Legislative Updates and Bill Tracking

Agribusiness Council of Indiana Legislative Report
Prepared by: Ice Miller
Report created on April 7, 2017
 
HB1001 STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET. (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Provides for bonding authority for capital projects for higher education institutions. Terminates the legislative evaluation and oversight program. Replaces the statutory appropriation from the counter-cyclical revenue and economic stabilization fund to the state general fund based on the budget report with a limited discretionary transfer determined by the budget director and approved by the governor, after review by the budget committee. Requires the attorney general to include certain language concerning settlement funds in proposed court order language. Establishes the agency settlement fund for purposes of receiving certain funds paid to the state as part of a settlement or similar agreement. Establishes the personal services/fringe benefits contingency fund for the purpose of allotting money to departments, institutions, and state agencies for: (1) salary increases; (2) fringe benefit increases; (3) an employee leave conversion program; (4) state retiree health programs; and (5) any related expenses. Provides that the budget agency shall administer the fund and may use money in the fund only with the approval of the governor. Specifies that money in each horse breed development fund is continuously appropriated to make payments ordered by the horse racing commission. Specifies that the horse racing commission's share of the money in the gaming integrity fund is continuously appropriated to carry out the purposes of the fund. Merges the law enforcement academy building fund and the law enforcement training fund into the law enforcement academy fund with no changes to the funds' uses. Allows the law enforcement academy to charge a fee to all users for training and corresponding marginal and fixed costs according to an annual cost and fee schedule approved by the budget director. Allows the academy to house and train law enforcement agencies from outside Indiana. Establishes the Indiana tourism task force to study the tourism departments of other states for the purposes of learning: (1) the structure of state tourism departments; (2) the level of funding provided to state tourism departments; and (3) the relationship between state funding of a state's tourism department and the economic impact of tourism on the state. Increases the maximum school scholarship income tax credits that may be awarded during a state fiscal year beginning after June 30, 2017, to $12,500,000. Provides that an acute care hospital is entitled to a credit against the hospital's adjusted gross income tax liability equal to 20% of the property taxes paid in Indiana. (The current credit is equal to 10% of the property taxes paid in Indiana.) Specifies that the credit applies only to taxes on real property. Provides that the amount of any unused credit may be claimed as a refundable tax credit. Authorizes the county council of Vigo County to adopt a county food and beverage tax. Provides that the tax rate may not exceed 1%. Specifies the purposes for which the revenue may be used. Requires the budget agency to retain and transfer to the department of state revenue in 2019 a part of the certified distribution of local income tax that is equal to the amount of the certified distribution that represents certified shares for calendar year 2018 multiplied by 0.5%. Specifies that the money in the standardbred horse fund is continuously appropriated to carry out the purposes of the fund. Provides that a governmental entity may issue a request for information with respect to a public-private agreement: (1) to consider the factors involved in, the feasibility of, or the potential consequences of a contemplated project involving a public facility or transportation project; (2) to prepare a request for proposals; or (3) to evaluate any aspect of an existing public-private agreement. Provides that responses to a request for information are confidential unless confidentiality is waived in writing. Specifies that a person denied the right to inspect or copy records designated as confidential may file a formal complaint with the public access counselor or may request an advisory opinion or make an informal inquiry. Provides that the governmental entity issuing the request for information is not required to take any action after receiving a response to a request for information. Repeals provisions authorizing the Indiana finance authority to enter into a public-private agreement for communications systems infrastructure with a single offeror based solely on a request for information. Requires the state board of finance to notify the state board of education and the department of education (DOE) when the state board of finance takes certain actions. Authorizes the Indiana department of veterans' affairs to make grants to be used for the purpose of providing services to veterans. Provides for an increase in the reimbursement rate for certain services provided to an individual under a Medicaid waiver and whose services are delivered by direct care staff. Provides that the state personnel department is the entity responsible for maintaining the plans of self-insurance for employees, including retired employees, of the state police department, conservation officers of the department of natural resources, and the state excise police. Changes the expiration dates for the hospital assessment fee and the health facility quality assessment fee from June 30, 2017, to June 30, 2019. Provides that deer research and management fund fee revenue, migratory waterfowl stamp revenue, and game bird restoration stamp revenue may be retained in the fish and wildlife fund if the budget agency finds that it would reduce the balance in the fish and wildlife fund below $3,000,000 at the end of the state fiscal year. Modifies the replacement facility exemption for purposes of the prohibition on the approval of licensure of comprehensive care health facilities and comprehensive care beds, and extends the prohibition through June 30, 2019. Increases the funding from $6,600 to $6,750 per student for three charter schools that provide adult education. Changes the number of students for these schools that may be funded. Provides that the spring ADM count of students is only for informational purposes. Specifies the foundation amounts, special education grant amounts, and honors diploma award amounts. Requires the state board of education to amend its rule establishing developmental delay as a disability category to provide that, beginning July 1, 2018, developmental delay is a disability category solely for students who are at least three years of age and less than nine years of age. (Currently, developmental delay is a disability category solely for students who are at least three years of age and not more than five years of age.) Adds developmental delay as a category for mild and moderate disabilities for purposes of determining special education grant amounts. Requires the department of workforce development (DWD), with approval of the state board of education, to designate each career and technical education program (program) based on specified program designations. Provides that a program must be approved by the DWD in order for a school corporation to receive a career and technical education enrollment grant (grant). Specifies the calcula
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 405: yeas 39, nays 9
4/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Senator Hershman added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Amendment #21 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 396: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #5 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 395: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 394: yeas 10, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Amendment #39 (Breaux) failed; Roll Call 393: yeas 8, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #38 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 392: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #11 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 391: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #33 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 390: yeas 9, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Amendment #15 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 389: yeas 9, nays 37
4/5/2017 - Amendment #10 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 388: yeas 9, nays 39
4/5/2017 - Amendment #37 (Tallian) failed; Roll Call 387: yeas 8, nays 38
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #21 (Taylor G) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #5 (Lanane) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #25 (Melton) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #39 (Breaux) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #38 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #17 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #11 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #36 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #33 (Lanane) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #15 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #10 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #20 (Mishler) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #37 (Tallian) failed;
4/5/2017 - Amendment #14 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #16 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #32 (Niezgodski) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #34 (Kenley) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #27 (Melton) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/30/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/30/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Kenley and Tallian
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 236: yeas 68, nays 29
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #6 (Candelaria Reardon) failed; Roll Call 217: yeas 33, nays 59
2/23/2017 - Amendment #13 (Bartlett) failed; Roll Call 216: yeas 17, nays 76
2/23/2017 - Amendment #15 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 215: yeas 30, nays 63
2/23/2017 - Amendment #13 (Bartlett) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #18 (Lawson L) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #16 (Pierce) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #15 (DeLaney) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #7 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 214: yeas 29, nays 62
2/23/2017 - Amendment #17 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 213: yeas 27, nays 65
2/23/2017 - Amendment #4 (VanNatter) failed; Roll Call 212: yeas 43, nays 48
2/23/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 211: yeas 28, nays 65
2/23/2017 - Amendment #20 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 210: yeas 30, nays 66
2/23/2017 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 209: yeas 29, nays 66
2/23/2017 - Amendment #4 (VanNatter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #10 (DeLaney) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #20 (Porter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Arnold L) prevailed; Roll Call 208: yeas 94, nays 0
2/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Arnold L) prevailed;
2/23/2017 - Amendment #3 (Brown T) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 14; Nays: 9
2/16/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/15/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/9/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Porter, Cherry and Goodin
1/10/2017 - Authored By Timothy Brown
  State Bill Page:    HB1001
 
