Indiana Senator J.D. Ford [D]

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INSB0438PassVarious education matters. Amends requirements to be eligible for a career specialist permit. Establishes requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license. (The current requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license are ...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 275
INSB0258PassSex offender employment and residence. Allows a court to prohibit, as a condition of probation, a sexually violent predator or an offender against children from having: (1) unsupervised contact; or (2) contact; with a child less than 16 years of age....
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2019-05-05
Public Law 220
INSB0174PassFertility fraud and deception. Establishes a cause of action for civil fertility fraud and provides that a prevailing plaintiff may be awarded: (1) compensatory and punitive damages; or (2) liquidated damages of $10,000. Specifies the statute of limi...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 215
INSB0392PassMedicare supplement and Medicaid study. Requires an insurer that makes a Medicare supplement policy available to an individual eligible for Medicare based on age to make at least one "Plan A" Medicare supplement policy available to an individual elig...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 227
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
INSB0516PassRegulation of hemp. Establishes the Indiana hemp advisory committee (committee) to provide advice to the office of the state seed commissioner (commissioner) regarding Indiana's hemp laws. Sunsets the committee on July 1, 2021. Prohibits the commissi...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 190
INHB1006PassDepartment of child services. Provides that an older youth who received foster care is eligible to receive collaborative care services until the individual becomes 21 years of age. Provides that the caseload of a family case manager may not be more t...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 198
INSB0085Pass1977 fund retirement and surviving spouse benefits. Increases the basic monthly pension benefit payable to a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who retires after June 30, 2019, with 20 years ...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 146
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
INHB1447PassFinancial institutions and consumer credit. Makes various changes to the statutes concerning: (1) first lien mortgage lenders; (2) persons licensed under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC); (3) rental purchase agreements; (4) debt management com...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 176
INHB1367PassHealth facility requirements concerning residents. Requires a health facility to disclose to each prospective resident in writing: (1) information concerning the long term care ombudsman, including contact information for the long term care ombudsman...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 173
INHB1500PassKinship care navigator report. Requires the department of child services to annually issue a report to the general assembly concerning the kinship care navigator program.
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2019-04-25
Public Law 106
INSB0170PassChild fatality report information. Specifies that the report concerning child fatalities in Indiana must be completed before December 31 of each year for the preceding calendar year and include information concerning whether the death occurred: (1) w...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 98
INHB1075PassChildren's commission report and DCS human trafficking coordinator. Changes, from July 1 to September 1, the date by which the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission) must submit its annual report. Requires the commissi...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 103
INHB1495EnrollPrincipal dwelling land contracts. Defines "principal dwelling land contract" (contract) as a land contract for the sale of real property: (1) designed for the occupancy of one to two families; and (2) that is or will be occupied by the buyer as the ...
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2019-04-24
Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: rejected by the Senate; Roll Call 624: yeas 19, nays 30
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
INSB0474PassProbation and parole for animal abusers. Defines "animal abuse offense" and "companion animal", and establishes as a mandatory condition of probation and parole that a person convicted of an animal abuse offense may not own, harbor, or train a compan...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 37
INSB0512PassExemption from overtime pay. Provides that the requirement to pay an employee who works more than 40 hours in a work week at least 150% of the employee's regular rate for the overtime hours does not apply to an employee of an air carrier to the exten...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 38
INHB1600PassStudy committee on protection of senior citizens. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying certain issues concerning elder care.
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2019-04-18
Public Law 60
INHB1406PassWater infrastructure assistance fund and program. Provides that money from certain sources in the water infrastructure assistance fund (fund) is continuously appropriated for the purposes of the law concerning the water infrastructure assistance prog...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 56
INSB0004PassWater and wastewater utilities and runoff. Establishes a storm water management task force to study issues related to storm water management systems. Provides for the task force to consist of: (1) two members of the senate; (2) two members of the hou...
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2019-04-10
Public Law 15
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
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
INSB0623EngrossProperty tax matters. Provides that a county assessor or township assessor (if any) may request the department of local government finance (department) to perform a state conducted assessment of a particular commercial building or structure used for ...
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2019-03-19
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Dennis Goins for being named a "Mentor of the Year" as part of the 2019 Inspire Awards.
