Legislative Report - Indiana Association of County Commissioners
Prepared by: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Report created on June 28, 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
 
HB1004DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION. (FRYE R) Amends and updates certain terms involving direct placement in a community corrections program. Updates the definition of "community corrections program". Specifies that a court may suspend any portion of a sentence and order a person to be placed in a community corrections program for the part of the sentence which must be executed. Provides that a person placed on a level of supervision as part of a community corrections program: (1) is entitled to earned good time credit; (2) may not earn educational credit; and (3) may be deprived of earned good time credit. Provides that when a person completes a placement program, the court may place the person on probation. Provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony for an offense committed after June 30, 2022, to the department of correction (department), and that, consistent with current law, a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony for an offense committed before July 1, 2022, to the department only if certain circumstances exist. Establishes certain conditions of parole for a person on lifetime parole and makes the violation of parole conditions and commission of specified other acts by a person on lifetime parole a Level 6 felony, with an enhancement to a Level 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that, for purposes of calculating accrued time and good time credit, a calendar day includes a partial calendar day. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 45
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - 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
 
HB1034TAX INCREMENT FINANCING. (TORR J) Provides that a lien resulting from an agreement between a redevelopment commission (commission) and a taxpayer in an allocation area takes priority over any existing or subsequent mortgage, other lien, or other encumbrance on the property, and must have parity with a state property tax lien under IC 6-1.1-22-13. Provides that a lien resulting from a taxpayer agreement will have the priority of real property taxes and may be enforced and collected in all respects as real property taxes. Provides that a commission, or two or more commissions acting jointly, may contract for marketing and advertising of land located in an allocation area. Imposes a limitation on the amount available to be spent on the marketing and advertising of land in an allocation area.
 Current Status:   3/8/2022 - Public Law 46
 Recent Status:   3/8/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1048SHERIFF'S SALE IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACTION. (EBERHART S) Allows the sheriff to conduct a public auction electronically. Prohibits certain persons and entities from purchasing a tract at a sheriff's sale. Requires each person bidding at a sheriff's sale to sign a statement containing a notice of the law and certain affirmations. Raises the amount that a sheriff can charge for administrative fees from $200 to $300. Makes a conforming amendment. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 112
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1062REGULATION OF CEMETERIES. (ZENT D) Defines "certificate of burial rights" for purposes of the cemetery law. Replaces references to other instruments issued upon the purchase of burial rights with the term. Provides that before entering into a sales contract with a consumer, an owner of a cemetery must provide a written statement including a price range of all commodities and services available for purchase. Specifies that the schedule of fees and the fees charged in connection with the installation or use of commodities in a cemetery must be consistent with the statement provided to a consumer. Prohibits the preinstallation of a vault. Increases the maximum civil penalty for a violation of the cemetery association law from $1,000 to $5,000. Permits a city or town, county, and township to appoint a cemetery caretaker to control and manage cemeteries in the entity's care. Establishes requirements for a city or town to appoint a cemetery caretaker through a proposed ordinance. Requires a city or town to review the status of the control and management of a cemetery for which it is responsible at least once every 10 years.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 113
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
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
 
