Indiana Senator Jon Ford [R]

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INSB0442PassUnderground storage of carbon dioxide. Declares the underground storage of carbon dioxide to be a public use and service, in the public interest, and a benefit to the welfare and people of Indiana. Authorizes the establishment of a carbon sequestrati...
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2019-05-08
Public Law 291
INSB0459PassIndiana defense task force. Repeals the military base planning council and reenacts it as the Indiana defense task force (task force). Makes changes to the membership of the task force. Repeals the requirement that the Indiana office of defense devel...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 228
INHB1432PassParental incarceration. Provides that a child in need of services (CHINS) case plan must include a description and discussion of: (1) the services and treatment available to an incarcerated parent at the facility at which the parent is incarcerated; ...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 258
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
INHB1198PassDepartment of child services matters. Defines "child", for purposes of provisions regarding the filing of a petition to terminate a parent-child relationship involving a delinquent child or a child in need of services, as an individual who is: (1) le...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 243
INSB0186PassTraffic crimes. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another person; commi...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 184
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
INHB1006PassDepartment of child services. Provides that an older youth who received foster care is eligible to receive collaborative care services until the individual becomes 21 years of age. Provides that the caseload of a family case manager may not be more t...
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2019-05-02
Public Law 198
INSB0085Pass1977 fund retirement and surviving spouse benefits. Increases the basic monthly pension benefit payable to a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who retires after June 30, 2019, with 20 years ...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 146
INSB0144PassVehicle weight. Allows the Indiana department of transportation and certain local authorities to issue a permit that allows for the transportation of: (1) material; (2) products; or (3) equipment; belonging to an electric cooperative in certain insta...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 110
INHB1649PassElectric foot scooters. Provides that an electric foot scooter is not a motor vehicle for purposes of certain motor vehicle laws. Provides that an electric foot scooter has all rights and duties that apply to a person operating a bicycle. Exempts ele...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 142
INSB0007PassMarion County capital improvement board. Provides for the expansion of the professional sports development area (tax area) in Marion County. Provides for the capture of covered taxes in the expanded tax area. Authorizes the city-county council to ado...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 109
INHB1216PassFirst steps program. Provides that, for purposes of determining a family's income under the first steps program, a family is presumed to have an income that is not more than 250% of the federal income poverty level if the family is receiving benefits...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 131
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
INSB0170PassChild fatality report information. Specifies that the report concerning child fatalities in Indiana must be completed before December 31 of each year for the preceding calendar year and include information concerning whether the death occurred: (1) w...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 98
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
INHB1075PassChildren's commission report and DCS human trafficking coordinator. Changes, from July 1 to September 1, the date by which the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana (commission) must submit its annual report. Requires the commissi...
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2019-04-25
Public Law 103
INHB1349PassState police supplementary death benefit. Provides that the state police department may not use a deceased employee beneficiary's retirement date with the department as a factor in determining the amount of the deceased employee beneficiary's supplem...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 86
INHB1394PassWomen's suffrage centennial commission. Establishes the Indiana women's suffrage centennial commission (commission). Provides that the commission shall seek to promote activities that commemorate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constit...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 87
INSB0552EnrollGaming matters. Authorizes sports wagering at riverboats, racinos, a Vigo County casino, and satellite facilities. Provides for the administration and conduct of sports wagering. Imposes initial and annual fees on a licensed owner, operating agent, v...
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2019-04-18
Senate advisors appointed: Mishler, Melton, Ford Jon and Leising
INHB1084PassIdentification through surgical implants. Allows a coroner to positively identify a dead person by tracking a unique identifying number on a surgically implanted medical device in the dead person's body.
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2019-04-18
Public Law 45
INSB0474PassProbation and parole for animal abusers. Defines "animal abuse offense" and "companion animal", and establishes as a mandatory condition of probation and parole that a person convicted of an animal abuse offense may not own, harbor, or train a compan...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 37
INHB1517PassCharity gaming. Repeals the current charity gaming article and replaces it with a reorganized and revised charity gaming article. Raises the prize limits for when a qualified organization is not required to obtain a license for an allowable activity....
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2019-04-18
Public Law 58
INHB1238EnrollMedicaid reimbursement for children's hospitals. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services (office) to compile information from other states and collaborate with Medicaid directors of states bordering Indiana concerning the p...
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2019-04-18
Senate advisors appointed: Ford Jon and Breaux
INSB0191PassHistoric preservation and rehabilitation grants. Provides that for purposes of the historic preservation and rehabilitation grant program, the term "person" includes a nonprofit organization or nonprofit corporation. Provides that the office of commu...
