Indiana Senator Dennis Kruse [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
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
INSB0413PassCharter school study committee. Establishes a panel to study charter school funding and methods for improving school building utilization by a school corporation.
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2021-04-29
Public Law 163
INSB0348PassWastewater task force. Establishes the task force on wastewater infrastructure investment and service to underserved areas (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 18 members: (1) Six members of the senate, with the presid...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 154
INSB0358PassSchool buildings. Provides that before a governing body may sell, exchange, lease, demolish, hold without operating, or dispose of a school building, the governing body shall: (1) obtain a certification from the attorney general's office; and (2) mak...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 155
INSB0414PassVarious education matters. Provides that the department of education (department) may adopt and provide to schools an early warning system that provides actionable data on students as early as elementary school. Provides that, not later than August 1...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 164
INHB1514PassVarious 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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2021-04-29
Public Law 211
INHB1002PassCivil immunity related to COVID-19. Protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions arising from a disaster emergency unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 166
INHB1483PassGrain indemnity fund. Adds and amends definitions under the Indiana grain buyers and warehouse licensing law (licensing law). Requires contracts to purchase grain from producers to contain a notice that deferred priced grain must be priced within the...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 208
INHB1283PassUrban 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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2021-04-29
Public Law 188
INHB1008PassStudent learning recovery grant program. Establishes the: (1) student learning recovery grant program; and (2) student learning recovery grant program fund (fund). Provides that, to be eligible to receive a grant, an eligible entity must develop and ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 167
INHB1549PassEducation matters. Allows the priority enrollment period for the prekindergarten pilot program to begin later than April 1, 2021, in calendar year 2021. Provides that a school corporation may not enter into or renew a contract with an outside vendor ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 216
INHB1577PassAbortion matters. Adds mental health providers to the list of persons who may not be required to participate in specified procedures and practices concerning abortion or aborted remains if the mental health provider objects to such procedures and pra...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 218
INHB1032PassNewborn safety devices. Provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any facility that is staffed by an emergency medical services provider on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week basis, provided the newborn safety device: (1) is located in ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 170
INHB1372Pass2021 regular session of the general assembly. Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. ...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 133
INHB1313PassStudents with disabilities. Requires the Indiana management performance hub to: (1) use its data resources and technology to cross-reference with data bases of certain state agencies to identify certain former students with disabilities (eligible ind...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 113
INSB0195PassProof of mailing date. Provides that payment mailed to the county treasurer with metered postage is timely received if: (1) the envelope is properly addressed to the principal office of the county treasurer; (2) the envelope has sufficient metered po...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 95
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
INSB0094PassPension matters. Provides that the Indiana public retirement system (INPRS) shall pay the governors' retirement and surviving spouse pensions from the public employees' retirement fund (PERF). (Current law makes the auditor of state responsible for t...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 92
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
INSB0205PassTeacher training. Requires the department of education (department) to provide an initial practitioner license to an individual that competes an alternative teacher certification program. Requires the individual to complete a one year clinical experi...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 96
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
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
INHB1309PassPregnancy accommodation. Allows an employee to request an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy. Requires an employer to respond to an employee's request for an accommodation within a reasonable time frame. Provides that a request for accommodat...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 87
INSB0196PassEducation matters. Requires the state board of education (state board) to adopt administrative rules to allow an organization to provide credit under a Core 40 curriculum model for alternative programs in which students obtain credit counting toward ...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 73
INSCR0034PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Blackhawk Christian School boys basketball team on winning the 2021 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 2A 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
INSB0384PassProfessional sports and convention development areas. Increases the maximum amount of covered taxes that may be captured in the Allen County PSCDA from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000. Provides for distribution of the covered taxes in the Allen County PSCDA...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 79
INSB0353EnrollAbsentee ballot applications. Provides that before an individual can access an application that is submitted in an electronic format using a module of the computerized list, the individual must provide either the individual's Indiana driver's license...
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2021-04-15
Senator Kruse added as coauthor
INHB1040PassSudden cardiac arrest of students. Provides that sudden cardiac arrest information sheets currently required to be provided by each school corporation, charter school, or state accredited nonpublic school to a parent of an applicable student must inc...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 56
INHB1373PassCertified public accountant examination. Requires a first time examination candidate for the certified public accountant (CPA) examination to have at least 120 semester hours of college education that includes an accounting concentration or equivalen...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 59
INSB0275EnrollProperty tax matters and waiver of penalties and interest. Provides that a taxpayer, upon appealing the assessment of certain commercial real property, must provide information concerning the actual construction costs for the commercial real property...
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2021-04-14
House advisors appointed: Brown T, Prescott, Porter and Hatcher
INSCR0027EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Surety Community Ladies Center for their compassionate, life-affirming services to the communities of Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana.
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2021-04-14
Referred to the House
INSCR0033EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Leo High School boys basketball team on being named the 2021 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 3A runner-up.
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2021-04-14
Referred to the House
INSR0051PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the topic of examining barriers to competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
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2021-04-13
Senator Kruse added as second author
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
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
INSB0054EnrollFAFSA completion incentive awards. Requires the department of education to establish a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion incentive pilot program. Provides requirements for a school corporation to receive a FAFSA completion i...
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2021-04-08
House advisors appointed: Davis, Thompson and Klinker
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
Public Law 39
INHB1177PassStrategic plan on dementia. Requires the division of aging (division) to develop a strategic plan concerning dementia in Indiana. Requires the division to submit an annual report to the general assembly concerning the dementia strategic plan and the ...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 36
INHB1156PassProhibition on microchipping employees. Provides that the definition of an "employer" subject to the prohibition against requiring the implantation of devices includes the state or any individual, partnership, association, limited liability company, ...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 35
INHB1152PassUnemployment insurance. Clarifies provisions concerning the overpayment of unemployment benefits resulting from fraud or failure to disclose wages and the forfeiture of benefits or wage credits.
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2021-04-08
Public Law 34
INHB1564PassSecretary of education. Organizes and corrects statutes, as required by P.L.8-2019 (HEA 1005-2019), concerning the state superintendent of public instruction. Makes changes, as applicable, from the state superintendent of public instruction as an ele...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 43
INSB0123EngrossAudiology and speech-language pathology compact. Enacts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) speech-language pathology assistants; and (2) the supervision of speech-language pathology...
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2021-04-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHCR0020PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename a bridge on U.S. Route 27 in Fort Wayne as the "Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge".
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2021-04-05
Returned to the House
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
INSB0101PassEducation and higher education matters. Amends requirements regarding the development of a student's graduation plan. Provides that a student who is at least 17 years of age has full legal capacity to enter into a contract for a next generation Hoosi...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 9
INSB0369EngrossElectronic meetings and signatures. Allows a member of a governing body of a political subdivision to participate in a meeting electronically subject to the following: (1) Requires the governing body to adopt a written policy establishing procedures ...
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2021-04-01
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INSB0197EngrossCriminal law issues. Specifies that a conviction for certain sex offenses requires mandatory revocation of a teaching license. Provides that bail provisions that apply to persons on probation and parole also apply to persons on community supervision....
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2021-04-01
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
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