BIC Master Bill Track - All Bills
Prepared by: Brian Gould
Report created on November 27, 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. 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 requirements 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, or immunity from COVID-19 acquired from a prior infection with COVID-19.
 Current Status:   3/3/2022 - Public Law 1
 Recent Status:   3/3/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/3/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1002VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (BROWN T) Specifies that the amount of excess combined reserves that may be transferred to the pre-1996 account in 2022 may not exceed $2,500,000,000. Reduces the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% in 2022 to 3.15% in 2023 and 2024. Phases down the individual adjusted gross income tax rate after 2024 depending on certain conditions being met. Allows a taxpayer to elect a special property tax valuation method for mini-mill equipment. (Current law allows the method to be used only for certain integrated steel mill and oil refinery/petrochemical equipment.) Repeals the utility receipts and utility services use taxes. 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 subject to the utility receipts tax and 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 taxpayer procedure for the repeal of the utility receipts and utility services use tax. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services may not enter into a final contract that would implement a risk based managed care program or capitated program for the specified Medicaid population before January 31, 2023. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 138
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1011SALE OF CAPITAL ASSET. (AYLESWORTH M) Allows a town to invest the proceeds received from the sale of a capital asset made after December 15, 2021, and before January 1, 2023, in the same manner as the next generation trust fund if the proceeds from the sale exceed $24,000,000 but do not exceed $26,000,000. (Under current law, a political subdivision is authorized to invest the proceeds received from the sale of certain capital assets in the same manner as the next generation trust fund only if the proceeds exceed $50,000,000.) In addition, requires the fiscal body of the town to contract with a financial institution eligible to receive public funds of a political subdivision to assist the town in its investment program.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 157
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1022ANNEXATION AND ZONING. (THOMPSON J) Provides the following with regard to an annexation of territory (territory) that is at least 80% contiguous to the municipality: (1) The municipality must conduct three (instead of six) public information meetings regarding the proposed annexation. (2) A landowner may not remonstrate against the annexation. (3) The county executive may void the annexation. (4) A landowner may file a court action to void an annexation on the grounds that the municipality failed to fulfill certain statutory requirements. If successful, the landowner may collect attorney's fees and costs. (5) If voided, a municipality may not attempt another annexation of the territory for four years. Specifies, with regard to a request for a variance on property abutting a county line, who is an interested party and must be given notice of the variance hearing. Requires a board of zoning appeals to consider any effect that approval of a variance from development standards may have on wells and septic systems. Makes the following changes with regard to area plan commissions: (1) Allows only the appointing authority to remove a member of an area plan commission. (2) Requires the county legislative body (instead of the area plan commission) to appoint the executive director for an area planning department.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1027INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME TAX RATE. (ELLINGTON J) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2022, reduces the tax rate imposed on the adjusted gross income of every resident person, and on the part of adjusted gross income derived from sources within Indiana of every nonresident person, from 3.23% to 3%.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1033PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS. (TORR J) Provides that, for purposes of the unemployment compensation system law, a professional employer organization (PEO): (1) that enters into a professional employer agreement is not treated as a successor employer or as receiving a transfer of a trade or business; (2) that elects to use the PEO level reporting method is liable for contributions, interest, penalties, and surcharges for the duration of a professional employer agreement unless the PEO elects to change to the client level reporting method; and (3) is permitted to apply certain wages to the maximum amount of wages that are subject to contributions to the system. Provides that certain changes in a PEO relationship do not make a client a successor employer. Provides that a PEO that has made an election to use the client level reporting method may file a request for clearance with the department of workforce development.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
HB1035HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SPEED ENFORCEMENT PILOT PROGRAM. (PRESSEL J) Authorizes the state police department and the Indiana department of transportation to establish the automated work zone speed enforcement pilot program (pilot program) to enforce highway work zone speed limits. Creates the automated work zone speed enforcement pilot program fund to deposit fines collected by the pilot program.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - Referred to the Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
1/20/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 
HB1036WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS. (AYLESWORTH M) Provides that the executives of one or more counties may adopt ordinances designating their counties as members of a proposed watershed development commission and that the proposed watershed development commission is established as a legal entity with the counties as its members if it is recognized by the natural resources commission. Requires the natural resources commission, in deciding whether to recognize a proposed watershed development commission, to answer certain questions. Provides that a nonmember county may become a member of an established watershed development commission if its membership is accepted by the member counties and recognized by the natural resources commission. Requires the department of natural resources (department), with the approval of the natural resources commission, to certify the area of a member county that is within a watershed development commission's designated watershed. Sets forth certain flood control and drainage purposes for which a watershed development commission may be established. Requires a watershed development commission to develop a flood control and drainage plan for its designated watershed and grants a watershed development commission exclusive authority to perform drainage and flood control activities within the channel of the river that is the surface water outlet of the commission's designated watershed. Provides for a watershed development commission to be governed by a board that includes the director of the department (or the director's designee) and one representative of each member county. Establishes an advisory committee for each watershed development commission to provide counsel to the board. Provides for the funding of a watershed development commission through an annual special assessment against each taxable parcel of real property that is located: (1) in a member county; and (2) within the designated watershed of the watershed development commission. Authorizes a member county to adopt any of three alternative methods of funding the watershed development commission. Authorizes a watershed development commission to give preference to an Indiana business over an out-of-state business in contracting for public works. Allows the Maumee River basin commission, the St. Joseph River basin commission, or the Upper Wabash River basin commission to be transformed into a watershed development commission if the county executives of all participating counties, by vote of at least two of the three members of the county executive, approve the proposed transformation.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/24/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/24/2022 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
 