HB1148 CANNABIDIOL AND TREATMENT RESISTANT EPILEPSY. (FRIEND W) Defines cannabidiol and establishes a cannabidiol registry for certain persons for the use of cannabidiol in the treatment of an individual with treatment resistant epilepsy. Requires the state department of health to maintain the registry. Provides that the offense of possession of paraphernalia applies to the possession of certain items used in connection with lawfully possessed cannabidiol. Establishes a defense to: (1) possession of marijuana; and (2) an allegation that a person has violated a condition of supervised release based on the use of cannabidiol; if the person is registered with the state department of health and meets other conditions.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 413: yeas 35, nays 13
4/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Senator Boots added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #2 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #7 (Head) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/4/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/28/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/16/2017 - Senator Tallian added as cosponsor
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Representative Ellington added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Head and Doriot
2/21/2017 - Representatives Carbaugh and Gutwein added as coauthors
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 173: yeas 98, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Representatives Lucas, Mahan, VanNatter, Taylor J, Beumer, Lehe, Judy, Goodin, Pierce, McNamara, Macer, Engleman, Hamilton, Kirchhofer, Negele, Hamm, Mayfield, Morris, Cook, Klinker, Lawson, Forestal, Frye, Olthoff, Candelaria Reardon, Hatfield, Summers, Brown, C., DeVon, Pressel, Siegrist, Errington, Stemler, Moed, Kersey added as coauthors
2/21/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/8/2017 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2017 - Representative Schaibley added as coauthor
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Moseley and Arnold L
1/5/2017 - Authored By William Friend
  State Bill Page:    HB1148
 
