Indiana Senator Jeff Raatz [R]

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INSB0005PassLocal health departments; public health emergencies. Provides that if a local order addresses an aspect of a declared emergency addressed by an executive order, the local order may be less stringent than the executive order to the extent permitted by...
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2021-05-10
Public Law 219
INSB0414PassVarious education matters. Provides that the department of education (department) may adopt and provide to schools an early warning system that provides actionable data on students as early as elementary school. Provides that, not later than August 1...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 164
INSB0413PassCharter school study committee. Establishes a panel to study charter school funding and methods for improving school building utilization by a school corporation.
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2021-04-29
Public Law 163
INHB1514PassVarious education matters. Requires the state board of education (state board) to: (1) establish a compilation of longitudinal data indicating school performance success in various selected and enumerated program areas; and (2) present the data for e...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 211
INSB0202PassHospital and health facility visitation. Allows a person admitted as a patient to a hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center (facility) to receive visitation by specified individuals during a declared emergency or public health emergency. Re...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 142
INSB0359PassBroadband projects. Requires the Indiana department of transportation (INDOT) to create a broadband corridor program (dig once program) to manage the location, installation, and maintenance of communications infrastructure that is used for the provis...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 156
INHB1497PassHome health services. Amends the definition of "home health agency", for purposes of the home health agency licensure laws, to provide that a person may provide or offer to provide nursing services and at least one home health service for compensatio...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 210
INSB0358PassSchool buildings. Provides that before a governing body may sell, exchange, lease, demolish, hold without operating, or dispose of a school building, the governing body shall: (1) obtain a certification from the attorney general's office; and (2) mak...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 155
INHB1438PassCourse access program. Makes various changes to the course access program (program) provisions, including the following: (1) Requires the state board of education (state board) to establish certain requirements regarding the program. (2) Establishes ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 200
INHB1549PassEducation matters. Allows the priority enrollment period for the prekindergarten pilot program to begin later than April 1, 2021, in calendar year 2021. Provides that a school corporation may not enter into or renew a contract with an outside vendor ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 216
INHB1266PassSchool efficiency. Provides that, not later than October 1, 2021, the department of education (department) shall issue a request for information for the purposes of exploring potential opportunities to improve the efficiency of noninstructional schoo...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 186
INHB1009PassTANF program. Increases the state earned income tax credit to an amount equal to 10% (instead of 9%) of the federal earned income tax credit that an individual claimed for a taxable year. Provides that for purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Nee...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 168
INHB1008PassStudent learning recovery grant program. Establishes the: (1) student learning recovery grant program; and (2) student learning recovery grant program fund (fund). Provides that, to be eligible to receive a grant, an eligible entity must develop and ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 167
INHB1577PassAbortion matters. Adds mental health providers to the list of persons who may not be required to participate in specified procedures and practices concerning abortion or aborted remains if the mental health provider objects to such procedures and pra...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 218
INHB1150PassOverweight divisible loads. Provides that a person who transports a vehicle or combination of vehicles with an overweight divisible load is subject to overweight divisible load permitting. Removes certain requirements regarding transportation of comm...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 127
INHB1372Pass2021 regular session of the general assembly. Specifies that the deadline for adjourning sine die for the 2021 session of the general assembly is November 15, 2021, and that the current deadline of April 29 remains in place for future long sessions. ...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 133
INSB0195PassProof of mailing date. Provides that payment mailed to the county treasurer with metered postage is timely received if: (1) the envelope is properly addressed to the principal office of the county treasurer; (2) the envelope has sufficient metered po...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 95
INSB0234PassWithholding tax remittance. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to provide written notice, by electronic means, to each employer that is registered in the department's online INTIME program and whose employer's Form WH-1 monthly wit...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 97
INSB0263PassReligious activities as essential services. Prohibits the state and a political subdivision from imposing restrictions on a religious organization that are more restrictive than the restrictions imposed upon other businesses and organizations that pr...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 99
INSB0251PassDeduction of dues to exclusive representative. Provides that a school employee has the right to resign from, and end any financial obligation to, a school employee organization at any time. Provides that a school employee must annually authorize a pa...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 98
INSB0205PassTeacher training. Requires the department of education (department) to provide an initial practitioner license to an individual that competes an alternative teacher certification program. Requires the individual to complete a one year clinical experi...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 96
INHCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.
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2021-04-21
Returned to the House
INSR0067IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing the victims of the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting.
