Prepared by: Andrew Bradley
Report created on November 30, 2022
 
HB1159SMALL LOAN FINANCE CHARGES. (HAMILTON C) Changes the current incremental finance charge limits that apply to a small loan to a maximum annual rate. Prohibits certain acts with respect to financing of a small loan and makes a violation a deceptive act and subject to penalties.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Klinker
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Financial Institutions and Insurance
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Carey Hamilton
 State Bill Page:   HB1159
 
HB1214RESIDENTIAL EVICTION ACTIONS. (MANNING E) Requires the plaintiff in a residential eviction action to file a motion to dismiss the action if the case is resolved between the parties at any time before final adjudication, unless the plaintiff is seeking damages. Provides that if, at any time after an eviction action is filed, no action has been taken by the plaintiff to further prosecute the case for a period of at least 180 days, the court shall send to the parties written notice: (1) stating the date of the most recent action taken by the plaintiff in the case; and (2) directing the plaintiff to take action to either: (A) further prosecute the case; or (B) dismiss the case; not later than 10 business days after the date of the notice. Provides that if the plaintiff fails to take any action within the prescribed time: (1) the defendant may petition the court to dismiss the case; or (2) the court on its own motion may dismiss the case. Provides that a residential eviction diversion program may not be offered or operated on a statewide or local basis unless participation in the program is voluntary for all parties. Requires: (1) the Indiana housing and community development authority; and (2) any political subdivision that distributes rental assistance funds made available by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; to create a designated landlord application process, in addition to the tenant application process, not later than August 31, 2022. Requires, upon motion of the tenant, the court in which an eviction action is filed to order the clerk of the court and the operator of any state, regional, or local case management system not to disclose or permit disclosure of any records in the case, subject to certain exceptions, if any of the following occur: (1) The action is dismissed. (2) A judgment in favor of the tenant is entered. (3) A judgment against the tenant is later overturned or vacated on appeal. Provides that if: (1) an eviction action, regardless of when it was filed, results in one of the specified outcomes allowing for the nondisclosure of records in the action; and (2) the court does not issue an order prohibiting the disclosure of any records in the action; the tenant in the action may petition the court in which the eviction action was filed to issue an order prohibiting the disclosure of any records in the action in accordance with the bill's provisions. Provides that upon the filing of such a petition, the court may: (1) issue an order prohibiting the disclosure of any records in the action; or (2) set the matter for a hearing. Provides that the petitioner bears the burden of proof in any hearing set by the court. Requires the clerk of court or other court administrator to: (1) track all eviction actions with respect to which a nondisclosure order is issued by the court; and (2) furnish the data compiled in the statutorily required statistical data provided to the office of judicial administration (office), as prescribed by the office. Requires the office to include the data provided by the courts in the Indiana Judicial Report.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 164
 All Bill Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/1/2022 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 314: yeas 91, nays 0
3/1/2022 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
2/28/2022 - Motion to concur filed
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsors Senators Niemeyer, Boehnlein, Kruse
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Messmer
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsors Senators Freeman, Bohacek, Sandlin, Baldwin
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Doriot
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsors Senators Boots and Crider
2/22/2022 - added as cosponsors Senators Rogers, Raatz, Alting, Crane, Walker K, Walker G, Perfect, Zay, Busch, Donato, Garten, Buchanan
2/22/2022 - added as second sponsor Senator Gaskill
2/22/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 234: yeas 49, nays 0
2/22/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/21/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Yoder
2/21/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/21/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/17/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Taylor G
2/17/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 8; Nays: 1;
2/16/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, 1:30 PM
2/14/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
2/14/2022 - added as cosponsors Senators Pol and Lanane
2/14/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Buck
2/9/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
2/2/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/2/2022 - First Reading
1/26/2022 - Referred to Senate
1/25/2022 - added as coauthors Representatives Clere and Smith, V
1/25/2022 - Senate sponsor: Senator Koch
1/25/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 78: yeas 89, nays 0
1/25/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/24/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/24/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/20/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/19/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/19/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 156-B
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Coauthored by Representative Jeter
1/6/2022 - Authored By Ethan Manning
 State Bill Page:   HB1214
 