HB1112MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES. (SLAGER H) Requires, beginning July 1, 2023, the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary) and a managed care organization to reimburse under Medicaid an emergency medical services provider organization that is a Medicaid provider at a rate comparable to the federal Medicare reimbursement rate for the service. Specifies that the Medicaid reimbursement methodology for payments to out of state children's hospitals must factor in any cost outlier case in a manner that results in the final reimbursement rate made to a hospital meeting the specified reimbursement requirements. Allows the office to make retroactive reimbursement payments for out of state children's hospitals upon factoring in any cost outlier case.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 142
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1116ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES. (WESCO T) Changes the date by which a county must provide a voter verifiable paper audit trail for electronic voting systems from December 31, 2029, to July 1, 2024. Provides that, after July 1, 2022, a county must meet certain requirements when using any direct record electronic voting system that does not include a voter verifiable paper audit trail for an election. Provides that the security agreement that counties are required to enter into with the secretary of state must be funded by money received from the federal government or from money appropriated by the general assembly. Specifies requirements of a statement that must be printed on the envelope of an absentee ballot application. Provides that before an individual can access an absentee ballot application that is submitted in an electronic format using a module of the computerized list, the individual must provide either the individual's Indiana driver's license number or the last four digits of the individual's Social Security number. Requires that voting before an absentee voter board at the circuit court clerk's office or at a satellite office be referred to as "early voting" on all forms prescribed by the election division and in all communications with voters. Requires an electronic poll book to have the capacity to transmit certain information that a voter cast a provisional ballot. Requires certain information to be included in the computerized list concerning a voter's casting of a provisional ballot. Repeals language that requires the circuit court clerk to provide notice containing certain information to each voter who casts a provisional ballot. Changes the term "risk-limiting audit" to "post-election audit". Removes the word "pilot" from the chapter concerning post-election audits. Provides that the secretary of state shall determine the number of elections that are subject to a post-election audit.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 115
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1130OPEN MEETINGS. (O'BRIEN T) Requires a governing body of a school corporation (school board) to allow each member of the public attending a meeting (attendee) the opportunity to provide oral public comment. Allows a school board to permit oral public comment at a public meeting that is conducted electronically during a state or local disaster emergency. Restricts the circumstances in which the governing body of a state or local public agency may hold a virtual meeting during a declared disaster emergency without any of the governing body members physically present.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 116
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
HB1193OPIOID LITIGATION. (KARICKHOFF M) Amends the deadline by which a political subdivision may opt back in to an opioid litigation settlement. Requires a political subdivision to submit a copy of the agreement executed between the political subdivision and the private legal counsel of the political subdivision when opting back into the opioid litigation settlement. Removes language providing that no political subdivision has any claim to any settlement proceeds for litigation against any opioid party not yet filed by the state as of a certain date. Removes certain requirements concerning the payment of costs, expenses, and attorney's fees and costs arising from opioid litigation. Changes the basis by which the agency settlement fund distributes funds to cities, counties, and towns. Reduces the percentage of opioid litigation settlement funds distributed for use of statewide treatment, education, and prevention programs for opioid use disorder. Provides that 35% of opioid litigation settlement funds are to be distributed to cities, counties, and towns for programs for treatment, prevention, and care that are best practices for opioid use disorder. Provides that funds received from the opioid settlement may not be distributed to a city, county, or town that has opted out of the settlement and that the remaining funds shall be distributed to the cities, counties, or towns that have opted into the settlement.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 72
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1196HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND SOLAR POWER. (SPEEDY M) Provides that: (1) a homeowners association may require certain screening and preapproval procedures before an owner of a dwelling unit may install a solar energy system; and (2) a homeowners association may prohibit the installation, use, or removal of a solar energy system under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 73
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1209CARBON SEQUESTRATION PROJECTS. (SOLIDAY E) Provides for the mechanism for underground storage of carbon dioxide in Indiana. Provides that the new chapter does not apply to the carbon sequestration pilot project established pursuant to IC 14-39-1. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 163
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1222VARIOUS FSSA MATTERS. (ZIEMKE C) Allows the family and social services administration to deny or revoke licensing for a child care home based on a household member's conviction for certain specified criminal offenses. Removes a limitation specifying that an occupancy provision regarding school-age children in class I child care homes applies only during the school year. Eliminates the bureau of quality improvement services and reassigns the bureau's responsibilities to the bureau of developmental disabilities services. Renames the bureau of child care as the office of early childhood and out of school learning. Amends the required composition of mobile crisis teams that provide behavioral health services in conjunction with the 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline. Provides that a contract entered into with a third party by the division of mental health and addiction (division) for provision of competency restoration services to a defendant may confer to the third party all authority the division would have in providing the services to the defendant at a state psychiatric institution. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) establish a plan to expand the use of certified community behavioral health clinics in Indiana; and (2) make certain considerations in preparing the plan. Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to provide behavioral health services to a committed offender held by the department of correction. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 74
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
HB1226SOLID WASTE MATTERS. (SPEEDY M) Establishes the central Indiana waste diversion pilot project (pilot project). Requires the department of environmental management to: (1) develop pilot project application forms; (2) make the forms available on or before July 1, 2022; (3) accept applications through October 1, 2022; and (4) provide recommendations to the Indiana recycling market development board (board) on or before December 1, 2022. Requires the board to award not more than $4,000,000 in total to applicants chosen to participate in the pilot project. Limits the pilot project to Marion County. Amends the definition of "solid waste"to exclude materials that are used in creating a product and that meet other conditions. Provides that: (1) a transfer station or treatment, storage, or disposal facility that holds a permit to handle hazardous waste may also handle solid waste; (2) solid waste that is managed at a transfer station or a treatment, storage, or disposal facility shall not be allowed to come into direct contact with hazardous waste, and any solid waste that does come into direct contact with hazardous waste shall then be managed as hazardous waste; and (3) the environmental rules board (rules board) shall amend 329 IAC 11 to conform to these provisions. Requires the rules board to expeditiously adopt by rule all waste regulation exemptions or exclusions as that are adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and set forth in the federal rule on the identification and listing of hazardous waste. Provides that until certain federal rule amendments that were adopted by the EPA on May 30, 2018, are adopted by the rules board, those amendments apply to the identification and listing of hazardous waste in Indiana just as if the amendments were already incorporated by reference into the rules of the rule board on the identification and listing of hazardous waste. Provides that: (1) the disposal of non-hazardous coal mining waste and coal combustion residuals at a surface coal mining facility; and (2) the use of coal combustion residuals as raw material for manufacturing another product or for eight other particular uses; are not subject to regulation under the solid waste rules. Makes corresponding changes.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 120
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
HB1246FIRE PROTECTION TERRITORIES AND LOCAL INCOME TAXATION. (LEHE D) Provides that a fire protection territory that experiences more than 6% population growth during a 10 year period may increase its maximum property tax levy for 2023 or any year thereafter by an amount based on the population growth that exceeds 6%. Provides, however, that the fire protection territory may not increase the tax levy based on the population growth by a total rate of more than 0.15 per $100 of the net assessed value of the fire protection territory area within a 10 year period. Allows a total tax rate levied upon the formation of a fire protection territory established after December 31, 2022, to be implemented over a number of years, not exceeding five, and subject to review and approval by the department of local government finance. Provides that a participating unit's proceeds of property taxes imposed to meet the participating unit's obligations to a fire protection territory are exempt from areas needing redevelopment, redevelopment project areas, urban renewal project areas, economic development areas, or economic development districts established after December 31, 2021. Provides that, in the case of counties that provide emergency medical services for all local units in the county and pay 100% of the costs to provide those services, the fiscal body of the county may adopt an ordinance to impose a local income tax (LIT) rate for emergency medical services in the county. Provides that the tax rate may not exceed 0.2%. Provides that the LIT revenue shall be distributed directly to the county before the remainder of the expenditure rate revenue is distributed and must be deposited in a dedicated fund to be used only for paying for operating costs incurred by the county for emergency medical services that are provided throughout the county. Provides that the tax rate may not be in effect for more than 25 years.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 95
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1260DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE. (LEONARD D) Specifies provisions for federal economic stimulus funds. Provides that, unless specifically granted authority by a statute passed by the general assembly, the state lottery commission and Indiana gaming commission shall not, independently or by public-private partnership, operate or authorize the use or operation of particular games and sales over the Internet. Specifies certain exceptions. Provides that certain churches and religious societies are not required to file a personal property tax return. Provides that a county assessor shall provide electronic access to property record cards on the county's official Internet web site. Repeals the mortgage deduction for assessments beginning January 1, 2023. Increases the homestead deduction from $45,000 to $48,000 for assessments beginning January 1, 2023. Provides that with regard to a rehabilitation or redevelopment project in an economic revitalization area within an excluded city, that when the designating body: (1) receives a formal request for a tax abatement or incentive; or (2) issues an offer letter for a tax abatement or incentive; the designating body must provide written notice to the excluded city. Requires a local assessor to notify the department of local government finance (DLGF) of all new fixed property owned or used by a public utility company that the local assessor will begin assessing and the date on which the assessments will begin. Requires the DLGF to notify a company if any of the company's property that was previously assessed by the DLGF will instead be assessed by the township assessor, or the county assessor if there is not a township assessor for the township. Provides that the county assessor may exempt designated infrastructure development zone broadband assets, including assets located in a designated infrastructure development zone of a centrally assessed telephone company or cable company. Provides that the authority of a property tax assessment board of appeals (county board) is not limited to review the ongoing eligibility of a property for an exemption. Provides timing clarifications for property tax deductions for taxpayers who are over age 65 or who are disabled veterans, and for the over age 65 circuit breaker credit. Provides that the assessor shall provide a report to the county auditor describing any physical improvements to the property. Increases the maximum assessed value of the real property for an individual at least 65 years of age to be eligible for a deduction from $200,000 to $240,000. Defines the term "taxpayer" for purposes of the procedures for review and appeal of assessments and corrections of errors. Modifies the burden of proof standard in an appeal to provide that an assessment as last determined by an assessing official or the county board is presumed to equal a property's true tax value until rebutted by evidence presented by the parties, unless the property's assessment increased by more than 5%, in which case the assessor has the burden of proof. Provides that a county auditor shall submit a certified statement to the DLGF not later than September 1 in a manner prescribed by the DLGF. Provides for maximum property tax levy increases for Otter Creek Township in Vigo County and Sugar Creek Township Fire Protection District in Vigo County. Provides for a one-time maximum property tax levy increase for Howard County. Specifies certain dates with regard to the adjustment of maximum tax rates after a reassessment or annual adjustment. For reports filed by county boards with the DLGF, changes the requirement for the total number of "notices" to be filed to the total number of "appeals" to be filed. Requires additional information to be filed in such reports. Provides that the term "tax representative" does not include an attorney who is a member in good standing of the Indiana bar or any person who is a member in good standing of any other state bar and who has been granted temporary admission to the Indiana bar in order to represent a party before the property tax assessment board of appeals or the DLGF. Provides that the DLGF may not review certain written complaints if such a complaint is related to a matter that is under appeal. Repeals a provision in current law that provides that a taxpayer that owns an industrial plant located in Jasper County is ineligible for a local property tax replacement credit against the property taxes due on the industrial plant if the assessed value of the industrial plant as of March 1, 2006, exceeds 20% of the total assessed value of all taxable property in the county on that date. Provides that for certain airport development zones and allocation areas established after June 30, 2024, "residential property" refers to the assessed value of property that is allocated to the 1% homestead land and improvement categories in the county tax and billing software system, along with the residential assessed value as defined for purposes of calculating the rate for the local income tax property tax relief credit designated for residential property. Provides formulas for school corporations that propose to impose property taxes under a referendum tax levy. Provides that the property tax rate imposed under the provision for the public safety officers survivors' health coverage cumulative fund is exempt from the adjustment of maximum tax rates after reassessment or annual adjustment. Changes the sunset provision for pro bono legal service fees from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2025. Allows a county surveyor to send relocation requirements for a proposed regulated drain by either registered mail or certified mail (current law requires the relocation requirements be sent by registered mail). Amends SECTION 9 of HEA 1001-2022 by adding language indicating that certain COVID-19 tests be "approved, cleared, or authorized" by the FDA as opposed to just "approved" as passed in HEA 1001-2022. Repeals various property tax provisions. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/21/2022 - Public Law 174
 Recent Status:   3/21/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1262OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS. (CHERRY R) 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
 
