Indiana Senator Eddie Melton [D]

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INHB1003PassEducation matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall determine the timing, frequency, and method of certain teacher training requirements, including whether the training should be required for purposes of obtaining or ren...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 92
INHB1082PassVarious higher education matters. Makes changes to the: (1) definition of "eligible secondary school student"; and (2) requirements regarding agreements between the commission for higher education (commission) and eligible employers; for purposes of ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 37
INHB1392PassPhysician assistants and nurses. Beginning January 1, 2021, allows a physician assistant who: (1) performs under a collaborative agreement that allows the physician assistant to certify the cause of death and submit death records as delegated by the ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 131
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
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
INHB1113PassLocal government finance. Changes the deadline for reporting bonds issued or leases executed after September 30. Requires budget committee review of an agreement: (1) in which the Indiana finance authority or the state is a party; and (2) that would ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 159
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
INSB0246PassMental health services. Requires a school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school to certify to the department of homeland security that the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school has a memorandum of un...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 69
INSB0255PassInsulin drugs. Repeals a provision that requires an individual to possess a prescription to purchase an insulin drug.
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2020-03-11
Public Law 10
INHB1279EnrollLocal transportation projects. Provides that the board of the northwest Indiana regional development authority (NWIRDA) may establish any nonprofit entity to carry out and further the purposes, plans, and goals of the NWIRDA with regard to projects l...
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2020-03-11
Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 400: yeas 46, nays 3
INSB0004EnrollHealth programs. Extends the prohibition against the inclusion of certain Medicaid recipients in: (1) risk based managed care programs; or (2) capitated managed care programs; from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Requires a syringe exchange program ...
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2020-03-05
House advisors appointed: Barrett, Schaibley and Fleming
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
INSCR0062PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Haywood and Fleming Associates for 35 years of business and service in the Gary area.
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2020-03-04
Returned to the Senate
INSR0058PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to recognize and honor the Senate Democratic Caucus Interns for their service during the Second Regular Session of the One Hundred Twenty First Indiana General Assembly.
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2020-03-04
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0057EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's last elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, on her retirement.
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2020-03-03
Referred 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
INHCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's women veterans.
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2020-02-27
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSCR0048PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for its century of service within the community and its unyielding appreciation and support of diversity in all its forms.
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2020-02-25
Returned to the Senate
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
INSR0048IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION to urge the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to study the accessibility of prenatal and postnatal care for Hoosiers on Medicaid living in Lake County.
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2020-02-24
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
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
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
INHCR0030PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana Rangers, Company D of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana National Guard.
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2020-02-17
Representative Barrett added as coauthor
INSCR0040PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding.
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2020-02-17
Representative Lauer added as cosponsor
INSR0036PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to recognize the week of February 24-28, 2020 as Public Schools Week.
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2020-02-17
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0435EngrossWaiver 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, 2020, on delinquent taxes and specia...
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2020-02-13
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0024PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for its century of service within the community and its unyielding appreciation and support of diversity in all its forms.
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2020-02-13
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0041IntroA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate summer study committee the topic of the achievement gap within the education system regarding race and socioeconomic status.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INHCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the creation of a Medal of Honor Memorial Highway in Indiana.
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2020-02-13
Second reading: adopted standing vote
INSB0098EngrossCertified registered nurse anesthetists. Requires a physician to be available for timely consultation with a certified registered nurse anesthetist who is administering anesthesia under the direction of the physician during a surgical procedure (curr...
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2020-02-13
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0002PassSchool accountability. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2018-2019 school year may not be lower than the school's or s...
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2020-02-12
Public Law 2
INSB0416EngrossGary Community School Corporation. Requires that the distressed unit appeal board (DUAB) hold a public hearing on the Gary Community School Corporation's current status as a distressed unit before December 31, 2022. Establishes the distressed politic...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0342EngrossPregnancy accommodation. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying pregnancy and childbirth accommodations and the fiscal impact on businesses within Indiana.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INHCR0029PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION remembering Dr. Walter "Jerry" Watkins.
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2020-02-11
Returned to the House
INSB0214EngrossTesting of school drinking water for lead. Requires testing of the drinking water in every school building in Lake County at least once in each period of two calendar years to determine whether the drinking water exceeds the lead action level for dri...
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2020-02-10
To House Environmental Affairs Committee
INSB0003EngrossHealth care provider billing. Prohibits billing a patient who receives emergency services: (1) from an out of network provider; and (2) at specified facilities that are in network; for amounts that exceed the cost paid by the patient's insurance plus...
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2020-02-10
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0356EngrossHealthy food finance. Establishes the healthy food financing fund (fund) and healthy food financing program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund i...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0142EngrossMedicaid reimbursement for schools. Allows the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment to allow school corporations to seek Medicaid reimbursement for medically necessary, school-based Medica...
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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0325IntroPublic trust ownership of Lake Michigan. Declares that, absent any authorized legislative conveyance before February 14, 2018, the state of Indiana owns all of Lake Michigan within the boundaries of Indiana in trust for the use and enjoyment of all c...
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2020-02-03
Senator Melton added as coauthor
INSCR0016PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Beverly Brown upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-29
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0007PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana University in recognition of its Bicentennial Anniversary on January 20, 2020.
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2020-01-28
Representatives Bosma, Abbott D, Austin, Aylesworth, Baird, Bartels, Bartlett, Bauer, Beck, Behning, Boy, Brown, T., Burton, Campbell, Cherry, Chyung, Clere, Cook, Davisson, Deal, DeLaney, DeVon, Dvorak, Eberhart, Ellington, Engleman, Errington, Frye, GiaQuinta, Goodin, Hamilton, Harris, Heaton, Heine, Huston, Jordan, Karickhoff, Lauer, Lehman, Leonard, Lindauer, Lucas, Manning, May, Mayfield, McNamara, Morris, Negele, Prescott, Schaibley, Sherman D, Smaltz, Soliday, Speedy, Stutzman, Thompson, Vermilion A, Zent, Ziemke added as cosponsors
INSB0421IntroRestrictions on copayments. Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage without cost sharing for auto-injectable epinephrine that is prescribed...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSR0015PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Governor to proclaim May 2020 as Indiana Motherhood Month.
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2020-01-23
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0160IntroHealth insurance. Requires a policy of accident and sickness insurance, a health maintenance organization contract, or any other health plan that is compliant with federal law to only offer health plans that do not require a covered individual to: (1...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0413IntroTeacher compensation. Expands the definition of "school" for purposes of teacher appreciation grants. Appropriates from the state general fund to the department of education $100,000,000 for the 2019-2020 state fiscal year and $100,000,000 for the 20...
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2020-01-21
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0114IntroMarijuana and THC. Removes provisions making the operation of a vehicle or motorboat with a metabolite of THC in the person's body (without proof of intoxication) an offense. Reduces the penalty for possession of marijuana, hashish, hash oil, and sal...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0415IntroSmall loan finance charges. Changes the current incremental finance charge limits that apply to a small loan to a maximum annual rate. Prohibits making, or taking other actions with respect to, a small loan with a greater rate or amount of interest, ...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSB0420IntroSchool accountability. Provides that the state board of education shall place each school in a category or designation of school performance once annually pursuant to the department of education's consolidated state plan approved by the United States...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
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