Indiana Senator Dennis Kruse [R]

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INHB1341PassStudents with disabilities. Requires the state advisory council on the education of children with disabilities (council) to develop a plan to inform: (1) certain former students who received a certificate of completion or another nondiploma certifica...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 128
INHB1091PassEducation benefits relating to military service. Provides that a student meets the residency requirements for enrollment at a public school if a parent of the student: (1) is transferred to or is pending transfer to a military installation within Ind...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 38
INHB1370PassRegional redevelopment. Provides that a public instrumentality or a public corporate body authorized by state law may enter into an interlocal agreement. Allows two or more eligible units to establish a land bank jointly by entering into an interloca...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 26
INHB1301PassDeployment of truck safety technology. Provides that a motor carrier safety improvement that is deployed, implemented, used by, or required by a motor carrier shall not be considered when evaluating an individual's status as an employee, independent ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 47
INHB1153PassGovernor's workforce cabinet. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet) shall, on or before December 1, 2020, create a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure alignment of Indiana's primary, secondary, and postsecondary education system...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 109
INHB1283PassTeacher preparation program curriculum. Requires a teacher preparation program to include content within the curriculum that: (1) prepares teacher candidates to use evidenced based trauma informed classroom instruction and recognition of social, emot...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 124
INHB1112PassSkills enhancement fund grants. Provides that an increase of wages with a participating employee or group of participating employees negotiated by agreement, regardless of timing, qualifies as an increase of wages for purposes of eligibility for a gr...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 18
INHB1090PassAssumption of care of cemeteries. Provides that a township or a county may assume maintenance of a cemetery for which it would otherwise not be responsible. Requires a property owner that has a cemetery located on the owner's property to make a reaso...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 102
INHB1305PassGraduation rate calculation. Provides that a student who withdraws from school after completing grade 10 may not be included in a school's graduation rate if the student's parent submits to the school the following statements while the student is enr...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 125
INHB1070PassDistracted driving. Provides that, except in certain circumstances, a person may not hold or use a telecommunications device while operating a moving motor vehicle. Removes prohibitions on typing, transmitting, or reading a text message or an electro...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 100
INSB0256PassCourts and judicial officers. Provides that the interim study committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for new courts, new judicial officers, and changes in jurisdiction of...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 138
INSB0408PassVarious tax matters. Removes references to an out-of-state merchant's collection of the state use tax. (Under current law, an out-of-state merchant is required to collect the state gross retail tax (not the use tax) on retail transactions made in Ind...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 146
INSB0184PassNonprofit agricultural organization coverage. Authorizes a nonprofit agricultural organization to provide health benefit coverage that is: (1) sponsored by the nonprofit agricultural organization or its affiliate; (2) offered only to members of the n...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 136
INSB0406PassSurvivor benefits. Provides that if a public safety officer enters a deferred retirement option plan (DROP) for the public safety officer's respective pension plan and the public safety officer dies before the public safety officer's DROP exit date, ...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 145
INSB0020PassPlan commissions. Allows a county agricultural extension educator (educator) serving on a county plan commission or an area plan commission who is not a resident of the county to continue to serve on the county plan commission or area plan commission...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 53
INSB0257PassAviation safety. Provides that INDOT shall not issue a permit for construction or alteration of an energy facility that will result in a structure that is more than 200 feet above ground level at its site unless the applicant for the permit submits t...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 71
INSB0343PassRural communications cooperatives. Changes the rural telephone cooperative act to the rural communications cooperative act, allowing the formation of nonprofit cooperative corporations for the purposes of providing telecommunications service and info...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 81
INSB0319PassPractitioner or accomplished practitioner license. Provides that 15 of the professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license may be obtained through one or more of certain professional...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 78
INSB0398PassVarious education matters. Provides that, upon request by certain youth membership organizations (organization), a public school shall provide, at least one time each school year, a day and time, which may be during the school day as approved by the ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 86
INSB0410PassLibraries. Makes changes to statutes applicable to the review of budgets of certain public libraries. Establishes a procedure for public libraries to identify the applicable city, town, or county fiscal body to receive a public library's proposed bud...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 88
INSB0299PassFetal remains. Requires the state department of health (state department) to develop forms that provide: (1) that a pregnant woman has a right after a surgical abortion to dispose of the remains by interment or cremation or have the provider dispose ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 77
INSB0346PassStudents with disabilities. Provides that the department of education (department) must submit any guidance or recommendation to a school corporation or school that attempts to affect in any manner based on statewide assessment accommodations which i...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 82
INSB0181PassSurvivors' benefits. Provides that a participant in the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan (EG&C plan) who dies after January 31, 2018, is not required to have a minimum n...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 6
INSB0180PassPublic employees deferred compensation plan. Amends the notice requirement in the statute concerning the public employees deferred compensation plan to provide that notice to an employee of the provisions of the statute: (1) is not required to be in ...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 5
INSB0307PassNational guard life insurance program. Requires the adjutant general of the Indiana national guard to facilitate the state sponsored group term life insurance program for members of the Indiana national guard.
