Indiana Senator Mark Messmer [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
INHB1015PassVarious gaming 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 ...
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2019-05-08
Public Law 293
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
INHB1518PassAlcoholic matters and tobacco certificates. Amends for consistency provisions allowing a manufacturer that has two types of production facilities in one building to serve alcohol from a single bar. Specifies that a person with an interest in an artis...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 285
INHB1651PassJudicial evaluation of dangerous individuals and firearms. Provides that a judicial finding of dangerousness may be used to initiate temporary commitment proceedings. Provides that a dangerous person is not a proper person for the purpose of: (1) app...
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2019-05-06
Public Law 289
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
INSB0080PassCode revision corrections. Addresses problems in the Indiana Code not suitable for resolution in the annual Technical Corrections bill, including corresponding amendment to certain percentages and overly broad or ambiguous language. Resolves technica...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 211
INHB1278PassEnvironmental matters. Establishes the 15 member 21st century energy policy development task force (task force). Requires the task force to: (1) examine and evaluate specified aspects of the state's policies concerning electric generation portfolios;...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 250
INHB1405PassTaxation of data centers. Provides that a county or municipal fiscal body may designate an area in which a property tax exemption will be provided for certain enterprise information technology equipment. Provides a state sales and use tax exemption (...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 256
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
INHB1266PassSediment and erosion control in construction. Provides that a review authority (an MS4 community or a soil and water conservation district) to which a construction plan is submitted must make a preliminary determination whether the construction plan ...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 248
INHB1279PassNatural resources matters. Provides that a person may reconstruct an earthen berm or levee located in a floodway: (1) if the person obtains a permit from the department of natural resources (DNR); or (2) if the earthen berm or levee is located in a r...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 251
INHB1486PassNew septic system technology. Requires the state department of health (state department) to establish a technical review panel consisting of individuals who hold certain positions or have certain qualifications relevant to onsite sewage systems or wh...
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2019-05-05
Public Law 261
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
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
INSB0162PassChronic pain management. Requires state employee health plans, Medicaid, policies of accident and sickness insurance, and health maintenance organization contracts to provide coverage for chronic pain management. Requires the office of Medicaid polic...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 149
INSB0586PassRegulation of physical therapists. Establishes the Indiana board of physical therapy (board). (Current law regulates physical therapy under the medical licensing board, with certain functions delegated to the Indiana physical therapy committee.) Crea...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 160
INSB0563PassEconomic development. Establishes the small business innovation voucher program (program) to provide vouchers to eligible small businesses to be used by the business to purchase research and development support or other forms of technical assistance ...
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2019-05-01
Public Law 158
INSB0480PassMedicaid nonemergency medical transport. Sets forth requirements for brokers of nonemergency medical transportation under the Medicaid fee-for-service program. Establishes the nonemergency medical transportation commission (commission) and sets forth...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 116
INSB0280PassOver 65 property tax deduction. Increases the deduction limitation on the assessed value of an individual's real property, or mobile home or manufactured home which is not assessed as real property, if the individual is a disabled veteran or is at le...
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2019-04-29
Public Law 114
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
INSB0230PassUnlawful indemnity agreements. Provides that the law concerning indemnity agreements in construction or design contracts applies to certain design-build contracts. Specifies that "sole negligence" for purposes of liability under a construction or des...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 65
INHB1060PassSchool corporation operations fund levy. Provides for an increase in the maximum permissible operations fund levy for the North Spencer County School Corporation.
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2019-04-24
Public Law 76
INHB1305PassGas and oil well assessment. Provides for the imposition of a monetary penalty against owners of oil or gas interests who fail to timely file a property schedule for gas and oil well assessments.