HB1285REDISTRICTING LOCAL ELECTION DISTRICTS. (TESHKA J) Provides that redistricting election districts for local and school board offices must occur at certain times. Removes a provision that limited the number of school board members that may reside in the same school board district for the Indianapolis public school board. Changes the entity that establishes the Indianapolis public school districts within the school city from the Indiana state board of education to the board of school commissioners. Removes the discretionary ability of political subdivisions to redistrict election districts at times other than those required by statute. Allows for additional time for redistricting after the 2020 decennial census. Consolidates certain local redistricting statutes in the same location. Changes population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2020 decennial census. Repeals obsolete statutes and makes other conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 169
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1286REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SOLID WASTE CONTRACTS. (CARBAUGH M) Authorizes a town or a city other than Indianapolis to enter into a contract for the collection and disposal of solid waste through a request for proposals process instead of an invitation for bids process. Establishes a request for proposals procedure under which a town or a city other than Indianapolis may enter into a contract for the collection and disposal of solid waste.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 37
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1291DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NAME CHANGE. (MCNAMARA W) Requires the legislative services agency to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2023 regular session of the general assembly to make appropriate amendments to the Indiana Code to change references from the "state department of health" to the "Indiana department of health".
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 38
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
HB1296FIREARMS MATTERS. (SMALTZ B) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun" and specifies the penalties for committing this crime. Allows particular individuals who do not meet the requirements to receive a handgun license and are not otherwise prohibited to carry a handgun in limited places. Allows a resident of Indiana to obtain in certain circumstances a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes theft of a firearm a Level 5 felony. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments and repeals obsolete provisions.
 Current Status:   3/21/2022 - Public Law 175
 Recent Status:   3/21/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1298ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. (SMALTZ B) Provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission may not require physical separation between a bar area and a dining area in a food hall. Reduces the length of time that an applicant for an artisan distiller's permit must hold another permit prior to the date of the application. Creates a temporary craft manufacturer hospitality permit (hospitality permit) that allows a craft manufacturer to participate in a convention, a trade show, an exposition, or a similar event on the licensed premises of a particular host permittee. Specifies certain requirements and restrictions concerning a hospitality permit. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 121
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1300BAIL. (MAYFIELD P) Defines "charitable bail organization" and allows a charitable organization to pay bail on behalf of specified defendants if the organization meets certain criteria and is certified by the commissioner of the department of insurance (commissioner). Specifies the circumstances under which a certification may be revoked, and exempts from the certification requirement a person that pays bail for: (1) not more than three individuals in any 180 day period; or (2) a relative. Requires the commissioner to adopt rules, including emergency rules, for the certification of charitable bail organizations. Prohibits the state and a political subdivision from: (1) posting bail for any person; or (2) for the purpose of posting bail for any person, providing a grant or other funding, directly or indirectly, to an entity that posts bail for any person. Requires a person paying cash bail, including a charitable bail organization, to execute an agreement allowing the court to retain all or part of the bail to pay certain court costs. Requires that bail be returned to the person who posted it. Provides that a case management system developed and operated by the office of judicial administration must include a searchable field for certain information of the bail agent or a person authorized by the surety that pays bail for an individual.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 147
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
HB1306HOUSING TASK FORCE. (MILLER D) Establishes the housing task force (task force) to review issues related to housing and housing shortages in Indiana. Sets forth membership, and requires the task force to issue a report to the general assembly and the governor not later than November 1, 2022.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 99
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
HB1314PUBLIC SAFETY MATTERS. (BARRETT B) Provides that a surviving spouse or child of a department of homeland security (department) fire investigator is eligible to receive health coverage under the health coverage plan for active employees provided by the employer. Provides that a department fire investigator who is diagnosed with certain health conditions that result in a disability or death is presumed to have incurred the health condition in the line of duty. Provides that the Indiana guard reserve (guard) is comprised of volunteer citizens. Provides that the adjutant general (general) may adopt policies for the guard. Requires the general to establish certain structures, processes, and organizational controls for the guard. Repeals a provision concerning the guard serving outside Indiana. Provides that, if called for voluntary service, the guard must follow the rules and procedures of the Indiana national guard and those set by the general. Amends a provision to specify that the general may obtain insurance for the guard under certain circumstances. Repeals a provision regarding quarterly pay for the guard. Provides that, not later than October 31, 2022, the department, the department of health, the integrated public safety commission, and the statewide 911 board shall submit recommendations regarding: (1) ways the 911 system can increase interoperability to better facilitate an emergency medical services (EMS) response from the closest and most appropriate resource; and (2) the effectiveness of regionalized trauma systems and their impact on patient care; to the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to the general assembly. Provides that a department fire investigator who is diagnosed with certain cancers or heart or lung disease that results in a disability is presumed to have incurred the health condition in the line of duty. Establishes the first responder crisis intervention account within the statewide 9-8-8 trust fund for the purpose of awarding grants to public safety agencies that provide first responder emergency services. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction shall administer the account. Provides that a fire department is required to report annually to the department information regarding each emergency response by the fire department. Provides that, in the event the fire department does not report information regarding emergency responses, the department may determine that the fire department is ineligible to receive grants administered by the department. Makes changes to how public safety fees from the retail sale of fireworks are distributed. Provides, after June 30, 2023, that the minimum basic training requirements that a volunteer firefighter must complete before the firefighter may perform emergency response duties do not include interior firefighter operations. Makes changes to various definitions used in relation to the provision of emergency medical services. Provides that the department may (rather than shall, under current law) waive any rule adopted by the emergency medical services commission for a person who provides emergency ambulance service, an emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, a paramedic, or an ambulance when operating from a location in an adjoining state. Makes changes to notice requirements for the acquisition and location of a defibrillator. Provides that an individual who holds a license or certification issued by the emergency medical services commission is subject to disciplinary sanctions if the individual fails to notify the department in writing of any misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction, except traffic related misdemeanors other than operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a drug or alcohol, within 90 days after the entry of an order or judgment. Provides that each ambulance service shall participate in a written quality assurance program. Makes changes to the provision relating to data sharing of pre-hospital ambulance reports by the emergency medical services commission or the department. Removes obsolete provisions and makes conforming amendments. Repeals a provision requiring a person who uses a defibrillator to contact the ambulance service provider or the fire department that provides ambulance service for the area as soon as practicable. Provides for the attending physician, or the physician's designee, of a patient needing transportation by ambulance to sign an order that states the level of ambulance service needed for the patient and the condition or diagnosis of the patient that makes the transportation of the patient by ambulance necessary. Amends the law on emergency medical services to make that law apply to nonemergency ambulance services as well as emergency ambulance services. Requires a health plan to fairly negotiate rates and terms with any ambulance service provider willing to become a participating provider with respect to the health plan. Provides that an accident and sickness insurance policy or HMO contract that provides coverage for emergency medical services must also provide reimbursement for: (1) emergency ambulance services; and (2) specialty care transport; provided by an emergency medical services provider organization. Provides that reimbursement provided for basic and advanced life support services through an accident and sickness insurance policy or HMO contract must be provided on an equal basis regardless of whether the services involve transportation of the patient by ambulance.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 170
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB1AUTOMATIC TAXPAYER REFUND. (HOLDMAN T) Removes a provision that requires taxpayers to have adjusted gross income tax liability in order to qualify for an automatic taxpayer refund. Makes clarifying changes.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 2
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB5RECIPROCITY AND AUDIOLOGY COMPACT. (BROWN L) Establishes a procedure to grant licenses and certificates to practice certain health care professions in Indiana. Requires the applicant to hold a current license or certificate from another state or jurisdiction and meet other requirements. Allows the applicant who meets certain requirements to apply for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires the provisional license or provisional certificate to be issued within 30 days. Provides for penalties for submitting false information on an application for a provisional license or provisional certificate. Requires a board to make a final decision on a license or certificate application before the expiration of a provisional license or provisional certificate. Provides that if a board has a pending application for initial licensure or certification that requires final approval by the board, the board shall meet not more than 31 days after the application is ready for approval. Provides that the medical licensing board may not issue a physician's license to an applicant using the reciprocity law beginning July 1, 2026. Eliminates certain requirements for an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, addiction counselor, or clinical addiction counselor. Requires the boards that regulate bachelor's degree social workers, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners to issue a license by reciprocity within 30 days if certain requirements are met. Requires the speech-language pathology and audiology board to, before January 1, 2023, initiate and make every effort to enter into reciprocity agreements with contiguous states for individuals licensed as: (1) a speech-language pathologist; and (2) an audiologist; to practice the individual's profession under the license from one state in the other state. Adopts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/18/2022 - Public Law 149
 Recent Status:   3/18/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB9ELECTRONIC MONITORING STANDARDS. (WALKER K) Requires the justice reinvestment advisory council to conduct a review of statutes concerning electronic monitoring and home detention and provide a recommendation with regard to electronic monitoring standards to the legislative council in an electronic format not later than December 1, 2022. Establishes standards, including notification time frames, for persons and entities responsible for monitoring individuals required to wear a monitoring device as a condition of probation, parole, pretrial release, or community corrections. Provides immunity for acts or omissions performed in connection with implementing monitoring standards. Provides that a defendant commits escape if: (1) the defendant disables or interferes with the operation of an electronic monitoring device; or (2) the defendant violates certain conditions of home detention (under current law, any violation of a condition of home detention constitutes escape). Makes escape committed by a juvenile status offender a status offense under certain circumstances. Makes conforming amendments.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 84
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/11/2022 - Sent to Governor for Signature
 