HB1050FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (TORR J) Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Impose by rule, ordinance, or other action, or in the bid specifications or contract documents for a public works project, a requirement inconsistent with, in addition to, or more stringent or restrictive than certain statutory prequalifications or any other requirement of an applicable public works statute. (2) Award a public works contract to a contractor under a contract award standard other than the contract award standard of the applicable public works statute. (3) Require a potential bidder on a public works project to provide any information other than the applicable financial information required by the prequalification statutes or as prescribed by the state board of accounts under the applicable public works statute. (4) By rule, ordinance, or any other action relating to contracts for public works projects, create or impose any prequalification processes that are additional to or inconsistent with those established by the prequalification statute or impose any requirements that directly or indirectly restrict potential bidders or proposers to any predetermined class of bidders defined by labor affiliation or membership or minimum training requirements inconsistent with, or more restrictive than, those required by certain public works statutes. (5) Take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1051PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. (TORR J) Repeals: (1) provisions specifying that failure to comply with the laws concerning safety belt and child passenger restraint system use does not constitute fault or contributory negligence; and (2) a prohibition against the admission of evidence of failure to comply with the law concerning safety belt use in civil actions to mitigate damages.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/19/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/5/2022 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
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:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
2/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1074YOUTH SPORTS AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AREAS. (HEINE D) Allows the legislative body of a city to adopt an ordinance establishing a youth sports and tourism development area (tax area). Requires that the tax area include a facility or complex of facilities used by youth sports teams and organizations for practice or competitive sporting events. Requires the legislative body to make findings when adopting an ordinance. Requires the legislative body to submit an ordinance establishing a tax area to the budget committee and budget agency for review and approval. Allows a tax area to receive incremental state and local income tax revenue and incremental sales tax revenue attributable to the tax area. Requires a city that establishes a tax area to establish a youth sports and tourism development area fund. Limits the amount of incremental tax revenue that may be allocated to: (1) $1,000,000 per tax area per year; and (2) a total of $10,000,000 per tax area. Provides that a tax area terminates not later than 20 years after incremental tax revenues are first allocated to the tax area.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1075COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES. (PRESSEL J) Repeals the following: (1) Indiana advisory commission on intergovernmental relations. (2) Public highway private enterprise review board. (3) Lake Michigan marina and shoreline development commission. (4) Orange County development advisory board. Moves a definition from a statute being repealed. Requires the interim study committee on government to biennially make recommendations to the legislative council regarding: (1) repeal of inactive groups; and (2) continuation of membership in interstate compacts. Requires the salary matrices prescribed for certain officers of the state police department, alcohol and tobacco commission, department of natural resources, and the Indiana gaming commission to be reviewed and approved by the budget agency biennially in even-numbered years. Requires the justice reinvestment advisory council to report to the legislative council before November 1, 2022, regarding how to reduce the membership of an advisory board, with recommendations regarding membership of a community corrections advisory board, including how to reduce the membership of an advisory board. Changes the name of the Indiana commission to combat drug use to the Indiana commission to combat substance use disorder. Requires the services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities task force to make certain recommendations to the legislative council. Adds one member representing the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities to the 211 advisory committee.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 114
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1082PROPERTY TAX RATES. (THOMPSON J) Phases down the minimum valuation floor for depreciable personal property in a taxing district from 30% to 15% over a five year period beginning with the 2023 assessment date. Provides that, notwithstanding any increase in assessed value of property from the previous assessment date, the total amount of operating referendum tax that may be levied by a school corporation for taxes first due and payable in 2022 may not increase by more than 5% over the maximum operating referendum tax that could be levied by the school corporation in the previous year. Specifies that the statute requiring the adjustment of certain property tax rates does not apply to a local airport authority's cumulative building fund tax rate. Specifies that a political subdivision may increase the tax rate for its cumulative building fund without complying with procedures under the cumulative fund statute. Requires a political subdivision to give notice of the proposed increase and hold a public hearing on the proposal before increasing the tax rate. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1083TAX AND FISCAL MATTERS. (THOMPSON J) Provides that beginning in 2024, a maximum levy growth quotient is determined individually for each civil taxing unit. Provides that the maximum levy growth quotient for a civil taxing unit is determined by a formula that is based on: (1) the average growth in the taxing unit's net assessed value; and (2) the average circuit breaker losses experienced by a civil taxing unit. Eliminates Indiana nonfarm personal income as a factor in computing a maximum levy growth quotient for a civil taxing unit. Modifies the threshold amounts used for determining whether a school's or political subdivision's project is a controlled project and whether the petition and remonstrance process or the referendum process applies. Adds back the following deductions in calculating the basis for taxation of property for purposes of a referendum tax levy: (1) The homestead standard deduction. (2) The supplemental homestead deduction. (3) The mortgage deduction. Extends the state sales tax to all services beginning January 1, 2024, except for: (1) educational services; and (2) health care 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). Decreases the state sales and use tax rate from 7% to 6%. Extends current sales tax exemptions for various types of tangible personal property to include services. Decreases the individual adjusted gross income tax rate from 3.23% to 3% beginning January 1, 2024. Eliminates the imposition of local income tax (LIT) on individuals who maintain a principal place of business or employment in a county with a LIT but do not reside in the county. Establishes, beginning in 2024, a new allocation factor and distribution formula for LIT expenditure rate revenue for civil taxing units that is based on the taxing unit's residential assessed value. Eliminates provisions that provide for a distribution of LIT expenditure rate revenue to schools and civil taxing units in counties that imposed a rate under the prior county adjusted gross income tax (CAGIT). Increases, beginning in 2024, the maximum LIT expenditure rate for a county, other than Marion County, from 2.5% in current law to 3%. Expires the authority to impose a property tax relief rate under the LIT. Provides that an ordinance adopted to impose a LIT property tax relief rate shall expire on December 31, 2023. Provides that, in order to continue to impose an expenditure tax rate after 2023, each county must adopt a new ordinance in 2023 (before October 1, 2023) to impose the rate. Provides that, for counties that fail to adopt an ordinance to renew an existing expenditure tax rate in 2023, the expenditure tax rate for the county in 2024 shall be the greater of: (1) zero; or (2) the minimum tax rate necessary for existing debt service. Specifies that this does not prevent the county from renewing, imposing, or modifying an expenditure tax rate in subsequent years. Authorizes a city or town to impose a municipal LIT rate beginning in 2024. Provides that the municipal tax rate may not exceed: (1) the remainder of: (A) 3%; minus (B) the expenditure tax rate imposed by the county; or (2) 3%, if the municipality is in a county that does not impose an expenditure tax rate. Allows a municipality to use tax revenue from a municipal LIT for any of the purposes of the municipality. Eliminates local income tax councils beginning July 1, 2023, and instead provides that the county fiscal body is the adopting body in all counties for purposes of the LIT. Provides that, after December 31, 2023, a civil taxing unit may not pledge LIT revenue to the payment of new bonds or to new lease payments. Establishes the school operations fund (fund). Requires the auditor of state, beginning after December 31, 2023, to transfer to the fund the distribution amounts of: (1) the financial institutions tax; (2) the commercial vehicle excise tax; and (3) the motor vehicle excise tax; that would otherwise be distributed to school corporations. Caps the operations fund maximum levy for school corporations and ensures that each school receives a specified amount of funding by providing for a distribution from the fund, if needed, to achieve the targeted funding amount. Includes property taxes imposed by a school corporation for its operations fund under the provisions that apply to the allocation of protected taxes to a fund. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation may not adopt a resolution to: (1) place a referendum on the ballot for an operating referendum tax levy; or (2) extend an operating referendum tax levy; that would impose a property tax rate for an assessment date after December 31, 2023 (does not affect a resolution adopted before January 1, 2024, or an operating referendum tax levy approved or extended before January 1, 2024). Authorizes the fiscal body of certain small cities and towns to adopt a resolution to place an operating referendum tax levy on the ballot. Requires the money received from the levy to be deposited in an operating referendum tax levy fund to be used to pay the general operating, administrative, or capital expenses of the city or town. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/24/2022 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
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. 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:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/24/2022 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/17/2022 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
HB1101PUBLICATION OF PUBLIC NOTICES. (CLERE E) Effective July 1, 2022: (1) Allows a notice to be published in either a locality newspaper or a regular newspaper. (2) If no locality newspaper or a regular newspaper is published in a county, requires publication in a locality newspaper or regular newspaper published in an adjoining county having a general circulation within the county placing the notice. (3) Prohibits an indigent person from being charged a fee that is greater than the governmental rate for publishing a notice. Effective January 1, 2023: (1) Changes the basic rate for publishing notices. (2) Allows for an increase January 1 of any year of the basic charges for the previous year for publishing notices by not more than the inflation rate. (3) Establishes a limit on the amount charged for publishing notices regarding estate administrations, sheriff's foreclosure sales, redemption of property, and service of summons by publication. Effective July 1, 2027: (1) Requires a notice to be published: (A) in an eligible publication; (B) on a statewide notice web site; and (C) if the notice is required by a court order, rule, or statute and is part of a court proceeding, on the Indiana supreme court web site. (2) Repeals statutes defining newspapers and other publications and publication of subsequent notices on the official web site of the political subdivision. Provides that not later than July 1, 2027, the office of technology may enter into memoranda of understanding with state agencies and an organization representing a majority of Indiana newspapers to operate a statewide notice web site. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1103DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. (EBERHART S) Repeals code provisions regarding commercial fishing on Lake Michigan. Removes the requirement that the director of the department of natural resources (department) send, to a person who has a license that is placed on probationary status, notice that includes a description of the amount of child support in arrears and an explanation of the procedures to pay child support arrearage. Repeals the mussels license issued by the department. Provides that a law enforcement officer or an employee of the department is not liable for the destruction of a permitted animal that escapes an enclosure and poses a threat to public safety. Provides instances when a construction permit for a floodway is not required to remove a logjam or mass of wood debris that has accumulated in a river or stream. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2022, the director of the department shall not exercise authority to remove or eliminate an abode or residence from a floodway if the abode or residence was constructed before January 1, 2022. (Current law provides that the director of the department shall not exercise the authority if the residence or abode was constructed before January 1, 2020.) Provides that before July 1, 2023, the department shall adopt a license for the removal of trees; channel maintenance; and bank reconstruction, repair, and stabilization in a floodway. Provides that a local floodplain administrator shall utilize the best floodplain mapping data available as provided by the department and located on the Indiana Floodplain Information Portal when reviewing a permit application for a structure or a construction activity in, or near, a floodplain. Provides that a contract to purchase timber must be in writing. Allows the collection of damages for costs associated with a claim or action, including attorney's fees, or damages specified in a contract with a timber buyer or a person who cuts timber but is not a timber buyer. Requires a timber buyer to keep complete and accurate records for at least five years after a transaction. Allows the director of the department to suspend a timber buyer's license for not more than 90 days before a final adjudication if the director of the department finds that the holder of the timber buyer's license poses a clear and immediate danger to public health, safety, or property if allowed to continue to operate. Provides that the director of the department may renew the suspension for periods of not more than 90 days. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 141
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1105FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (GOODRICH C) Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Require a potential bidder on a public works project to provide any information that the potential bidder considers confidential or proprietary as a requirement for the public agency finding the bidder to be a responsive or responsible bidder. (2) By rule, ordinance, or any other action relating to contracts for public works projects for which competitive bids are required impose any requirement that directly or indirectly restricts potential bidders to any predetermined class of bidders defined by experience on similar projects, size of company, union membership, or any other criteria. (3) Take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1106EMINENT DOMAIN. (GOODRICH C) Makes changes to condemnation proceedings in which appraisers are appointed after December 31, 2022. Requires a city or town to obtain the county executive's approval of a condemnation of property within the unincorporated area of the county, unless the county executive waives review of the condemnation.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - DEAD BILL: Fails to advance by the conclusion of the 2022 legislative session
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Conference Committee Report Rejected (S) Report 1: rejected by the Senate; Roll Call 360: yeas 19, nays 31; Rules Suspended
3/8/2022 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (H) Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 359: yeas 71, nays 19; Rules Suspended
 
HB1110ANNEXATION OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. (SOLIDAY E) Allows a third class city to annex: (1) a noncontiguous residential development; and (2) the right of way of a public highway connecting the development to the city. Provides that annexation is initiated by: (1) the homeowner's association board petitioning the city legislative body for annexation of the development; and (2) the city legislative body adopting a resolution approving initiation of the annexation process. Requires the city to satisfy statutory requirements for annexation including adopting a written fiscal plan and annexation ordinance and conducting an outreach program. Changes population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2020 decennial census.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 70
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1111UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION REPORTING AND RULES. (SOLIDAY E) Amends the statute concerning the required annual report by the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to the governor and the legislative council as follows: (1) Requires the IURC to present the annual report to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications (committee) before October 1 of each year. (2) Provides that the annual report must include certain information concerning: (A) the energy utility industry; (B) the water and wastewater utility industries; (C) the communications services industry; and (D) Indiana's pipeline safety program. Makes conforming amendments to the statutes requiring the IURC to report annually to the committee concerning: (1) the energy utility industry; and (2) communications services. Makes other conforming amendments to Indiana Code sections referencing the IURC's annual report to the committee concerning communications services. Repeals Indiana Code provisions requiring the IURC to report annually to the committee concerning: (1) acquisitions under the statute concerning acquisitions of offered water or wastewater utilities; and (2) the Indiana voluntary clean energy portfolio standard program. Requires the IURC to adopt rules as the IURC determines necessary to implement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order No. 2222 concerning distributed energy resources and distributed energy resource aggregators.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 71
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
HB1136NET METERING FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION. (COOK A) Amends the statute concerning distributed electricity generation as follows: (1) Defines a "public use customer" of an electricity supplier as a customer that is: (A) a school corporation; or (B) a local unit. (2) Provides that an electricity supplier's net metering tariff must be made and remain available to customers until the earlier of: (A) January 1 of the first calendar year after the calendar year in which the aggregate amount of net metering facility nameplate capacity under the electricity supplier's net metering tariff equals at least 3% (versus 1.5% under current law) of the electricity supplier's most recent summer peak load; or (B) July 1, 2025 (versus July 1, 2022, under current law). (3) Provides that before July 1, 2022, an electricity supplier shall amend its net metering tariff, or file a new net metering tariff with the utility regulatory commission (IURC), to do the following: (A) Establish as the allowed limit on the aggregate amount of net metering facility nameplate capacity under the tariff an amount equal to at least 3% of the electricity supplier's most recent summer peak load. (B) Allow a public use customer that: (i) operates a net metering facility on a premises that the public use customer owns or controls before the installation of the net metering facility; and (ii) is billed by the electricity supplier for electricity measured at more than one meter; to choose to be billed or credited for the difference between the kilowatt hours delivered by the electricity supplier as measured by any one or more of those meters, not to exceed three, and the kilowatt hours generated and delivered to the electricity supplier by the net metering facility. (4) Provides that before July 1, 2022, the IURC shall make similar amendments to its net metering rules. (5) Specifies that any repairs, updates, or upgrades to portions of a net metering facility that do not increase the nameplate capacity of the net metering facility are not considered a replacement of the net metering facility for purposes of certain provisions providing for the extended availability of an electricity supplier's net metering tariff for customers that install a net metering facility before certain specified deadlines. (6) Specifies that net metering customers must comply with certain safety, performance, and reliability standards with which customers that produce distributed generation must comply. (7) Specifies that a net metering customer has certain rights regarding the installation and ownership of a net metering facility that a customer that produces distributed generation has with respect to the installation and ownership of distributed generation equipment. (8) Adds a noncode provision staying the implementation of a rate or tariff for the procurement of excess distributed generation for which an electricity supplier has applied or received approval from the IURC under current law, until such time as the conditions for the expiration of the electricity supplier's net metering tariff, as set forth in the bill, apply to the electricity supplier.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/25/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Hamilton
1/6/2022 - Referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
 
