Indiana Senator Mark Stoops [D]

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INHCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the State Road 45 and 2nd Street bridge over I-69 the "Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones Memorial Bridge".
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2020-02-21
Returned to the House
INSB0139EngrossAdult guardianship services. Combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. Requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for se...
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2020-02-20
Second reading: ordered engrossed
INSB0254EngrossWater and wastewater utilities. Amends the law allowing the adjustment of a water or wastewater utility's rates and charges to enable the utility to recover the cost of eligible infrastructure improvements, by providing that the general maximum limit...
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2020-02-20
To House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
INSB0109EngrossStatute of limitations. Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first beco...
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2020-02-20
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INHB1334EngrossRadon mitigation. Provides the state department of health (state department) with emergency rulemaking authority to amend provisions in the state department's administrative rules concerning radon. Requires the state department to amend provisions in...
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2020-02-20
Second reading: ordered engrossed
INHB1189EngrossUse of firefighting foam containing PFAS. Prohibits the use of Class B firefighting foam containing an intentionally added PFAS chemical: (1) for training purposes; and (2) for testing purposes, unless the testing facility has implemented appropriate...
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2020-02-20
Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
INHB1002EngrossTeacher evaluations. Removes the requirement that a school corporation's annual performance evaluation plan must be based, in part, on objective measures of student achievement. Authorizes the state board of education to adopt emergency rules. Makes ...
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2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0246EnrollMental health services. Requires a school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school to certify to the department of homeland security that the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school has a memorandum of un...
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2020-02-19
Returned to the Senate with amendments
INSB0066EngrossDonation of income tax refund for cancer research. Establishes the cancer research account within the Indiana health care account. Provides that a taxpayer may designate all or a part of the taxpayer's state income tax refund to be paid over to the c...
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2020-02-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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2020-02-18
Returned to the House
INSB0144EngrossKids first trust fund board subsidiary corporation. Provides that the members of the Indiana kids first trust fund board (board) serve terms of four years (rather than two years under current law) and provides for the terms of the appointed members o...
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2020-02-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0067EngrossTownship homeless assistance. Provides that a township trustee of a township that has a population of more than 10,000, shall, if the trustee considers it advisable, place in the county home or provide township assistance to a homeless person whose l...
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2020-02-17
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INHB1341EngrossStudents with disabilities. Requires the state advisory council on the education of children with disabilities to develop a plan, before October 1, 2020, to inform former students who received a certificate of completion or another nondiploma certifi...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INHCR0030PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana Rangers, Company D of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana National Guard.
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2020-02-17
Representative Barrett added as coauthor
INSCR0040PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding.
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2020-02-17
Representative Lauer added as cosponsor
INSR0036PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to recognize the week of February 24-28, 2020 as Public Schools Week.
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2020-02-17
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0005EngrossHealth provider contracts. Prohibits health provider contracts from including provisions that prohibit providers from disclosing health care service claims data to employers providing the coverage. States that a violation by the issuer by including a...
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2020-02-13
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0312EngrossParents with a disability. Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the importance of family and children, including the parenting rights of a parent, regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a pe...
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2020-02-13
To House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee
INSB0241EngrossPharmacy benefit managers regulation. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to obtain a license issued by the department of insurance and sets forth requirements of the pharmacy benefit manager. Provides for the commissioner of the department of insura...
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2020-02-13
To House Insurance Committee
INHCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the creation of a Medal of Honor Memorial Highway in Indiana.
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2020-02-13
Second reading: adopted standing vote
INSCR0005PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 21st Century Scholars Program for 30 years of helping Hoosiers afford a college education.
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2020-02-12
Returned to the Senate
INSB0368EngrossStudy of carbon sequestration. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee for the 2020 interim the task of studying carbon sequestration through conservation of forest lands, reforestation, and carbon farming.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0385EngrossAssessment of business personal property taxes. Provides that the business personal property exemption from taxation is based on the assessed value instead of the acquisition cost.
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0311EngrossCoverage for PANDAS and PANS. Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with s...
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2020-02-11
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0320EngrossWithholding tax remittance. Provides that the department of state revenue (department) shall only accept payment of employer withholding taxes that are made or withdrawn directly from the business account of the employer that is liable for withholdin...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0342EngrossPregnancy accommodation. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying pregnancy and childbirth accommodations and the fiscal impact on businesses within Indiana.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0346EngrossStudents with disabilities. Establishes the Indiana technical advisory committee and requirements regarding the committee. Requires, to the extent permitted under federal law, the department of education (department) to provide the same text-to-speec...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 9:00 am]
To House Education Committee
INHB1265EngrossDrinking water testing. Requires each person or entity having authority over a school building to test the drinking water in the school building before January 1, 2023, for compliance with the national primary drinking water regulations for lead and ...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Environmental Affairs Committee
INSB0214EngrossTesting of school drinking water for lead. Requires testing of the drinking water in every school building in Lake County at least once in each period of two calendar years to determine whether the drinking water exceeds the lead action level for dri...
