Indiana Senator James Merritt [R]

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INHCR0005PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the officers and crew of the USS Indiana (SSN 789) and future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17).
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2019-01-17
Representative Behning added as coauthor
INSB0075IntroBias motivated crimes. Makes it an aggravating circumstance (for purposes of imposing a criminal sentence) that the crime was committed with the intent to harm or intimidate an individual because of certain perceived or actual characteristics of the ...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee
INSB0218EngrossWatercraft accidents. Provides that an operator of a boat who is involved in an accident or collision resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a boat or other property (operator) shall: (1) if it can be done without endangering a pers...
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2019-01-16
Referred to the House
INSB0028EngrossCrimes involving synthetic drugs. Specifies that an "enhancing circumstance", for purposes of criminal law, includes a prior conviction for dealing or manufacturing a substance represented to be a controlled substance. Makes certain offenses involvin...
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2019-01-16
Referred to the House
INSB0197IntroCopies of identifying adoption information. Provides that a person releasing identifying adoption information must, upon request by the individual requesting the identifying information, provide copies of the identifying information to the individual...
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2019-01-15
Senator Merritt added as second author
INSB0480IntroMedicaid nonemergency medical transport. Sets forth requirements for brokers of nonemergency medical transportation under the Medicaid fee-for-service program. Establishes the nonemergency medical transportation commission (commission) and sets forth...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0325IntroStudent safety awareness. Establishes the student safety awareness fund (fund) for the purpose of awarding grants to schools to fund public service announcements prepared by students to raise student awareness of personal safety issues. Provides that...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0596IntroJuvenile court voluntary preventative programs. Provides that the Indiana supreme court may establish a two-year pilot program to assist juvenile court judges in five Indiana counties in providing voluntary preventative programs for at-risk children....
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2019-01-15
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
INSB0217IntroBehavioral health and addiction services. Makes an appropriation to the integrated behavioral health and addiction treatment development program account.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0293IntroAllen County substance abuse pilot program. Changes the date by which the administrator of the Allen County substance abuse pilot program must raise local funds in order to be allowed to expend state funds.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0274IntroOpioid addiction recovery. Changes the opioid addiction recovery pilot program for pregnant women and women with newborns into a permanent program. Makes an appropriation.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0002IntroSchool bus safety. Increases the penalty, from a Class A infraction to a Class C misdemeanor, for an individual who fails to stop when a school bus's stop arm is extended. Provides that the court shall suspend the person's driving privileges: (1) for...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0503IntroMedicaid rehabilitation option reimbursement. Requires the office of the secretary to reimburse any Medicaid provider that meets specified requirements for the provision of Medicaid rehabilitation option services to an eligible Medicaid recipient.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0510IntroEMS personnel licensure interstate compact. Implements the emergency medical services personnel licensure interstate compact.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0462IntroFunding of NAS pilot project. Extends the expiration date of the maternal neonatal opioid addiction project to January 1, 2022. Makes an appropriation from the state general fund to the project.
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0577IntroAddiction counselors. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the need to have additional addiction counselors in Indiana by allowing certain qualified individuals to be able to practice ...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0376IntroFunding for housing victims of domestic violence. Makes an appropriation from the state general fund to the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the appropriation is for the IHCDA's use in leveraging matching fun...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0377IntroAllen County substance abuse pilot program. Removes a requirement that the administrator of the Allen County substance abuse pilot program (pilot program) expend $1 of local funds for every $1 of state funds expended. Provides that the Allen County b...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0004IntroWater 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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2019-01-14
To Senate Utilities Committee
INSB0464IntroHomeless youth. Provides that a homeless youth may have access to: (1) the youth's birth certificate; (2) a photo identification; and (3) a driver's license; without charge or the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian, if the homeless youth mee...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0506IntroJames Whitcomb Riley Home. Authorizes the Indiana state museum and historic sites corporation (corporation) to enter into negotiations with the owner of the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home (real property) for the conveyance of the real property to t...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0168IntroDisplay of child abuse and neglect hotline poster. Requires each public school, including each charter school, to post a sign that contains the toll-free telephone number for the child abuse and neglect hotline established by the department of child ...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0576IntroRegulation of certain professions and occupations. Eliminates the professional licensing agency (PLA). Establishes the health professions licensing agency (HPLA) within the state department of health to license health professions. Requires the state ...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0504IntroMedicaid managed care matters. Establishes the joint commission on Medicaid oversight with the authority to meet throughout the year. Sets forth responsibilities of the commission. Repeals a statute specifying that Medicaid laws, with respect to mana...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0502IntroChild support and restricted driving. Provides that if a court finds that a person is delinquent as a result of an intentional violation of a child support order, the court may restrict the person's driving privileges to going to or returning from la...