HB1143DURATION OF THE FIRST REGULAR SESSION. (STEUERWALD G) Changes the deadline for the general assembly to adjourn sine die in an odd-numbered year from April 29 to April 15.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1150AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT IN SCHOOL ZONES. (JOHNSON B) Authorizes a county, city, or town to adopt and enforce an ordinance that regulates the placement and use of automated traffic enforcement safety devices (devices) to detect certain traffic offenses (offenses) in school zones. Provides civil penalties for offenses and violations. Specifies that the civil penalty must be applied first to defray the cost of the installation, operation, and maintenance of the devices, and specifies the manner in which the remaining funds are distributed. Prohibits the: (1) reporting of offenses and violations on a driving record; (2) use of offenses and violations to determine rates for motor vehicle insurance; and (3) assessment of points under the point system by the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) for offenses and violations. Requires notification to the bureau if offenses and violations have not been paid timely. Requires the bureau to suspend the registration of a vehicle when the offenses and violations have not been paid. Makes other changes and conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/12/2022 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/6/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
 
HB1153WORKER'S COMPENSATION. (LEHMAN M) Provides that if, after the occurrence of an accident, compensation is paid for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, then the two year limitation period to file an application for adjustment of claim begins to run on the last date for which the compensation was paid. Increases benefits for injuries and disablements by 3% each year for four years, beginning on July 1, 2023. Adds an ambulatory outpatient surgical center to the definition of "medical service facility" under the worker's compensation law. Makes certain changes to the definition of "pecuniary liability". Establishes clean claim payment requirements related to worker's compensation claims. Removes outdated language. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 160
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1167BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES. (PRESSEL J) Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to sign certain health documents concerning driving privileges. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to establish and maintain an audit working group. Provides that meetings of the audit working group are not subject to open door laws. Provides that the bureau, rather than the state board of accounts, is required to conduct an audit of each license branch. Amends certain dates regarding the statewide electronic lien and title system (system). Removes system provisions concerning qualified service provider payments, participation notification, and annual fees. Provides that the bureau and participating qualified service providers or lienholders may charge certain system fees, but sunsets the provisions on July 1, 2025. mends dates concerning the voluntary or required use of the system. Requires the bureau to distribute at least one time each month the fees collected and deposited from certain special group recognition license plates. Repeals the law providing for the Earlham College trust license plate. Provides that interference with highway traffic is considered unreasonable if the interference occurs for more than 10 consecutive minutes except for: (1) machinery or equipment used in highway construction or maintenance by the Indiana department of transportation, counties, or municipalities; and (2) firefighting apparatus owned or operated by a political subdivision or a volunteer fire department. Provides that a public agency or towing service that obtains the name and address of the owner of or lienholder on a vehicle shall, not later than three business days after obtaining the name and address, notify the owner of the vehicle and any lienholder on the vehicle, as indicated by the certificate of title or as discovered by a search of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System or an equivalent and commonly available data base. Requires the bureau to process an electronic application for a certificate of authority not more than five business days after the submission of the application if the application meets certain requirements. Provides that an individual is not required to be a citizen of the United States as shown in the records of the bureau to apply for a replacement driver's license or learner's permit by electronic service. Provides that a suspension for failure to satisfy a judgment imposed before December 31, 2021 terminates on December 31, 2024. Removes the requirement that the bureau collect an administrative penalty if a dealer fails to apply for a certificate of title for a motor vehicle that is purchased or acquired in a state that does not have a certificate of title law. Provides that a manufacturer or distributor may not sell or offer to sell, directly or indirectly, a new motor vehicle to the general public in Indiana except through a new motor vehicle dealer holding a franchise for the line make covering the new motor vehicle. Provides that the sales of new motor vehicles by a manufacturer or franchisor to the federal government, a charitable organization, an employee of the manufacturer or distributor, or a manufacturer or distributor under certain conditions. Provides that an individual subject to both an administrative license suspension and a court ordered license suspension must file a petition for specialized driving privileges in the court that ordered the suspension. Repeals a statute requiring the use of a turn signal 200 feet before making a turn. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 118
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1172EMINENT DOMAIN BY PUBLIC UTILITIES. (CHERRY B) Defines a "pipeline company" and a "public utility" for purposes of the statute governing the general procedures to be used in acquiring property by eminent domain. Amends the statute with respect to an eminent domain action filed by a public utility or a pipeline company after June 30, 2022, as follows: (1) Provides that the public utility or pipeline company must pay the defendant landowner not less than the amount of damages specified in the court appraisers' report for the property or easement condemned, subject to the landowner's right to file written exceptions to the court appraisers' assessment and proceed to trial. (2) Eliminates a provision in current law exempting a plaintiff public utility or pipeline company from having to pay a defendant's reasonable costs and attorney's fees (not to exceed $25,000) incurred by the defendant in filing an objection to an eminent domain action, if the objection is sustained by a trial court or on appeal. (3) Requires a plaintiff public utility or pipeline company to pay to the circuit court clerk the amount of damages assessed by the court appraisers. (Current law allows a plaintiff in an eminent domain action to pay such amount to the court in order to take possession of and hold interest in the property acquired.) (4) Provides that the plaintiff public utility's or pipeline company's required offer of settlement before trial may not be less than the amount of damages specified in the court appraisers' report for the property or easement condemned. (5) Makes conforming amendments. Amends the statute with respect to an eminent domain action filed by any plaintiff to provide that if there is a trial and the amount of damages awarded to the defendant by the judgment is greater than the amount specified in the plaintiff's last offer of settlement, the court shall award the defendant costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, in an amount not to exceed the fair market value of the defendant's property or easement (versus an amount not to exceed the lesser of: (1) $25,000; or (2) the fair market value of the defendant's property or easement; under current law).
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1176ALLEYS. (SUMMERS V) Requires cities to use a percentage of the funds distributed from the motor vehicle highway account for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, and maintenance of alleys. Provides that the percentage allocated for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, and maintenance of alleys is based on population parameters.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1195DRIVING RECORD CARDS. (KARICKHOFF M) Provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and cannot provide proof of identity and lawful status in the United States may apply for a driving record card learner's permit and driving record card to obtain driving privileges. Provides that a driving record card learner's permit and driving record card may not be used for federal identification or any other federal purpose. Provides that a driving record card learner's permit and driving record card may not be used for the purpose of voting or employment verification. Requires an individual who holds a driving record card learner's permit or driving record card and operates a motor vehicle to verify and continuously maintain financial responsibility on any motor vehicle the holder operates in the amount required by law. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not disclose certain information unless presented with a lawful court order or judicial warrant. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1200REPEAL OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEE ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES. (ANDRADE M) Repeals the supplemental fees imposed on electric and hybrid vehicles.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1206RAILROAD TRACK CROSSINGS. (YOUNG J) Provides that a railroad company must make, maintain, and repair certain of its crossings at its expense unless certain conditions are met.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1221ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND ELECTRICITY PRICING. (SOLIDAY E) Provides that a person that: (1) owns, operates, or leases electric vehicle (EV) supply equipment; and (2) makes the EV supply equipment available for use by the public for compensation; may charge the public for such use based in whole or in part on the kilowatt hours of electricity sold. Specifies that a person that makes EV supply equipment available for use by the public for compensation, regardless of whether the person charges the public for such use based on: (1) the kilowatt hours of electricity sold; (2) the amount of time spent by an EV at a designated charging space; or (3) a combination of both; is not a public utility solely by reason of engaging in this activity. Authorizes the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to approve: (1) time-varying price structures and tariffs; or (2) other alternative pricing structures and tariffs; for retail energy service. Defines a "public use electric vehicle" (public use EV) as any of the following electric vehicles that is used primarily to serve the public: (1) An electric school bus. (2) An electric transit bus. (3) An electric vehicle used by a public or private commercial enterprise primarily to deliver goods or services to the public. Authorizes an electric utility (defined as a public utility that is subject to the jurisdiction of the IURC) to request approval from the IURC to implement a public use EV pilot program (pilot program) to do any of the following: (1) Install, own, or operate charging infrastructure or make-ready infrastructure to support public use EVs. (2) Provide incentives or rebates to customers to encourage customer investment in public use EVs and in associated EV supply equipment. Sets forth certain required information that an electric utility's request for approval of a pilot program must include. Provides that an electric utility's request for approval of a pilot program may include a request for: (1) assurance of cost recovery for pilot program capital costs, up to the amount of an approved cost estimate; and (2) deferral of pilot program capital costs. Sets forth the processes by which an electric utility may request the IURC's approval of a pilot program. Provides that the IURC shall approve an electric utility's request for approval of a pilot program if the IURC determines that the proposed pilot program is reasonable, just, and in the public interest. Sets forth certain factors that the IURC must consider in making this determination. Specifies that an electric utility is not prohibited from: (1) installing, owning, or operating charging infrastructure or make-ready infrastructure for electric vehicles; and (2) seeking to include the associated capital costs in the electric utility's basic rates and charges by initiating a proceeding before the IURC. Provides that in such a case, the IURC shall approve the inclusion of the capital costs in the electric utility's basic rates and charges if the IURC finds that the capital costs incurred are reasonable, just, and in the public interest. Requires the IURC to adopt rules to implement these provisions.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 94
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1224GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS AND CONTRACTS. (MANNING E) Provides that the state or the Indiana public retirement system may not make certain investments in companies that boycott energy companies or companies that do business with energy companies. Provides that a state agency may not enter into a contract with certain companies for the purchase of supplies or services unless the contract contains a written verification from the company that the company does not boycott energy companies and will not boycott energy companies during the term of the contract.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - added as coauthor Representative Heaton
1/31/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1242STATE PURCHASING. (MILLER D) Requires the department of administration (department) to determine the technological upgrades and other expenditures required to collect and compile information regarding purchases made by state agencies from the following: (1) A minority business enterprise. (2) A nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities. (3) A veteran owned small business. (4) A women's business enterprise. Provides that if a nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities (qualified agency) withdraws from a department pilot project through which the qualified agency sells products or services to governmental bodies through a third party contractor, the department must award the qualified agency a quantity purchase agreement (QPA) for the same products and services and under the same terms, except for price, under which the qualified agency had a QPA with the department before participating in the pilot project. Provides that the qualified agency must agree to provide the same products or services at a price less than the price provided for the products or services under the pilot project. Requires a state agency to purchase supplies or services from a QPA for those supplies or services awarded to a qualified agency. Requires the department, in consultation with the committee for the purchase of supplies and services of individuals with a disability, to adopt administrative rules to establish a goal to procure in each state fiscal year at least 1.5% of state contracts with qualified agencies. Provides that this goal must be administered so as not to diminish any other state contracting goals established under existing law.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 166
