Indiana Senator Eric Koch [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
INSB0188PassRevised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Repeals the unclaimed property act and replaces it with the revised unclaimed property act. Makes conforming amendments.
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2021-04-29
Public Law 141
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
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
INSB0080PassCode publication bill. Makes Indiana Code publication amendments. Resolves technical conflicts between various enrolled acts passed during the 2021 legislative session. Corrects technical errors in various enrolled acts passed during the 2021 legisla...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 137
INSB0304PassIndemnity agreements in public works contracts. Provides that a statute that invalidates indemnity agreements in construction contracts relating to providing certain professional services is applicable to such contracts relating to public works proje...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 149
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
INHB1287PassWater or wastewater service. Allows a water or wastewater utility to extend service to a developed but underserved area without a deposit from customers if the extension of service will result in a positive contribution to the utility's overall cost ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 189
INHB1191PassEnergy matters. Provides that a county executive or the legislative body of a city or town does not have the power to prohibit: (1) a public utility or department of public utilities from furnishing utility service to a utility customer; or (2) a cus...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 180
INHB1009PassTANF program. Increases the state earned income tax credit to an amount equal to 10% (instead of 9%) of the federal earned income tax credit that an individual claimed for a taxable year. Provides that for purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Nee...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 168
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
INSB0202PassHospital and health facility visitation. Allows a person admitted as a patient to a hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center (facility) to receive visitation by specified individuals during a declared emergency or public health emergency. Re...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 142
INHB1252PassProbate and guardianship matters. Removes conflicts between probate and guardianship statutes regarding classification of claims. Requires, for purposes of the power of attorney act, that a principal may not be a minor. Creates a tenant's representat...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 184
INHB1166PassTax representatives and assessor competency. Provides that certified level two assessor-appraisers and certified level three assessor-appraisers may serve as tax representatives under certain circumstances. Provides that a taxpayer may submit a writt...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 178
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
INSB0259PassParents with disabilities. Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the parenting rights of a parent regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's chil...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 146
INSB0336PassBusiness personal property tax exemption. Increases, from $40,000 to $80,000, the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption. Makes a technical correction.
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2021-04-29
Public Law 153
INHB1348PassAssessment of utility grade solar projects. Provides that, for assessment dates beginning after December 31, 2021, the land portion of the fixed property of a utility grade solar energy installation facility shall be assessed at an amount that does n...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 191
INSB0301PassChild services oversight. Establishes the interim study committee on child services (committee). Provides that the committee: (1) shall review the annual reports submitted by local child fatality review teams and by the statewide child fatality revie...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 148
INHB1448PassAdoption. Permits an individual who seeks to adopt a child less than 18 years of age to file a petition for adoption in any county in Indiana if either of the following is filed with the petition: (1) A written consent to the adoption from each indiv...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 203
INHB1436PassState and local administration. Provides that, in an adjudicative administrative proceeding concerning an agency action, the administrative law judge shall order the agency to pay the reasonable attorney's fees incurred, if the party challenging the ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 199
INHB1164PassVarious utility matters. Exempts a contract for the lease of state property under which no state expenditures are required from provisions: (1) requiring certain disclosures and certifications by a prospective state contractor regarding violations of...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 177
INHB1255PassProbate and property matters. Provides that a testator may execute a will in two or more counterparts. Specifies certain requirements for a will executed in two or more counterparts. Provides that a self-proving clause may be incorporated into or aff...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 185
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
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
INSB0409PassTownship matters. Makes changes to the information required in the township's annual report. Requires the township trustee to annually certify and note on the township budget submitted to the department of local government finance's computer gateway ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 162
INSB0349PassFinancing, transfer, and improvement of utility assets. Requires that the priority ranking system used by the Indiana finance authority in making loans or other financial assistance from: (1) the drinking water revolving loan fund; or (2) the wastewa...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 120
INSB0133PassSentencing. Provides that a court may suspend only that part of a sentence that is in excess of the minimum sentence for a person convicted of a Level 2 or Level 3 felony who has a prior unrelated felony conviction, other than a conviction for a felo...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 119
INHB1168PassElectric vehicles and advanced technology. Establishes the electric vehicle product commission.
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2021-04-26
Public Law 128
INHB1097PassCriminal penalties. Provides that a person who uses a vehicle to commit the offense of resisting law enforcement or interfering with public safety, and has a prior conviction for either offense that involved the use of a vehicle, commits a Level 5 fe...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 124
INHB1220Pass21st century energy policy development task force. Reestablishes the 21st century energy policy development task force (task force), following its expiration on December 2, 2020. Provides that the task force consists of 17 members as follows: (1) Six...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 131
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
INHB1383PassJudicial officers. Provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed against a retired judicial officer while the retired judicial officer is serving as a judge, and allows a retired judicial officer to ca...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 115
INHB1293PassCriminal appeals. Provides that an order granting a motion to discharge a defendant before trial may be appealed to the supreme court or the court of appeals. Provides that the state may appeal an interlocutory order if the trial court certifies the ...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 112
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
INSB0187PassProtection of monuments, memorials, and statues. Requires the state police department to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of persons who destroy, damage, vandalize, or desecrate a monument, memorial, or statue. Requires the state police d...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 94
INHB1230PassSafe haven 911. Provides that due to extenuating circumstances, if a child's parent or a person is unable to give up custody of a child under the procedure set forth in Indiana's safe haven law, the child's parent or the person may request that an em...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 105
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
INHCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.
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2021-04-21
Returned to the House
INSR0064Intro
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A 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
INSR0067Intro
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A 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
INHB1449PassBroadband development. Amends the statute governing the awarding of grants from the rural broadband fund as follows: (1) Provides that an "eligible broadband project" for purposes of the statute includes a project for the deployment of terrestrial br...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 89
INSB0003PassTelehealth matters. Prohibits the Medicaid program from specifying originating sites and distant sites for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement. Prohibits the use of telehealth to provide any abortion, including the writing or filling of a prescription...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 85
INSB0386PassCost securitization for electric utility assets. Provides that an electric utility that has certain qualified costs that: (1) are associated with an electric generation facility that will be retired from service within 24 months; and (2) are equal to...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 80
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INSB0204PassHealth care advance directives. Allows an individual to make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the individual's health care or health information and to designate a he...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 50
INSB0353Enroll
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Absentee 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
INHB1520PassElectric utility reliability adequacy metrics. Provides that a public utility (defined in the bill as a utility listed in the utility regulatory commission's (IURC's) rule concerning integrated resource planning) that owns and operates an electric ge...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 60
INHB1127PassMental health and addiction forensic treatments. Removes a provision that allows a: (1) delinquent child's; or (2) person's; Medicaid participation to be terminated following a two year suspension due to certain adjudications or incarceration. Adds c...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 57
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
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