Indiana Senator Philip Boots [R]

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INSB0005VetoLocal 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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2021-05-04
Vetoed by the Governor
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
INSB0094PassPension matters. Provides that the Indiana public retirement system (INPRS) shall pay the governors' retirement and surviving spouse pensions from the public employees' retirement fund (PERF). (Current law makes the auditor of state responsible for t...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 92
INSB0251PassDeduction of dues to exclusive representative. Provides that a school employee has the right to resign from, and end any financial obligation to, a school employee organization at any time. Provides that a school employee must annually authorize a pa...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 98
INSB0396Pass1977 pension and disability fund. Amends the definition of "salary of a first class patrolman or first class firefighter" for the purpose of benefits paid from and contributions made to the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disabili...
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2021-04-22
Public Law 103
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
INSR0064IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION declaring that the policy of the State of Indiana is to support the state's sovereign authority to manage, control, and administer its own election laws.
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2021-04-21
To Senate Elections Committee
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
INHB1309PassPregnancy accommodation. Allows an employee to request an accommodation for the employee's pregnancy. Requires an employer to respond to an employee's request for an accommodation within a reasonable time frame. Provides that a request for accommodat...
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2021-04-20
Public Law 87
INSR0063PassA SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating the Western Boone High School football team on winning the 2020 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 2A state championship.
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2021-04-20
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INSB0316PassMilitary and veterans matters. Changes the definition of a "qualified service member" for purposes of eligibility under the military family relief fund (fund). Requires the Indiana veterans' affairs commission (commission) to: (1) develop, adopt, and...
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2021-04-15
Public Law 53
INHB1202EnrollSentencing. Establishes a procedure to allows certain inmates in the department of correction (department) an additional opportunity to request sentence modification from the sentencing court if the department has recommended sentence modification. M...
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2021-04-14
Senate advisors appointed: Boots and Tallian
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
INSB0091PassHyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program. Extends the expiration date of the hyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program for veterans from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2025. Provides that certain: (1) billing documentation; or (2) attendance documentati...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 23
INSB0093PassTuition for qualified nonresident veterans. Provides that a qualified nonresident veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution not later than three years after the date of the qualified nonresident veteran's discharge or separation from the...
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2021-04-08
Public Law 24
INHB1152PassUnemployment insurance. Clarifies provisions concerning the overpayment of unemployment benefits resulting from fraud or failure to disclose wages and the forfeiture of benefits or wage credits.
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2021-04-08
Public Law 34
INSR0044IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Steven J. Jacob.
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2021-04-08
First reading: adopted standing vote
INSB0006PassState house monument to suffragists. Extends the Indiana women's suffrage centennial commission (IWSCC) until July 1, 2024. Requires the IWSCC to commission the creation of a suitable monument to the people of Indiana active in the women's suffrage m...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 4
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
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
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
INSB0039EngrossPrivate card games. Defines "private low stakes card game" and provides a defense to certain gambling crimes if the gambling was a private low stakes card game. Defines "cheating" and makes cheating at gambling a Class A misdemeanor, and increases th...
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2021-03-18
To House Public Policy Committee
INSCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to place a memorial sign where the 38th parallel crosses State Road 69, south of Copperline Road in Posey County, Indiana, entitled "Posey County honoring the Veterans of the Kor...
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2021-03-11
Representative Zent added as cosponsor
INHB1527EngrossEminent domain. Makes changes to condemnation proceedings in which appraisers are appointed after December 31, 2021. Requires a city or town (municipality) condemning property within the unincorporated area of the county to obtain the county legislat...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Local Government 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
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
INSB0244EngrossState and local audit examinations. Provides that after June 30, 2021, a political subdivision may not issue or guarantee a debt obligation until the fiscal officer of the political subdivision has: (1) prepared a debt capacity analysis report (repor...
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2021-03-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0252EngrossDeath penalty. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate interim study committee the topics of: (1) death sentences; (2) life imprisonment without the possibility of parole; and (3) circumstances justifying the imposition of: (A) a d...
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2021-03-02
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0220EngrossWorker's compensation. Provides that if, after the occurrence of an accident, compensation is paid for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability, then the two year limitation period to file an application for adjustment of claim begi...
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2021-03-02
To House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee
INSB0264EngrossBroadband capacity infrastructure study. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications (committee) the topic of the installation and leasing of broadband capacity infrastructure by...
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2021-03-02
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0095EngrossAnnexation. Provides, with certain exceptions, that the following apply to annexations for which an annexation ordinance is adopted after May 14, 2021: (1) A municipality initiating an annexation must file a petition with the court signed by: (A) at ...
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2021-03-01
To House Local Government Committee
INSB0001PassCivil immunity related to COVID-19. Provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person or an employee or agent of the person provided property or services ...
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2021-02-18
Public Law 1
INSB0024IntroForfeiture. Establishes a new procedure for civil forfeiture, and treats seized property in which a person asserts an ownership interest differently from seized property that is abandoned or unclaimed. Permits seized property that is not abandoned or...
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2021-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0181IntroState disaster emergencies. Establishes a procedure for the general assembly to call itself into session at times not specifically scheduled in statute. Provides that: (1) the initial state of disaster emergency may not continue longer than 30 days f...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee
INSB0089IntroArtisan distillery liquor distribution. Provides that an artisan distiller may sell liquor to a retailer or dealer that is located within 30 miles of the artisan distiller's distillery.
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2021-02-15
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INSJR0016IntroRenames the judicial nominating commission as the commission on judicial nominations and qualifications. Provides that one commission member is selected by attorneys licensed in Indiana, one commission member is appointed by the speaker of the house ...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0307IntroProperty tax matters. Provides that the true tax value of commercial real property used for retail purposes that is occupied by the original owner or by a tenant for which the improvement was built shall be determined by the cost approach for the fir...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSB0074IntroWorkplace immunization prohibition. Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization if the immunization is medically contraindicated for the employee or receiving the...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Pensions and Labor Committee
INSB0395IntroDrug store curbside delivery of alcohol. Provides that the licensed premises of a beer dealer, liquor dealer, or wine dealer that is a drug store may include the drug store parking lot or an area adjacent to the drug store, which may be used for the ...
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2021-01-14
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INSB0397IntroReporting of stranded electric utility costs. Requires a cooperatively owned power supplier to submit an annual report to the utility regulatory commission (IURC) concerning the cooperatively owned power supplier's stranded costs with respect to the ...
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2021-01-14
To Senate Utilities Committee
INSB0025IntroGrocery and drug store cold beer sales. Repeals provisions that prohibit a grocery store (including a convenience store) or a drug store from selling and delivering cold beer for carryout. (Currently, only a package liquor store or restaurant with ca...
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2021-01-04
To Senate Public Policy Committee
INSB0026IntroDirect wine seller's permit. Allows a wine manufacturer that: (1) does not hold a farm winery permit; or (2) distributes wine through a wine wholesaler; to hold a direct wine seller's permit.
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2021-01-04
To Senate Public Policy Committee
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