Indiana Senator James Buck [R]

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INHB1059PassSales tax on recreational vehicles. Provides that for certain transactions involving a cargo trailer or recreational vehicle, the state gross retail tax rate is the rate of the nonreciprocal state or foreign country (excluding any locally imposed tax...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 98
INHB1090PassAssumption of care of cemeteries. Provides that a township or a county may assume maintenance of a cemetery for which it would otherwise not be responsible. Requires a property owner that has a cemetery located on the owner's property to make a reaso...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 102
INHB1265PassDrinking water testing. Requires each person or entity having authority over a school building to test the drinking water in the school building before January 1, 2023, to determine whether the drinking water equals or exceeds the action level for le...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 122
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
INHB1111PassUnemployment. Provides a new schedule of rates for calendar years after December 31, 2020. Specifies that Schedule C applies for calendar years 2021 through 2025. Provides new contribution rates for calendar years after 2020.
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2020-03-30
Public Law 158
INHB1002PassTeacher evaluations. Removes the requirement that a school corporation's annual performance evaluation plan must be based, in part, on objective measures of student achievement. Authorizes the state board of education to adopt emergency rules. Makes ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 150
INHB1153PassGovernor's workforce cabinet. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet) shall, on or before December 1, 2020, create a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure alignment of Indiana's primary, secondary, and postsecondary education system...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 109
INHB1207PassPharmacy matters. Provides that a state employee plan, a health maintenance organization, an insurer, or a pharmacy benefits manager (health plan provider) may not require a pharmacy or pharmacist to collect a higher copayment for a prescription drug...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 114
INHB1063PassPublic safety officer death benefits. Increases, from $150,000 to $225,000, the special death benefit for certain public safety officers, certain motor carrier inspectors, certain special police employees, members of the 1925 police pension fund, the...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 99
INSB0256PassCourts and judicial officers. Provides that the interim study committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for new courts, new judicial officers, and changes in jurisdiction of...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 138
INSB0365PassTown of Griffith. Changes the definition of "eligible municipality". Provides that if at least 2/3 of the voters voting in a special election held in the town of Griffith (town) on the public question of whether the territory of the town should be tr...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 143
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
INSB0230PassLeasing of local unit property. Provides that a political subdivision may lease real property of the political subdivision that is located between the curb of a street and the front of commercial property, including a parkway strip, tree row, verge, ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 65
INSB0340PassPrivate property matters. Requires a conveyance, a mortgage, or an instrument of writing to be recorded to be: (1) acknowledged by the grantor; and (2) proven before certain specified individuals; in certain instances. Requires the summons accompanyi...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 80
INSB0319PassPractitioner or accomplished practitioner license. Provides that 15 of the professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license may be obtained through one or more of certain professional...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 78
INSB0216PassDisclosure of personal information to offender. Amends the access to public records act to provide that personal information regarding a correctional officer, probation officer, community corrections officer, law enforcement officer, judge, crime vic...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 64
INSB0427PassProvisional occupational license. Allows a person who: (1) is the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces assigned to Indiana; (2) affirms certain information concerning the person's licensure in the other state; (3) submits verification ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 89
INSB0109PassStatute of limitations. Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first beco...
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2020-03-14
Public Law 31
INSB0307PassNational guard life insurance program. Requires the adjutant general of the Indiana national guard to facilitate the state sponsored group term life insurance program for members of the Indiana national guard.
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2020-03-11
Public Law 12
INSB0197PassProhibited technology purchases. Defines "prohibited person" as a person that has been designated as posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain under a Federal Communications Commi...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 8
INSB0139PassAdult guardianship services. Combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. Requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for se...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 4
INHB1042EnrollPharmacy benefit managers. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to obtain a license issued by the department of insurance and sets forth requirements of the pharmacy benefit manager. Provides for the commissioner of the department of insurance to adop...
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2020-03-11
Representative Clere added as conferee
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
INSR0057IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge at State Road 28 (Walnut Avenue) in Frankfort the "Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe Memorial Bridge".
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2020-03-10
Senators Boots and Tomes added as coauthors
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
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
INSCR0028IntroA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge at State Road 28 (Walnut Avenue) in Frankfort the "Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe Memorial Bridge".
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2020-02-27
To Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee
INHCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's women veterans.
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2020-02-27
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSB0199EngrossRecovery of litigation expenses. Provides that attorney's fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court finds that the claim brought by the governmental entity was frivolous, unreasonable, or groundless, but provides that ...
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2020-02-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
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
INSR0024PassA SENATE RESOLUTION supporting Taiwan's signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement with the United States, reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening ties between Indiana and Taiwan.
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2020-02-24
Senator Charbonneau added as coauthor
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
INSB0316EngrossCollection of veteran status information. Requires the family and social services administration, the department of education, the commission for higher education, and the professional licensing agency to include in an application for a benefit, fina...
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2020-02-18
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
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
INSB0069EngrossPossession of firearms on school property. Exempts certain retired law enforcement officers described in the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) from the prohibition against carrying a firearm on school property. Makes conforming amen...
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2020-02-13
To House Public Policy 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
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
INSB0320EngrossWithholding tax remittance. Provides that the department of state revenue (department) shall only accept payment of employer withholding taxes that are made or withdrawn directly from the business account of the employer that is liable for withholdin...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHB1181EngrossGift certificates and store gift cards. Provides that, after June 30, 2020, a person shall not sell or issue to an Indiana consumer any gift certificate or store gift card with an expiration date unless certain conditions are met. Provides that, with...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSB0192EngrossInpatient mental health care for Medicaid children. Requires a managed care organization to allow a child Medicaid recipient who has been certified for admission to a psychiatric hospital to be provided certain services that are determined by a treat...
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2020-02-10
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0264EngrossCertified technology parks. Amends provisions that allow a certified technology park to capture an additional amount of incremental income taxes once it has reached its limit on deposits to do the following: (1) Increase the annual additional deposit...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0115EngrossDeduction for certain residential property. Provides a property tax deduction to the owner of real property, a mobile home not assessed as real property, or a manufactured home not assessed as real property if: (1) the property is occupied by relativ...
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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0009EngrossTarget shooting. Provides that a person who goes to a shooting range that is, or whose instructors and range safety officers are, certified by a nationally recognized shooting organization, and that posts and maintains signage concerning liability fo...
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
INSB0023EngrossAnnexation. Provides, with certain exceptions, that the following apply to annexations for which an annexation ordinance is adopted after March 31, 2020: (1) A municipality initiating an annexation must file a petition with the court signed by at lea...
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2020-02-04
To House Local Government Committee
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
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