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1243REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (MILLER D) Renames the "unemployment compensation system" to the "reemployment assistance program". Changes the maximum total amount of reemployment assistance benefits, with respect to initial claims filed for any week beginning on and after January 1, 2023, to a range between 12 times the individual's weekly benefit if the state average unemployment rate is not more than 5.5% and 20 times the individual's weekly benefit if the state average unemployment rate is greater than 9%. (Under current law, the maximum total amount of benefits is 26 times the individual's weekly benefit, or 28% of the individual's wage credits with respect to the individual's base period, whichever is less.) Makes corresponding changes.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1245CONNECTIONS TO WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS. (PRESSEL J) Prohibits: (1) a local unit; or (2) a water or wastewater utility; that is not under the jurisdiction of the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the approval of rates and charges from charging or collecting from a property owner a capacity related fee or a tap fee either of which is established after June 30, 2022, and that includes contributions in aid of construction. Provides that if a local unit or a utility charges a property owner a capacity related fee or a tap fee that is established after June 30, 2022, and that is based, in whole or in part, on contributions in aid of construction, the property owner is entitled to request to meet with the local unit or the utility to review: (1) the engineering and financial analyses the fee was based on; and (2) if applicable, the ordinance adopting the fee. Requires a local unit or a utility to meet with a property owner for such a review not later than 30 days after receipt of the property owner's request. Provides that if a meeting and review does not result in a satisfactory resolution, the property owner may file with the IURC a petition challenging the fee. Provides that if the IURC determines the capacity related fee or tap fee is based in whole or in part on contributions in aid of construction, the IURC shall: (1) invalidate the fee; or (2) modify the fee to comply with these provisions. Amends the statute that provides an exemption from the requirement to connect to a regional sewer district's sewer system to a property owner whose septic tank soil absorption system was new at the time of installation as follows: (1) Provides that the local health department's designee or a qualified inspector (in addition to the local health department) may approve the property owner's septic tank soil absorption system at the time of installation. (2) Provides that the 10 year exemption is measured from the date of the required written determination of the local health department, the department's designee, or a qualified inspector that the property owner's septic tank soil absorption system is not failing. (Current law provides that the 10 year exemption is measured from the date the new septic tank soil absorption system was installed.) Defines "residential onsite sewage system" as the term is defined by the state department of health (department) in the department's rule concerning residential onsite sewage systems (department's rule). Changes instances of the term "residential septic system" in current law to the term "residential onsite sewage system". Prohibits a local health department from refusing an application for a permit for a residential onsite sewage system solely because the residential onsite sewage system has not been used previously in the jurisdiction of the local health department or is unfamiliar to the local health department, if the residential onsite sewage system has been approved for general use in Indiana by the department's technical review panel. Provides that if the local health department in one jurisdiction has issued a permit for a particular type of residential onsite sewage system, the local health department in another jurisdiction may not refuse to issue a permit for a residential onsite sewage system of that same type if: (1) a registered professional engineer; (2) a registered soil scientist; (3) a residential onsite sewage system installer; and (4) (if applicable) the designer of the residential onsite sewage system; approve of the use of that type of system in the second jurisdiction. Provides that if a registered professional engineer certifies: (1) that the location, design, proposed construction, and proposed installation of a planned residential onsite sewage system comply with the department's rule, a local health department may not disapprove an application for a permit for the residential onsite sewage system; (2) that the design, construction, installation, location, maintenance, and operation of an existing residential onsite sewage system comply with the department's rule, a local health department may not issue an order on the basis that the residential onsite sewage system is a failed system; and (3) that an existing residential onsite sewage system is not functioning properly but can be restored to proper functioning through repair, a local health department must allow the repair of the residential onsite sewage system to be made in accordance with the certification of the professional engineer. Provides that a local health department may not deny a permit for a residential onsite sewage system in a particular location on the grounds that the soil of the location is too heavily compacted if a registered soil scientist certifies that the soil can be made suitable for the residential onsite sewage system in not more than two years through the planting of plants that loosen and aerate the soil or through other means. Provides that after June 30, 2023, a local ordinance or a local health department may not impose residential onsite sewage system requirements, restrictions, or conditions that are more stringent than those of the department's rule. Requires a local health department to issue, in certain circumstances, a permit for a residential onsite sewage system not more than 30 business days after receiving the application for the permit. Effective July 1, 2023, voids a provision of the department's rule stating that the rule does not prohibit local ordinances from imposing requirements more stringent than the requirements of the department's rule. Changes population parameters used in an Indiana Code section concerning the installation of a residential onsite sewage system in fill soil, so as to reflect the population count determined under the 2020 decennial census. Amends the Indiana Code section governing the procedures for a proposal to amend or partially repeal a zoning ordinance to require a plan commission to vote on the proposal not later than 60 days after holding the public hearing on the proposal. Provides that a property owner whose property is incorporated into the territory of a municipal sanitation district (regardless of whether the property owner has filed a written remonstrance or an appeal with respect to the incorporation) is exempt from a requirement to connect to the district's sewer system and to discontinue use of a sewage disposal system on the property owner's property if: (1) the property owner's sewage disposal system: (A) was new at the time of installation; and (B) was approved in writing by the local health department, the department's designee, or a qualified inspector; and (2) the property owner obtains a written determination from the local health department, the department's designee, or a qualified inspector that the property owner's sewage disposal system is not failing. Provides that a property owner who qualifies for this exemption may not be required to connect to the district's sewer system for a period of 10 years beginning on the date of the required written determination of the local health department, the department's designee, or a qualified inspector that the property owner's septic tank soil absorption system is not failing. Provides that a property owner may apply for two five-year extensions of the exemption. Limits the total period during which a property may be exempt from the requirement to connect to a district's sewer system to not more than 20 years, regardless of ownership of the property. Sets f
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 167
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1258ELECTRONIC LIEN AND TITLE SYSTEM. (PRESSEL J) Amends as follows the Indiana Code section requiring the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to implement a statewide electronic lien and title system (system) to process vehicle titles and transactions involving security interests in vehicles: (1) Provides that if the bureau elects under the statute to allow qualified electronic lien service providers (providers) to facilitate the creation of the system, a participating provider may, upon implementation of the system, recover the provider's proportionate share of the costs associated with the development and ongoing administration of the system by charging a fee in an amount that is: (A) consistent with market pricing; and (B) determined by the bureau upon implementation of the system; for each lien notification transaction provided through the system. (Current law provides that if the bureau elects under the statute to contract with a vendor to develop the system, the vendor may recover, upon implementing the system, system development and administration costs through the imposition of a fee. However, if the bureau elects to allow providers to facilitate the creation of the system, current law requires each participating provider to remit to the bureau, not later than 30 days after being notified of the provider's qualification to participate, a payment in the amount of the provider's proportionate share of the total cost to develop the system.) (2) Prohibits a provider from charging lienholders or their agents any additional fee for lien releases, assignments, or transfers (as is provided for in current law with respect to the lien notification fee that a vendor selected by the bureau is authorized to charge). (3) Authorizes lienholders or their agents to charge: (A) the borrower in a vehicle loan; or (B) the lessee in a vehicle lease; an amount equal to any lien notification fee imposed by a provider, plus a fee in an amount not to exceed $3 for each electronic lien transaction (as is provided for in current law if the bureau elects under the statute to contract with a vendor to develop the system). (4) Eliminates the requirement that each provider remit to the bureau an annual fee: (A) established by the bureau; and (B) not exceeding $3,000; for the operation and maintenance of the system.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1262OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS. (CHERRY B) Establishes procedures for the valuation of an outdoor advertising sign (sign) that cannot be elevated or relocated to a conforming location within the market area due to a change along the interstate and primary system or any other highway. Requires the Indiana department of transportation to provide written notice to the representative of a sign owner that a project has been planned that may impact the sign at least 12 months prior to the filing of an eminent domain action for the sign. Provides that an owner is entitled to full and just compensation for the taking of a sign in the amount of the fair market value of the interests associated with the sign. In Marion County, allows the: (1) board of directors (board) of an agricultural fair society, association, or corporation; or (2) the county legislative body; that owns or operates a county fairgrounds to place one digital billboard at a location on the county fairgrounds selected by the board.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 97
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1269PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. (CARBAUGH M) Provides that a contractor that employs 10 or more employees on a design-build public works project must provide its employees access to a training program applicable to the tasks to be performed in the normal course of the employee's employment with the contractor on the public project. Provides that a tier 1 or tier 2 contractor that employs 50 or more journeymen must participate in an apprenticeship or training program that meets certain standards. Requires design-builders and any member of a team working on a design-build public works project to comply with certain statutes. Provides that a public agency awarding a contract for a construction manager as constructor project may not take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization.
 Current Status:   3/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline for House bills (Rule 79(b))
 Recent Status:   2/2/2022 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
2/2/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1278ROAD FUNDING. (MOED J) Provides that the amounts currently distributed from the motor vehicle highway account and the local road and street account to counties, cities, and towns based upon the proportionate share of road and street mileage shall instead be distributed based on the proportionate share of road and street vehicle miles traveled. Provides that the Indiana department of transportation shall establish guidelines outlining the procedures required to determine vehicle miles traveled.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1280AIR POLLUTION. (MOED J) Defines "odor nuisance" as a situation in which the repeated or persistent discharge into the outdoor atmosphere of air contaminants causes an odor that: (1) substantially obstructs the free use of property; or (2) is injurious to human health. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt administrative rules that: (1) establish a means of determining when an odor nuisance exists; and (2) identify practical and economically feasible methods of eliminating odor nuisances at their source. Sets forth certain: (1) means of determining when an odor nuisance exists; and (2) methods of eliminating odor nuisances; that the board may include in the rules. Authorizes the commissioner of the department of environmental management (commissioner) to order a person that creates an odor nuisance in a city to implement one or more of the methods of eliminating the odor nuisance. Provides that a person who violates an order of the commissioner is subject to a civil penalty. Authorizes the department of environmental management to bring a civil action to enjoin a person's violation of an order of the commissioner. Provides that one or more persons adversely affected by a purported odor nuisance in a city may bring an action to abate the purported odor nuisance. Provides that if the commissioner issues an order under the air pollution control laws directing a person to cease and desist, imposing a monetary penalty, mandating corrective action, or revoking or modifying a permit, and if the commissioner's order is stayed during an administrative appeal, the stay of the order expires not more than 180 days after it begins. Provides that if the commissioner's order is later determined to have been an abuse of discretion, arbitrary and capricious, contrary to substantial or reliable evidence, or contrary to law, the effects of the order will be reversed.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1287CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION. (HAMILTON C) Establishes the Indiana climate change mitigation and resilience commission.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1288SUPPLEMENTAL FEE ON ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES. (HAMILTON C) Repeals the supplemental fee to register an electric or hybrid vehicle. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1307EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION. (MOSELEY C) Requires the department of labor to employ an investigator to investigate complaints of employee misclassification. Provides that the investigator shall be located at the Marion County prosecutor's office. Extends certain protections to an employee who reports, complains, or testifies about employee misclassification.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1319NEXT LEVEL INDIANA FUND. (SNOW C) Makes changes to the next level Indiana trust fund to strengthen legislative oversight. Adds one legislative member to the fund investment board appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one legislative member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Provides that five members of the board constitute a quorum (rather than three, under current law). Provides that money in the trust may be invested in investments that direct all investments into Indiana based funds or funds that have opened or agree to open and operate an Indiana office, and Indiana based companies. Provides that any out-of-state funds that receive investments must direct all investment dollars into Indiana based companies. Provides that an established function of the fund is to support the formation of new Indiana based funds and fund managers.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1368UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. (MORRIS B) Establishes various work search requirements for the purpose of unemployment compensation. Provides that the department of workforce development (department) shall establish a process to share information with an individual who is receiving unemployment benefits regarding open positions that are submitted to a job board that is administered by a state agency. Requires the department to refer individuals to the open positions. Requires the department to perform certain cross-check activities to verify an individual's eligibility for unemployment benefits. Provides that the department shall cooperate and enter into a memorandum of understanding with the family and social services administration and the Indiana housing and community development authority to share information concerning whether an individual who receives benefits becomes employed. Requires an employer to report to the department if the employer offers paid work to an individual and the individual refuses the offer of work. Specifies that an employer is not required to report an individual's refusal of work if the employer has reason to believe that the individual is employed at the time the offer was made.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - added as coauthor Representative VanNatter
1/20/2022 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
HB1391COSTS OF EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS. (BAIRD B) Removes the litigation expense cap of $25,000 in an eminent domain proceeding.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1394HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY. (MOSELEY C) Requires the state police and the department of transportation to establish a pilot program for the deployment of an automated work zone speed control system to enforce highway work zone speed limits. Provides that a work zone speed limit violation recorded by an automated work zone speed control system may not be enforced unless the violation is at least 12 miles per hour above the established work zone speed limit. Creates the highway work zone pilot fund.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1402STATE CONTRACT GOALS. (JACKSON C) Provides that to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, the expenditure of federal economic stimulus fund money and American Rescue Plan Act money is subject to the provisions of the statute relating to providing contracting opportunities for minority business enterprises, women's business enterprises, and veteran owned small businesses. Updates a reference to federal statutes and regulations in the business enterprise statute.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Government and Regulatory Reform
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1407AUTOMATED BICYCLE SAFETY SYSTEM. (DELANEY E) Provides that a law enforcement agency may authorize the use of an automated bicycle safety system.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
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:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/13/2022 - First Reading
 
