Indiana Senator Mark Messmer [R]

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INHCR0040PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Lieutenant Aaron Allan.
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2018-02-15
Returned to the House
INHB1050EngrossSmall cell wireless structures. Specifies that the statute concerning permits for wireless facilities and wireless support structures applies to permits issued by a permit authority to a communications service provider. Provides that a resolution, or...
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2018-02-15
Committee report: do pass, adopted
INHB1137EngrossIndustrial hemp. Authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish an agricultural pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Provides that the agricul...
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2018-02-15
Senator Stoops added as cosponsor
INSB0236EngrossSay's Firefly designated as state insect. Designates Pyractomena angulata, also known as "Say's Firefly", as the official state insect of Indiana.
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2018-02-13
Representatives Cherry and Aylesworth added as cosponsors
INSCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Southridge High School football team on winning the Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 2A state championship.
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2018-02-13
Returned to the Senate
INHB1384EngrossChiropractors. Amends the definition of "chiropractic". Removes certain acts that a chiropractor is prohibited from practicing. Provides that a member of the board of chiropractic examiners (board) may not serve for more than four consecutive terms. ...
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2018-02-13
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Doriot, Koch, Perfect, Tomes added as cosponsors
INSCR0008PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett on her retirement from the Presidency of the University of Southern Indiana.
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2018-02-13
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0035PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Cynthia Brinker upon her retirement from the University of Southern Indiana.
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2018-02-13
Returned to the Senate
INSB0161EngrossSpay-neuter grant program. Provides for the state board of animal health (board) to administer forfeited deposits held by animal care facilities for spay-neuter procedures. (Current law provides for the bureau of motor vehicles to administer the forf...
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2018-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0124EngrossVending machine sales of food. Eliminates (effective January 1, 2019) the provision in current law that specifies that food sold through a vending machine is not eligible for the sales tax exemption for food and food ingredients for human consumption...
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2018-02-12
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0381EngrossChildren in need of services. Provides that a child who is: (1) a victim of certain offenses; and (2) unlikely to receive necessary care, treatment, or rehabilitation without the intervention of the court; is a child in need of services. Provides tha...
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2018-02-12
To House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee
INSB0383EngrossSpecifications for local public work contracts. Provides that specifications for a local public work contract must be written to encourage competition for each product or system furnished under the contract. Provides that for a local public work proj...
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2018-02-12
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INSB0240EngrossEmotional support animals. Defines "emotional support animal". Specifies who may use an emotional support animal, who may prescribe an emotional support animal, and when an individual may be prescribed an emotional support animal. Provides that an in...
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2018-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
INSB0050EngrossWorkforce development; career and technical education. Establishes the college and career funding review committee (review committee). Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the governor and the legislative co...
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2018-02-12
Representative Cook added as cosponsor
INSR0018PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring foster families for their support in serving and caring for Indiana's most vulnerable children.
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2018-02-12
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Delph, Doriot, Eckerty, Ford, Freeman, Glick, Grooms, Head, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Smith J, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zakas, Zay added as coauthors
INSB0125EngrossRegistration of underground utility excavation contractors. Provides that a contractor that will perform one or more excavations or demolitions in Indiana under a contract with: (1) a communications service provider; or (2) a utility; must include in...
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2018-02-12
To House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
INSB0356EngrossBroadband grants for unserved areas. Authorizes the office of community and rural affairs (office) to award grants to qualified broadband providers in connection with qualified broadband projects involving the deployment of infrastructure to provide ...
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2018-02-12
To House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
INHB1056EngrossInnkeepers' taxes. Provides that a member appointed to a convention and tourism commission under the uniform innkeeper's tax statute who is required to be: (1) engaged in a convention, visitor, or tourism business; or (2) involved in or promoting con...
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2018-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0164EngrossMotor vehicle repairs. Prohibits certain activities by an adjuster, insurer, insurance producer, or other representative of an insurer in connection with a motor vehicle repair. Makes certain activities by a repair shop in connection with a motor veh...
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2018-02-06
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0163EngrossDistributions from escrow accounts. Repeals a requirement that any funds that: (1) exceed $10,000 and are disbursed from an escrow account in connection with a real estate transaction; and (2) are received from a single party to the transaction; must...