HB1306HOUSING TASK FORCE. (MILLER D) Establishes the housing task force (task force) to review issues related to housing and housing shortages in Indiana. Sets forth membership, and requires the task force to issue a report to the general assembly and the governor not later than November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 99
 All Bill Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
3/2/2022 - House Concurred in Senate Amendments ; Roll Call 331: yeas 87, nays 3
3/2/2022 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/2/2022 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/2/2022 - Motion to concur filed
3/1/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 308: yeas 48, nays 0
3/1/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/28/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/24/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Becker
2/24/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/24/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/17/2022 - added as cosponsor Senator Randolph
2/17/2022 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 130
2/2/2022 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/2/2022 - First Reading
1/26/2022 - Referred to Senate
1/25/2022 - Senate sponsors: Senators Doriot and Rogers
1/25/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 87: yeas 70, nays 20
1/25/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Pryor
1/25/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/24/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/24/2022 - Amendment #1 (Campbell) failed; Roll Call 65: yeas 34, nays 56
1/24/2022 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/20/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/19/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/19/2022 - House Government and Regulatory Reform, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 156-C
1/11/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representative O'Brien
1/11/2022 - Authored By Doug Miller
 State Bill Page:   HB1306
 
HB1367LAND BANKS. (ERRINGTON S) Makes various changes to the statutes governing land banks that concern certain land bank powers, objectives, and duties. Provides (except in a county containing a consolidated city) that only a majority of directors appointed to the board of a land bank must be residents of the county, second class city, or third class city. Provides, in the case of a land bank created by an interlocal agreement, that only a majority of the members of the board of the land bank must be residents of the applicable eligible units that establish the land bank. Provides that a land bank may establish advisory committees composed of specified community members to consult with and advise the land bank on: (1) properties within the territory of the land bank that are imposing the greatest harm on residents and neighborhoods; (2) resident and neighborhood priorities for new uses of land bank properties; and (3) options for potential transferees of land bank properties. Provides, subject to certain limitations, that a land bank may use an interlocal agreement to establish processes to improve the quality of title and marketability of property the land bank owns to extinguish any liens that exist on the property. Provides that, if a land bank enters into an interlocal agreement, any employees of an eligible unit who may be contracted to provide staffing services to the land bank pursuant to the interlocal agreement retain their status as public employees of the eligible unit. Requires a county executive to provide a land bank in the county with a list of tracts located in the territory of the land bank that: (1) are delinquent on property taxes; and (2) have been offered for public sale at least two times and remain unsold; on an annual basis. Requires the county executive to transfer its interest in a tract on the list to a land bank if requested by the land bank not later than 90 days after it receives the list.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - removed as coauthor Representative O'Brien T
1/11/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere, Bauer M, O'Brien
1/11/2022 - Authored By Sue Errington
 State Bill Page:   HB1367
 
HB1397PROHIBITION ON SOURCE OF INCOME DISCRIMINATION. (PACK R) Amends the Indiana fair housing law and adds source of income to the list of protected classes. Provides that the exemptions do not apply to source of income discrimination. Defines certain terms.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Authored By Renee Pack
 State Bill Page:   HB1397
 
HB1415LAND BANKS. (BAUER M) Allows a county fiscal body in a county in which there is at least one land bank (except in a county containing a consolidated city) to adopt an ordinance requiring every person who wishes to participate in a tax sale as a bidder to pay a neighborhood investment fee of not more than $150. Provides that, if a county fiscal body adopts an ordinance authorizing the imposition of a neighborhood investment fee, the county treasurer shall establish the neighborhood investment fee fund (fund) and specifies the manner in which neighborhood investment fees collected are to be distributed from the fund to land banks. Allows a county fiscal body in a county in which there is at least one land bank (except in a county containing a consolidated city) to adopt an ordinance to impose, in addition to the 5% penalty for delinquent real property taxes, an additional penalty of not more than 3% for a total penalty that may not exceed 8% of the amount of delinquent real property taxes (additional penalty ordinance). Provides that delinquent tax payments attributable to real property used as a principal place of residence and receiving the homestead standard deduction for the most recent assessment date are exempt from an additional penalty ordinance. Specifies the manner in which the amounts collected attributable to an additional penalty imposed on delinquent real property taxes are to be distributed to land banks.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 All Bill Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
1/13/2022 - First Reading
1/13/2022 - Coauthored by Representatives Errington and Clere
1/13/2022 - Authored By Maureen Bauer
 State Bill Page:   HB1415
 
