IN Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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SB0056IntroLegacy trust. Provides that a protective provision in a legacy trust prevents a creditor of the settlor from satisfying a claim from the settlor's interest in the trust estate when the settlor is also a beneficiary of the trust. Authorizes the establ...
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2015-02-19
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 185: yeas 18, nays 31
HB1624IntroSale of alcoholic beverages. Provides that a holder of an alcoholic beverage permit who is authorized by law to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout may sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from 7 a.m., prevailing local time, until 3 a.m....
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2015-02-19
Amendment #1 (McMillin) failed; Roll Call 185: yeas 45, nays 47
HB1043IntroMedical malpractice caps. Increases the medical malpractice cap from $1,250,000 to $1,650,000 for claims arising after June 30, 2015. Provides that payments from the patient's compensation fund are to be disbursed not later than 60 days after the iss...
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2015-02-19
Representative Dvorak added as coauthor
HB1320IntroDistributed generation. Amends provisions related to cogeneration facilities to include certain host operations. Provides that the utility regulatory commission may authorize an electricity supplier to establish certain tariffs, rates and charges, an...
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2015-02-19
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
SB0488IntroTaxation of special fuel. Eliminates the sales tax on the sale of all special fuel that is subject to the special fuel gallonage tax except for: (1) liquid natural gas or compressed natural gas through 2016; (2) natural gas or an alternative fuel com...
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2015-02-19
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
SB0188IntroEagle Scout trust license plate. Establishes the Eagle Scout trust license plate and the Eagle Scout trust fund. Specifies that $25 from the proceeds of the sale of an Eagle Scout trust license plate shall be distributed to the National Eagle Scout A...
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2015-02-17
Senator Randolph added as coauthor
HB1615IntroVeterans' recovery program. Establishes, for five years, the veterans' recovery program and fund to provide treatment for veterans with traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder and to obtain reimbursement from third parties. Requires t...
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2015-02-17
Representative Judy added as coauthor
SB0100EngrossHomeland security cease and desist orders. Authorizes the executive director of the department of homeland security to issue a cease and desist order when a political subdivision is taking an action that: (1) constitutes a violation of any state or f...
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2015-02-16
Representative Wolkins added as cosponsor
SB0201IntroStraight ticket voting. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee for study during the 2015 legislative interim the topic of straight ticket voting.
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2015-02-16
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
HB1329IntroSickle cell disease grant program. Adds specific requirements to the sickle cell program of the state department of health (department). Requires the department to establish sickle cell disease centers in various regions of Indiana. Requires the depa...
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2015-02-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0322IntroFood desert grant program. Establishes the food desert grant program (program) within the state department of health (ISDH) to assist new and existing retail businesses in offering fresh and unprocessed foods within a "food desert" (an underserved ge...
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2015-02-16
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0055IntroMedical malpractice actions. Permits a patient to bring an action against a health care provider without submitting the complaint to the medical review board if: (1) the amount of the claim is not more than $15,000; (2) the cause of action is based o...
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2015-02-16
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 156: yeas 22, nays 27
HB1457IntroHigher education. Permits the board of trustees of a state educational institution that has a research intensive campus to directly hold equity in a private entity under certain conditions. Permits a public benefit corporation to merge with a state e...
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2015-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1605IntroTax credit for medical device manufacturers. Provides a tax credit against adjusted gross income tax liability for taxpayers who: (1) are subject to the federal medical device excise tax; and (2) receive certification of a credit amount from the Indi...
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2015-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1514IntroSchool board membership in Gary. Reduces the number of members of the governing body of the Gary Community School Corporation from seven to five, beginning January 1, 2017. Provides that if a vacancy occurs on the governing body before January 1, 201...
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2015-02-12
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
HB1627IntroIndiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne as a metropolitan campus. Defines "metropolitan campus". Requires the commission for higher education to designate Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne as a metropolitan campus. Requires ...
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2015-02-12
To House Education Committee
SB0526IntroSchool nutrition. Requires the department of education to promote and assist school corporations in complying with federal guidelines, policies, and rules concerning student nutrition.
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2015-02-12
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
SB0310IntroAlternative schools. Makes changes to the requirements as to what information must be reported on a school corporation's annual performance report. Provides that when a student is expelled from school, the department of education shall deposit the re...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0496IntroPrimary care physician loan forgiveness program. Provides that a primary care physician who is eligible for student loan forgiveness under the primary care physician loan forgiveness program may have student loans forgiven up to an amount of $25,000 ...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0543IntroOffice of health information technology. Creates the office of health information technology within the state department of health to: (1) study and report on certain uses of health information; (2) study and report on incentives for use of electroni...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
SB0129IntroEligibility for child care voucher. Provides that a child who is otherwise eligible for participation in the federal Child Care and Development Fund voucher program: (1) is eligible to participate in the program if the child's family income does not ...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
SB0271IntroCollege and career counseling grant. Establishes the college and career readiness certificate grant to assist school school counselors in obtaining a college and career readiness certificate from an approved postsecondary educational institution. Est...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0320IntroJurisdiction of the attorney general. Specifies actions in which a public officer or public servant is accused and for which the attorney general has concurrent jurisdiction with a prosecuting attorney.
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2015-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB0348IntroAdvanced technology vehicles. Imposes an annual fee on advanced technology vehicles. Deposits the fees in the motor vehicle highway account.
