IN Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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SB0365IntroElectronic documents. Defines "electronic document" and provides that an electronic document may be searched, seized, or intercepted only if it is particularly described in a warrant.
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2015-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HB1254IntroMedicaid expansion and affordable care study committee. Establishes the affordable care study committee. Allows the department of state revenue to establish a procedure to set off the earned income credit and the tax refund of certain Medicaid recipi...
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2015-01-22
To House Public Health Committee
SB0185IntroDevelopmental disability care provider tax credit. Provides a tax credit against adjusted gross income tax liability for donations to a qualified developmental disability care provider. Defines a "qualified developmental disability care provider" as ...
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2015-01-22
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
SB0281IntroMicrobreweries. Changes the amount of the barrels of beer that a microbrewery may manufacture in a calendar year for sale or distribution within Indiana from 30,000 to 60,000. Makes conforming changes to brewery provisions. Requires that, for a brewe...
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2015-01-22
To Senate Public Policy Committee
HB1493IntroCost of living adjustments and thirteenth checks. Provides for cost of living adjustments in 2015 and 2016 for certain members of the: (1) public employees' retirement fund; (2) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (3) state police pre-1987 benef...
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2015-01-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1521IntroCommunity development area. Provides that a city or town may establish a special taxing district known as a community development area. Provides for the capture of sales taxes collected by taxpayers operating in a community development area. Provides...
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2015-01-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1622IntroArticle V Convention lawsuits. Authorizes the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate to employ one or more attorneys necessary to initiate a lawsuit against the appropriate parties, including the Congress ...
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1642IntroDisclosure of covenants. Requires a person selling real estate subject to a homeowners association to disclose covenants, conditions, and restrictions adopted or enforced by the homeowners association.
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2015-01-22
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
HB1648IntroVehicle Bill. None
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1647IntroVehicle Bill. None
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1280IntroDeregulation of K-12 education. Makes amendments to or repeals certain provisions that: (1) require the department of education (department) to review school construction plans; (2) provide the state board of education (state board) authority to make...
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2015-01-22
To House Education Committee
HB1657IntroVehicle Bill. None
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1100IntroSchool efficiency grants. Establishes the school efficiency grant program to provide one or more school corporations grants to implement plans that would make one or more school corporations more cost effective. Establishes the school efficiency gran...
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2015-01-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1534IntroDomestic battery enhancement. Raises the enhancement for domestic battery from a Level 6 felony to a Level 5 felony.
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2015-01-22
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
HB1546IntroAbortion and minors. Prohibits a person from aiding or assisting an unemancipated minor in obtaining an abortion without the consent of the minor's parent or guardian. Authorizes the award of civil damages for a violation. Authorizes certain persons ...
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2015-01-22
To House Public Policy Committee
HB1660IntroVehicle Bill. None
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1162IntroSale of growlers by package liquor stores. Creates a supplemental package liquor store permit (supplemental permit) that the alcohol and tobacco commission may issue to a person who holds a beer dealer's permit and is the proprietor of a package liqu...
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2015-01-22
To House Public Policy Committee
HB1416IntroMagistrates. Allows a magistrate to: (1) approve and accept criminal plea agreements; (2) approve agreed settlements concerning civil matters; and (3) approve decrees of dissolution, settlement agreements, and any other agreements of the parties in d...
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2015-01-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1610IntroPublication of notice. Requires, beginning July 1, 2016, a public entity to publish notice of certain events on the public entity's Internet web site. Provides that a public entity may publish notice of an event in any other publication in addition t...
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2015-01-22
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
HB1643IntroVehicle Bill. None
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2015-01-22
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1551IntroDNA for felony arrestees. Requires every person arrested for a felony after June 30, 2015, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be taken only by buccal swab. Provides for the expungement of a DNA sample taken from the person if t...
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2015-01-20
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
HB1558IntroSchool discipline. Provides that, not later than July 1, 2016, the department of education (department) shall develop, maintain, and make available to schools and school corporations a model evidence based plan for improving behavior and discipline w...
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2015-01-20
To House Education Committee
HB1602IntroMethamphetamine. Makes: (1) dealing in methamphetamine a Level 4 felony instead of a Level 5 felony; and (2) possession of methamphetamine a Level 5 felony instead of a Level 6 felony; if the person who committed the felony has a prior conviction for...
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2015-01-20
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
SB0560IntroProperty taxes and sales and use taxes. Eliminates property taxes on primary residences (homesteads) and business personal property. Decreases the state sales and use tax rate from 7% to 5.5%. Provides that the sales and use tax applies to transactio...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
HB1520IntroMedicaid coverage for fluoride dental treatments. Adds fluoride treatments for individuals who reside in a health facility to the services that are provided under Medicaid.
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2015-01-20
To House Public Health Committee
HB1584IntroSelf-defense and defense of third persons. Specifies that a person is justified in using deadly force only if the person reasonably believes that force is necessary to prevent: (1) serious bodily injury to the person or a third person; or (2) the com...
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2015-01-20
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
HB1547IntroCoverage for spinal adjustments. Provides that the Indiana check-up plan must include chiropractic services, including spinal adjustments. Provides that implementation of the state plan to cover individuals eligible for Medicaid resulting from passag...