SB230ENFORCEMENT OF HABITABILITY STANDARDS. (QADDOURA F) Allows a city, county, or town to bring a nuisance action against a tenant or other person responsible for a nuisance. Defines "essential services" as certain utility services needed for the safe and habitable occupation by a tenant of the tenant's rental unit. Defines "essential systems" as certain systems used to deliver essential services to a rental unit. Requires a landlord to repair or replace an essential system not later than 24 hours after being notified by a tenant that the tenant's rental unit is without essential services under certain circumstances. Provides that a tenant may enforce a statutory obligation of a landlord by providing notice of the landlord's noncompliance and allows for certain remedies to the tenant for the landlord's noncompliance. Provides that, during the pendency of a court action brought by a tenant to enforce a statutory obligation of a landlord, the court may order the tenant to make the regular rental payments otherwise due under the rental agreement to the clerk of the court or an attorney trust account, to be held in trust for disbursal to the prevailing party, as ordered by the court.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
2/7/2022 - First Reading
2/2/2022 - Referred to House
2/1/2022 - Cosponsor: Representative Hamilton
2/1/2022 - House sponsor: Representative Clere
2/1/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 113: yeas 47, nays 1
2/1/2022 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/31/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Pol and Becker
1/31/2022 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/27/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/27/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/25/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/24/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 10; Nays: 0;
1/24/2022 - added as third author Senator Yoder
1/24/2022 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 233
1/20/2022 - added as second author Senator Walker G
1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Fady Qaddoura
 State Bill Page:   SB230
 
SB233DISCLOSURE OF EVICTION INFORMATION. (TAYLOR G) Prohibits a court or the operator of a case management system from disclosing information relating to an eviction action: (1) if the case is dismissed or if the tenant prevails in the action or upon appeal; or (2) upon order of the court after a petition to prohibit disclosure is made by the tenant: (A) not earlier than seven years after a judgment of eviction against the tenant becomes final; or (B) at least one year after the case was filed if the case remains pending with no judgment.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 All Bill Status:   2/1/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Pol and Qaddoura
1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/6/2022 - First Reading
1/6/2022 - Authored By Greg Taylor
 State Bill Page:   SB233
 
SB253SMALL LOAN FINANCE CHARGES. (ALTING R) Changes the current incremental finance charge limits that apply to a small loan to a maximum annual rate. Prohibits making, or taking other actions with respect to, a small loan with a greater rate or amount of interest, or other fees and charges, than allowed under the statute governing small loans. Prohibits a credit services organization from providing certain functions with respect to a small loan and makes a violation a deceptive act.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 All Bill Status:   1/25/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Ron Alting
 State Bill Page:   SB253
 
SB262HOUSING TAX CREDITS. (HOLDMAN T) Provides an affordable and workforce housing state tax credit against state tax liability to a taxpayer for each taxable year in the state tax credit period of a qualified project in an aggregate amount that does not exceed the product of a percentage between 40% and 100% and the amount of the taxpayer's aggregate federal tax credit for the qualified project. Provides that an eligible applicant must apply to the Indiana housing and community development authority for an award of an affordable and workforce housing state tax credit. Provides that a holder of an affordable and workforce housing state tax credit may transfer, sell, or assign all or part of the holder's right to claim the state tax credit for a taxable year.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 All Bill Status:   2/10/2022 - added as cosponsor Representative Andrade M
2/1/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
2/1/2022 - First Reading
1/25/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph
1/24/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Charbonneau
1/24/2022 - House sponsor: Representative Heine
1/24/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 56: yeas 47, nays 0
1/24/2022 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/20/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Busch, Lanane, Qaddoura
1/20/2022 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/20/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/18/2022 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/18/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 1;
1/18/2022 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 431
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 State Bill Page:   SB262
 
