Indiana Senator James Merritt [R]

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INHB1224PassCouncil on impaired and dangerous driving. Removes references to the governor's council on impaired and dangerous driving. Transfers duties of the governor's council on impaired and dangerous driving to the Indiana criminal justice institute.
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2020-03-30
Public Law 23
INHB1174PassYouth helmet safety. Provides that: (1) the executive director of the department of homeland security with assistance from the state emergency medical services medical director; and (2) the state fire marshal; shall partner with state agencies, inclu...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 43
INHB1094PassSubstance use prevention and recovery. Requires the executive director of the Indiana criminal justice institute to work with local coordinating councils and other stakeholders when implementing certain recommendations concerning substance use and su...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 40
INHB1182PassHIV, fatality reviews, and syringe exchange programs. Removes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) from the statutory definition of "exposure risk disease". Replaces the term "AIDS" with the term "human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)" where appro...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 112
INSB0430PassReservoir conservancy districts. Allows a conservancy district to be established as a "reservoir conservancy district" if: (1) the conservancy district will be established for certain purposes; (2) the boundaries will encompass part or all of a reser...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 148
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
INSB0254PassWater and wastewater utilities. Amends the law allowing the adjustment of a water or wastewater utility's rates and charges to enable the utility to recover the cost of eligible infrastructure improvements, by providing that the general maximum limit...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 137
INSB0241PassPharmacy 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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2020-03-18
Public Law 68
INSB0267PassAdministration of 211 services. Transfers responsibility for the 211 human services information dialing code from the Indiana housing and community development authority (authority) to the office of the secretary of family and social services (offic...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 73
INSB0146PassSexual assault victims' rights. Provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to: (1) speak with a victim advocate or victim service provider, if available, and a victims assistance or a social worker, if a victim advocate or victim ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 58
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
INSB0358PassBusiness associations of real estate agents. Allows a broker company to pay compensation directly to a business entity owned by a licensed broker that has been formed for the purpose of receiving compensation earned by the broker.
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2020-03-14
Public Law 32
INSB0039PassSpecialized driving privileges. Provides that in certain circumstances a court may stay the suspension of a person's driving privileges and grant specialized driving privileges for a period of time as determined by the court. Provides that the court ...
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2020-03-14
Public Law 29
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
INSB0061PassEMS personnel licensure interstate compact. Implements the emergency medical services personnel licensure interstate compact.
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2020-03-11
Public Law 3
INSCR0064PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Lisa H. Kobe upon her retirement.
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2020-03-09
Returned to the Senate
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
INSCR0063PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing ATT Indiana for 100 years of connectivity and technological innovation in the State of Indiana.
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2020-03-04
Returned to the Senate
INSR0045PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring the 2020 Senate Majority Caucus interns and thanking them for their service to the Indiana General Assembly.
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2020-03-04
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0060IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the task of analyzing changes to local governments and the criminal justice system resulting from HEA 1006-2013 and HEA 1006-2014.
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2020-03-02
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
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
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
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
INSR0029IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to study the impacts and results of Indiana's criminal code reforms.
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2020-02-18
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0144EngrossKids first trust fund board subsidiary corporation. Provides that the members of the Indiana kids first trust fund board (board) serve terms of four years (rather than two years under current law) and provides for the terms of the appointed members o...
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2020-02-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
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
INSB0067EngrossTownship homeless assistance. Provides that a township trustee of a township that has a population of more than 10,000, shall, if the trustee considers it advisable, place in the county home or provide township assistance to a homeless person whose l...
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2020-02-17
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
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
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
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
INSB0200EngrossDriver's license suspensions. Repeals certain driving privilege suspensions when a motor vehicle is used in dealing certain controlled substances.
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2020-02-10
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSB0411EngrossLeasing of broadband capacity infrastructure. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications the topic of installation and leasing of broadband capacity infrastructure by investor-o...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0208EngrossCompliance with coverage parity requirements. Requires an insurer that issues a policy of accident and sickness insurance or a health maintenance organization contract that provides coverage of services for treatment of a mental illness or substance ...
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2020-02-10
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0207IntroSyringe exchange program. Repeals the expiration date of the syringe exchange program. (Under current law, the expiration date is July 1, 2021.)
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2020-02-04
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 144: yeas 22, nays 27
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
INSR0013PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the topic of the potential dangers of cyber-hacking in state government, specifically the use of ransomware.
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2020-01-27
Senator Crane added as coauthor
INSB0407IntroConsumer credit transactions. Amends the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) as follows: (1) Specifies that the UCCC applies to any consumer credit transaction entered into by a creditor and a resident of Indiana regardless of whether: (A) the credit...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSB0102IntroInterim study committee on utility taxes and fees. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee (committee) the topic of fees and taxes authorized by Indiana that are collected through utility bills, telecommunica...
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2020-01-23
Senator Spartz added as coauthor
INSB0111IntroTANF 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. Requires the division of family resources to amend the s...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
INSB0265IntroMedicaid advisory committee member. Adds one member representing individuals with cognitive impairment to the Medicaid advisory committee.
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2020-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0357IntroTwenty-first century scholars program eligibility. Requires each school corporation to provide tutoring for children who: (1) are enrolled in a school operated by the school corporation; (2) are in foster care; and (3) have a demonstrated need for tu...
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2020-01-13
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0359IntroLandlord-tenant relations. Amends the statute concerning landlord-tenant relations as follows: (1) Specifies that the notice from a landlord to a tenant of the 10 day period in which a tenant may cure a failure to pay past due rent before the landlor...
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2020-01-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0048IntroCruelty to a law enforcement animal. Increases the penalties for cruelty to a law enforcement animal.
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2020-01-09
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0044IntroProfessional growth experience points. Provides that a person renewing a practitioner license or an accomplished practitioner license may obtain professional growth experience points through the completion of one or more certain activities. (Current ...
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2020-01-09
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSR0001PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Randy Head upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-09
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, 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
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