or consumption in the production of tangible personal property or the delivery of other services that are for sale (business to business transactions). Imposes a surcharge tax on social media providers. Defines "social media provider" as a social media company that: (1) maintains a public social media platform; (2) has more than 1,000,000 active Indiana account holders; (3) has annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana of at least $1,000,000; and (4) derives economic benefit from the data individuals in Indiana share with the company. Provides that the surcharge tax is equal to: (1) the annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana in a calendar year multiplied by 7%; plus (2) the total number of the social media provider's active Indiana account holders in a calendar year multiplied by $1. Establishes the online bullying, social isolation, and suicide prevention fund (fund) for the purposes of providing: (1) online bullying prevention; or (2) social isolation and suicide prevention; training and research for counselors and educational institutions. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction shall administer the fund. Transfers 10% of the revenue from the surcharge tax to the fund. Transfers the remaining surcharge tax revenue to the rural broadband fund.
 Current Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 All Bill Status:   1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Andy Zay
 State Bill Page:   SB372
 
SB382VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) Recodifies state income tax provisions regarding determination of state adjusted gross income. Allows certain corporations to make an election to determine the corporation's state adjusted gross income tax under specified provisions. Requires all wagering taxes to be reported and remitted electronically through the department of state revenue (department) online tax filing program. Amends the distribution date for certain alcoholic beverage tax revenue and wagering tax and fee revenue. Clarifies provisions regarding application of the sales tax to transactions in which a person acquires an aircraft for rental or leasing in the ordinary course of the person's business. Reorganizes and revises provisions that apply to the sales tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. Reorganizes and revises provisions regarding sales tax exemptions for utilities. Amends sales tax provisions that apply to wholesale sales. Clarifies that a marketplace facilitator is considered the retail merchant for transactions it facilitates on its marketplace regardless as to whether the marketplace facilitator has a contractual relationship with the seller. Allows nonresident shareholders and partners of a partnership to make an election to opt out of withholding tax requirements in certain specified circumstances. Clarifies the reporting process used for distribution of local income tax revenue to conform to current practice. Amends due date provisions for returns, refunds, assessments, or other submissions under the state income tax and financial institutions tax. Provides that an election by a corporation to make a consolidated return continues to apply following a corporate reorganization or sale. Makes technical and clarifying changes to the procedures for reporting federal partnership audit adjustments. Increases the number of years a local income tax (LIT) expenditure tax rate for correctional facilities and rehabilitation facilities may be imposed from 22 to 25 years in the case of a tax rate adopted after June 30, 2022. Adds procedures to allow the department to offset LIT distributions to local units when an over distribution has been made either in error or because a taxpayer refund is approved after the distribution. Makes a technical correction to tax penalty provisions that apply to pass through entities. Reduces the tax rate imposed on the distribution of closed system cartridges beginning July 1, 2022, from 25% to 20% of the wholesale price. Requires remote sellers to collect the tobacco product tax on taxable products. Provides a more specific definition of "tobacco products" for purposes of the tobacco products tax. Clarifies that, in the case of distributor to distributor transactions, the tobacco products tax is imposed at the time a distributor first receives the tobacco products in Indiana. Amends provisions that apply to a refund of a tobacco products license fee when a license is surrendered to the department before its expiration. Imposes a penalty on retailers who purchase tobacco products or cigarettes from a distributor who has not obtained a registration certificate from the department (or whose registration certification is revoked or suspended). Authorizes the department to revoke or suspend a registration certificate for failure to comply with certain reporting requirements. Provides the basis upon which the department may refuse to issue or renew a registration certificate. Provides that the department may require reporting of any information reasonably necessary to determine alcoholic beverage excise tax liability. Clarifies provisions that specify the effective date of an innkeeper's tax ordinance and the subsequent tax collection duties of the department. Adds similar provisions under the food and beverage tax. Requires the budget agency to transfer $7,100,000 from the state general fund to the Indiana geographic information office (office) to be used for the purposes of funding the office and the implementation of the geographic information system (GIS) for the department of revenue local income tax purposes. Requires the budget agency to create a report on the current GIS related contract costs for all state agencies that could be eliminated in order to offset the required future state appropriations needed to fund the office and submit the report to the interim study committee on fiscal policy before November 1, 2022. Makes conforming changes. Changes population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2020 decennial census.
 Current Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 State Bill Page:   SB382
 