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2020-03-11
Public Law 12
INSB0139PassAdult guardianship services. Combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. Requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for se...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 4
INSCR0058PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Sister M. Elise Kriss upon her retirement as President of the University of Saint Francis.
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2020-03-09
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0048PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing landscape architects.
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2020-03-09
Returned to the House
INSR0067PassA SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing landscape architects and recognizing April 2020 as "World Landscape Architecture Month" (WLAM).
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2020-03-09
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0289EnrollFamily and juvenile law matters. Specifies that an "adult" is: (1) a person at least eighteen years of age; or (2) a: (A) married minor who is at least sixteen years of age; or (B) minor that has been completely emancipated by a court; for the purpos...
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2020-03-05
House advisors appointed: Engleman, Lauer, Young J, Boy, Jackson and Summers
INSR0065PassA SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Indiana public schools and the week of February 24-28, 2020, as National Public Schools Week.
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2020-03-05
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0061PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to honor Senator Mark Stoops upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-03-05
Senators Alting, 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, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0062PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Victoria Spartz upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-03-05
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0061PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former State Representative Richard Dodge.
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2020-03-04
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0056PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Wendy Robinson upon her retirement as Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools.
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2020-03-04
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0018PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename a portion of State Road 930 in honor of service members who fought and served during Operation Enduring Freedom.
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2020-02-28
Returned to the House
INSCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a portion of State Road 25 the "Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan Memorial Highway".
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2020-02-27
Returned to the Senate
INSB0455EngrossVarious education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June ...
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2020-02-27
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INHCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's women veterans.
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2020-02-27
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSB0199EngrossRecovery of litigation expenses. Provides that attorney's fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court finds that the claim brought by the governmental entity was frivolous, unreasonable, or groundless, but provides that ...
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2020-02-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0324EngrossMicro market and vending machine fees. Provides that the annual permit fee for a micro market shall not exceed $60. Provides that the annual permit fee for a vending machine shall not exceed $8. Specifies that a political subdivision may not charge a...
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2020-02-25
To House Local Government Committee
INSR0021PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating Allen County Commissioner Therese Brown on receiving the 2019 Arthur R. Himsel Award from the Association of Indiana Counties.
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2020-02-25
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0046PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Bob Vollmer upon his retirement from the Department of Natural Resources.
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2020-02-25
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0023PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating Allen County Assessor Stacey O'Day on receiving the 2019 Outstanding County Assessor Award from the Association of Indiana Counties.
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2020-02-25
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0051PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Judge John G. Baker upon his retirement from the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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2020-02-24
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0039PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the importance of career and technical education during Career and Technical Education Month.
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2020-02-21
Returned to the House
INSB0450EngrossLow head dams. Requires the natural resources commission to establish a roster of low head dams in the state that are capable of creating hazardous currents that pose safety issues. Establishes requirements concerning low head dams for the department...
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2020-02-20
To House Natural Resources Committee
INSB0316EngrossCollection of veteran status information. Requires the family and social services administration, the department of education, the commission for higher education, and the professional licensing agency to include in an application for a benefit, fina...
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2020-02-18
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
INSCR0005PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 21st Century Scholars Program for 30 years of helping Hoosiers afford a college education.
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2020-02-18
Representative Barrett added as cosponsor
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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2020-02-18
Returned to the House
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