Indiana Representative Vernon Smith [D]

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INHB1002PassTeacher 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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2020-03-30
Public Law 150
INHB1006PassMinimum age to marry and emancipation of minors. Specifies that an "adult" is: (1) a person at least eighteen years of age; or (2) a: (A) married minor who is at least sixteen years of age; or (B) minor that has been completely emancipated by a court...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 94
INHB1066PassVarious education matters. Provides that a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation if the school corporation has the capacity to accept the student and the student's parent i...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 155
INHR0045PassWelcoming members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity to the 83rd Tenth District Convention.
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2020-03-05
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHCR0040PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing dyslexia in Hoosier youth.
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2020-03-05
Representatives Austin, Aylesworth, Bacon, Bartels, Bartlett, Bauer, Beck, Behning, Borders, Bosma, Boy, Brown, T., Campbell, Candelaria Reardon, Carbaugh, Chyung, DeLaney, Deal, Dvorak, Errington, Fleming, Forestal, Frye, GiaQuinta, Goodin, Gutwein, Hamilton, Harris, Hatcher, Hatfield, Hostettler, Huston, Jackson, Jordan, Judy, Karickhoff, Kirchhofer, Klinker, Lauer, Lehe, Lehman, Leonard, Lindauer, Lucas, Manning, May, Mayfield, Moed, Morris, Morrison, Moseley, Nisly, Pfaff, Pierce, Porter, Pryor, Saunders, Shackleford, Smaltz, Smith, V., Soliday, Stutzman, Sullivan, Summers, VanNatter, Wesco, Wolkins, Wright, Young J, Ziemke added as coauthors
INHCR0044PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing teachers and the work they do.
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2020-03-04
Returned to the House
INHR0040PassCongratulating Bernice Bohannon on her 110th birthday.
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2020-03-03
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0046PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Indiana public schools and the week of February 24-28, 2020, as National Public Schools Week.
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2020-03-02
Representatives Jordan, Prescott, Lindauer, May, Davisson, Bacon, Judy, Barrett, Lauer, Aylesworth, Lehe, DeLaney, Klinker, Pfaff, Smith, V. added as cosponsors
INHCR0037PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to display the portrait of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony on U.S. currency recognizing women's fight for suffrage and honoring the 100th anniversary.
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2020-02-25
Returned to the House
INHR0035PassRecognizing Omega Psi Phi.
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2020-02-25
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0030PassRecognizing Workers Memorial Day.
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2020-02-24
Representatives Goodrich, Austin, Bartlett, Bauer, Boy, Campbell, Candelaria Reardon, McNamara, Chyung, DeLaney, Deal, Dvorak, Errington, Fleming, Negele, GiaQuinta, Goodin, Hamilton, Harris, Hatcher, Hatfield, Lehe, Jackson, Klinker, Macer, Moed, Moseley, Pfaff, Pierce, Porter, Pryor, Shackleford, Smith, V., Summers, Wright added as coauthors
INHR0029PassTo honor and congratulate the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on the organization's 100th Anniversary.
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2020-02-20
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0010PassCelebrating Black History Month.
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2020-02-18
Representative Goodin added as coauthor
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
INSB0223EngrossFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requirements. Requires all students, except for students at certain nonpublic schools, in their senior year to complete and submit the FAFSA unless: (1) a parent of a student or a student, if the stude...
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2020-02-17
To House Education 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
INHR0017PassRecognizing the Ninth Annual Bill Johnson Black Film Festival.
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2020-02-13
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0002PassSchool accountability. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2018-2019 school year may not be lower than the school's or s...
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2020-02-12
Public Law 2
INHCR0029PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION remembering Dr. Walter "Jerry" Watkins.
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2020-02-11
Returned to the House
INSB0416EngrossGary Community School Corporation. Requires that the distressed unit appeal board (DUAB) hold a public hearing on the Gary Community School Corporation's current status as a distressed unit before December 31, 2022. Establishes the distressed politic...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0016PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Beverly Brown upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-29
Returned to the Senate
INHR0011PassRecognizing Strack and Van Til on the occasion of their 91st Anniversary.
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2020-01-28
First reading: adopted voice vote
INHR0004PassCommemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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2020-01-23
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INHB1001EngrossSchool accountability. Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of school or school corporation performance assigned by the state board of education for the 2018-2019 school year may not be lower than the school's or s...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INHB1369IntroSchool resource officers. Provides that, after June 30, 2020, a law enforcement officer or a school security officer must complete 40 hours of certified school resource officer training before the law enforcement officer or school security officer ma...
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2020-01-15
To House Education Committee
INHB1371IntroDistressed unit appeal board. Makes changes to the composition of the distressed unit appeal board.
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2020-01-15
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INHB1296IntroAdditional teacher salary. Provides that a school corporation may provide an increase or increment in a local salary range for a teacher who possesses a master's or doctorate degree.
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2020-01-14
To House Education Committee
INHB1297IntroSurrender 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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2020-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1298IntroTobacco offenses. Raises the penalty from a Class C infraction to a Class B infraction if a person sells cigarettes other than in an unopened package. Raises the penalty from a Class C infraction to a Class B infraction if a person sells or distribut...
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2020-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1299IntroLoan forgiveness for distressed schools. Provides that a school corporation that meets certain conditions is not required to repay loans or advances made from the common school fund to the school corporation. Provides that the budget agency may appro...
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2020-01-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
INHCR0002PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Prom Genie, Incorporated.
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2020-01-06
Returned to the House
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