SB402FAMILY AND JUVENILE LAW MATTERS. (HOUCHIN E) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply, before July 1, 2022, to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for an amendment to the family and support services Medicaid waiver to create priority status on the waiver for a child who has been adopted. Requires the statewide child fatality review coordinator to provide a data collection form to each local child fatality review team. Provides that the data collection form must mirror the information in the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System Version 5.0 CDR Report Form. Provides that the definition of child abuse or neglect does not refer to a person who identifies a child by the child's biological sex. Requires the department of child services (department) to include in its annual report certain additional information concerning child fatalities. Requires the department to: (1) collect certain disability identification data; (2) create a report concerning the collected data; (3) provide the report to the legislative council; and (4) adopt rules to implement these provisions. Requires the department, before beginning a trial home visit, to conduct a criminal history check on certain individuals, determine whether any of those individuals have prior department history, and establish a safety plan and child care plan. Requires the department to conduct at least one unannounced home visit each week while a child is on a trial home visit. Makes an appropriation to the state department of health to fund additional staff to support local child fatality review teams. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/20/2022 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By Erin Houchin
 State Bill Page:   SB402
 
SB407RISK BASED MANAGED CARE AND INTEGRATED CARE. (MESSMER M) Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a Medicaid waiver or state plan amendment to implement, not earlier than January 1, 2024, a fee for service integrated care model program for specified category of Medicaid recipients. Sets forth requirements of the program. Sets forth certain requirements, including contract requirements for any contract between the office of the secretary and specified entities, in the operation of a risk based managed care program or integrated care model program for the specified covered population.
 Current Status:   1/19/2022 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Coauthored by Senators Brown L, Ford Jon, Busch
1/12/2022 - Authored By Mark Messmer
 State Bill Page:   SB407
 
SB410TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. (BOHACEK M) Allows a kinship caregiver of a child to intervene as a party in proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship concerning the child. Provides that a kinship caregiver who intervenes as a party in proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship is entitled to counsel for purposes of the proceedings, and that the court shall appoint counsel for the kinship caregiver if the court finds that the kinship caregiver is indigent. Provides that a judge who presided over child in need of services or delinquency proceedings with respect to a child may not be the judge who presides over proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship with respect to the child.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 State Bill Page:   SB410
 
SB413MENTAL HEALTH CARE. (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides, for purposes of provisions of law under which a mentally ill individual may be committed if the individual is dangerous, that an individual may be "dangerous" even though the individual is not inclined toward violent behavior. Amends the provision of law under which an Indiana resident who has a mental illness may be voluntarily admitted to a facility (a hospital, health and hospital corporation, psychiatric hospital, community mental health center, or other institution where an individual with a mental illness can receive rehabilitative treatment and care) to provide that, for purposes of that provision, "mental illness" includes psychiatric and neurobiological brain disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, that sometimes make an individual's performance of the normal activities of everyday life very difficult or impossible. Provides that the voluntary admission of an Indiana resident to a facility by the facility's superintendent may not be limited to Indiana residents who are referred to the facility by a court, the department of child services, a law enforcement agency, or any other officer or entity of state or local government. Provides that whether an individual has insurance coverage and whether the cost of the individual's care may be paid by or on behalf of the individual with private funds may not be considered in determining whether the individual: (1) is admitted to or allowed to continue receiving care in a state institution (an institution that is owned or operated by the state for purposes of the observation, care, treatment, or detention of individuals); or (2) is allowed to receive or continue receiving care from a community mental health center.
 Current Status:   1/12/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2022 - First Reading
1/12/2022 - Authored By David Niezgodski
 State Bill Page:   SB413
 
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