SB12SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL COMMISSION. (KRUSE D) Establishes a commission to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 3
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB37POPULATION PARAMETERS. (FORD J) Amends various statutes to update population parameters for political subdivisions based on the 2020 decennial census. Updates multipliers that are based on a county's population and used in determining distributions made by the department of correction to county misdemeanant funds. Removes language providing that changes to boundaries of certain political subdivisions may not take effect during the year immediately before the year a federal decennial census is conducted. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 104
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB62SALE OF TAX SALE PROPERTIES TO NONPROFITS. (YOUNG M) Permits a county treasurer in a county having a consolidated city to offer for sale a tract or item of real property on the county auditor's tax sale list: (1) that is not used as a person's principal place of residence and receiving a homestead standard deduction for the most recent assessment date;(2) that is unsold after two or more public sales; and (3) for which a set off has not been obtained against the delinquent debt owed on the real property; to an eligible nonprofit entity prior to a regularly scheduled tax sale. Provides that not more than 5% of the real property on the tax sale list may be sold to eligible nonprofit entities. Requires an eligible nonprofit entity to file certain information with the county executive not later than 45 days prior to the tax sale in order to participate in an early sale. Requires, before January 1, 2023, and before each January 1 thereafter, the county executive to provide an annual report to the legislative council concerning the sale of tax sale properties to eligible nonprofit entities.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 123
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB76MEET AND CONFER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES. (BOOTS P) Allows an employer or an exclusive recognized representative of full-time employees of a police or fire department (exclusive representative) to request, in specified circumstances, an advisory opinion from the commissioner of labor (commissioner). Specifies a process by which an employer or exclusive representative may appeal in certain instances to the commissioner to request mediation and conciliation. Makes technical corrections and a conforming amendment.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 6
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB781977 PENSION AND DISABILITY FUND. (BOOTS P) Provides that after July 1, 2022, if the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system (system board) determines that a new police officer or firefighter in the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) should be a member of the 1977 fund, the system board shall require the employer to transfer the member into the 1977 fund and contribute the amount that the system board determines is necessary to fund fully the member's service credit in the 1977 fund for all service earned as a police officer or firefighter in PERF. Provides that a police officer or firefighter who is an active member of the 1977 fund with an employer that participates in the 1977 fund, separates from that employer, and more than 180 days after the date of the separation becomes employed as a full-time police officer or firefighter with the same or a second employer that participates in the 1977 fund, is a member of the 1977 fund without meeting the age limitations under certain circumstances. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 85
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/11/2022 - Sent to Governor for Signature
 
