Indiana Senator Jon Ford [R]

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INHB1581PassRedistricting. Provides that the population parameters that refer to political subdivisions throughout the Indiana Code are based on the 2010 federal decennial census until April 1, 2022. Provides that for purposes of local redistricting, political s...
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2021-10-04
Public Law 221
INSB0232PassExposure risk diseases. Adds any variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to the list of diseases considered an exposure risk disease for purposes of emergency and public safety employee death and...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 143
INSB0259PassParents with disabilities. Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the parenting rights of a parent regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's chil...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 146
INSB0310PassAlcoholic beverages. Allows a food hall that: (1) is located in a certified technology park; and (2) is not located in a historic district or historic building; to be eligible for a food hall master permit. Provides that a project that: (1) borders a...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 150
INSB0239PassRemote provision of child and family services. Requires the department of child services (department) to establish before October 1, 2021, policies and procedures to allow for child and family services to be provided remotely. Specifies factors that ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 144
INHB1287PassWater or wastewater service. Allows a water or wastewater utility to extend service to a developed but underserved area without a deposit from customers if the extension of service will result in a positive contribution to the utility's overall cost ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 189
INHB1247PassChild care provider notice. Allows the division of family resources (division) to send certain notices to: (1) an applicant for licensure as a child care center, licensure as a child care home, or registration as a child care ministry; and (2) a lice...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 183
INHB1418PassEconomic development. Provides that an interview or negotiation conducted between the Indiana White River state park development commission (commission) and an industrial or commercial prospect may be held as an executive session. Provides that certa...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 197
INHB1365PassVarious elections matters. Defines "anomaly" and amends the definitions of "ballot label," "de minimis change," "electronic poll book," and "state office". Requires the entry of filing information concerning all candidates into the statewide voter re...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 193
INSB0082PassMental health diagnosis. Defines "mental health diagnosis" and sets forth requirements that must be met in order for certain licensed professionals to provide a mental health diagnosis. Requires certain mental health professionals who are making a me...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 138
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
INSB0245PassGaming matters. Provides that net proceeds from an allowable activity and related activities may be used only for the lawful purposes of the qualified organization, including the: (1) repair; (2) maintenance; or (3) improvement; of owned real propert...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 145
INSB0301PassChild services oversight. Establishes the interim study committee on child services (committee). Provides that the committee: (1) shall review the annual reports submitted by local child fatality review teams and by the statewide child fatality revie...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 148
INHB1485PassVoting matters. Defines "breach of peace" and "law enforcement officer" for purposes of election law. Includes an identification document issued by a Native American Indian tribe or band for purposes of proof of identification. Specifies to whom a wa...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 209
INHB1190PassOverweight truck permits. Removes the list of commodities and the specific weight limitations for certain commodities from the definition of "overweight divisible load". Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may issue an...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 179
INHB1032PassNewborn safety devices. Provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any facility that is staffed by an emergency medical services provider on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week basis, provided the newborn safety device: (1) is located in ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 170
INHB1558PassIndiana crime guns task force. Establishes the Indiana crime guns task force (task force) to address violent crime in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby counties by delivering, in cooperation with state and feder...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 217
INHB1468PassVarious health matters. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to apply for a Medicaid state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver for the following: (1) Reimbursement of Medicaid rehabilitation option services for a ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 207
INHB1055PassTribal-state compact. Codifies the compact between the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the state providing for the conduct of tribal class III gaming.
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2021-04-29
Public Law 171
INHB1479PassEarly voting. Provides that the county election board may adopt a resolution authorizing the circuit court clerk to use the office of the circuit court clerk or establish a satellite office to permit voters to cast absentee ballots for at least four ...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 118
INSB0398PassVarious elections matters. Provides that a political subdivision that conducts or administers an election may not receive or expend funds received from a person (other than from the state or from the federal government) for preparing, administering, ...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 109
INSB0260PassCircuit court clerk matters. Allows a person who is 16 or 17 years of age to serve as a precinct election officer without the written approval of the school principal if school is not in session on election day. Provides that such individuals may: (1...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 108
INHB1313PassStudents with disabilities. Requires the Indiana management performance hub to: (1) use its data resources and technology to cross-reference with data bases of certain state agencies to identify certain former students with disabilities (eligible ind...
