Indiana Senator Brian Buchanan [R]

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INHB1119EnrollFood purchases from agricultural programs. Provides that a public school or school corporation may purchase up to $7,500 of food per fiscal year from a youth agricultural education program, subject to certain restrictions and documentation requireme...
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2021-04-09
Returned to the House with amendments
INHB1514EnrollVarious education matters. Requires the state board of education (state board) to: (1) establish a compilation of longitudinal data indicating school performance success in various selected and enumerated program areas; and (2) present the data for e...
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2021-04-09
Returned to the House with amendments
INSB0005EnrollLocal health departments; public health emergencies. Provides that if a local order addresses an aspect of a declared emergency addressed by an executive order, the local order may be less stringent than the executive order to the extent permitted by...
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2021-04-08
Senate dissented from House amendments
INSB0093PassTuition for qualified nonresident veterans. Provides that a qualified nonresident veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution not later than three years after the date of the qualified nonresident veteran's discharge or separation from the...
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2021-04-08
Signed by the Governor
INSB0234EnrollWithholding tax remittance. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to provide written notice, by electronic means, to each employer that is registered in the department's online INTIME program and whose employer's Form WH-1 monthly wit...
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2021-04-08
Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 373: yeas 47, nays 0
INHB1420PassAgricultural emergency procedures. Amends the powers of the board of animal health (board) to allow cooperation with animal owners and law enforcement to plan for, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazard emergencies in Indiana. Allows th...
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2021-04-08
Signed by the Governor
INHB1271PassDepartment of local government finance. Provides under multiple remonstrance provisions that the department of local government finance (DLGF) may either hold a hearing in the affected county or through electronic means. Provides that the state board...
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2021-04-08
Signed by the Governor
INHB1384PassCivics education. Requires, not later than July 1, 2022, the state board of education, in coordination with the department of education, to establish standards for civics education. Establishes the: (1) Indiana civic education commission; and (2) dut...
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2021-04-08
Signed by the Governor
INSR0044IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Steven J. Jacob.
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2021-04-08
First reading: adopted standing vote
INSR0039IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION declaring that the policy of the state is to protect the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
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2021-04-08
Senator Young M added as coauthor
INSB0383EnrollVarious tax matters. Requires a corporation with gross income of more than $1,000,000 to file its corporate income tax return in an electronic manner specified by the department of state revenue (department). Provides a sales tax exemption for a util...
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2021-04-08
House advisors appointed: Leonard, Goodrich and DeLaney
INSB0205EngrossTeacher training. Requires the department of education to grant an initial practitioner license to an individual who: (1) will teach a course in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 with a subject matter in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; (...
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2021-04-08
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INHB1283EnrollUrban agricultural zones. Provides that a qualifying farmer may apply to a designating body to have an area designated as an urban agricultural zone. Provides that the term "urban agricultural zone" does not include rooftop gardening or farming pract...
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2021-04-08
Motion to concur filed
INSB0008EnrollTraffic enforcement in residential complexes. Reenacts and extends the ability of a unit to enforce moving traffic ordinances on the property of a residential complex under certain circumstances. (This provision expired December 31, 2020.) Extends th...
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2021-04-07
Motion to concur filed
INSB0382EnrollEntrepreneur and enterprise district pilot program. Extends the duration of the entrepreneur and enterprise district pilot program (program) until the later of: (1) five years after the date on which it is designated as a district; or (2) December 31...
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2021-04-06
Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 364: yeas 50, nays 0
INSB0377EngrossBroadband development. Establishes the Indiana broadband connectivity program (program) for the purpose of expanding availability of broadband Internet connectivity throughout Indiana. Provides that as part of the program, the office must establish a...
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2021-04-06
Amendment #1 (Negele) prevailed; voice vote
INSB0002PassFunding for virtual instruction in public schools. Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the: (1) 2020 fall count; and (2) 2021 spring count; of average daily ...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 3
INSB0214EnrollLow income housing. Reinstates provisions that were repealed in the 2016 session in Senate Bill 309 regarding eligibility for the property tax exemption for improvements on real property that are constructed, rehabilitated, or acquired for the purpos...