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2020-02-10
To House Environmental Affairs Committee
INSB0003EngrossHealth care provider billing. Prohibits billing a patient who receives emergency services: (1) from an out of network provider; and (2) at specified facilities that are in network; for amounts that exceed the cost paid by the patient's insurance plus...
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2020-02-10
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0192EngrossInpatient mental health care for Medicaid children. Requires a managed care organization to allow a child Medicaid recipient who has been certified for admission to a psychiatric hospital to be provided certain services that are determined by a treat...
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2020-02-10
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0185EngrossSale of companion animals. Prohibits the sale of a companion animal unless the companion animal: (1) is at least eight weeks of age; and (2) has received appropriate vaccinations. Makes a violation a Class C infraction for every animal unlawfully sol...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 10:30 am]
To House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
INSB0356EngrossHealthy food finance. Establishes the healthy food financing fund (fund) and healthy food financing program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund i...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0244EngrossTeacher supplemental pay. Establishes additional circumstances for which a school corporation may provide supplemental payments to teachers in excess of the salary specified in the school corporation's compensation plan. Provides that a teacher rated...
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2020-02-10
To House Education Committee
INSB0027EngrossNative 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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2020-02-10
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INSB0369IntroRegional transit expansion. Allows counties to impose an additional local income tax rate to fund the operations of a public transportation corporation and the operations of a rural transportation assistance program if the: (1) voters of the county a...
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2020-02-04
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 175: yeas 22, nays 27
INSB0001EngrossTobacco and vaping smoking age. Prohibits a person who is less than 21 years of age from buying or possessing: (1) tobacco; (2) e-liquids; or (3) electronic cigarettes. Makes conforming changes regarding enforcement provisions, sales certificates, pr...
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2020-02-04
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0004EngrossAll payer claims data base. Establishes the all payer claims data base advisory committee to perform duties to assist the department of insurance commissioner with the creation and implementation of an all payer claims data base (data base). Allows f...
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2020-02-04
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0008Engross911 dispatchers. Provides that an emergency medical dispatcher who has successfully completed certain training shall be considered an emergency responder.
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2020-02-04
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
INSB0097IntroInsurance drug coverage. Prohibits a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, or a health maintenance organization from modifying an enrollee's coverage of a drug during the current plan year. Specifies prohibited modi...
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2020-01-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
INSCR0006EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a portion of State Road 25 the "Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan Memorial Highway".
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2020-01-29
Committee report: do pass, adopted
INSCR0016PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Beverly Brown upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-29
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0007PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana University in recognition of its Bicentennial Anniversary on January 20, 2020.
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2020-01-28
Rule 105.1 suspended
INSB0421IntroRestrictions on copayments. Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage without cost sharing for auto-injectable epinephrine that is prescribed...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSR0013PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the topic of the potential dangers of cyber-hacking in state government, specifically the use of ransomware.
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2020-01-27
Senator Crane added as coauthor
INSB0407IntroConsumer credit transactions. Amends the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) as follows: (1) Specifies that the UCCC applies to any consumer credit transaction entered into by a creditor and a resident of Indiana regardless of whether: (A) the credit...
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2020-01-27
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSB0282IntroHealth insurance reimbursement rates. Requires an insurer to provide notice to the department of insurance not later than 270 days prior to reducing a reimbursement rate paid to a contracted provider. Requires the department of insurance to hold a pu...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
INSB0293IntroRedistricting. Establishes procedures for redistricting Indiana's congressional and legislative districts. Requires the legislative services agency to do the following to prepare for redistricting: (1) Acquire hardware, software, and supplies. (2) Es...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Elections Committee
INSB0105IntroRedistricting commission. Establishes a redistricting commission (commission) to create, hold hearings on, take public comment about, and recommend plans to redraw general assembly districts and congressional districts. Provides for appointment of fo...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Elections Committee
INSB0028IntroUniversal background checks for firearms. Requires a person wishing to sell, trade, or transfer a firearm to another person to transact the sale, trade, or transfer through a firearms dealer (dealer). Specifies certain exemptions. Requires a dealer t...
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2020-01-21
To Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
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