Indiana Senator Mark Messmer [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
INSB0175PassAgreements between beer wholesalers and suppliers. Requires a primary source of supply (primary source) that wants to amend, cancel, terminate, or refuse to renew a distribution agreement entered into with a beer wholesaler to: (1) act in good faith,...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 139
INSB0304PassIndemnity agreements in public works contracts. Provides that a statute that invalidates indemnity agreements in construction contracts relating to providing certain professional services is applicable to such contracts relating to public works proje...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 149
INSB0389PassWetlands. Amends the law requiring a permit and compensatory mitigation for "wetland activity" (the discharge of dredged or fill material) in a state regulated wetland: (1) by changing the definition of "Class II wetland"; (2) by providing that wetla...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 160
INHB1002PassCivil immunity related to COVID-19. Protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions arising from a disaster emergency unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 166
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
INSB0332PassPublication of notice by political subdivisions. Allows a political subdivision, when required by statute to publish a notice two or more times, to make the first publication of notice in a newspaper and any subsequent publications of the notice on t...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 152
INHB1483PassGrain indemnity fund. Adds and amends definitions under the Indiana grain buyers and warehouse licensing law (licensing law). Requires contracts to purchase grain from producers to contain a notice that deferred priced grain must be priced within the...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 208
INHB1436PassState and local administration. Provides that, in an adjudicative administrative proceeding concerning an agency action, the administrative law judge shall order the agency to pay the reasonable attorney's fees incurred, if the party challenging the ...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 199
INHB1348PassAssessment of utility grade solar projects. Provides that, for assessment dates beginning after December 31, 2021, the land portion of the fixed property of a utility grade solar energy installation facility shall be assessed at an amount that does n...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 191
INHB1283PassUrban agricultural zones. Provides that a qualifying farmer may apply to a designating body to have an area designated as an urban agricultural zone. Provides that the term "urban agricultural zone" does not include rooftop gardening or farming pract...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 188
INHB1164PassVarious utility matters. Exempts a contract for the lease of state property under which no state expenditures are required from provisions: (1) requiring certain disclosures and certifications by a prospective state contractor regarding violations of...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 177
INHB1396PassAlcoholic beverages and tobacco. Provides that if any provision, or application of any provision, concerning the manufacture, importation, distribution, or retail sale of alcoholic beverages is deemed to be in conflict with federal law or unconstitut...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 194
INHB1110PassSmall claims court procedures. Provides that a small claims court has jurisdiction over claims that do not exceed $10,000.
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2021-04-26
Public Law 125
INSB0303VetoMotor vehicle fuel matters. Provides that an underground storage tank may not be installed for the purpose of storing regulated substances unless the underground storage tank system meets the requirements of 40 CFR 280.32. Establishes new maximum vap...
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2021-04-26
Vetoed by the Governor
INHB1220Pass21st century energy policy development task force. Reestablishes the 21st century energy policy development task force (task force), following its expiration on December 2, 2020. Provides that the task force consists of 17 members as follows: (1) Six...
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2021-04-26
Public Law 131
INSB0271PassEnvironmental matters. Provides that a property owner claiming the industrial waste control facility property tax exemption must: (1) provide a written statement attesting that the property claimed as exempt meets the requirements for the exemption; ...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 100
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
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
INHB1449PassBroadband development. Amends the statute governing the awarding of grants from the rural broadband fund as follows: (1) Provides that an "eligible broadband project" for purposes of the statute includes a project for the deployment of terrestrial br...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 89
INSR0065IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Marvin Leroy Keyes.
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2021-04-20
First reading: adopted standing vote
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
INSB0177PassVictim's rights and investigations. Establishes a procedure permitting an immediate family member of a deceased individual to request the superintendent of the state police department to conduct a new investigation into the death of the individual if...
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2021-04-19
Public Law 71
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
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
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
INSB0059PassOccupational therapy services. Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual during a period of not more than 42 calendar days beginning on the day on which the occupational therapist first provides occupa...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 45
INHB1123PassLegislative oversight of certain fiscal and emergency matters. Specifies that the bill is severable. Provides that the general assembly may convene in an emergency session if the legislative council adopts a resolution making certain findings concern...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 64
INHB1520PassElectric utility reliability adequacy metrics. Provides that a public utility (defined in the bill as a utility listed in the utility regulatory commission's (IURC's) rule concerning integrated resource planning) that owns and operates an electric ge...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 60
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
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
INHB1381EngrossCommercial wind and solar standards and siting. Establishes default standards concerning the following with respect to projects to install or locate wind power devices in local units: (1) Setback requirements. (2) Height restrictions. (3) Shadow flic...
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2021-04-12
Amendment #2 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
INSR0040PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring the 2021 Senate Majority Caucus interns and thanking them for their service to the Indiana General Assembly.
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2021-04-06
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHB1111PassHighway extension and research program. Provides that local officials are required to attend any school or course conducted for local officials within the first two years of their initial term, but may (rather than shall) attend any school or course ...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 18
INHB1369EngrossFirearms matters. Effective March 30, 2022: (1) Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana; (2) Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are no...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INHB1006PassLaw enforcement officers. Requires the Indiana law enforcement training board to establish mandatory training in de-escalation as part of the use-of-force curriculum, and requires de-escalation training to be provided as a part of: (1) pre-basic trai...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 12
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
INSCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing James C. Clark.
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2021-03-29
Returned to the Senate
INSB0305EngrossPhysical therapy licensure compact. Adopts the physical therapy licensure compact. Makes conforming amendments.
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2021-03-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
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
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
INSB0380EngrossCourt matters. Adds a superior court in Hamilton County. Allows the judges of the Decatur circuit and superior courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Decatur County courts. Allows the judges of the Hancock circuit and superior courts to ...
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2021-03-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0043EngrossJumbo boats. Modifies the definition of "jumbo boat" by removing the requirement that the vessel be approved by the United States Coast Guard. Provides that a holder of a: (1) boat beer permit who operates a jumbo boat may sell beer for carryout; (2)...
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2021-03-09
To House Public Policy Committee
INSB0198EngrossRioting. Grants, until January 1, 2025, the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney to prosecute an action in which a person is accused of committing a criminal offense while a member of an unlawful assembly. Permits th...
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2021-03-09
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures 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
INSCR0009PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing support for the United States Army's Future Vertical Lift Program, including the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Program, as part of the modernization of the United States Army, and urging the Indiana federal con...
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2021-03-08
Returned to the Senate
INHB1005EngrossSchool choice matters. Establishes the Indiana education scholarship account program (program). Provides that, after June 30, 2022, a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may establish an account in the program. Defines an...
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2021-03-08
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INHB1224EngrossCraft hemp flower and hemp production. Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Provides that the state seed commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that is more strict than required ...
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2021-03-08
To Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
INSB0407EngrossState disaster emergencies. Provides that federal economic stimulus funds (funds) disbursed to the state during a period in which the general assembly is convened in regular or special session are subject to appropriation by the general assembly, and...
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2021-03-04
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INHB1286EngrossTelehealth matters. Provides for a standard definition of telehealth in titles 12, 16, 25, and 27. Prohibits the Medicaid program from specifying originating sites and distant sites for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement. Changes the use of the term ...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
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