Indiana Senator Jeff Raatz [R]

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INSB0438PassVarious education matters. Amends requirements to be eligible for a career specialist permit. Establishes requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license. (The current requirements to be eligible for a workplace specialist license are ...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 275
INSB0233PassBusiness personal property tax exemption. Provides that not later than 30 days prior to the filing date, the appropriate assessor shall provide notification to each person whose personal property is subject to assessment. Increases, from $20,000 to $...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 273
INSB0390PassEducation matters. Provides that if: (1) a school employee files a complaint that alleges that an exclusive representative or school employer has engaged in certain unfair practices; and (2) the Indiana education employment relations board determines...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 274
INHB1629PassVarious education matters. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five hours required to search for a record that is in an electronic format. Provides, with an exception, that a school corporation or c...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 287
INSB0276PassOpioid treatment pilot program. Extends the opioid treatment pilot program until 2022. (Under current law the pilot program will expire in 2020.)
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2019-05-05
Public Law 222
INSB0566PassResidential tax increment financing. Permits a redevelopment commission to establish a program for residential housing development and a tax increment funding allocation area for the program if the average of new, residential houses constructed in th...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 235
INSB0373PassAcademic credits for religious instruction. Provides that a public secondary school student may receive not more than two elective academic credits for released time religious instruction classes if certain conditions are met.
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2019-05-05
Public Law 226
INSB0562PassEducation matters. Requires each teacher preparation program to report the following to the department of education (department): (1) The number of teacher candidates in each content area who complete the teacher education program during the year, di...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 233
INSB0607PassWorkforce diploma reimbursement program. Provides that the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet), in coordination with the department of workforce development (department), shall administer the program. Provides that the purpose of the fund is to pr...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 237
INHB1627PassCurriculum matters. Provides that a school corporation that is a member of the coalition of continuous improvement school districts may replace high school courses on the high school transcript with courses on the same subject matter with equal or gr...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 267
INHB1484PassLanguage development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provides that the director of the center for deaf and hard of hearing education (center) shall appoint an advisory committee. Requires the center to do the following: (1) Select langu...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 260
INSB0546PassInterim study committee. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on education the topic of studying: (1) the feasibility of integrating the membership of and merging the responsibilities of the Indiana state board of ed...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 232
INHB1089PassEducation matters. Provides that a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation and who has a parent who is a current employee of the transferee school corporation with an annual ...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 241
INHB1628PassPrekindergarten pilot program. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, in addition to the counties currently participating in the prekindergarten pilot program (program), the program includes eligible providers in any county in Indiana. Amends the defini...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 268
INHB1397PassSchool corporations. Provides that before September 15 of any year, a governing body may pass a one year resolution indicating that a portion or percentage of money transferred from the operations fund to the education fund may be considered educatio...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 254
INSB0001PassDepartment of child services. Specifies that all decisions made by the department of child services (department) in specified statutes shall be made in consideration of the best interests of the child. Provides that a petition for adoption of an adul...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 210
INHB1630PassVarious education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may approve assigning a new identification number for a school that is in operation and requests a new number. Provides that the department of education (department) ...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 269
INHB1641PassCharter school matters. Increases the membership of the Indiana charter school board (board) from seven to nine. Authorizes the governor to appoint four members to the board, not more than two of whom may be members of the same political party. (Unde...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 270
INSB0460PassBroadband development. Establishes the rural broadband fund for the purpose of awarding grants: (1) before August 1, 2019, under the existing statute governing grants for qualified broadband projects for unserved areas in Indiana; and (2) after July ...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 189
INHB1004PassSchool safety. Provides that the Indiana safe schools fund may not be used to provide grants to employ a school resource officer or a law enforcement officer. Provides that an Indiana secured school fund matching grant may be used to employ a law enf...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 197
INSB0554PassEconomic development. Provides that the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) may renew an enterprise zone that is established in an inactive or closed military base (enterprise zone) for not more than 10 years subject to certain criteria. ...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 194
INSB0365PassFunding for child welfare programming. Provides that the department of child services (department) may collaborate with other entities to implement or participate in programs designed to connect the department and local offices with supportive local ...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 187
INSB0516PassRegulation of hemp. Establishes the Indiana hemp advisory committee (committee) to provide advice to the office of the state seed commissioner (commissioner) regarding Indiana's hemp laws. Sunsets the committee on July 1, 2021. Prohibits the commissi...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 190
INSB0363PassDepartment of natural resources matters. Allows the department of natural resources to adopt emergency rules concerning entomology and pathology. Provides that an individual may not provide hunting guide services without a hunting guide license issue...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 154
INSB0567PassEducation matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may adopt rules regarding virtual education programs of school corporations. Provides that a student who does not participate in a school corporation's virtual education prog...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 159
INSB0002PassSchool bus safety. Requires a school bus to be equipped with black reflective tape mounted on certain areas of the school bus. Provides that if a school bus is in operation and transporting passengers, the driver of the school bus shall have the dayt...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 144
INHB1400PassEducation studies. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on education during the 2019 through 2022 interims the following: (1) The study of how to: (A) eliminate, reduce, or streamline the number of education mandates...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 174
INHB1003PassSchool corporation expenditure targets. Provides that a school must specify in its proposed budget the anticipated amount it will transfer from its education fund to its operations fund during the budget year and requires an acknowledgment at its bud...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 161
INSB0281PassSchool administrator contracts. Provides that, unless a provision in a contract entered into or renewed between the governing body of a school corporation and a principal or an assistant principal before July 1, 2019, provides otherwise, the governin...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 152
INHB1209PassDiscipline of coaches. Requires the department of education (department) to notify the Indiana High School Athletic Association (association) of any license revocation or suspension involving a licensed teacher who has been convicted of certain offen...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 169
INHB1002PassCareer and technical education. Makes various changes concerning the following: (1) The membership, duties, meetings, and deadlines of certain requirements concerning the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet). (2) Eligibility and requirements regard...