HB1409GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. (SMALTZ B) Provides that a governmental body may not enter into a contract with a person for the purchase of supplies or services unless the contract contains a written verification from the person that the person: (1) does not have a practice, policy, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or a firearm trade association; and (2) will not discriminate during the term of the contract against a firearm entity or a firearm trade association. Applies this requirement to public works contracts and to contracts relating to investment of public funds.
 Current Status:   1/31/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.2)
 Recent Status:   1/20/2022 - added as author Representative Teshka J
1/20/2022 - removed as author Representative Smaltz
 
SB4LOCAL WORKFORCE RECRUITING AND RETENTION. (HOLDMAN T) Authorizes a local unit (county, municipality, town, township, or school corporation) to establish a workforce retention and recruitment program (program) and fund (fund) for the purposes of recruiting and retaining individuals who will satisfy the current and future workforce needs of the unit's employers or provide substantial economic impact to the unit, including providing incentives in the form of grants or loans to qualified workers. Defines "qualified worker" for purposes of the program. Requires a qualified worker who receives a grant or loan from the fund to enter into an incentive agreement. Authorizes the unit to transfer money into the fund from other sources. Provides that the executive of the unit shall administer the fund in coordination with a workforce fund board of managers (workforce fund managers) appointed by the executive of the unit. Requires the workforce fund managers to annually submit a report setting out their activities during the preceding calendar year to the executive of the unit, the fiscal body of the unit, and the department of local government finance. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/31/2022 - First Reading
 
SB13SELECT COMMISSION ON PASSENGER RAIL. (KRUSE D) Establishes the select commission on passenger rail (commission) under the Indiana department of transportation (department). Provides for the membership of the commission. Requires the commission to adopt bylaws governing: (1) the activities and procedures of the commission; (2) the powers and duties of the commission and its officers; (3) the appointment procedures and terms of the members of the commission; (4) the voting rights of the members of the commission; (5) the voting procedures of the commission; (6) conducting the business of the commission; and (7) any other matters necessary to fulfill the duties of the commission. Requires the commission to advocate for long-term, sustainable funding to implement and expand passenger rail. Requires the commission to identify and develop public and private partnerships to implement and expand passenger rail. Requires the commission to, before November 1 of each year, publish an annual report regarding the activities of the commission in an electronic format to the legislative council and the legislative services agency for the use of the members of the general assembly. Provides that the commission may: (1) advocate for passenger rail systems included in the State Rail Plan and approved by the department; (2) educate local officials and the public on the advantages of passenger rail service; and (3) establish committees. Provides that the commission may not study, advocate, or promote passenger rail in Marion County.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/1/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/1/2022 - First Reading
 
SB29EMINENT DOMAIN. (BUCK J) Increases the compensation paid in the case of a condemnation taking a fee simple interest in property from the property's fair market value to at least 120% of the fair market value of the property.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
2/7/2022 - First Reading
 
SB73ANNEXATION. (BOOTS P) Provides, with certain exceptions, that the following apply to annexations for which an annexation ordinance is adopted after March 31, 2022: (1) To proceed with an annexation initiated by the municipality, the municipality must file a petition with the court signed by: (A) at least 51% of the owners of non-tax exempt land; or (B) the owners of at least 75% in assessed valuation of non-tax exempt land; in the annexation territory. (2) If the petition has enough signatures, the court must hold a hearing to review the annexation. (3) Adds provisions regarding the validity of signatures. (4) Eliminates remonstrances and reimbursement of remonstrator's attorney's fees and costs. (5) Voids remonstrance waivers. (6) Eliminates provisions regarding contiguity of a public highway and that prohibit an annexation from taking effect in the year before a federal decennial census is conducted. Voids a settlement agreement in lieu of annexation executed after March 31, 2022. (7) Eliminates the requirement that a municipality adopt a fiscal plan if the annexation is petitioned for by 100% of the owners of land within the annexation territory.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/16/2022 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2022 - Referred to House Local Government
 
SB74PREFERENCES IN PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC PURCHASING. (BOOTS P) Provides that a manufacturing business, defined as a business that processes raw materials or parts into finished goods, is not a small business if it employs more than 100 persons or if its annual sales for its most recently completed fiscal year exceed $4,000,000. Provides that any state agency that purchases goods, supplies, or services for the state must report by October 1 of each year to the budget committee the amount of Indiana business and Indiana small business preferences granted in the agency's procurement of goods, supplies, or services for the state.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 50
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB85DRAINAGE TASK FORCE. (LEISING J) Establishes a drainage task force consisting of six members of the senate, six members of the house of representatives, and seven other individuals. Requires the task force to: (1) review the responsibilities of landowners and state and local authorities under current laws relating to the drainage of land; (2) make certain determinations concerning drainage and regulatory matters; and (3) determine whether the balance between state authority and local authority over drainage of agricultural land favors state authority more in Indiana than in neighboring states. Authorizes the task force to make recommendations. Requires the task force to issue a report and, not later than December 1, 2023, submit the report to the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to the members of the general assembly and to the governor.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 7
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB90RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THOROUGHFARES. (DORIOT B) Prohibits a county from increasing the apparent right-of-way for a county highway by requiring a dedication of additional right-of-way as part of a subdivision plat, and requires the county to acquire additional right-of-way through eminent domain. Prohibits a unit of local government from establishing or expanding a thoroughfare by requiring the dedication of private property as part of a subdivision plat, and requires the unit of local government to acquire private property for the establishment or expansion of a thoroughfare through eminent domain. Prohibits a county and a unit of local government from imposing an additional fee on applicants that file subdivision plats in which the county or unit of local government must proceed with eminent domain.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Rogers
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 
SB92SCHOOL BUS STOPS. (BOHACEK M) Provides that a person driving a vehicle who approaches a stationary school bus displaying alternately flashing amber lights must take certain actions to yield the right of way. Provides that under certain conditions, including the display of alternately flashing amber lights, a school bus driver may load or unload students without extending the school bus stop arm.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB114VACCINE STATUS DISCRIMINATION. (TOMES J) Provides that certain acts by a person or a government entity concerning an individual's vaccination status or whether an individual has an immunity passport are against public policy. Provides that the Indiana department of labor may investigate and issue administrative orders for violations or threatened violations. Establishes a separate private right of action for violations or threatened violations.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Kruse
1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 
SB119TAXATION OF FARM PROPERTY. (NIEMEYER R) Makes new farm equipment and new agricultural improvements eligible for local tax abatement using the same procedures for tax abatement under current law for new manufacturing equipment, new research and development equipment, new logistical distribution equipment, and new information technology equipment, or redevelopment and rehabilitation in the case of new agricultural improvements. Limits an abatement schedule for new farm equipment and new agricultural improvements to not more than five years. Specifies how agricultural improvements shall be assessed for tax purposes.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 8
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB121SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT. (NIEMEYER R) Provides that a registered owner of a motor vehicle commits an infraction if the owner's vehicle is used to violate the school bus stop arm law. Provides a defense for a registered owner who provides certain information to law enforcement and fully cooperates with law enforcement, if: (1) the vehicle was stolen; (2) the registered owner routinely engages in the business of renting the vehicle; (3) the registered owner provided the vehicle for the use of an employee; or (4) the registered owner provides documentary evidence that the owner was out of state at the time the violation was committed. Specifies that: (1) the bureau of motor vehicles may not assess points for the infraction; and (2) an adjudication for the infraction does not create a presumption of liability in a civil action.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/7/2022 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/7/2022 - First Reading
 