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2018-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
INSB0300EngrossDisposal of surplus state personal property. Provides that surplus state personal property that is sold to the general public must be sold either at an auction conducted by an auctioneer licensed in Indiana or through an online auction. Provides that...
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2018-02-06
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INSB0380EngrossImprovements in historic districts. Provides that certain requirements for an alteration to a historic site or a historic structure do not apply to a construction project that is funded by the state that involves the substantial alteration, demolitio...
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2018-02-06
To House Natural Resources Committee
INSB0020EngrossDeer hunting. Authorizes the use of a rifle to hunt deer on privately owned land during: (1) the youth deer season; (2) the firearms season; (3) the special antlerless season where authorized by the department; and (4) the deer reduction season where...
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2018-02-06
To House Natural Resources Committee
INHB1212EngrossUse of purple marks to deny entry to property. Authorizes the use of purple marks to post real property against trespassers.
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2018-02-06
To Senate Civil Law Committee
INSB0237EngrossHandgun licensing. Replaces the dual license system (having "qualified" and "unlimited" licenses) with the single handgun license. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an appl...
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2018-02-06
To House Public Policy Committee
INSCR0028PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Ball State University on Ball State Day.
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2018-02-02
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0004PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the work of the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, Sprinklefitters and Service Techs of the United States and Canada on their Veterans in Piping Program.
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2018-02-01
Returned to the Senate
INHB1023EngrossAnnexation remonstrance waivers. Permits a municipal works board to waive the requirement in a sewage works contract that a property owner releases the property owner's right to remonstrate against pending or future annexations by the municipality of...
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2018-02-01
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Local Government Committee
INHB1035EngrossShort term rentals. Provides the following with regard to short term rentals that are rented through a short term rental platform: (1) Provides that a short term rental of an owner's primary residence is a permitted residential use under any applicab...
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2018-02-01
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Local Government Committee
INHB1130EngrossProfessional licensing agency matters. Amends provisions regarding the acupuncture courses and institutions that are approved to provide training to qualify for an acupuncture license. Allows a person who is enrolled in an architecture degree program...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INHB1030EngrossSafety requirements for Class 2 structures. Provides that for purposes of the building code, a Class 2 structure townhouse may be separated from an adjoining unit by a one hour fire-resistance rated wall, if each adjoining unit contains an automatic ...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INHB1319EngrossSmall loans and unsecured consumer installment loans. Authorizes a lender that is licensed by the department of financial institutions (department) to make small loans under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) to make unsecured consumer installme...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0258IntroWireless communications support structures. Provides that, for purposes of the statute concerning the local permitting of support structures for wireless communications services, with respect to the construction, placement, or use of a small cell fac...
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2018-01-29
To Senate Utilities Committee
INSB0325IntroSmall loan finance charges. Changes the current incremental finance charge limits that apply to a small loan to a maximum annual rate. Prohibits certain acts with respect to financing of a small loan and makes a violation a deceptive act and subject ...
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2018-01-29
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INHCR0025PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Hoosier long term care professionals.
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2018-01-26
Returned to the House
INSB0160IntroChiropractic licensure. Amends the definition of "chiropractic". Allows chiropractors to perform certain procedures and functions that chiropractors are currently prohibited from performing. Provides that a member of the board of chiropractic examine...
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2018-01-25
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INSB0162IntroResidency of police officers and firefighters. Allows a member of a police or fire department to reside within a county that is noncontiguous to the county where the police or fire department is located but is not more than 50 miles from the closest ...
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2018-01-18
To Senate Local Government Committee
INSB0424IntroProhibition on requiring sprinkler systems. Prohibits the fire prevention and building safety commission or a state agency from adopting rules requiring the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system. Prohibits a political subdivision from ad...
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2018-01-10
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0382IntroPreemption of local bans on short term rentals. Provides that a local unit of government (local unit) shall not adopt any ordinance that restricts or prohibits the use of a person's primary residence as a short term rental, except for the following p...
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2018-01-08
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0277IntroReligious exemption from worker's compensation. Provides for an exemption from worker's compensation and occupational diseases coverage for a member of certain religious sects or a division of a religious sect who meets certain requirements and obtai...
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2018-01-04
To Senate Pensions and Labor Committee
INSR0001PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Brandt Hershman upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.
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2018-01-03
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buck, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Delph, Doriot, Eckerty, Ford, Freeman, Glick, Grooms, Head, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Smith J, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zakas, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0006N/AA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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