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2019-03-15
Returned to the Senate
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
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
INSR0040PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating the Spirit of Life Church as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.
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2019-03-11
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0031PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating the Ben Davis High School Boys Bowling Team on their State Championship.
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2019-03-11
First reading: adopted voice vote
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
INSB0093EngrossLet Indiana Work for You program. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to establish, in coordination with the department of workforce development (department) and the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation), the Le...
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2019-03-04
To House Education Committee
INSR0036PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating Donny and Kristin Jones on their 28th wedding anniversary.
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2019-03-04
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0285EngrossRegional transit expansion. Allows counties to impose an additional local income tax rate to fund the operations of a public transportation corporation and the operations of a rural transportation assistance program if the: (1) voters of the county a...
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2019-03-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0158EngrossIndiana youth service program. Provides that Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) shall develop a proposal to establish the Indiana youth service program (program) to provide high school graduates with the opportunity to learn various skills and par...
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2019-02-26
To House Education Committee
INSB0289EngrossReporting on worker misclassification. Requires the department of state revenue, the state department of labor, the worker's compensation board of Indiana, and the department of workforce development to report before November 1 of each year for three...
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2019-02-26
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
INSB0104IntroSmall loans. 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, or other fees a...
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2019-02-26
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 211: yeas 22, nays 27
INSCR0015EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Sergeant Benton "Ben" Bertram and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a mile of State Road 3 near Scottsburg the "Sgt. Ben Bertram Memorial Mile".
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2019-02-21
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSB0543IntroMarion County sports development area. Establishes an additional professional sports development area in Marion County to capture state and local revenue for capital improvements. Provides for the issuance of indebtedness to finance a multipurpose so...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INHCR0010PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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2019-02-20
Returned to the House
INHCR0012PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the importance of career and technical education during Career and Technical Education Month.
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2019-02-18
Representatives Abbott D, Austin, Aylesworth, Bacon, Baird, Barrett, Bartels, Bartlett, Bauer, Beck, Borders, Bosma, Boy, Burton, Campbell, Candelaria Reardon, Carbaugh, Cherry, Chyung, DeLaney, DeVon, Deal, Dvorak, Eberhart, Ellington, Engleman, Errington, Forestal, Frizzell, GiaQuinta, Gutwein, Hamilton, Hatcher, Hatfield, Heaton, Heine, Hostettler, Jackson, Jordan, Judy, Karickhoff, Kirchhofer, Klinker, Lauer, Lehman, Leonard, Lindauer, Lucas, Lyness, Mahan, Manning, May, Mayfield, McNamara, Moed, Morris, Morrison, Moseley, Negele, Nisly, Pfaff, Pierce, Prescott, Pressel, Pryor, Saunders, Schaibley, Shackleford, Smaltz, Smith, V., Soliday, Speedy, Steuerwald, Stutzman, Summers, Torr, VanNatter, Wesco, Wolkins, Wright, Young J, Zent, Ziemke added as coauthors
INSB0398IntroAdoption subsidy payments. Requires, with exceptions, the department of child services (department) to: (1) enter into an agreement with each adoptive parent of a child with special needs who is eligible for an adoption subsidy to provide an adoption...
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2019-02-18
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0399IntroEducator salary increase grant. Provides an annual grant to school corporations to provide a 2.5% salary increase to licensed teachers, school counselors, social workers with at least a master's degree, and school psychologists. Appropriates $315,000...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INHCR0015PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring school staff, public safety officers, and city and county officials whose leadership and decisive action prevented harm to students and teachers during a Richmond, Indiana, school shooting.
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2019-02-14
Representatives GiaQuinta, Beck, Morris, Ziemke added as coauthors
INSCR0025PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Judith Ripley.
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2019-02-13
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0009PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 2018 Castle High School archery team for an undefeated regular season and winning state, national, and world titles.
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2019-02-12
Returned to the House
INHCR0013PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring and recognizing Mr. Jerry Harkness for his professional basketball career and contributions to his community and the state of Indiana.
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2019-02-12
Returned to the House
INSB0229IntroPsychotropic medication in foster care. Requires Medicaid restrictions on mental health drugs if: (1) federal financial participation is not available for reimbursement for the prescription; or (2) the child is under the care and supervision of the d...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
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