SB83OPEN MEETINGS. (LEISING J) Requires a governing body of a school corporation or charter school to permit oral public comment on a topic before the governing body takes final action on the topic. Allows the governing body of a state or local public agency to conduct a meeting electronically without any governing body members physically present if a state or local disaster emergency is declared and the following circumstances exist: (1) Meeting in person would present an imminent risk to the health or safety of the governing body and public. (2) In the case of a governing body of a school corporation or charter school, in addition to the presence of the circumstances described in (1), at least one school within the jurisdiction of the school corporation or charter school is closed because of the disaster emergency. Adds a definition of "charter school" for purposes of the open door law that includes a virtual charter school.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 124
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
SB117POLICE LOG INFORMATION. (WALKER K) Provides that certain information contained in a daily log of a law enforcement agency relating to the victim of a crime or delinquent act who is less than 18 years of age may not be disclosed by a public agency without the consent of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, unless access to the records is specifically required by a state or federal statute or is ordered by a court under the rules of discovery. Provides that the information may be disclosed to the department of child services. Provides that a law enforcement agency shall maintain a daily log or record that lists suspected or investigated crimes, accidents, or complaints. (Current law provides that a law enforcement agency shall maintain a daily log or record that lists suspected crimes, accidents, or complaints.) Prohibits, after June 30, 2023, the broadcast of a Social Security number by police radio unless the broadcast is encrypted.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 86
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/11/2022 - Sent to Governor for Signature
 