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2015-01-20
To House Public Health Committee
SB0396IntroChild exploitation. Increases the criminal penalty for: (1) the offense of child exploitation from a Level 5 felony to a Level 4 felony; (2) child exploitation involving a child less than 12 years of age from a Level 5 felony to a Level 3 felony; (3)...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
HB1499IntroAdvanced placement United States history curriculum. Provides that a school corporation or teacher may not use the College Board's Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) framework to develop a curriculum to be taught in an advanced placemen...
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2015-01-20
To House Education Committee
HB1506IntroVeterans property tax deduction. Eliminates the assessed value cap of $143,160 that applies to the property tax deduction for a veteran who: (1) has a total disability; or (2) is at least 62 years of age and has at least a 10% disability.
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2015-01-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1594IntroScratch off tickets benefiting veterans. Requires the state lottery commission to adopt rules to establish a scratch off game to benefit Indiana veterans. Deposits revenue from sales of tickets for the scratch off game into the military family relief...
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2015-01-20
To House Public Policy Committee
HB1512IntroInnkeeper's tax. Requires county council review and approval of the annual budget of the Lake County convention and visitor bureau. Provides that the bureau may not expend money from a fund established by the bureau unless the expenditure is in accor...
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2015-01-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1581IntroUnfunded pension liabilities. Provides that if an entity, including a political subdivision, participates in the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) at the discretion of the entity and then takes an action that would restrict employee membership...
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2015-01-20
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
SB0554IntroRetirement plan proceed loans. Defines a "retirement plan proceed loan" as a loan or an extension of credit that is: (1) offered to an Indiana consumer; and (2) secured by the consumer's interest in, or right to, all or part of the proceeds of any pe...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
HB1503IntroColors of lights on vehicles. Prohibits a person from operating a vehicle with a lamp, light, reflector, or a lighting device, in: (1) a color of amber, red, white, or yellow; or (2) a shade of color between white and amber or red and amber; (3) blue...
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2015-01-20
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
HB1590IntroEarn more Indiana scholarship. Establishes the earn more Indiana scholarship program and fund for students attending postsecondary educational institutions immediately after high school to earn associate degrees. Sets forth qualification requirements...
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2015-01-20
To House Education Committee
HB1504IntroPhotographing ballots. Provides that a voter is entitled to: (1) take a digital image or photograph of the voter's ballot while the voter is in a voting booth or compartment; and (2) distribute or share the image using social media or by any other me...
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2015-01-20
To House Elections and Apportionment Committee
HB1557IntroDepartment of veterans affairs. Requires the department of veterans' affairs (department) to employ staff for purposes of: (1) assisting veterans who are incarcerated; (2) seeking endowment benefits and grants; and (3) coordinating with other agencie...
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2015-01-20
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
HB1566IntroTax deduction for mechanical insulation property. Provides an income tax deduction for depreciable costs incurred by a taxpayer to install mechanical insulation property. Defines "mechanical insulation property" as insulation materials used for therm...
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2015-01-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1576IntroInterim study committee on school testing and reporting. Urges the legislative council to establish an interim study committee on school testing and reporting requirements and their impact on school corporations.
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2015-01-20
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1585IntroPolice equipment. Requires all patrol officers in Indiana to be equipped while on duty with a firearm, a nightstick, a taser, and mace by July 1, 2016. Allows for exceptions. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute to identify grants and othe...
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2015-01-20
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
HB1577IntroReading requirements for students. Provides that a rule adopted by the state board of education: (1) may not require a specific length of time that must be spent in reading during a student instructional day; and (2) must allow flexibility for princi...
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2015-01-20
To House Education Committee
HB1589IntroEndow Indiana program. Provides that the Indiana economic development corporation shall administer a grant and tax credit program that encourages philanthropy in Indiana.
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2015-01-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1510IntroDrug testing for legislators. Requires the legislative council to establish and administer a program to test members of the general assembly for the use of controlled substances.
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2015-01-20
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
HB1588IntroMortgage foreclosures. Amends the statute governing the foreclosure of mortgaged real estate to permit an enforcement authority that has issued an abatement order with respect to foreclosed property to file a praecipe for a sheriff's sale of the prop...
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2015-01-20
To House Judiciary Committee
HB1543IntroIndiana Toll Road food and beverage tax. Authorizes Elkhart, LaGrange, LaPorte, Porter, and Steuben counties to adopt a food and beverage tax that is imposed only within a travel plaza located next to the Indiana toll road. Provides that the tax rate...
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2015-01-20
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0021IntroMedia production expenditure tax credit. Media production expenditure tax credit. Reestablishes the media production expenditure tax credit (which expired in 2012), with certain changes. Provides a refundable tax credit to taxpayers that make qualifi...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
HB1555IntroNotice of health exchange coverage grace period. Requires a health benefit exchange carrier to provide certain notice to providers, upon request, related to coverage for health care services furnished during a grace period. Specifies requirements for...
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2015-01-20
To House Insurance Committee
HB1607IntroDepartment of local government finance. Requires the department of local government finance to adopt a rule when the department is establishing an administrative policy or requirement that will apply to all taxing units in the state. Makes a technica...
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2015-01-20
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
HB1582IntroRetirement medical benefits account. Extends the period during which a participant in the retirement medical benefits account qualifies for an additional contribution to the participant's subaccount.
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2015-01-20
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
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