Indiana Senator James Buck [R]

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INHJR0003PassRemoves the superintendent of public instruction from the list of officeholders who shall discharge the powers and duties of the governor if the office of the governor and lieutenant governor are both vacant. This proposed amendment has not been prev...
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2022-03-22
Public Law 176
INSB0067PassSmall estates. Increases the value of estates that may be distributed via affidavit from $50,000 to $100,000. Increases the threshold for summary procedures for unsupervised estates from $50,000 to $100,000. (The introduced version of this bill was p...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 151
INSB0155PassHuman trafficking. Modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a statement or videotape of an individual who is less than 14 years of age at the time of the offense but less than 18 years of age at the time of trial...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 153
INHB1242PassState purchasing. Requires the department of administration (department) to determine the technological upgrades and other expenditures required to collect and compile information regarding purchases made by state agencies from the following: (1) A m...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 166
INSB0271PassSmall modular nuclear reactors. Amends the statute governing certificates of public convenience and necessity (certificates) that are issued by the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the construction, lease, or purchase of electric gene...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 155
INHB1214PassResidential eviction actions. Requires the plaintiff in a residential eviction action to file a motion to dismiss the action if the case is resolved between the parties at any time before final adjudication, unless the plaintiff is seeking damages. P...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 164
INHB1137PassProtective orders. Provides that an order for protection issued ex parte or upon notice and a hearing, or a modification of an order for protection issued ex parte or upon notice and a hearing, is effective: (1) for two years after the date of issuan...
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2022-03-18
Public Law 159
INSB0123PassDyslexia screening and intervention. Provides that the dyslexia screening and intervention provisions apply to: (1) qualified districts or qualified high schools; and (2) innovation network schools. Provides that the following may not waive or suspen...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 126
INSB0062PassSale of tax sale properties to nonprofits. Permits a county treasurer in a county having a consolidated city to offer for sale a tract or item of real property on the county auditor's tax sale list: (1) that is not used as a person's principal place ...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 123
INSB0361PassEconomic development. Makes certain amendments to the Hoosier business investment tax credit, the economic development for a growing economy tax credit, the headquarters relocation tax credit, and the redevelopment tax credit. Adds veteran owned busi...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 135
INSB0269PassRegulation of dams. Provides that the laws regulating dams do not apply to a structure that is a low hazard dam or significant hazard dam that meets only one of the following conditions: (1) Has a drainage area above the dam of not more than one squa...
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2022-03-15
Public Law 129
INHB1130PassOpen meetings. Requires a governing body of a school corporation (school board) to allow each member of the public attending a meeting (attendee) the opportunity to provide oral public comment. Allows a school board to permit oral public comment at a...
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2022-03-14
Public Law 116
INSB0410PassUnlicensed caregiver intervention in juvenile court proceeding. Defines "unlicensed caregiver" and allows an unlicensed caregiver of a child to intervene as a party in a: (1) child in need of services proceeding; or (2) proceeding to terminate the pa...
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2022-03-10
Public Law 68
INSB0166PassPublic-private agreements. Provides that a governmental body may enter into a public-private agreement with respect to a transportation project. Provides that any public-private agreement with respect to a transportation project may use availability ...
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2022-03-10
Public Law 57
INHB1110PassAnnexation of residential development. Allows a third class city to annex: (1) a noncontiguous residential development; and (2) the right of way of a public highway connecting the development to the city. Provides that annexation is initiated by: (1)...
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2022-03-10
Public Law 70
INSB0136PassDental plans. Prohibits a dental plan (an insurance policy, a health maintenance organization contract, or a preferred provider plan) from directly or indirectly requiring a dental provider to provide a dental service to a covered individual at a fee...
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2022-03-08
Public Law 42
INHB1106Enroll

