Indiana Senator Eddie Melton [D]

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INSB0001PassDepartment of child services. Specifies that all decisions made by the department of child services (department) in specified statutes shall be made in consideration of the best interests of the child. Provides that a petition for adoption of an adul...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 210
INHB1021PassEducation finance. Replaces references to pre-2019 school funds with references to conform to the education funding and accounting changes made by HEA 1009-2017 and HEA 1167-2018. Extends (through 2023) the ability in current law for a school corpora...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 238
INHB1484PassLanguage development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provides that the director of the center for deaf and hard of hearing education (center) shall appoint an advisory committee. Requires the center to do the following: (1) Select langu...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 260
INHB1628PassPrekindergarten pilot program. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, in addition to the counties currently participating in the prekindergarten pilot program (program), the program includes eligible providers in any county in Indiana. Amends the defini...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 268
INSB0607PassWorkforce diploma reimbursement program. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet), in coordination with the department of workforce development (department), shall administer the program. Provides that the purpose of the fund is to pr...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 237
INHB1630PassVarious education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may approve assigning a new identification number for a school that is in operation and requests a new number. Provides that the department of education (department) ...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 269
INSB0365PassFunding for child welfare programming. Provides that the department of child services (department) may collaborate with other entities to implement or participate in programs designed to connect the department and local offices with supportive local ...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 187
INHB1004PassSchool safety. Provides that the Indiana safe schools fund may not be used to provide grants to employ a school resource officer or a law enforcement officer. Provides that an Indiana secured school fund matching grant may be used to employ a law enf...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 197
INSB0464PassHomeless children and youths. Allows certain representatives of a homeless youth to: (1) access, on behalf of the youth, the youth's birth certificate, photo identification, and driver's license without charge or consent of a parent, guardian, or cus...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 155
INSB0293PassAllen County substance abuse pilot program. Changes the date by which the administrator of the Allen County substance abuse pilot program must raise local funds in order to be allowed to expend state funds.
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2019-04-29
Public Law 115
INSB0480PassMedicaid nonemergency medical transport. Sets forth requirements for brokers of nonemergency medical transportation under the Medicaid fee-for-service program. Establishes the nonemergency medical transportation commission (commission) and sets forth...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 116
INHB1275PassSepsis treatment guidelines. Requires a hospital to adopt, implement, and periodically update evidence based sepsis guidelines for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock that are based on generally...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 133
INSB0575PassHospitals. Requires the executive board of the state department of health to amend a rule to reflect current private publications used in hospital licensure rules. Beginning May 1, 2020, provides that a hospital license expires every two years from t...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 117
INHB1175PassBehavioral health professionals. Requires that the office of Medicaid policy and planning include a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed clinical addiction counselor, and a licensed marriage and family thera...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 128
INSB0498PassMobile integration healthcare. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services may reimburse certain emergency medical services provider agencies for covered services provided to a Medicaid recipient as part of a mobile integr...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 100
INSB0189PassEmergency communication disorder permits. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the needs of certain students who are eligible for speech and language services. Provides that ...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 64
INHB1008PassTeacher career ladders. Makes changes to the requirements necessary for a school corporation to receive a grant from the teacher and student advancement grant program (program). Provides that charter schools may receive grants under the program. Prov...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 73
INSB0513PassGrants from state disaster relief fund. Provides that the maximum amount that an individual may receive from the state disaster relief fund (fund) as compensation for damages to the individual's property is $10,000. (Current administrative rules prov...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 70
INHB1394PassWomen's suffrage centennial commission. Establishes the Indiana women's suffrage centennial commission (commission). Provides that the commission shall seek to promote activities that commemorate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constit...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 87
INSB0416PassMedicaid coverage for doula services. Provides that Medicaid pregnancy services may include reimbursement for doula services.
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2019-04-18
Public Law 35
INSB0552EnrollGaming matters. Authorizes sports wagering at riverboats, racinos, a Vigo County casino, and satellite facilities. Provides for the administration and conduct of sports wagering. Imposes initial and annual fees on a licensed owner, operating agent, v...
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2019-04-18
Senate advisors appointed: Mishler, Melton, Ford Jon and Leising
INHB1342PassTelephone CPR instruction training. After July 1, 2020, requires an individual to complete a telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR) training program (program) approved by the division of fire and building safety (division) if the individual:...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 54
INHB1354PassSickle cell disease grant program. Requires the state department of health (state department) to do the following concerning the sickle cell disease program (program): (1) Develop standards for determining eligibility for individuals requesting care ...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 55
INHB1225PassSafe schools. Provides that school corporations, charter schools, and accredited nonpublic schools with the sheriff for the county in which the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school is located, may apply for a grant from ...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 50
INSB0131EnrollSales tax on recreational vehicles. Removes the expiration of the provision in current law that provides that the sales tax rate on certain cargo trailers or recreational vehicles is the rate of the other state or other country in which the cargo tra...