SB292LAND BANKS. (LANANE T) Requires a county executive to, before February 1, 2023, and by February 1 each year thereafter, provide a land bank in the county with a list of tracts located in the territory of the land bank that: (1) are delinquent on property taxes; and (2) have been offered for public sale at least two times and remain unsold; on an annual basis. Allows the county executive to transfer its interest in a tract on the list to a land bank if requested by the land bank not later than 90 days after it receives the list.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 All Bill Status:   2/17/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
2/17/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2022 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
2/16/2022 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-B
2/15/2022 - added as cosponsor Representative May
2/8/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
2/8/2022 - First Reading
2/2/2022 - Referred to House
2/1/2022 - Cosponsors: Representatives Errington and Bauer M
2/1/2022 - House sponsor: Representative Clere
2/1/2022 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 170: yeas 47, nays 1
2/1/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Pol and Bohacek
2/1/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Melton
2/1/2022 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/31/2022 - added as coauthors Senators Randolph and Tomes
1/31/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Yoder
1/31/2022 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/31/2022 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) prevailed; voice vote
1/31/2022 - added as second author Senator Buck
1/31/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/27/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/27/2022 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 8; Nays: 1
1/27/2022 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 233
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/10/2022 - First Reading
1/10/2022 - Authored By Timothy Lanane
 State Bill Page:   SB292
 
SB385EVICTION ACTION INFORMATION AND TENANT SCREENING. (YODER S) Prohibits a court or the operator of a case management system from disclosing information relating to an eviction action: (1) if the case is dismissed or if the tenant prevails in the action or upon appeal; or (2) upon order of the court after a petition to prohibit disclosure is made by the tenant: (A) not earlier than three years after a judgment of eviction against the tenant becomes final; or (B) at least one year after the case was filed if the case remains pending with no judgment. Defines a "tenant screening report" as a report that: (1) is prepared from files compiled and maintained with respect to an applicant for the rental of a rental unit; and (2) describes the applicant's credit characteristics, rental history, or criminal history. Requires a landlord that denies an applicant's application for the rental of a rental unit based on information in a tenant screening report to mail a copy of the tenant screening report to the applicant. Provides requirements for the application process for an applicant who intends to use a housing choice voucher for the rental of a rental unit. Provides that if a landlord fails to mail an applicant a copy of the tenant screening report, as required under these provisions, an applicant may bring a cause of action in a court with jurisdiction.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Shelli Yoder
 State Bill Page:   SB385
 
SB386LAND BANKS. (LANANE T) Makes various changes to the statutes governing land banks that concern certain land bank powers, objectives, and duties. Provides (except in a county containing a consolidated city) that only a majority of directors appointed to the board of a land bank must be residents of the county, second class city, or third class city. Provides, in the case of a land bank created by an interlocal agreement, that only a majority of the members of the board of the land bank must be residents of the applicable eligible units that establish the land bank. Provides that a land bank may establish advisory committees composed of specified community members to consult with and advise the land bank on: (1) properties within the territory of the land bank that are imposing the greatest harm on residents and neighborhoods; (2) resident and neighborhood priorities for new uses of land bank properties; and (3) options for potential transferees of land bank properties. Provides, subject to certain limitations, that a land bank may use an interlocal agreement to establish processes to improve the quality of title and marketability of property the land bank owns to extinguish any liens that exist on the property. Provides that, if a land bank enters into an interlocal agreement, any employees of an eligible unit who may be contracted to provide staffing services to the land bank pursuant to the interlocal agreement retain their status as public employees of the eligible unit. Allows a county fiscal body in a county in which there is at least one land bank (except in a county containing a consolidated city) to adopt an ordinance requiring every person who wishes to participate in a tax sale as a bidder to pay a neighborhood investment fee of not more than $150. Provides that, if a county fiscal body adopts an ordinance authorizing the imposition of a neighborhood investment fee, the county treasurer shall establish the neighborhood investment fee fund (fund) and specifies the manner in which neighborhood investment fees collected are to be distributed from the fund to land banks. Allows a county fiscal body in a county in which there is at least one land bank (except in a county containing a consolidated city) to adopt an ordinance to impose, in addition to the 5% penalty for delinquent real property taxes, an additional penalty of not more than 3% for a total penalty that may not exceed 8% of the amount of delinquent real property taxes (additional penalty ordinance). Provides that delinquent tax payments attributable to real property used as a principal place of residence and receiving the homestead standard deduction for the most recent assessment date are exempt from an additional penalty ordinance. Specifies the manner in which the amounts collected attributable to an additional penalty imposed on delinquent real property taxes are to be distributed to land banks.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/11/2022 - First Reading
1/11/2022 - Authored By Timothy Lanane
 State Bill Page:   SB386
 

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