SB147UNDERGROUND PUMPED STORAGE HYDROPOWER. (KOCH E) Adds underground pumped storage hydropower using: (1) abandoned coal mines; (2) abandoned quarries; or (3) other suitable sites; located in Indiana to the list of sources and technologies that qualify as "clean energy resources" for purposes of the statute governing the Indiana voluntary clean energy portfolio standard program. Provides that this technology qualifies as a "renewable energy resource" for purposes of the statute providing certain financial incentives for energy utilities to invest in clean energy projects. Requires the state utility forecasting group to include this technology in its annual study on the use, availability, and economics of clean energy resources in Indiana.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 152
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB150BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. (FREEMAN A) Increases the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption from $80,000 to $250,000.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Gaskill
 
SB157DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY BY INDOT. (CRIDER M) Provides that an agency real estate professional may determine the fair market value of real property the department of transportation (INDOT) owns and is seeking to sell under certain conditions. Makes conforming changes. Provides that real property shall be appraised prior to acquisition by INDOT, except under certain conditions concerning donation and valuation of the real property. Requires INDOT to prepare a waiver valuation if an appraisal is unnecessary. Suspends certain rules for persons preparing or reviewing a waiver valuation. Provides that INDOT may sell real property without advertising or competitive bids under certain circumstances. Extends the sunset of certain public-private agreement provisions from June 30, 2023, to June 30, 2031.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 12
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB166PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS. (WALKER K) Provides that a governmental body may enter into a public-private agreement with respect to a transportation project. Provides that any public-private agreement with respect to a transportation project may use availability payments to finance all or a portion of the project. Provides that a governmental body may also enter into a development agreement with a private party for the development, construction, and financing of a privately owned and operated transportation or infrastructure project if the development agreement meets certain conditions. Specifies the contents of public-private agreements for transportation facilities or transportation projects and establishes requirements for the operator of the transportation facility or transportation project. Provides for a property tax exemption and a sales tax exemption. Defines terms.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 57
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
SB168SPEEDING. (BALDWIN S) Provides that a person who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly operates a vehicle at a speed more than 24 miles per hour above the posted maximum speed limit for a highway commits a Class C misdemeanor, unless the offense causes bodily injury to a person or damages the property of another person. Requires a juvenile court to recommend the suspension of the driving privileges of a child who causes bodily injury to a person while knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly driving more than 24 miles per hour above the posted maximum speed limit for a highway. Provides that the court shall require a delinquent child to pay the fine that would be imposed for a Class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult if the delinquent child caused bodily injury to a person while the delinquent child knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly drove more than 24 miles per hour above the posted maximum speed limit for a highway. Provides that an amount paid by a delinquent child must be deposited in the county's guardian ad litem fund or court appointed special advocate fund.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/4/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/4/2022 - First Reading
 
SB173VULNERABLE ROAD USERS. (FORD J) Defines "vulnerable road user". Provides that it is a criminal offense if a person commits a moving traffic offense that results in the serious bodily injury or death of a vulnerable road user. Urges the legislative council to assign certain topics to an existing study committee.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
SB179AUTOMATED TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM PILOT PROGRAM. (FORD J) Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may establish the automated traffic control system pilot program (program) for the purpose of enforcing work zone speed limits. Provides that, if the department establishes the program, the department shall work with the state police department to enforce the program. Provides that the department and the state police department may enter into an agreement to implement the program. Provides that the program expires on July 1, 2026. Adds an entry to the statutory list of crimes codified outside of Title 35.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/17/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
2/17/2022 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
 
SB199WORKER'S COMPENSATION. (POL R) Provides that if, after the occurrence of an accident, compensation is paid for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, then the two year limitation period to file an application for adjustment of claim begins to run on the last date for which such compensation was paid. Increases benefits for injuries and disablements by: (1) 10% on and after July 1, 2022; (2) 6% on and after July 1, 2023; (3) 4% on and after July 1, 2024; (4) 4% on and after July 1, 2025; (5) 4% on and after July 1, 2026; and (6) 4% on and after July 1, 2027. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
SB200DRIVING CARDS. (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and cannot provide proof of identity and lawful status in the United States may apply for a driving card learner's permit and driving card to obtain driving privileges. Provides that a driving card learner's permit and driving card may not be used for federal identification or any other federal purpose. Requires an individual who holds a driving card learner's permit or driving card and operates a motor vehicle to verify and continuously maintain financial responsibility on any motor vehicle the holder operates in the amount required by law. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not disclose certain information unless presented with a lawful court order or judicial warrant. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/25/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
1/20/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Yoder
 
SB201HIGHWAY SAFETY. (NIEZGODSKI D) Defines a cable-barrier system. Defines a median. Requires the department of transportation to place a cable-barrier system in a median that is not more than 65 feet wide along a highway.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
SB203EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION. (NIEZGODSKI D) Requires the department of state revenue, the state department of labor, the worker's compensation board of Indiana, and the department of workforce development to report before November 1 of each year for three years, beginning November 1, 2022, to the interim study committee on employment and labor for the immediately preceding state fiscal year: (1) the number of employers that each department or the board determined during the immediately preceding state fiscal year improperly classified at least one worker as an independent contractor; (2) the total number of improperly classified workers employed by those employers; (3) the department's or board's calculation of actual revenue not collected or the additional costs to the state that the department or board attributes to the improperly classified workers; (4) the amount of the penalties and interest assessed against those employers by each department or the board, and the amount of the penalties and interest assessed that has been collected; and (5) the classification criteria used by the department or board to classify workers. Requires that the reports include information only in the form of aggregate statistics and not include information that can be used to identify specific employers or workers.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
SB223VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT. (BALDWIN S) Adds veteran owned businesses (in addition to minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises) to a provision specifying the computation of the maximum amount of tax credits available for the provision of qualified investment capital to those businesses. Provides that if the total amount of tax credits that may be awarded by the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) exceeds the $20,000,000 maximum for a particular calendar year, the IEDC may borrow credits from the subsequent calendar year to facilitate investment of qualified investment capital to a qualified Indiana business or to a qualified Indiana investment fund at the end of a particular calendar year. Specifies that the borrowing of credits from a subsequent calendar year reduces the amount of credits available for the subsequent calendar year in an amount equal to the amount of credits borrowed in the preceding calendar year. Provides that the IEDC may borrow not more than 50% of the credits from a subsequent calendar year. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to annually determine the total amount of credits that were borrowed from each applicable calendar year and post the determined amount on the department's Internet web site.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/31/2022 - First Reading
 
SB229CONSTRUCTION WORKER INFECTION CONTROL PROGRAM. (QADDOURA F) Requires a construction worker to complete an infection control training program (program) every two years before working onsite on the erection, installation, alteration, repair, or remodeling of a hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center construction project. Establishes requirements for the program. Requires that the state department of health or an approved organization that conducts a program to provide each construction worker who successfully completes the program a certificate of completion.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/6/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/6/2022 - First Reading
 
SB237NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS. (BOEHNLEIN K) Requires an agency of a political subdivision (local agency) under the open door law to post a meeting notice and meeting agenda (if any) on the local agency's official web site, in addition to giving notice by any other method required by law. Specifies that the local agency's official web site may be on a social media platform for purposes of: (1) the open door law; and (2) the law allowing a local agency to make the first required publication of a notice in the newspaper and any required subsequent publications of the notice on the local agency's official web site. Specifies that the official web site of a local agency may not require a user to register or pay a fee to access the web site.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/24/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/23/2022 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
 
SB255CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE. (ALTING R) Establishes the climate and environmental justice task force (task force). Provides that the task force consists of 17 members. Requires the task force to: (1) develop a climate action plan that recommends policies the state should implement to systematically mitigate climate change, facilitate adaptation to the effects of climate change in Indiana, and simultaneously enhance statewide economic development; and (2) not later than November 1, 2022, submit the climate action plan to the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to the members of the general assembly and the governor. Requires the utility regulatory commission, not later than June 1, 2022, to issue a report forecasting the greenhouse gas emissions that will be produced by the power generation of Indiana's investor owned utility companies in each year from 2022 to 2050, based on the investor owned utility companies' current integrated resource plans.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/31/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Lanane
1/27/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D
 