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2019-04-24
Public Law 83
INSB0130PassUnemployment insurance matters. Includes in the definition of "employment", for the purposes of the unemployment compensation system, service performed by a driver who provides drive away operations, if the driver is employed by a state or local gove...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 63
INHB1115PassTourism development. Expires the office of tourism development (office) on July 1, 2020. Modifies the office's duties and administrative structure and transfers the duties to the Indiana destination development corporation (corporation) after June 30...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 78
INHB1470PassUtility transmission improvements and costs. Amends the statute concerning transmission, distribution, and storage system improvements charges (TDSIC) for electric and gas utilities to provide that for purposes of the statute, "eligible transmission,...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 89
INHB1211PassAbortion matters. Provides that a person may not knowingly or intentionally perform a dismemberment abortion unless reasonable medical judgment dictates that performing the dismemberment abortion is necessary to: (1) prevent serious health risks to t...
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2019-04-24
Public Law 93
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
INHB1660EnrollPublic works study. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on government a study of the topic of certain statutory requirements of contractors on public works projects.
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2019-04-22
Representative Hostettler added as conferee
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
INSB0551PassVictims of criminal acts. Provides that a new registration period may be imposed if a sex or violent offender fails to register or improperly registers as a sex or violent offender. Prohibits records held by the department of child services to be dis...
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2019-04-18
Public Law 40
INHB1613PassTransfer of state real property. Requires the conveyance of certain real property by the state to the University of Evansville to remove restrictions on use of the property by the university that were required by legislation enacted in 1988 and 1997.
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2019-04-18
Public Law 61
INSB0613EngrossConsumer credit. Makes the following changes to the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC): (1) Repeals a provision specifying a reference base index for use by the department of financial institutions (department) in adjusting specified dollar amounts ...
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2019-04-11
Amendment #1 (Hamilton) motion withdrawn
INHB1053PassDisabled Hoosier veteran license plate. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to redesign the disabled Hoosier veteran license plate. Specifies that a disabled Hoosier veteran license plate must consist of the following elements: (1) The dis...
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2019-04-10
Public Law 24
INSB0231PassDirect sales. Excludes a direct seller from the definition of "employee" for purposes of the minimum wage law. Excludes services by direct sellers from the definition of "employment" under the unemployment compensation system.
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2019-04-03
Public Law 7
INHB1064EngrossIvy Tech Community College. Establishes the Ivy Tech Community College public safety officer scholarship program. Provides that a public safety officer may be eligible for a scholarship for educational costs of completing a certificate program or ass...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSB0623EngrossProperty tax matters. Provides that a county assessor or township assessor (if any) may request the department of local government finance (department) to perform a state conducted assessment of a particular commercial building or structure used for ...
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2019-03-19
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0479EngrossTransfer of state real property. Requires the conveyance of certain real property by the state to the University of Evansville to remove restrictions on use of the property by the university that were required by legislation enacted in 1988 and 1997.
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2019-03-18
Second reading: ordered engrossed
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Indiana Dunes National Park.
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2019-03-14
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
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
INHB1352EngrossSales tax administration. Provides that a marketplace facilitator is required to collect and remit state sales tax as a retail merchant when it facilitates a retail transaction for sellers on the marketplace facilitator's marketplace. Specifies circu...
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2019-03-11
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0003EngrossInternet crimes against children fund. Establishes the Internet crimes against children fund (fund). Requires the state police department (department) to administer the fund and use money in the fund to: (1) pay for costs incurred by the department f...
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2019-03-11
To House Ways and Means 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
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
INHB1625EngrossHousing cost information. Amends the statute concerning state rulemaking procedures to provide that if a state agency intends to adopt a rule that may increase or decrease the costs of housing in Indiana, the agency shall prepare a housing impact ana...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INHB1422EngrossAlcohol matters. Provides that a farm winery permit holder or an artisan distiller's permit holder may: (1) be the proprietor of a restaurant; (2) transfer wine or liquor from the winery or distillery to the restaurant; (3) have a window between the ...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INHB1181EngrossAsbestos litigation. Requires certain disclosures regarding asbestos trust claims in civil asbestos actions. Requires a defendant to identify additional trust claims that a defendant believes a plaintiff is eligible for in a written motion (motion). ...
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2019-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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