Indiana Senator Chris Garten [R]

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INSB0005PassLocal 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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2021-05-10
Public Law 219
INSB0310PassAlcoholic beverages. Allows a food hall that: (1) is located in a certified technology park; and (2) is not located in a historic district or historic building; to be eligible for a food hall master permit. Provides that a project that: (1) borders a...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 150
INSB0359PassBroadband projects. Requires the Indiana department of transportation (INDOT) to create a broadband corridor program (dig once program) to manage the location, installation, and maintenance of communications infrastructure that is used for the provis...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 156
INSB0389PassWetlands. Amends the law requiring a permit and compensatory mitigation for "wetland activity" (the discharge of dredged or fill material) in a state regulated wetland: (1) by changing the definition of "Class II wetland"; (2) by providing that wetla...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 160
INHB1119PassFood 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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2021-04-29
Public Law 175
INSB0377PassBroadband 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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2021-04-29
Public Law 158
INHB1246PassAuto dealer services. Amends the definition of the term "manufacturer" to exclude off-road vehicle manufacturers. Amends the term "transport operator" to remove Indiana dealers. Adds transport operators to the term "dealer owner". Defines the term "w...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 182
INHB1270PassDepartment of homeland security. Amends the administrative orders and procedures act to allow for an initial notice of determination to be served by electronic mail or any other method approved by the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure. (Under current ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 187
INSB0352PassBroadband development. Requires the office of community and rural affairs (office) to establish a process to be used before each formal submission of applications for grants from the rural broadband fund (fund) in which the office will: (1) invite an...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 121
INHB1110PassSmall claims court procedures. Provides that a small claims court has jurisdiction over claims that do not exceed $10,000.
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2021-04-26
Public Law 125
INHB1150PassOverweight divisible loads. Provides that a person who transports a vehicle or combination of vehicles with an overweight divisible load is subject to overweight divisible load permitting. Removes certain requirements regarding transportation of comm...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 127
INHB1305PassMedicaid reimbursement for children's hospitals. Specifies the reimbursement rate for inpatient and outpatient Medicaid services that are provided by an out-of-state children's hospital located in a state bordering Indiana in state fiscal years 2022 ...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 132
INHB1168PassElectric vehicles and advanced technology. Establishes the electric vehicle product commission.
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2021-04-26
Public Law 128
INHB1285PassBureau of Motor Vehicles. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) shall remit certain taxes not more than 21 days after the collection of the tax. Provides that in the first year an amended surtax or wheel tax rate is effective, the prior...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 111
INSB0234PassWithholding 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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2021-04-22
Public Law 97
INSB0137PassKids first trust fund board. Allows the Indiana kids first trust fund board (board) to create a nonprofit subsidiary corporation to solicit and accept private funding, gifts, donations, bequests, devises, and contributions. Provides that the members ...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 93
INSB0263PassReligious activities as essential services. Prohibits the state and a political subdivision from imposing restrictions on a religious organization that are more restrictive than the restrictions imposed upon other businesses and organizations that pr...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 99
INHCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.
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2021-04-21
Returned to the House
INSR0064IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION declaring that the policy of the State of Indiana is to support the state's sovereign authority to manage, control, and administer its own election laws.
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2021-04-21
To Senate Elections Committee
INSR0071PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating the Silver Creek High School boys and girls basketball teams on becoming the third school in Indiana history to jointly win state championships in the same season.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0067IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing the victims of the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting.
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2021-04-21
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSB0167PassTheft and sale of catalytic converters and valuable metals. Provides that the theft of a component part of a motor vehicle, including a catalytic converter, is a Level 6 felony. Expands qualifying prior convictions for Level 6 felony theft to include...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 70
INSB0400PassStatewide electronic lien and title system. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to implement a statewide electronic lien and title system (system) to process: (1) vehicle titles; (2) certificate of title data in which a lien is notated; an...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 81
INSCR0029PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Silver Creek High School boys basketball team on winning the 2021 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 3A championship title.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INHB1004PassSmall business restart grant program. Establishes the Hoosier hospitality small business restart grant program (program) to provide grants to eligible entities to accelerate economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pan...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 82
INSB0316PassMilitary and veterans matters. Changes the definition of a "qualified service member" for purposes of eligibility under the military family relief fund (fund). Requires the Indiana veterans' affairs commission (commission) to: (1) develop, adopt, and...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 53
INHB1123PassLegislative oversight of certain fiscal and emergency matters. Specifies that the bill is severable. Provides that the general assembly may convene in an emergency session if the legislative council adopts a resolution making certain findings concern...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 64
INSCR0022PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 100th anniversary of The Hoosier Gym and the 35th anniversary of the release of the film "Hoosiers".
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2021-04-14
Returned to the Senate
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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2021-04-12
Senator Grooms added as coauthor
INSB0091PassHyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program. Extends the expiration date of the hyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program for veterans from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2025. Provides that certain: (1) billing documentation; or (2) attendance documentati...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 23
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
Public Law 24
INHB1039PassMilitary award license plates. Provides that the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient may retain the Purple Heart specialty license plate as long as the surviving spouse does not remarry. Specifies that the surviving spouse is not eligible to...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 29
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
INSB0006PassState house monument to suffragists. Extends the Indiana women's suffrage centennial commission (IWSCC) until July 1, 2024. Requires the IWSCC to commission the creation of a suitable monument to the people of Indiana active in the women's suffrage m...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 4
INSB0077PassPeer support services and CISM services. Provides, with certain exceptions, that written or oral communications concerning the provision of peer support services and critical incident stress management services (CISM services) to a first responder ar...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 7
INSCR0015PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Silver Creek High School girls basketball team on winning the 2021 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 3A championship title.
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2021-04-01
Returned to the Senate
INHB1072PassPersonal delivery devices. Provides that a personal delivery device may operate in Indiana under certain circumstances, but may not operate on portions of any state route, U.S. route, or interstate highway comprising the state highway system located ...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 15
INHB1369EngrossFirearms matters. Effective March 30, 2022: (1) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana; (2) Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are no...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
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
INSCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to place a memorial sign where the 38th parallel crosses State Road 69, south of Copperline Road in Posey County, Indiana, entitled "Posey County honoring the Veterans of the Kor...
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2021-03-11
Representative Zent added as cosponsor
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
INSCR0009PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing support for the United States Army's Future Vertical Lift Program, including the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Program, as part of the modernization of the United States Army, and urging the Indiana federal con...
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2021-03-08
Returned to the Senate
INSB0311EngrossUse of force and self defense. Prohibits a state or local law enforcement officer (officer) from firing warning shots. Allows a guard, official, or officer in a state or local penal facility to fire warning shots to prevent the escape of a person. Pr...
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2021-03-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0141EngrossCentral Indiana public transportation projects. Requires the budget agency to withhold local income tax revenue from an eligible county if the eligible county fails to raise certain revenues for a public transportation project. (Current law requires ...
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2021-03-04
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSB0209EngrossFoster care program tax credit. Provides a tax credit for a taxpayer that makes a monetary contribution to a qualifying foster care organization. Defines a "qualifying foster care organization" as an organization that (1) is exempt from federal incom...
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2021-03-01
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0199EngrossSelf-defense. Specifies that "reasonable force" includes the pointing of a loaded or unloaded firearm for purposes of arrest or to prevent an escape, or for self-defense when used to prevent or terminate the an unlawful entry of or attack on a dwelli...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
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