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2021-04-01
Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 316: yeas 48, nays 0
INSCR0014PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson upon her retirement from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.
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2021-03-31
Returned to the Senate
INSB0345EnrollSale of bonds at a negotiated sale. Permits all counties, cities, towns, townships, and school corporations to sell bonds at a negotiated sale. Requires the department of local government finance to post on its web site information that explains the ...
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2021-03-30
Returned to the Senate with amendments
INSCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing James C. Clark.
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2021-03-29
Returned to the Senate
INSR0023PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator John C. Ruckelshaus upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.
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2021-03-25
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INHB1392EnrollOccupational licensure of military spouses. Amends as follows the law under which a provisional occupational license may be issued to the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces assigned to Indiana: (1) Provides that the law applies to th...
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2021-03-24
Returned to the House with amendments
INSB0381EnrollInnkeeper's tax. Changes the distribution of part of the tax revenue in the Tippecanoe County innkeeper's tax fund (fund) so that 10% of the revenue in the fund is distributed to the department of natural resources for the development of projects in ...
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2021-03-19
Returned to the Senate with amendments
INSB0215EngrossRedevelopment projects. Provides for an expiration date of an allocation area of not more than 50 years in the case of an allocation area established by the redevelopment commission of a qualified city for the purpose of financing a mixed use develop...
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2021-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0213EngrossCertified technology parks. Specifies additional information that a certified technology park (park) is required to provide to the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) in the course of a review. Provides that if a park has reached t...
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2021-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0043EngrossJumbo boats. Modifies the definition of "jumbo boat" by removing the requirement that the vessel be approved by the United States Coast Guard. Provides that a holder of a: (1) boat beer permit who operates a jumbo boat may sell beer for carryout; (2)...
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2021-03-09
To House Public Policy Committee
INSR0024PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator James W. Merritt, Jr. upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.
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2021-03-08
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INHB1005EngrossSchool choice matters. Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program (program). Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may establish an account in the program. Defines an...
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2021-03-08
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0342EngrossState tax credit for public school foundation contributions. Provides a 25% state tax credit for contributions made to a public school foundation for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2021, and before January 1, 2024. Provides that the amoun...
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2021-03-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0323EngrossMusic production incentive program. Authorizes the Indiana destination development corporation (corporation) to employ a music commissioner. Authorizes the corporation to establish a music production incentive program. Requires the corporation, in co...
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2021-03-02
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0203EngrossHigh ability students and education studies. Removes the topic of the department of education's responsibility for licensing teachers from the list of statutes that the legislative council is urged to assign to a study committee during the 2021 legis...
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2021-03-01
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0099EngrossProperty taxes. Authorizes a county fiscal body to adopt an ordinance to provide a credit against property tax liability for qualified individuals. Defines a "qualified individual" for purposes of the credit. Provides that the ordinance may designate...
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2021-02-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0001PassCivil immunity related to COVID-19. Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services ...
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2021-02-18
Public Law 1
INSB0412IntroIndiana education scholarship account program. Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program (program). Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may establish an account in...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0181IntroState disaster emergencies. Establishes a procedure for the general assembly to call itself into session at times not specifically scheduled in statute. Provides that: (1) the initial state of disaster emergency may not continue longer than 30 days f...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee
INSB0307IntroProperty tax matters. Provides that the true tax value of commercial real property used for retail purposes that is occupied by the original owner or by a tenant for which the improvement was built shall be determined by the cost approach for the fir...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0408IntroTax increment financing. Changes the nonvoting adviser of a redevelopment commission to a voting school liaison member (school liaison) beginning July 1, 2021. Requires the school liaison to be either: (1) a member of the school board of a corporatio...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0309IntroIncome tax exemption for payroll protection loans. Provides that federal Paycheck Protection Program loans that are subsequently forgiven are not subject to Indiana adjusted gross income tax (AGI). Provides that if a taxpayer incurs an expense descri...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
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