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2019-04-30
Public Law 143
INSB0606PassTeacher salaries. Makes changes to requirements used to determine increases or increments for a teacher salary range.
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2019-04-29
Public Law 118
INSB0216PassEducational costs exemptions. Amends the eligibility requirements for educational costs exemptions for children of and certain individuals related to certain veterans. Provides that a spouse or dependent of a qualified veteran is eligible to pay the ...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 112
INHB1443PassTask force to study schools for the deaf and blind. Establishes the Indiana Schools for the Deaf and the Blind or Visually Impaired task force (task force) to evaluate and make recommendations to the budget committee relating to the operation of the ...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 137
INHB1284PassSelf-defense, defense of others, and firearms matters. Designates the following as voter registration offices: (1) Each office affiliated with the Indiana state police. (2) Each office affiliated with the sheriff of a county. (3) Each office affiliat...
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2019-04-26
Public Law 107
INSB0132PassCivics. Provides that as part of the United States government credit awarded for the general, Core 40, Core 40 with academic honors, and Core 40 with technical honors designation, each high school shall administer the naturalization examination provi...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 97
INSB0029PassSchool materials for juvenile detainees. Provides that, if a child is or will be detained in a juvenile detention facility (facility) for more than seven calendar days, the school corporation must, upon the child's parent or facility's request, provi...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 94
INSB0561PassForensic medicine. Establishes the office of forensic medical studies as a division of the state police department. Requires the state police department, in consultation with the Indiana State Coroner's Association, Indiana Sheriff's Association, and...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 102
INSB0549PassSchool financial matters. Requires the superintendent of a school corporation to submit a written report to the local board of finance for the school corporation. Provides that the report must assess the financial condition of the school corporation ...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 101
INHB1224PassSchool intergenerational safety pilot project. Establishes the school intergenerational safety pilot project (project) to foster positive youth development through intergenerational relationships between individuals who are at least 55 years of age a...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 104
INSB0189PassEmergency communication disorder permits. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the needs of certain students who are eligible for speech and language services. Provides that ...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 64
INHB1009PassTeacher residency grant pilot program. Establishes the: (1) teacher residency grant pilot program (pilot program); and (2) teacher residency grant pilot program fund. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to administer the pilot p...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 74
INHB1245PassVarious higher education matters. Changes the name of Bethel College to Bethel University and Manchester College to Manchester University and removes Saint Joseph's College with regard to the definitions of an "authorizer" of a charter school and an ...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 81
INHB1008PassTeacher career ladders. Makes changes to the requirements necessary for a school corporation to receive a grant from the teacher and student advancement grant program (program). Provides that charter schools may receive grants under the program. Prov...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 73
INHB1597PassCampaign finance reports. Requires candidates for legislative offices to file campaign finance reports electronically.
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2019-04-24
Public Law 91
INHB1640EnrollEducation matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June 30, 2019...
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2019-04-22
Representative Jordan added as advisor
INHB1063PassSchool safety equipment. Adds definition of a "bleeding control kit". Provides that, subject to an appropriation by the general assembly or a donation, each school corporation and charter school shall develop and implement a Stop the Bleed program (p...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 44
INHB1253EnrollSpecialized weapons and other training. Provides that, before an employee or any other staff member of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school may carry a firearm in or on school property as authorized by a school board of the schoo...
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2019-04-18
Senate advisors appointed: Tomes and Stoops
INHB1404EngrossSchool accountability. Provides that a high school may count: (1) an approved work based learning course, program, or experience; or (2) an approved career and technical education course, program, or experience; as satisfying an Indiana diploma with ...
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2019-04-15
Amendment #2 (Leising) prevailed; Roll Call 471: yeas 35, nays 14
INSB0420EngrossWorkforce development. Provides for certification by the governor's workforce cabinet of an industry collaboration organization (ICO). Provides that an organization qualifies as an ICO if the organization meets certain qualification requirements. Pro...
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2019-04-11
Amendment #1 (Sullivan) prevailed; voice vote
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