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2015-02-12
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
SB0549IntroRemoval of asset limits for SNAP food assistance program. Requires the division of family resources to: (1) implement within the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program (SNAP) an expanded eligibility category, which does not consider an i...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
HB1262IntroReturn and complete grant. Requires the commission for higher education (commission), in consultation with postsecondary educational institutions, to adopt, not later than August 1, 2015, guidelines for postsecondary educational institutions concerni...
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2015-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0497IntroHealth education and sex education curricula. Requires the state department of health and the department of education, working cooperatively, to identify and report to the general assembly appropriate academic standards and curricula concerning healt...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
SB0472IntroVarious veterans' matters. Creates the servicemembers civil relief act. Provides that protections under Indiana's civil relief act supplement protections for servicemembers under the federal servicemembers civil relief act. Sets forth duties for the ...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0547IntroVeterans and courts. Provides that a problem solving court that is a veteran's court and the services of the court are available to veterans who are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in another court in another county. Provides that the Indiana ju...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
HB1606IntroRural entrepreneurship area incentives. Permits the office of community and rural affairs (office) to designate an applicant rural county as a rural entrepreneurship area development incentives area (READI area). Provides for the distribution of adju...
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2015-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0286IntroTaxation of civil service annuities. Provides that the maximum state income tax deduction for federal civil service annuity income is equal to the lesser of: (1) the amount of federal civil service annuity income received during the taxable year; or ...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
SB0405IntroAssessment of agricultural land. Provides that the soil productivity factors used for the March 1, 2011, assessment of agricultural land must be used for assessment dates occurring after March 1, 2014, unless and until new soil productivity factors a...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
HB1486IntroEducation issues. Requires the state board of education (state board) to adopt voluntary prekindergarten standards that align with the kindergarten through grade 12 standards. Provides that records of the state board shall be kept by the state board....
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2015-02-10
Second Reading: recommitted to Committee on Education
SB0260IntroSmall employer wellness program tax credits. Extends the income tax credit for small employers that provide a qualified wellness program for their employees. Provides that the credit may be claimed for costs incurred in 2012 through 2015. (Current la...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0535IntroVoter identification number. Requires an application for an absentee ballot to instruct a voter that the voter must provide the voter's voter identification number on the application. Requires that the form must inform the voter that the voter can ac...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0504IntroDevelopmental disability pilot program. Requires the division of disability and rehabilitative services (division) to implement a pilot program for the training and implementation of a single point of entry system for individuals who are dually diagn...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0236IntroAutomated license plate readers. Prohibits a law enforcement agency from retaining license plate data captured by an automated license plate reader unless: (1) a comparison of the captured plate data with a data base shows that the data is relevant t...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee
HB1206IntroWyandotte Cave. Requires that Wyandotte Cave be open to the general public during the summer months of 2016.
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2015-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1222IntroSTEM pathway network. Establishes the STEM pathways program to: (1) establish education support networks; (2) provide curricular material and support to schools; (3) provide professional development to educators; (4) evaluate schools and teachers; an...
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2015-02-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1279IntroHERO plan. Establishes the Hoosier Employee Retirement Option plan (plan) to encourage Indiana residents to increase their rate of saving and to build assets for the use of participants and their survivors and beneficiaries after a participant's reti...
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2015-02-09
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
SB0134IntroBattery on a sports official. Increases the penalty for battery if it is committed against a person certified as a referee, an umpire, or an athletic official.
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2015-02-09
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
SB0381IntroVisually impaired preschool services. Requires the division of disability and rehabilitative services to contract with an entity to provide vision assessments and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities who are in need o...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0533IntroVarious veterans matters. Provides that after December 31, 2015, the assessed value of an individual's tangible property may not be considered when determining whether the individual is eligible for the property tax deduction for: (1) totally disable...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Appropriations Committee
SB0150IntroMadison circuit court magistrate. Allows the judges of the Madison circuit court to jointly appoint a second full-time magistrate, and allows the judge of the Porter circuit court to appoint one full-time magistrate.
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2015-02-05
To Senate Appropriations Committee
HB1007IntroDomestic violence prevention and treatment and sexual assault assistance. Prohibits a cap on a grant or contract amount under the domestic violence prevention and treatment program administered by the criminal justice institute. Makes a state general...
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2015-02-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0485IntroPsychiatric crisis intervention. Changes the date by which the office of the secretary of family and social services must provide a report concerning comprehensive psychiatric crisis intervention services. Requires the division of mental health and a...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Appropriations Committee
HB1385IntroIndustrial rail service fund. Increases the amount of state gross and retail and use taxes deposited into the industrial rail service fund (IRSF) from 0.029% to 0.099% of the taxes collected each year. Authorizes the Indiana department of transportat...
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2015-02-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
HB1125IntroLand classification for tax purposes. Specifies the criteria for classifying land as agricultural land for property tax assessment purposes. Provides that certain undeveloped lands must be assessed as agricultural land regardless of the motives of th...
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2015-02-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
SB0345IntroResident tuition rate. Provides that an individual, except for certain nonimmigrants, who: (1) attends a high school in Indiana for at least three years; (2) registers as an entering student at or is currently enrolled in a state educational institut...
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2015-02-05
Senator Randolph added as coauthor
SB0292IntroSt. Joseph County courts. Joseph County courts. Allows the: (1) judge of the St. Joseph circuit court to appoint one additional full-time magistrate, without considering the political affiliation of a candidate for magistrate, for a total of three fu...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Appropriations Committee
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