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2019-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0505IntroRegistry of animal related offenses. Defines "animal related offense" and requires the Indiana criminal justice institute (institute) to establish an electronic animal abuse registry containing certain information about every person convicted of an a...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0476IntroHomelessness matters. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to: (1) operate a pilot program in Indianapolis and another city determined by the office of the secretary to reimburse for the as...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0425IntroMinimum age to purchase tobacco and e-liquids. With certain exceptions, raises from 18 to 21 years the age at which a person may: (1) sell or buy tobacco products or e-liquids and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine; and (2) enter designated sm...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0463IntroBicycle, skateboard, skate, and scooter helmet requirement. Requires a person who is less than 18 years of age to wear a protective helmet when operating or riding on a bicycle, a skateboard, roller skates, inline skates, or a scooter while on public...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0027IntroPunitive damages. Provides that limitations on punitive damages do not apply to civil actions in which the person requesting the punitive damages was injured as a result of conduct described in certain criminal sexual misconduct statutes.
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2019-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0095IntroAlcoholic beverage wholesalers. Provides that a commercially reasonable agreement between and among beer, wine, or liquor wholesalers and wholesaler's affiliates to provide logistic services does not create prohibited interests between or among the w...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INSB0312IntroMandatory electronic prescriptions. Requires dentists, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, optometrists, physician assistants, and podiatrists to issue a prescription in an electronic format and by electronic transmission after June 30, ...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0310IntroOutpatient based opioid treatment providers. Specifies requirements that a health care provider that prescribes for a patient in an office based opioid treatment setting must meet in the treatment of the patient.
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2019-01-07
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0321IntroFirearms storage. Defines the term "reasonable effort". Provides that a parent or legal guardian of a child who makes a reasonable effort to prevent a child from accessing or possessing a firearm is exempt from the statute concerning dangerous contro...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0311IntroPlacement priority for foster parents. Provides that if a child in need of services is: (1) returned from an out-of-home placement to an in-home placement; and (2) subsequently removed from the in-home placement; the court and the department of child...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Family & Children Services Committee
INSB0272IntroLifeline law. Provides immunity from arrest, prosecution, probation or parole revocation, and civil forfeiture for an offense involving: (1) delivering alcohol to a minor or providing a place for a minor to consume alcohol; (2) possession of parapher...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0273IntroKids first trust fund board subsidiary corporation. Allows the Indiana kids first trust fund board to create a nonprofit subsidiary corporation.
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2019-01-07
[Hearing: Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INSB0127IntroReferendum for school safety levy. Allows a school corporation to adopt a resolution to place a referendum on the ballot to impose a school safety referendum tax levy to improve school safety. Allows a school corporation to impose a school safety ref...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0034IntroSmoking in a motor vehicle with a small child present. Provides that a person who smokes in a motor vehicle while a child less than six years of age is a passenger commits a Class B infraction. Provides that a person who is convicted of smoking in a ...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0020IntroSentencing. Makes Level 2 through Level 4 felonies nonsuspendible if the person has a prior unrelated felony conviction. Increases the maximum penalty for a Level 1 felony from 40 to 50 years. Makes the penalty for a Level 3 felony six to 20 years, w...
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2019-01-03
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0018IntroPenalties for human trafficking offenses. Increases by one felony level the penalty for: (1) promotion of human labor trafficking; (2) promotion of human sexual trafficking; (3) promotion of child sexual trafficking; (4) promotion of sexual trafficki...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0024IntroOWI and public safety officials. Makes operating while intoxicated a Level 6 felony if the operator causes bodily injury to a public safety official or property damage to an authorized emergency vehicle.
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0090IntroImmunity under the lifeline law. Specifies that a law enforcement officer may not arrest a person for an offense involving possession of paraphernalia, a syringe, or a controlled substance if the officer's contact with the person was due to the repor...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0035IntroImmunity under the lifeline law. Extends immunity under the lifeline law to the individual on whose behalf emergency medical assistance was requested. Repeals an obsolete provision.
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0023IntroCrimes involving synthetic drugs. Makes possessing or dealing in a substance that is a controlled substance analog an offense of the same level as possession of or dealing in the controlled substance of which the substance is an analog. Defines "subs...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0019IntroCrimes against public safety officials. Increases the penalty for battery if it is committed against a public safety official or a relative of a public safety official because of the official's status or perceived status as a public safety official, ...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
INSB0033IntroComprehensive addiction recovery centers. Establishes a comprehensive addiction recovery center grant program (grant program) to be administered by the division of mental health and addiction (division). Sets forth requirements for a grant. Requires ...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0117IntroWaiver training reimbursement pilot program. Establishes the physician waiver training reimbursement pilot program to reimburse qualified physicians who undergo certain training, for the purpose of increasing the number of physicians in Indiana allow...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0219IntroStatute of limitations. Extends the statute of limitations for a civil cause of action against a person or entity whose negligent or intentional act or omission led to the sexual abuse of a child.
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2019-01-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0146IntroPrescribing of controlled substance. Requires that a controlled substance prescription be issued electronically after June 30, 2020, and establishes a Class B infraction for a prescriber who fails to comply. Requires a prescriber to obtain three hour...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
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