SB264ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REVIEW TASK FORCE. (GARTEN C) Establishes the administrative rules review task force (task force). Describes the duties required of the task force.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 17
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB272WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE. (KOCH E) Provides that the Indiana finance authority (authority) shall serve as the executive branch coordinator for funds allocated or made available to the state or local communities from federal, state, and other sources for purposes related to drinking water, wastewater, or storm water infrastructure and systems. Sets forth the duties of the authority with respect to this role. Specifies that the authority shall coordinate the executive branch activities related to the state's drinking water and wastewater programs. (Current law provides that the authority shall serve such a role with respect to the state's water programs.) Authorizes the establishment of a drinking water and wastewater infrastructure research and extension program (program) to provide data collection and information, training, and technical assistance concerning: (1) drinking water infrastructure; (2) wastewater infrastructure; and (3) storm water infrastructure; in Indiana. Provides that the authority may: (1) contract with a state supported college or university in Indiana to provide the program; and (2) financially support the program from existing funds appropriated to the authority. Provides that the program may be housed within, or share staff with, the existing research and highway extension program at Purdue University. Provides that the program may provide the following services and programs to, or for the benefit of, utilities providing drinking water, wastewater, or storm water service in Indiana: (1) Assisting utilities in the development of asset management programs. (2) Serving as a central repository for data concerning infrastructure used to provide drinking water, wastewater, or storm water service in Indiana. (3) Providing training and technical assistance to utilities and Indiana's drinking water, wastewater, and storm water utility industry workforces. Requires the authority to make, not later than July 1, 2023, all: (1) utility asset management programs; and (2) information concerning utility asset lifecycle management costs; submitted to or reviewed by the authority available on an Internet web site maintained by the authority or the program. Requires that in carrying out all information gathering and reporting duties under the bill's provisions, the authority and the program shall use any data the authority or the program acquires in a manner that: (1) protects the confidential information of individual utilities and customers; and (2) is consistent with applicable statutory exclusions from disclosure under the state's public records act. Provides that as a condition for receiving a loan, grant, or other financial assistance after June 30, 2023, through the wastewater revolving loan program, the drinking water revolving loan program, the water infrastructure assistance program, or the water infrastructure grant program, a participant must do the following: (1) Submit the participant's required asset management program to the authority not later than the time of submission of the participant's preliminary engineering report for any project for which the loan, grant, or other financial assistance will be provided. (Current law does not specify when the asset management program must be submitted.) (2) Submit to the authority information on the estimated and actual life cycle management costs over the useful life of the asset financed. (3) In the case of a participant that is not under the jurisdiction of the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC), regularly report to all: (A) customers; (B) counties; and (C) municipalities; within the participant's service territory information concerning the participant's asset management program. Provides that money in the: (1) supplemental drinking water and wastewater assistance fund; (2) water infrastructure assistance fund; and (3) water infrastructure grant fund; may be used to provide grants, loans, or other financial assistance for the planning, designing, acquisition, construction, renovation, improvement, or expansion of septic relief systems, in accordance with guidelines of the authority. Provides that the authority's project prioritization system for awarding assistance from the water infrastructure assistance fund and the water infrastructure grant fund must include as a variable the effect of a project on the environment. Provides for the following with respect to a wastewater utility that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the IURC for the approval of rates and charges and that has been issued one or more enforcement orders (orders) relating to environmental or health and human safety issues by the department of environmental management (department) after June 30, 2022: (1) For the first order, the utility is subject to an informal review of its: (A) rates and charges; and (B) asset management program; by the IURC, in accordance with procedures determined by the IURC. (2) For a second order that is issued within two years of the first order, the utility is subject to rate regulation, following two base rate cases, by the IURC for a minimum period of: (A) five years from the IURC's order in the first base rate case; and (B) one year from the IURC's order in the second base rate case. (3) For any order issued during the required rate regulation period, the IURC may, in consultation with the department, initiate a receivership proceeding with respect to the utility. Requires the state board of education (state board) to approve, for purposes of the state's career and technical education graduation pathway, a utility career cluster that allows students to acquire knowledge and skills related to employment in the electric, natural gas, communications, water, and wastewater utility industries. Requires the governor's workforce cabinet, in consultation with the state board, the department of education, and the department of workforce development, to create course sequences for the utility career cluster.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 18
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
SB273FINANCING OF WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITY ASSETS. (KOCH E) Provides that the IURC may approve periodic tracking mechanisms for water or wastewater utilities to permit such utilities to recover the following: (1) Changes in property taxes. (2) With respect to customers located within the geographic boundaries of local units of government, incremental costs of operation and maintenance resulting from policies or ordinances that are adopted by those local units and that the IURC determines to be unusual but not necessarily unreasonable. Requires the IURC to adopt rules to define what is unreasonable with respect to road cut permits and other specifications or policies established by a local unit that imposes costs on water or wastewater utilities. Amends the statute concerning wholesale water sales between small water utilities by increasing from 5,000 to 8,000 the threshold number of customers served by a water utility (as either a purchaser or supplier) for purposes of the statute. Amends the statute governing infrastructure improvement charges for water or wastewater utilities as follows: (1) Specifies that an "eligible infrastructure improvement" includes: (A) a project to relocate existing utility plant, including projects to accommodate the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of a highway, street, or road; and (B) a project that does not increase revenues by connecting to new customers, even if the project provides greater available capacity with respect to an eligible utility's distribution or collection plant. (2) Sets forth distinctions for public utilities, municipally owned utilities, and not-for-profit utilities with respect to: (A) costs that are eligible for recovery under the statute; (B) the factors the IURC may consider in determining the amount of allowable cost recovery; and (C) the resetting of the adjustment amount after a base rate case. (3) Specifies that the limitation restricting total adjustment revenues to 10% of an eligible utility's most recently approved base revenue level does not apply with respect to property taxes associated with eligible infrastructure improvements. Amends provisions in the Indiana Code chapter concerning a utility company's acquisition of an offered water or wastewater utility, by providing that the rates charged by the acquiring utility company are not considered to increase unreasonably as a result of the acquisition if the net original cost of the acquired assets does not exceed 2% of the acquiring utility company's net original cost rate base as determined in the acquiring utility's most recent general rate case, plus any adjustments to the rate base resulting from: (1) an infrastructure improvement charge; or (2) an adjustment rider for service enhancement improvement costs; that have occurred after the rate case. Makes a similar change to the Indiana Code section concerning the sale of a municipally owned utility's nonsurplus utility property.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 61
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
SB278INDIANA GEOLOGICAL AND WATER SURVEY ADVISORY COUNCIL. (ZAY A) Establishes, rather than allows the president of Indiana University to appoint, a geological and water survey advisory council (council). Increases the number of members from nine to 11 and specifies who shall serve on the council. Requires the state geologist to serve as secretary of the council. Provides that the state geologist may cast the deciding vote to break a tie. Requires the council to meet quarterly. Establishes the center for water within the Indiana geological and water survey (survey) at Indiana University for the purpose of: (1) carrying out the survey's statutory duties concerning Indiana's water resources; (2) supporting long term studies of the state's water resources; and (3) upon request, providing resources to state agencies, municipalities, and soil and water conservation groups. Establishes the center for energy within the survey for similar purposes with respect to Indiana's natural energy resources. Allows the Indiana board of licensure for professional geologists (board) to elect a secretary who is not a member of the board. (Current law requires that the secretary of the board be elected from among the members of the board.) Increases the number of times the board is required to meet to at least two times each year. Allows a licensed professional geologist to request an informal review not more than 30 days after receiving a complaint. (Current law requires the request for an informal review to be made within 20 days.) Provides that if the board compels a licensed professional geologist to respond to a complaint or charges, the notification must be sent by certified mail and the response must be in writing. Allows a geologist who is licensed in another state to be licensed in Indiana if the other state's standards are substantially equal to Indiana's requirements. Requires a licensed professional geologist to obtain continuing education in the geological sciences as a condition of license renewal. Specifies that these continuing education requirements do not apply to a person who is not licensed as a professional geologist under Indiana law. Makes technical changes.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 108
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB283INTERIM STUDY OF PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLICATION. (BUCK J) Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on government the topic of the publication of public notices in print publications and digital publications.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/8/2022 - Referred to House Rules and Legislative Procedures
2/8/2022 - First Reading
 
SB286PROHIBITION ON EMPLOYER IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS. (KRUSE D) Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise incorporate an immunization in the employee's or prospective employee's body as a condition of employment or as a condition of receiving additional compensation or benefits. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/13/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Tomes
1/11/2022 - added as second author Senator Raatz
 
SB288EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS. (BUCHANAN B) Defines a "pipeline company" and a "public utility" for purposes of the statute governing the general procedures to be used in acquiring property by eminent domain. Provides that in an eminent domain action filed by a public utility or a pipeline company after June 30, 2022, if a defendant files written exceptions to the assessment of the court appointed appraisers, the defendant may file a request for mediation at the same time the exceptions are filed. Provides that if the defendant files a request for mediation: (1) the court shall appoint a mediator not later than 10 days after the request is filed; (2) the plaintiff shall engage in good faith mediation with the defendant; (3) the mediation must be concluded not later than 90 days after the appointment of the mediator; and (4) the plaintiff shall pay the costs of the mediator. Provides that if the parties are unable to reach an agreement as to the assessment of the damages in a mediation, the case shall proceed to trial. Provides that in any trial of exceptions in an eminent domain proceeding: (1) the court appointed appraisers' report; and (2) the amount of the court appointed appraisers' assessment of damages upon which the exceptions in the trial are based; are not admissible as evidence in the proceedings. Provides, however, that a court appointed appraiser may: (1) testify at trial without reference to the report of the court appointed appraisers or to the appraiser's previous appointment in the case; and (2) be examined as to the value of the property sought to be acquired independent of the report and without reference to it; as set forth in existing Indiana case law. Changes the amount of litigation expenses a court shall allow a defendant in any trial in an eminent domain proceeding in which the amount of damages awarded to the defendant by the judgment is greater than the amount specified in the plaintiff's last offer of settlement.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/8/2022 - added as cosponsor Representative Cherry
2/8/2022 - Referred to House Judiciary
 