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2019-04-17
House advisors appointed: Miller D, Stutzman, Errington and Harris
INSB0420EngrossWorkforce development. Provides for certification by the governor's workforce cabinet of an industry collaboration organization (ICO). Provides that an organization qualifies as an ICO if the organization meets certain qualification requirements. Pro...
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2019-04-11
Amendment #1 (Sullivan) prevailed; voice vote
INSB0532EngrossTeacher licensing examinations. Provides that the department of education (department) shall convene a panel of stakeholders designated by the department, which must consist of teachers and representatives from postsecondary education, to adopt licen...
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2019-04-10
Second reading: ordered engrossed
INSB0632PassRadon in schools. Requires the state department of health (department) to distribute a manual of best practices for managing indoor air quality at schools, including recommendations for radon testing, to the legislative council, the department of edu...
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2019-04-10
Public Law 21
INSB0436EngrossState and local administration. Changes the terminology used in the statute governing the posting of signs to promote attractions and services for the traveling public. Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to appl...
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2019-04-09
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INSB0394EngrossAdvanced practice registered nurses. Allows an advanced practice registered nurse who: (1) had primary responsibility for the treatment and care of a deceased individual for a period longer than six months; and (2) pronounced the time of death for th...
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2019-04-04
Amendment #4 (Bacon) failed; voice vote
INSB0440EngrossTANF eligibility. Sets the income eligibility requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program at phased in specified percentages of the federal income poverty level beginning July 1, 2021. Requires the division of family r...
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2019-03-26
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0182EngrossMotor vehicle matters. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) may develop a system to issue mobile credentials. Provides that the BMV may issue, upon request of an applicant, a mobile credential when the applicant satisfies the requirements...
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2019-03-25
Representative Judy added as cosponsor
INSB0297EngrossLead testing of school drinking water. Requires that the drinking water in every school building in East Chicago or Hammond be tested annually for compliance with the national primary drinking water regulations for lead and copper.
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2019-03-19
To House Environmental Affairs Committee
INSB0496EngrossVoluntary family leave insurance program. Requires the department of insurance (department) to develop a proposal for a voluntary family leave program. Provides for certain provisions when developing the proposed program. Provides that the departmen...
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2019-03-19
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0483EngrossCounty service officers. Provides that 5% of the funds a county receives under the excise tax replacement disbursement to be used to fund county service officers is to be set aside from each individual county's distribution after the state welfare an...
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2019-03-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Indiana Dunes National Park.
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2019-03-14
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSCR0045EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River's contributions to Indiana and urging the Governor to declare September 7, 2019, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Indiana.
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2019-03-14
Referred to the House
INSCR0040EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Sergeant Benton "Ben" Bertram and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a mile of State Road 56 near Scottsburg the "Sgt. Ben Bertram Memorial Mile".
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2019-03-14
Referred to the House
INSR0026PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging Congress to amend federal law concerning confidentiality of patient records.
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2019-03-14
Senators Niezgodski, Ford J.D., Ruckelshaus added as coauthors
INSB0042EngrossRailroad crossings. Subject to available funding, requires the department of transportation to construct, in locations where practical, lanes and signs at railroad crossings on state highways.
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2019-03-12
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSB0256EngrossWork zones study. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the use of automated traffic control systems in work zones.
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2019-03-11
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSCR0037PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Cummins, Inc. for 100 years of operation in the State of Indiana.
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2019-03-11
Representatives Burton, Zent, Summers, Harris, Goodin added as cosponsors
INSB0066EngrossEconomic Development in Gary. Permits a licensed owner operating a riverboat in Gary to submit to the gaming commission (commission) a request to relocate the owner's gaming operations as follows: (1) One gaming operation to a location that is within...
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2019-03-11
To House Public Policy Committee
INSB0437EngrossSchool based services and Medicaid. Provides that the office of the secretary of family and social services may apply for: (1) a Medicaid state plan amendment to provide Medicaid reimbursement for health care services and school based services to spe...
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2019-03-11
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0083EngrossTax increment financing. Allows a redevelopment commission (including the Indianapolis metropolitan development commission) to the use up to 15% of the property tax proceeds allocated to a redevelopment district in a fiscal year for ongoing maintenan...
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2019-03-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0038PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the University of Southern Indiana UNITE CubeSat project team.
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2019-03-07
Senators Alting, Bassler, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Head, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSB0553EngrossRight to use Lake Michigan shore for recreation. Defines "Lake Michigan shore" as the land along the edge of Lake Michigan between the water's edge and the ordinary high water mark. Provides that the Lake Michigan shore is held in trust by the state ...
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2019-03-07
To House Judiciary Committee
INSB0434EngrossReview of category or designation of school performance and alternate diplomas. Requires the state board of education (state board) to develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment o...
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2019-03-05
To House Education Committee
INHCR0022PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on Delta Day at the Indiana State Capitol on this 26th day of February, 2019.
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2019-02-27
Returned to the House
INHB1172EngrossVirtual education. Requires a school corporation to establish and implement an annual onboarding process and orientation for prospective students of a school corporation's virtual education program. Requires a virtual charter school to establish and ...
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2019-02-27
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
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