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
 
SB134APPROPRIATION OF DONATED MONEY. (BROWN L) Adds language specifying that a political subdivision that conducts or administers an election may not accept private money donations to prepare, administer, or conduct elections or to employ individuals on a temporary basis for preparing, administering, or conducting elections, including registering voters. Requires all state agencies to submit to the budget agency a report of each individual state employee employed by the state agency whose salary is funded in whole or in part from donated money. Provides that if the donation of money is to the secretary of state, the report shall specify whether the money was or will be distributed to political subdivisions for preparing, administering, or conducting elections, and, if so, the specific types of uses for which the donated money will be used by those political subdivisions. Requires the budget agency to annually submit to the budget committee a report of the information that specifies and identifies each individual state employee whose salary is funded in whole or in part from donated money, which must be posted and made available on the Indiana transparency portal. Requires all local units of government to submit to the state board of accounts (SBA) a report of each individual local unit of government employee employed by the local unit of government whose salary is funded in whole or in part from donated money. Requires the SBA to annually submit to the budget committee a report of the information that specifies and identifies each individual local unit of government employee whose salary is funded in whole or in part from donated money, which must be made available to the public. Defines "local unit of government" for purposes of the reporting requirement. Specifies that the term does not include hospitals.
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 87
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/11/2022 - Sent to Governor for Signature
 
