Indiana Representative Vernon Smith [D]

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INHB1514PassVarious education matters. Requires the state board of education (state board) to: (1) establish a compilation of longitudinal data indicating school performance success in various selected and enumerated program areas; and (2) present the data for e...
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2021-04-29
Public Law 211
INHCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.
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2021-04-21
Returned to the House
INHR0063PassHonoring Renee M. Ortega on her work with the Indiana State Bar Association.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0064PassHonoring James B. Dillon, Sr. on his work with the Indiana State Bar Association.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0062PassHonoring Shontrai D. Irving for his work with the Indiana State Bar Association.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0061PassHonoring Michael E. Tolbert on his work with the Indiana State Bar Association.
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2021-04-21
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Vernon Jordan.
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2021-04-20
Returned to the Senate
INHCR0047IntroA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to support democracy and the civilian-led people of Burma.
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2021-04-20
To House Judiciary Committee
INSCR0031PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Irv Cross.
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2021-04-19
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0021PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Gary West Side Cougars boys varsity basketball team on being sectional and regional champions.
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2021-04-15
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0019PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing First Lady Susan Bayh.
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2021-04-14
Returned to the Senate
INSB0054EnrollFAFSA completion incentive awards. Requires the department of education to establish a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion incentive pilot program. Provides requirements for a school corporation to receive a FAFSA completion i...
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2021-04-08
House advisors appointed: Davis, Thompson and Klinker
INHR0033PassHonoring healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-04-06
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHCR0033PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Kristina Box.
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2021-04-05
Returned to the House
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
INHB1231PassLien removal fees. Provides that a political subdivision is required to pay a $25 fee to a county recorder for the recording of a release of a lien or liens held by the political subdivision on a parcel: (1) for which a certificate of sale is sold; o...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 19
INSB0101PassEducation and higher education matters. Amends requirements regarding the development of a student's graduation plan. Provides that a student who is at least 17 years of age has full legal capacity to enter into a contract for a next generation Hoosi...
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2021-04-01
Public Law 9
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
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
INHB1003EngrossTuition support. Establishes a definition of "virtual instruction" for purposes of determining a school corporation's basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM).
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2021-03-16
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INHR0011IntroUrging health insurers to donate some of their increased net earnings to state and local health departments to support COVID-19 vaccination programs.
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2021-02-22
To House Public Health Committee
INHR0002PassCommemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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2021-02-02
Representative Jacob J added as coauthor
INHB1298IntroProhibiting bullying in schools. Requires that the governing body of a school corporation: (1) give priority to the targeted student of an act of bullying to ensure the safety of the targeted student; (2) require school corporations to report the act...
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2021-01-14
To House Education Committee
INHB1300IntroDriver's license photographs. Provides that a person must submit to a new photograph when applying in person for a license renewal.
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2021-01-14
To House Roads and Transportation Committee
INHB1257IntroMerrillville food and beverage tax. Authorizes the town of Merrillville to impose a food and beverage tax.
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2021-01-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHB1303IntroCommission on the social status of black males. Changes the name of a member appointed to the commission on the social status of black males from superintendent of public instruction to secretary of education to recognize that after January 10, 2021,...
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2021-01-14
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INHB1299IntroGary Community School Corporation debt. Appropriates from the state general fund the amount needed to pay advances made to the Gary Community School Corporation from the common school fund that are outstanding as of June 30, 2021, regardless of the d...
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2021-01-14
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHB1301IntroSame day registration. Permits a voter to register at the polls by completing a voter registration form and an affirmation that the individual has not voted elsewhere in the election and by providing proof of residence. Requires the ballot of a voter...
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2021-01-14
To House Elections and Apportionment Committee
INHB1302IntroEmployment discrimination claims in state court. Expands the definition of "employer", for purposes of civil rights enforcement, to include any person employing one or more persons within the state. (Current law defines "employer" to include any pers...
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2021-01-14
To House Judiciary Committee
INHB1297IntroCitizen review board. Requires: (1) counties; and (2) municipalities that have police departments; to establish a citizen review board not later than December 31, 2021, to review complaints filed by citizens having personal knowledge of alleged misco...
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2021-01-14
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
INHR0001PassCelebrating Black History Month.
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2021-01-14
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHB1552IntroSewer and storm water fees incurred by tenants. Establishes billing procedures for municipal sewage or storm water user fees assessed for real property that is occupied by someone other than the owner. Provides that a lien does not attach for user fe...
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2021-01-14
To House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee
INHB1551IntroSurrender of firearms for domestic violence crimes. Provides that a person who: (1) has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence; and (2) knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm; commits possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, a ...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
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