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2021-04-21
Senators Alting, Baldwin, 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, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Sandlin, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INHB1199PassDriving privileges. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) shall stay a suspension of a person's driving privileges, and terminate that suspension, upon a showing of proof of future financial responsibility, and provides that an individu...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 86
INSB0196PassEducation matters. Requires the state board of education (state board) to adopt administrative rules to allow an organization to provide credit under a Core 40 curriculum model for alternative programs in which students obtain credit counting toward ...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 73
INSB0214PassLow income housing. Reinstates provisions that were repealed in the 2016 session in Senate Bill 309 regarding eligibility for the property tax exemption for improvements on real property that are constructed, rehabilitated, or acquired for the purpos...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 74
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INSB0346PassFinancial institutions and consumer credit. For purposes of the statutes governing: (1) first lien mortgage transactions; (2) the Uniform Consumer Credit Code; and (3) financial institutions; changes references to federal laws within those statutes f...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 54
INSB0353EnrollAbsentee ballot applications. Provides that before an individual can access an application that is submitted in an electronic format using a module of the computerized list, the individual must provide either the individual's Indiana driver's license...
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2021-04-15
Senator Kruse added as coauthor
INSB0204PassHealth care advance directives. Allows an individual to make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the individual's health care or health information and to designate a he...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 50
INHB1553PassHigher education matters. Changes the eligibility requirements for the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship and provides that a student may qualify for the scholarship by achieving a cumulative grade point average upon graduation of at least...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 63
INSB0275EnrollProperty tax matters and waiver of penalties and interest. Provides that a taxpayer, upon appealing the assessment of certain commercial real property, must provide information concerning the actual construction costs for the commercial real property...
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2021-04-14
House advisors appointed: Brown T, Prescott, Porter and Hatcher
INSCR0027EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Surety Community Ladies Center for their compassionate, life-affirming services to the communities of Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana.
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2021-04-14
Referred to the House
INSR0039IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION declaring that the policy of the state is to protect the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
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2021-04-12
Senator Grooms added as coauthor
INSB0093PassTuition for qualified nonresident veterans. Provides that a qualified nonresident veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution not later than three years after the date of the qualified nonresident veteran's discharge or separation from the...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 24
INHB1397EngrossTechnical training and workforce development. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet may establish a course catalog that shall list all: (1) work based learning, preapprenticeship, and apprenticeship opportunities in Indiana; and (2) provider...
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2021-04-08
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INHB1384PassCivics education. Requires, not later than July 1, 2022, the state board of education, in coordination with the department of education, to establish standards for civics education. Establishes the: (1) Indiana civic education commission; and (2) dut...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 39
INHB1033PassResidency of police officers and firefighters. Revises residency requirements for members of police and fire departments to require that members: (1) have adequate means of transportation into the jurisdiction served by the member's department; and (...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 28
INHB1156PassProhibition on microchipping employees. Provides that the definition of an "employer" subject to the prohibition against requiring the implantation of devices includes the state or any individual, partnership, association, limited liability company, ...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 35
INSB0123EngrossAudiology and speech-language pathology compact. Enacts the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) speech-language pathology assistants; and (2) the supervision of speech-language pathology...
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2021-04-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0002PassFunding for virtual instruction in public schools. Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the: (1) 2020 fall count; and (2) 2021 spring count; of average daily ...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 3
INSB0101PassEducation and higher education matters. Amends requirements regarding the development of a student's graduation plan. Provides that a student who is at least 17 years of age has full legal capacity to enter into a contract for a next generation Hoosi...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 9
INSB0369EngrossElectronic meetings and signatures. Allows a member of a governing body of a political subdivision to participate in a meeting electronically subject to the following: (1) Requires the governing body to adopt a written policy establishing procedures ...
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2021-04-01
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INSCR0014PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson upon her retirement from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.
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2021-03-31
Returned to the Senate
INSB0345EnrollSale of bonds at a negotiated sale. Permits all counties, cities, towns, townships, and school corporations to sell bonds at a negotiated sale. Requires the department of local government finance to post on its web site information that explains the ...
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2021-03-30
Returned to the Senate with amendments
INSCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing James C. Clark.
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2021-03-29
Returned to the Senate
INSR0023PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator John C. Ruckelshaus upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.
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2021-03-25
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INHB1003EngrossTuition support. Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM).
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2021-03-16
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0213EngrossCertified technology parks. Specifies additional information that a certified technology park (park) is required to provide to the Indiana economic development corporation (corporation) in the course of a review. Provides that if a park has reached t...
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2021-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSR0024PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator James W. Merritt, Jr. upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.
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2021-03-08
Senators Alting, Baldwin, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Bray, 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, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Qaddoura, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Sandlin, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker G, Walker K, Yoder, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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