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2019-04-10
Public Law 16
INSB0440EngrossTANF 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 beginning July 1, 2021. Requires the division of family r...
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2019-03-26
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0496EngrossVoluntary family leave insurance program. Requires the department of insurance (department) to develop a proposal for a voluntary family leave program. Provides for certain provisions when developing the proposed program. Provides that the departmen...
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2019-03-19
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0027EngrossPunitive damages. Provides that certain limitations on punitive damages do not apply to civil actions where the defendant has been charged with committing an act of sexual misconduct and the act of sexual misconduct gives rise to the civil action. Ra...
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2019-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Indiana Dunes National Park.
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2019-03-14
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSB0423EngrossCourt appointed youth advocate pilot program. Provides that the office of judicial administration may establish a youth advocate pilot program (pilot program) until July 1, 2021, for purposes of providing early intervention and mentoring services for...
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2019-03-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0045EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River's contributions to Indiana and urging the Governor to declare September 7, 2019, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Indiana.
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2019-03-14
Referred to the House
INSCR0040EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Sergeant Benton "Ben" Bertram and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a mile of State Road 56 near Scottsburg the "Sgt. Ben Bertram Memorial Mile".
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2019-03-14
Referred to the House
INSR0026PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging Congress to amend federal law concerning confidentiality of patient records.
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2019-03-14
Senators Niezgodski, Ford J.D., Ruckelshaus added as coauthors
INHCR0027PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Staunton Elementary School as a 2018 Blue Ribbon School Award recipient.
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2019-03-12
Returned to the House
INSB0256EngrossWork zones study. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the use of automated traffic control systems in work zones.
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2019-03-11
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSCR0037PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Cummins, Inc. for 100 years of operation in the State of Indiana.
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2019-03-11
Representatives Burton, Zent, Summers, Harris, Goodin added as cosponsors
INSR0039PassA SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Makayla Stuck for her volunteer work with the Vigo County Youth Soccer Association TOPSoccer program.
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2019-03-11
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSR0037IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Arbie Montgomery.
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2019-03-07
First reading: adopted standing vote
INSCR0038PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the University of Southern Indiana UNITE CubeSat project team.
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2019-03-07
Senators Alting, Bassler, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Head, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSB0279EngrossWaiver to adult court for attempted murder. Provides that the juvenile court shall waive jurisdiction if it finds that: (1) the child is charged with an act that would be murder or attempted murder if committed by an adult; (2) there is probable caus...
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2019-03-05
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0486EngrossCriminal law issues. Specifies, for purposes of operating while intoxicated, the manner in which a chemical test for THC must be conducted. Requires the state department of toxicology to adopt rules relating to the administration of a chemical test f...
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2019-03-05
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0164EngrossSurvivors' benefits. Decreases the years of service that a participant in the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation officers' retirement plan must have in the plan at the time of the participant's death in order ...
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2019-03-04
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
INSB0255EngrossCultural district development. Provides that an arts and cultural district certified by the Indiana arts commission is subject to annual review by the commission and must be recertified every four years. Specifies certain requirements for certificati...
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2019-02-26
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INSB0273EngrossKids first trust fund board subsidiary corporation. Allows the Indiana kids first trust fund board to create a nonprofit subsidiary corporation.
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2019-02-26
To House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee
INSB0248EngrossDistributions of public safety income tax revenue. Requires the distribution of public safety local income tax revenues to a township that provides fire protection or emergency medical services (other than a township in Marion County). Permits a qual...
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2019-02-26
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0543IntroMarion County sports development area. Establishes an additional professional sports development area in Marion County to capture state and local revenue for capital improvements. Provides for the issuance of indebtedness to finance a multipurpose so...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSCR0015EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Sergeant Benton "Ben" Bertram and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a mile of State Road 3 near Scottsburg the "Sgt. Ben Bertram Memorial Mile".
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2019-02-21
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INHCR0010PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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2019-02-20
Returned to the House
INSCR0002EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to designate the pathway along the U.S. Highway 150 connector between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute as the Max Miller Memorial Pathway.
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2019-02-19
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INSB0398IntroAdoption subsidy payments. Requires, with exceptions, the department of child services (department) to: (1) enter into an agreement with each adoptive parent of a child with special needs who is eligible for an adoption subsidy to provide an adoption...
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2019-02-18
To Senate Appropriations Committee
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