SB139MANUFACTURED HOUSING IN MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY. (DORIOT B) Prohibits a governmental body from regulating or restricting the installation of a mobile home, manufactured home, or industrialized residential structure within a mobile home community based on the age or size of the mobile home, manufactured home, or industrialized residential structure, regardless of whether: (1) the mobile home, manufactured home, or industrialized residential structure; or (2) the lot on which, or the mobile home community in which, it is or will be located or installed; constitutes a conforming structure or use, or a legal, nonconforming structure or use. Provides that after March 14, 2022: (1) a unit may not adopt, impose, amend, or enforce a regulation, or a provision in a regulation, that violates this prohibition, regardless of when the regulation or provision was originally adopted or imposed; and (2) any provision that: (A) is included in a regulation adopted or imposed by a unit; and (B) violates this prohibition; is void and unenforceable regardless of when the regulation or provision was originally adopted or imposed. Prohibits a unit from adopting, imposing, or enforcing a regulation that mandates size requirements for, or that is based on the age of, a mobile home, a manufactured home, or an industrialized residential structure that will be installed in a mobile home community, regardless of whether the mobile home community, or any part of the mobile home community, constitutes: (1) a conforming structure or use; or (2) a legal, nonconforming structure or use. Provides that after March 14, 2022: (1) a unit may not adopt, impose, amend, or enforce a regulation, or a provision in a regulation, that violates this prohibition, regardless of when the regulation or provision was originally adopted or imposed; and (2) any provision that: (A) is included in a regulation adopted or imposed by a unit; and (B) violates this prohibition; is void and unenforceable regardless of when the regulation or provision was originally adopted or imposed. Provides that a mobile home community operator who attempts to exclude an owner with the intent to evade the requirement that the operator provide notice not less than 180 days before the date of an intended closure commits a deceptive act that is actionable by the attorney general. Amends the statute concerning the reconstruction of nonconforming structures to provide that whenever a legal, nonconforming structure, including: (1) a mobile home; (2) a manufactured home; or (3) an industrialized residential structure; on a parcel of real property used for residential purposes in a mobile home community is removed, the owner of the parcel shall be permitted to replace the structure without losing the status of the structure or parcel as a legal, nonconforming structure or use if the replacement meets the existing statutory requirements. Provides that these provisions concerning the continuing status of the structure or parcel in a mobile home community as a legal, nonconforming structure or use apply after March 14, 2022, regardless of whether: (1) the structure or parcel is conferred status as a legal, nonconforming structure or use; or (2) the legal nonconforming structure is: (A) damaged, destroyed, or removed; or (B) reconstructed, renovated, repaired, or replaced; before or after March 15, 2022.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 53
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB145PROPERTY TAX MATTERS. (BUCHANAN B) Provides that the true tax value of commercial real property commercial property with a structure, or a portion thereof, that: (1) is at least 100,000 square feet in area; (2) is used for retail purposes; and (3) is occupied by a single retailer; shall be determined by application of the cost approach. Provides that the application of the cost approach requirement is not applicable if the property was: (1) vacated by the original occupant for which the property was constructed; (2) constructed more than five years prior to the assessment date; or (3) substantially and adversely impacted by a change in a roadway or traffic pattern. Provides that estimates of depreciation and obsolescence shall not be based on data derived from the sales comparison or income capitalization approaches. Requires the department of local government finance (department) to establish a standard construction cost per square foot for the purpose of applying the cost approach. Requires the department to update the standard construction cost per square foot annually. Provides that when requesting a review, a taxpayer may present an appraisal based on the cost approach as evidence that the actual construction cost was lower than the department's determined standard construction cost per square foot that was used to assess the property. Provides that the parties to any appeal may enter into a written agreement to stipulate to the true tax value of the property. Provides that the fiscal officer of the county may establish a separate account for the tax receipts that are attributable to the property tax assessment that is the subject of review.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 54
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB148PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS. (KOCH E) Permits a prosecuting attorney to purchase a crime insurance policy instead of executing a surety bond. Permits the department of child services or a prosecuting attorney to file a paternity action in certain cases. Renames the drug prosecution fund as the substance abuse prosecution fund. Broadens the types of expenses a county auditor shall pay the prosecuting attorney in connection with a criminal case. Allows a prosecuting attorney to appoint employees with the approval of the county council. Allows the prosecuting attorneys council of Indiana to call two conferences each year and specifies who may attend the conferences. Requires the prosecuting attorneys council of Indiana to conduct certain training. Provides a prosecuting attorney with defense and indemnification in a disciplinary action for conduct that occurred within the scope of employment.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 55
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
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
 
SB158PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS. (CRIDER M) Provides that each unit shall establish certain basic training requirements and continuing education requirements for public safety telecommunicators. Provides that costs associated with basic training requirements are considered operating expenses of the statewide 911 system. Permits a public safety agency to seek reimbursement from the board for certain training expenses. Requires PSAP's to annually report continuing education requirements for public safety telecommunicators to the board.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 13
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
2/24/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
SB163TOWN FISCAL MANAGEMENT. (YOUNG M) Changes the population point that distinguishes a second class city from a third class city from 35,000 to 34,000. Authorizes a town with a population of more than 34,000 to create the office of town controller, appointed by the town legislative body.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 56
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/8/2022 - Signed by the Speaker
 
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
 
SB245STATEWIDE SPORTS AND TOURISM BID FUND. (WALKER K) Establishes the statewide sports and tourism bid fund (fund) to provide funding for the purpose of organizing and holding sports and tourism events in Indiana. Provides that the Indiana destination development corporation (IDDC) shall administer the fund. Requires the IDDC to distribute to the Indiana Sports Corporation a grant amount equal to the amount appropriated by the general assembly to the fund. Provides that the Indiana Sports Corporation shall manage the funds in accordance with the general laws of the state relating to the handling of public funds. Requires that the Indiana Sports Corporation ensure that not less than 30% of the money received by the Indiana Sports Corporation each biennium is used for events that are conducted outside of Marion County. Authorizes the Indiana Sports Corporation to award grants to other eligible entities for the purpose of organizing and holding an event in Indiana. Requires the Indiana Sports Corporation to annually report to the budget committee on the use of the money received from the fund.
 Current Status:   3/10/2022 - Public Law 58
 Recent Status:   3/10/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/1/2022 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
 