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Eminent domain. Makes changes to condemnation proceedings in which appraisers are appointed after December 31, 2022. Requires a city or town to obtain the county executive's approval of a condemnation of property within the unincorporated area of the...
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2022-03-08
Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: rejected by the Senate; Roll Call 360: yeas 19, nays 31
INSB0301PassWastewater holding tanks in RV campgrounds. Provides that a recreational vehicle campground that is not connected to a public sewer system may include one or more holding tanks in which wastewater from recreational vehicles is stored before processin...
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2022-03-08
Public Law 43
INSR0068PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Carl Erskine for his contributions to Indiana and the nation.
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2022-03-07
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0044PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Commander Douglas A. Robb, United States Navy, upon his assumption of command over the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111).
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2022-03-03
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0035PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0034PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Corporal Kelsee Lainhart of the United States Marine Corps for her valiant service during the evacuation of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0004PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the National FFA Organization and the Indiana FFA Association for exemplary work in the advancement of agricultural education in Indiana and across the country.
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2022-02-28
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge on I-65 over the Wabash River as the "Captain Ronald D. Gutwein Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-25
Returned to the House
INSCR0028PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
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2022-02-23
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0023PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Jennifer Sullivan for her tenure as Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Secretary and Deputy State Health Commissioner.
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2022-02-23
Returned to the Senate
INSB0292Engross

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Land banks. Requires a county executive to, before February 1, 2023, and by February 1 each year thereafter, provide a land bank in the county with a list of tracts located in the territory of the land bank that: (1) are delinquent on property taxes;...
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2022-02-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing James C. Cummings, Jr., and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name I-465 from mile marker 44.5 to mile marker 45.5 the "James C. Cummings, Jr., Memorial Mile".
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2022-02-16
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0013PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename a section of Interstate 69 at Exit 120 in Monroe County "The Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-15
Returned to the Senate
INSB0237Engross

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Notice requirements for local government meetings. Requires an agency of a political subdivision (local agency) under the open door law to post a meeting notice and meeting agenda (if any) on the local agency's official web site, in addition to givin...
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2022-02-15
Amendment #4 (Miller D) prevailed; voice vote
INSCR0012PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name each bridge crossing the Wabash River on State Road 25 near Biddle Island in Logansport, Indiana, the "Corporal Humberto A. Briseno Sanchez Memorial Bridge".
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2022-02-15
Returned to the Senate
INSR0042PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Frank Mrvan for his service to the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-15
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0040PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Dennis Kruse upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-14
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Byrne, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0026PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Noah Malone for his inspirational life and performance at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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2022-02-11
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0024PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Memphis Lee for receiving the Indianapolis Colts High School Man of the Year Award.
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2022-02-11
Returned to the Senate
INHB1122Engross

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Regulation of sexually oriented businesses. Provides that a sexually oriented business may not operate within 1,000 feet of specified facilities that cater to minors. Allows preexisting sexually oriented businesses until July 1, 2025, to conform thei...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0241Engross

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Pro bono legal services fee. Removes the sunset provision for pro bono legal service fees.
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2022-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSR0026PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Phil Boots upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-10
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0025PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Erin Houchin upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-10
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Interim study of public notice publication. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on government the topic of the publication of public notices in print publications and digital publications.
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2022-02-08
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSR0022PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Tim Lanane for his years of service to the Indiana State Senate and Senate District 25.
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2022-02-08
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Eminent domain. Increases the compensation paid in the case of a condemnation taking a fee simple interest in property from the property's fair market value to at least 120% of the fair market value of the property.
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2022-02-07
To House Local Government Committee
INSB0132Engross

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Wrongful death. Provides that a person who has been found guilty, or guilty but mentally ill, on a charge of causing an unlawful death of a decedent is a constructive trustee of certain property acquired or entitled to be received by the culpable per...
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2022-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
INSR0021PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Ron Grooms upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2022-02-07
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Boehnlein, Bohacek, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Griffin, Holdman, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Pol, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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Select commission on passenger rail. Establishes the select commission on passenger rail (commission) under the Indiana department of transportation (department). Provides for the membership of the commission. Requires the commission to adopt bylaws ...
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2022-02-01
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INHCR0015PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Masonic Salem Lodge #21 on its bicentennial.
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2022-02-01
Returned to the House
INSJR0003Intro

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Directs Congress to call a constitutional convention under Article 5 of the Constitution of the United States for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to fix the membership of the United States Supreme Court ...
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2022-01-31
Senator Crane added as coauthor
INSB0094Engross

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Sentence modification. Establishes a procedure to allow certain inmates in the department of correction (department) an additional opportunity to request sentence modification from the sentencing court if the department has recommended sentence modif...
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2022-01-31
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0190Engross

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Waiver 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, 2022, on delinquent taxes and specia...
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2022-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr., for his 30 years of service on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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2022-01-31
Returned to the Senate
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