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2021-04-23
Public Law 113
INSB0020PassRegulation of micro market food sales. Specifies that "micro market display" includes a hot beverage brewer. Specifies that a "vending machine" includes a self-service device that can be activated by the use of a software application on a smartphone....
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2021-04-22
Public Law 91
INSB0416PassHospitals and certificates of public advantage. Establishes a certificate of public advantage (certificate) pertaining to mergers between hospitals located in counties that meet certain requirements to be issued by the state department of health (sta...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 104
INSB0137PassKids first trust fund board. Allows the Indiana kids first trust fund board (board) to create a nonprofit subsidiary corporation to solicit and accept private funding, gifts, donations, bequests, devises, and contributions. Provides that the members ...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 93
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
INSR0067Intro
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A 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
INHCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.
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2021-04-21
Returned to the House
INSR0064Intro
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A SENATE RESOLUTION declaring that the policy of the State of Indiana is to support the state's sovereign authority to manage, control, and administer its own election laws.
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2021-04-21
To Senate Elections Committee
INSR0069PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating Garald "Eddie" Hastings on being awarded the 2020 First Responder of the Year Award and the 2020 Firefighter of the Year Award from the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0072Intro
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A SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing George Ward upon the 120th anniversary of his death.
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2021-04-21
Senator Randolph added as coauthor
INSB0003PassTelehealth matters. Prohibits the Medicaid program from specifying originating sites and distant sites for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement. Prohibits the use of telehealth to provide any abortion, including the writing or filling of a prescription...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 85
INSB0183PassNative American Indian affairs commission. Changes the membership requirements for members of the Native American Indian affairs commission as follows: (1) Specifies that eight, rather than six, members must be Native American Indians from different ...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 72
INSB0373Enroll
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Carbon credit market, carbon sequestration, and federal mandates. Requires the state department of agriculture and the department of natural resources, in consultation with Purdue University, the utility regulatory commission (IURC), agricultural pro...
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2021-04-19
Senate advisors appointed: Niemeyer and Niezgodski
INSB0144PassAlcohol matters. Provides that the bulk wine purchasing limits for farm wineries apply only to wine sold directly to a consumer in Indiana, and that no limit is imposed on the amount of bulk wine that may be used in producing wine sold through a whol...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 68
INHB1004PassSmall business restart grant program. Establishes the Hoosier hospitality small business restart grant program (program) to provide grants to eligible entities to accelerate economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pan...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 82
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INHB1532PassDepartment of child services reporting. Requires the department of child services (department) to annually submit to the general assembly a report providing specified information regarding cost reports submitted to the department by child caring inst...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 61
INSB0353Enroll
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Absentee 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
INHB1537PassCommission on improving the status of children. Changes the membership of the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission). Provides that the affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the commission ...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 62
INSR0048PassA SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
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2021-04-13
Senator Ford Jon added as coauthor
INSR0017PassA SENATE RESOLUTION supporting Taiwan's signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement with the United States, reaffirming Indiana's commitment to strengthening and deepening of the sister ties between Indiana and Taiwan, and continuing to support an increas...
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2021-04-12
Senator Randolph added as coauthor
INSR0039Intro
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A 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
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
INSB0280Engross
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Municipal riverfront development projects. Provides that a municipal riverfront development project may include a project that borders a lake that is at least 750 acres and is completely within the boundaries of a municipality.
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2021-04-08
Second reading: ordered engrossed
INHB1177PassStrategic plan on dementia. Requires the division of aging (division) to develop a strategic plan concerning dementia in Indiana. Requires the division to submit an annual report to the general assembly concerning the dementia strategic plan and the ...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 36
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
INSB0385PassAdditional professional sports development area. Provides that an additional professional sports development area in Marion County must be established before July 1, 2024 (instead of July 1, 2022). Provides that taxes may not be collected in the addi...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 11
INSB0077PassPeer support services and CISM services. Provides, with certain exceptions, that written or oral communications concerning the provision of peer support services and critical incident stress management services (CISM services) to a first responder ar...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 7
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