SB247REPORT ON 911 AND REGIONALIZED TRAUMA SYSTEMS. (WALKER K) Requires the department of homeland security, the state department of health, the integrated public safety commission, and the statewide 911 board to make recommendations before November 1, 2022, to the general assembly regarding: (1) improving emergency medical services response through increased interoperability of the 911 system; and (2) the effectiveness of regionalized trauma systems and the systems' impact on patient care.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 15
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
SB269REGULATION OF DAMS. (DONATO S) Provides that the laws regulating dams do not apply to a structure that is a low hazard dam or significant hazard dam that meets only one of the following conditions: (1) Has a drainage area above the dam of not more than one square mile. (2) Does not exceed 20 feet in height. (3) Does not impound a volume of more than 100 acre-feet of water. Requires the department of natural resources (department) to establish a classification system for dams based on: (1) the height of the structure and the volume of water impounded by the structure; and (2) the force of the water and the likely consequences resulting from the uncontrolled release of its contents due to a failure or misoperation of the structure. Changes the standard to determine potential consequences for a failure from "may cause" to "likely to cause". Provides that for a dam constructed after June 30, 2022, if the department determines that the property owner's structure is a high hazard, significant hazard, or low hazard dam, the department shall provide the property owner with a notice stating the classification of the dam that the property owner owns. Requires that, notwithstanding an engineering inspection performed by the property owner or a consultant of the property owner, the department provide the property owner notice at least five days before performing an inspection. Requires the property owner of a high hazard dam to prepare an emergency action plan and provide a copy to the department and the emergency management agency. Provides that changes to the law do not affect past inspections.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 129
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - 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
 
SB284TELEHEALTH MATTERS. (CHARBONNEAU E) Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Provides that "health care services" does not include certain case management services, care management services, service coordination services, or care coordination services for purposes of telehealth. Adds occupational therapist assistants, school psychologists, specified developmental therapists, peers, clinical fellows, students and graduates of certain professional programs, physical therapist assistants, and certain community mental health center providers to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of practicing telehealth. Allows behavior health analysts to temporarily perform telehealth during the time when the professional licensing agency is preparing to implement licensure for the profession.
 Current Status:   3/14/2022 - Public Law 109
 Recent Status:   3/14/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/14/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
SB342FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT. (RAATZ J) Provides that in a county having a population within certain parameters, a local flood plain administrator may issue a variance allowing a structure located in a floodway to remain in its location without a permit issued by the director of the department of natural resources if the structure is an abode or residence, a permit for the construction of the abode or residence was issued by the appropriate official of the county before December 19, 2018, and other conditions are met.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 133
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB361ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. (MISHLER R) Makes certain amendments to the Hoosier business investment tax credit, the economic development for a growing economy tax credit, the headquarters relocation tax credit, and the redevelopment tax credit. Adds veteran owned businesses to the list of businesses that would qualify for an enhanced venture capital tax credit. Limits the total amount of credits that the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) may award for a calendar year for all taxpayers for all applicable tax credits to $300,000,000. Specifies the procedure by which the IEDC may designate an area as an innovation development district (district). Requires the IEDC to enter into an agreement with the executive of a city, town, or county, or, if applicable, executives, with territory located in the district establishing the terms and conditions governing certain districts. Requires the IEDC to establish a local innovation development district fund for each district. Provides that money in a local innovation development district fund is continuously appropriated for the uses of the fund. Authorizes a county, city, or town to establish a workforce retention and recruitment 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. 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 appointed by the executive of the unit. Provides that the IEDC may award a tax credit for media production expenses for certain media productions in Indiana. Provides for the augmentation of the amount appropriated to the IEDC in an amount not to exceed $300,000,000 for the purposes of business promotion and innovation. Specifies that funds appropriated to the IEDC for the purposes of business promotion and innovation do not revert to the state general fund. Requires the IEDC to identify state laws and regulations that burden existing businesses or inhibit creation of new businesses and provide a report with recommendations to the general assembly and budget committee. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   3/15/2022 - Public Law 135
 Recent Status:   3/15/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/15/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
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
 
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
 
SB408COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. (ZAY A) Amends the statute authorizing a bank or trust company to make investments in community based economic development to also authorize investments in: (1) any community and economic development entity, community development project, or other public welfare investment; and (2) tax equity finance transactions; subject to the investments being made in compliance with applicable federal regulations and any regulation, rule, policy, or guidance adopted by the department of financial institutions. Authorizes savings banks and savings associations to engage in tax equity finance transactions.
 Current Status:   3/7/2022 - Public Law 31
 Recent Status:   3/7/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/7/2022 - Signed by the President of the Senate
 
SB411COMMERCIAL SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY. (MESSMER M) Establishes default standards concerning the following with respect to wind power projects in local units that voluntarily adopt the standards: (1) Setback requirements. (2) Height restrictions. (3) Shadow flicker limitations. (4) Signal interference. (5) Sound level limitations. (6) Wind turbine light mitigation technology. (7) Required repairs to drainage related infrastructure. (8) Project decommissioning. Defines a unit that voluntarily adopts all of the default standards, or standards less restrictive than the default standards, as a "wind energy ready community". Establishes default standards concerning the following with respect to commercial solar projects in units that voluntarily adopt the standards: (1) Setback requirements. (2) Height restrictions. (3) Ground cover. (4) Fencing. (5) Cables. (6) Glare. (7) Signal interference. (8) Sound level limitations. (9) Required repairs to drainage related infrastructure. (10) Project decommissioning. Defines a unit that voluntarily adopts all of the default standards, or standards less restrictive than the default standards, as a "solar energy ready community".
 Current Status:   3/11/2022 - Public Law 90
 Recent Status:   3/11/2022 - Signed by the Governor
3/11/2022 - Sent to Governor for Signature
 
actionTRACK - HANNAH NEWS SERVICE - MIDWEST, LLC.