Indiana Senator Brian Buchanan [R]

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INHB1260PassDepartment of local government finance. 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 commis...
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2022-03-21
Public Law 174
INSB0002PassVarious education matters. Provides that, in determining whether at least 50% of the instructional services that a student receives from a school corporation is virtual instruction for purposes of the 2021 fall count of ADM, the department of educati...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 148
INHB1092PassBusiness association matters. Removes the requirement that licensees must file to renew their license at least 30 days before the license expires. Requires loan brokers to provide all parties to a services contract with written notice if the loan bro...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 158
INHB1214PassResidential eviction actions. Requires the plaintiff in a residential eviction action to file a motion to dismiss the action if the case is resolved between the parties at any time before final adjudication, unless the plaintiff is seeking damages. P...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 164
INSB0331PassEducation matters. Provides that, for purposes of determining the funding floor for teachers of a school corporation, the amount a school corporation expends for full-time teacher salaries shall include the amount the school corporation expends for p...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 132
INHB1093PassEducation matters. Amends the membership and duties of the early learning advisory committee. Makes changes to the definition of "school resource officer". Provides that, after June 30, 2023, if a school corporation or charter school enters into a co...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 139
INHB1190PassFree speech at state educational institutions. Provides that a state educational institution may not: (1) designate an outdoor area on campus as an area where protected expressive activities are prohibited; (2) deny any benefit or privilege to, or di...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 145
INSB0356PassEducation matters. Makes changes to the requirements necessary to obtain an initial practitioner license for an individual who completes an alternative teacher certification program and changes regarding teaching special education under the license. ...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 134
INSB0382PassVarious tax matters. 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 departm...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 137
INHB1246PassFire protection territories and local income taxation. 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 ...
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2022-03-11
Public Law 95
INSB0145PassProperty tax matters. 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 ...
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2022-03-10
Public Law 54
INHB1320PassPurchases from youth agricultural programs. Raises the total amount of food that a public school or school corporation (purchasing agency) may purchase from a youth agricultural education program to $10,000 per fiscal year. Specifies that if a purcha...
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2022-03-10
Public Law 82
INSB0091PassTeacher preparation programs. Allows a teacher preparation program to report the program's admission practices, in accordance with the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) standards, for teacher preparation programs accre...
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2022-03-08
Public Law 41
INSB0119PassTaxation of farm property. 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 equipme...
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2022-03-07
Public Law 8
INSB0264PassAdministrative rules review task force. Establishes the administrative rules review task force (task force). Describes the duties required of the task force.
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2022-03-07
Public Law 17
INSR0068PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Carl Erskine for his contributions to Indiana and the nation.
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2022-03-07
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0044PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Commander Douglas A. Robb, United States Navy, upon his assumption of command over the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111).
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2022-03-03
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0035PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0034PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Corporal Kelsee Lainhart of the United States Marine Corps for her valiant service during the evacuation of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0004PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the National FFA Organization and the Indiana FFA Association for exemplary work in the advancement of agricultural education in Indiana and across the country.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0039PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Sharita Ware for being named the 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
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Education matters. Provides that, if the governing body of a school corporation has not established a curriculum advisory committee (committee), a parent of a student may request the governing body to determine the level of interest in and discuss es...
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2022-02-28
Senator Crane added as cosponsor
INHCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge on I-65 over the Wabash River as the "Captain Ronald D. Gutwein Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-25
Returned to the House
INSCR0028PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
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2022-02-23
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0023PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Jennifer Sullivan for her tenure as Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Secretary and Deputy State Health Commissioner.
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2022-02-23
Returned to the Senate
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Consumer data protection. Establishes a new article in the Indiana Code concerning consumer data protection, to take effect January 1, 2025. Sets forth the following within the new article: (1) Definitions of various terms that apply throughout the a...
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2022-02-17
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INSCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing James C. Cummings, Jr., and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name I-465 from mile marker 44.5 to mile marker 45.5 the "James C. Cummings, Jr., Memorial Mile".
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2022-02-16
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0013PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename a section of Interstate 69 at Exit 120 in Monroe County "The Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-15
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0012PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name each bridge crossing the Wabash River on State Road 25 near Biddle Island in Logansport, Indiana, the "Corporal Humberto A. Briseno Sanchez Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-15
Returned to the Senate
INSR0042PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Frank Mrvan for his service to the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-15
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0040PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Dennis Kruse upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-14
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0026PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Noah Malone for his inspirational life and performance at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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2022-02-11
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0024PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Memphis Lee for receiving the Indianapolis Colts High School Man of the Year Award.
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2022-02-11
Returned to the Senate
INSB0241Engross

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Pro bono legal services fee. Removes the sunset provision for pro bono legal service fees.
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2022-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHB1072Engross

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School referendum levies. Provides that a school corporation must distribute a portion of revenue received from a school operating referendum tax levy or school safety referendum levy to each charter school in which students who receive not more than...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSR0026PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Phil Boots upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-10
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0025PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Erin Houchin upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-10
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Eminent domain proceedings. Defines a "pipeline company" and a "public utility" for purposes of the statute governing the general procedures to be used in acquiring property by eminent domain. Provides that in an eminent domain action filed by a publ...
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2022-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
INSB0370Engross

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Community infrastructure improvement districts. Creates a procedure to establish a community infrastructure improvement district (district). Specifies that the procedure added by the bill allowing for the establishment of a district does not authoriz...
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2022-02-08
To House Ways and Means Committee
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Food and beverage and innkeeper's taxes. Requires each local unit that imposes an innkeeper's tax or food and beverage tax to annually report information concerning distributions and expenditures of amounts received from the innkeeper's tax or food a...
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2022-02-08
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSR0022PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Tim Lanane for his years of service to the Indiana State Senate and Senate District 25.
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2022-02-08
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0021PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Ron Grooms upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-07
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Select commission on passenger rail. Establishes the select commission on passenger rail (commission) under the Indiana department of transportation (department). Provides for the membership of the commission. Requires the commission to adopt bylaws ...
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2022-02-01
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
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Waiver of penalties and interest. Provides that the fiscal body of a county may adopt an ordinance to establish a property tax amnesty program and require a waiver of interest and penalties added before January 1, 2022, on delinquent taxes and specia...
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2022-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0004Engross

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Local workforce recruiting and retention. Authorizes a local unit (county, municipality, town, township, or school corporation) to establish a workforce retention and recruitment program (program) and fund (fund) for the purposes of recruiting and re...
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2022-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr., for his 30 years of service on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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2022-01-31
Returned to the Senate
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Residential housing development program. Removes the requirement that the governing body of a school corporation affected by a residential housing development program (program) approve the program by resolution before the program may take effect.
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2022-01-31
Senator Buchanan added as second author
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A SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing the life of Zachary Steven Eckert.
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2022-01-24
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Election of school board members. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation may change the school corporation's organizational plan to provide that candidates for election to the governing body are elected in a nonpartisan election or ...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0389Intro

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Accelerated depreciation. Couples Indiana depreciation provisions with federal depreciation provisions under Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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2022-01-18
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
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