SB291WORKFORCE RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT FUND. (RAATZ J) Authorizes a local unit (county, municipality, town, township, or school corporation) to establish a workforce retention and recruitment program (program) and fund (fund) for the purposes of recruiting and retaining individuals who will satisfy the current and future workforce needs of the unit's employers or provide substantial economic impact to the unit, including providing incentives in the form of grants or loans to qualified workers. Defines "qualified worker" for purposes of the program. Requires a qualified worker who receives a grant or loan from the fund to enter into an incentive agreement. Authorizes the unit to transfer money into the fund from other sources. Provides that the executive of the unit shall administer the fund in coordination with a workforce fund board of managers (workforce fund managers) appointed by the executive of the unit. Requires the workforce fund managers to annually submit a report setting out their activities during the preceding calendar year to the executive of the unit, the fiscal body of the unit, and the department of local government finance. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/10/2022 - added as second author Senator Kruse
1/10/2022 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
SB299ANNEXATION OF FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TERRITORY. (ROGERS L) Provides the following with regard to certain annexations that include property within a fire protection district (district) for which the annexation ordinance was adopted after December 31, 2020: (1) The annexation is effective at least 30 days after the annexation ordinance is adopted, published, and filed with state and county officials. (Under current law, with certain exceptions, an annexation of property within a district takes effect the second January 1 after the ordinance is adopted and filed with state and county officials.) (2) Exempts the municipality from provisions requiring the municipality to: (A) commence fire protection service to the annexed territory on the ordinance's effective date; and (B) notify the district within 10 days of commencing fire protection service to the annexed territory. Makes stylistic changes.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 23
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB300NEXT LEVEL INDIANA FUND. (PERFECT C) Makes changes to the next level Indiana trust fund to strengthen legislative oversight. Adds one legislative member to the fund investment board appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one legislative member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Provides that five members of the board constitute a quorum (rather than three, under current law). Provides that money in the trust may be invested in investments that direct all investments into Indiana based funds or funds that have opened or agree to open and operate an Indiana office, and Indiana based companies. Provides that any out-of-state funds that receive investments must direct all investment dollars into Indiana based companies. Provides that an established function of the fund is to support the formation of new Indiana based funds and fund managers.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB310MOTOR FUEL TAX REDUCTIONS. (HOUCHIN E) Reduces, between April 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, the gasoline use tax rate by the percentage that would ordinarily be deposited into the state general fund. For the same period, reduces to zero the amount of gasoline use tax collections that are deposited into the state general fund, and increases proportionately the amount of gasoline use tax collections that are deposited into: (1) the motor vehicle highway account; (2) the local road and bridge matching grant fund; (3) the special transportation flexibility fund; and (4) the state highway fund.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB330VACCINE STATUS DISCRIMINATION. (HOUCHIN E) Provides that certain acts by a person, an employer, or a governmental entity concerning an individual's vaccination status or whether an individual has an immunization passport are against public policy. Provides that the Indiana department of labor may investigate and issue administrative orders for violations or threatened violations.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB346WASTEWATER FACILITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS. (QADDOURA F) Authorizes the establishment in Indianapolis or a second class or third class city of one or more wastewater facility improvement districts (district) in which incremental property tax revenue is captured to provide funds for the connection of properties in the district to the municipal sewer system. Provides that the board of public works of a city may: (1) propose the establishment of a district; (2) establish the boundaries of the proposed district; (3) identify and notify the owners of property in the district; (4) create a proposed plan for connecting properties in the district to the municipal sewer system; (5) hold a public hearing on the proposed plan; and (6) recommend the establishment of the district to the city's metropolitan development commission or redevelopment commission (commission). Provides that the commission: (1) shall review the recommendation of the board; (2) may, subject to the approval of the legislative body of the city, adopt a resolution designating one or more wastewater facility improvement districts within the city; (3) publish notice of the adoption and substance of the resolution and file information with each taxing unit having authority to levy property taxes in the geographic area of the district; (4) hold a public hearing; and (5) take final action determining the public utility and benefit of the district's allocation area and confirming, modifying and confirming, or rescinding the resolution. Allows a person aggrieved by the commission's final action to file a remonstrance in circuit or superior court. Requires the court to hear the remonstrance and confirm or modify and confirm the commission's final action or sustain the remonstrance. Provides that, if a district is established, the incremental property tax revenue from the district shall be deposited in the wastewater facility improvement fund (fund) of the district and may be used only to connect properties in the district to the municipal sewer system. Authorizes the issuance of bonds payable from a district's fund. Requires the commission to make an annual report on each district to the city fiscal body and the department of local government finance.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB348NEXT LEVEL CONNECTIONS FUND. (MISHLER R) Provides that the appropriation in HEA 1001-2021 for the 2022-2023 state fiscal year to the Indiana department of transportation for the next level connections fund (IC 8-14-14.3) may be used only for projects located on U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Highway 31 and for other road and bridge infrastructure projects.
 Current Status:   2/28/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline for Senate bills (Rule 148.2)
 Recent Status:   2/8/2022 - Referred to House Ways and Means
2/8/2022 - First Reading
 
SB369MARION COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION. (SANDLIN J) Provides that there shall be no dedicated lanes for any portion of a public street that is located outside of the one square mile area surrounding Monument Circle at the intersection of Meridian Street and Market Street in the City of Indianapolis for the exclusive use of public transit vehicles. Provides an exception for certain rapid transit lines. Defines the term "blue line". Provides that bonds may not be used to fund a dedicated lane for any portion of a public street that is located outside of the one square mile area.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB374REGIONAL WATER OR SEWER DISTRICT SERVICE AREAS. (MESSMER M) Provides that the services in those parts of a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district (district) in which they are provided or made available by the district shall not be curtailed or limited by: (1) the inclusion of all or part of the district's territory, by annexation or otherwise, within the boundaries of: (A) any municipality; or (B) the service territory of another provider of the same services; or (2) the granting of any private franchise to provide the same services within all or part of the district's territory; during the term of any loan under which the district is obligated, regardless of whether the loan is made by a public or private lender. Provides that the occurrence of any of these events does not require a district to secure any franchise, license, or permit as a condition to continuing to provide service to any part of the district's territory served by the district at the time of the occurrence of the event.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 27
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB375811 UTILITY LOCATION PROGRAM. (MESSMER M) Provides that an operator of underground facilities (operator) that violates Indiana law regarding marking of underground facilities located in the area of a proposed excavation or demolition is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each violation for each day the violation persists, not to exceed $1,000,000 for any related series of violations. Requires a person responsible for performing a proposed excavation or demolition (excavator) to provide notice of the excavation or demolition to Indiana 811: (1) at least two, but not more than 20, full working days before the proposed excavation or demolition if the proposed area of excavation or demolition is less than 2,000 linear feet; and (2) at least 10, but not more than 20, full working days before the proposed excavation or demolition if the proposed area of excavation or demolition is 2,000 linear feet or greater. Requires an excavator to provide separate notice, and a separate request for location of underground facilities, to Indiana 811 for each 2,000 linear feet of proposed excavation or demolition, regardless of whether the proposed excavation or demolition will take place in an incorporated area. Provides that notice provided to Indiana 811 of a proposed excavation or demolition: (1) expires 20 days after the notice is submitted if the proposed area of excavation or demolition is less than 2,000 linear feet; and (2) expires 90 days after the notice is submitted if the proposed area of excavation or demolition is 2,000 linear feet or greater, and may be renewed for additional 90 day periods. Requires an operator that receives notice of a proposed excavation or demolition of less than 2,000 linear feet to provide to the excavator, not later than 7:00 a.m. on the third working day after the operator receives the notice, location information regarding the operator's underground facilities located in the area of the proposed excavation or demolition. Provides that if Indiana 811 receives notice of a proposed excavation or demolition of 2,000 linear feet or more, Indiana 811 shall schedule a meeting between the excavator and any operator with underground facilities located in the area of the proposed excavation or demolition. Provides that at the meeting: (1) the excavator shall: (A) describe the scope of the proposed excavation or demolition; and (B) present a written proposed marking agreement; and (2) the excavator and the operators shall negotiate in good faith regarding the proposed marking agreement. Requires an operator that does not sign the marking agreement as presented or amended at the meeting to: (1) mark the operator's underground facilities not later than 48 hours before the scheduled commencement of the excavation or demolition; and (2) maintain the markers such that the markers remain reasonably visible until the completion of the excavation or demolition. Provides that an excavator or operator that does not negotiate in good faith regarding a proposed marking agreement is subject to: (1) a civil penalty of not more than $1,000; and (2) reimbursement of the marking expenses of each other operator that incurred expenses in marking the operator's underground facilities in the area of the excavation.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Utilities
1/11/2022 - First Reading
 
SB378ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY. (BUCHANAN B) Increases the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption from $80,000 to $250,000. Provides an exemption for business personal property regardless of the acquisition cost that applies only if the property is placed in service in calendar year 2023. Allows the exemption for the entire useful life of the property. Requires the department of local government finance to adopt rules to amend the Indiana Administrative Code to reduce the minimum valuation percentage for depreciable personal property from 30% to 27.5% for the 2023 assessment date, and to 25% for assessment dates beginning in 2024 and thereafter. Amends the county option exemption for business personal property to allow counties to adopt an exemption ordinance that applies only to the first five year period after new business personal property is placed in service and that would require the personal property to be placed back on the tax rolls beginning in the sixth year of its useful life. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/25/2022 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/11/2022 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
SB382VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HOLDMAN T) 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. Provides that a taxpayer is not required to file subsequent personal property tax returns for the business personal property exemption. Provides that the true tax value of a self-service storage facility must be determined based solely on the land and the improvements, less normal depreciation and normal obsolescence, and must exclude business intangible value. 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. Provides required report filing deadlines for exempt transactions for certain retail merchants. Provides that if an amount would have been excludible under Section 108(f)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code as in effect on January 1, 2020, the amount is not required to be added back under the Indiana adjusted gross income provisions. Requires certain state or local government employees to submit to criminal history background checks at least once every five years (as opposed to 10 years under current law). Allows certain small businesses to deduct amounts paid for health insurance premiums from Indiana adjusted gross income. 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 (LIT) 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. 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. Increases the number of years a 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 January 1, 2019. 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 15% of the wholesale price. Requires remote sellers to collect the tobacco products tax on taxable products. Imposes a tax on the distribution of alternative nicotine products in Indiana based on a rate of $0.40 per ounce of the product weight as listed by the manufacturer. Defines "alternative nicotine products" for purposes of the 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 mapping data and standards fund to be used for: (1) the implementation of the geographic information system (GIS) for the state and local income taxes, as well as listed taxes, administrated by the department; and (2) the purposes of the Indiana geographic information office. 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. Changes population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2020 decennial census. Provides that revenue received from the Nashville food and beverage tax may be used for grants to local businesses to make building improvements. Removes an outdated reference in the Indiana Administrative Code regarding a property tax exemption for public airports. Makes conforming changes. Makes an appropriation.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 137
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB389ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION. (ROGERS L) Couples Indiana depreciation provisions with federal depreciation provisions under Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code.
 Current Status:   2/1/2022 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))
 Recent Status:   1/18/2022 - added as coauthor Senator Bassler
1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
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