HB1157 SMALL BUSINESS DUPLICATIVE REPORTING. (MILLER D) Requires the Indiana economic development corporation to: (1) develop a means for small business reporting of duplicative state reporting requirements through an Internet web page maintained on the corporation's web site; and (2) annually report the received information to the house of representatives' standing committee responsible for government reduction.
  Current Status:    4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Senator Crane added as cosponsor
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Ford added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 287: yeas 47, nays 2
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Tomes added as second sponsor
3/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 1
3/16/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Messmer
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 100: yeas 94, nays 0
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/7/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
2/7/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Representative Moed added as coauthor
1/12/2017 - Representative Schaibley added as coauthor
1/10/2017 - Representative Gutwein added as coauthor
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Select Committee on Government Reduction
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Doug Miller
  State Bill Page:    HB1157
 
HB1211 TRANSBORDER WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY. (STEMLER S) Establishes the transborder water resources authority (authority) as a body consisting of four members of the general assembly, four ex officio members, and four individuals appointed by the governor. Requires the authority to: (1) study the subject of ownership rights in one or more transborder water resources shared by Indiana and other states; (2) explore the desirability of entering into interstate compacts with other states concerning the mutually fair and prudent use of transborder water resources shared by Indiana and the other states; and (3) make recommendations concerning the content of any such interstate compact. Authorizes the authority to provide a forum for the discussion, study, and evaluation of issues concerning transborder water resources and to facilitate and foster cooperative planning and coordinated management of transborder water resources. Provides that the authority may invite the governor, government officials, or other individuals from a state with which Indiana shares a transborder water resource to: (1) attend the authority's meetings; and (2) advise the authority, upon the authority's request. Requires the authority to report annually on its activities. Provides that the authority expires July 1, 2022.
  Current Status:    3/30/2017 - Motion to concur filed
  All Bill Status:    3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Stoops added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Head added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 289: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/20/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/14/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/13/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Grooms
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 101: yeas 93, nays 0
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/7/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
2/7/2017 - House Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Culver, Clere and Baird
1/10/2017 - Authored By Steven Stemler
  State Bill Page:    HB1211
 
HB1234 STORAGE OF AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA. (LEHE D) Provides for the regulation by the state chemist of facilities for the storage of ammonia or ammonia solutions. Defines "ammonia" to mean anhydrous ammonia that is intended for use as a fertilizer for agricultural purposes. Defines "facility for the storage of ammonia or ammonia solutions" as a facility in which ammonia or ammonia solutions are: (1) stored by a person that manufacturers or distributes ammonia or ammonia solutions; (2) stored in stationary containers; or (3) stored in mobile containers for more than 30 days in a calendar year. Prohibits the installation of a facility for the storage of ammonia or ammonia solutions unless the state chemist has issued written approval of the location of the proposed facility. Provides for the inspection by the state chemist of facilities for the storage of ammonia or ammonia solutions. Authorizes the state chemist to deny, suspend, revoke, or amend a certificate issued under the law regulating commercial fertilizers for a violation of the law regulating agricultural ammonia. Authorizes the state chemist to request the issuance of subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses or the production of books or records as part of an investigation concerning a registration under the law regulating commercial fertilizers.
  Current Status:    4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/4/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/3/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
4/3/2017 - Senator Glick added as second sponsor
4/3/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 338: yeas 47, nays 0
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Mrvan added as cosponsor
3/30/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/27/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/27/2017 - Senate Agriculture, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Agriculture
2/20/2017 - First Reading
1/31/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Leising
1/31/2017 - Representative Klinker added as coauthor
1/31/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 37: yeas 97, nays 0
1/31/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/30/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Don Lehe
  State Bill Page:    HB1234
 
HB1235 REGULATION OF PROCESSED MANURE BASED FERTILIZER. (LEHE D) Requires the state chemist to adopt rules regulating the distribution of manure based fertilizer. Specifies that, except for certain laws governing the deposit of fees, commercial fertilizer laws do not apply to manure based fertilizer.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
4/4/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/3/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
4/3/2017 - Senator Glick added as second sponsor
4/3/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 339: yeas 47, nays 0
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Mrvan added as cosponsor
3/30/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/30/2017 - Amendment #1 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/27/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/27/2017 - Senate Agriculture, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Agriculture
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/6/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Leising
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 55: yeas 95, nays 0
2/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Representatives Baird, Wright, Gutwein added as coauthors
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Don Lehe
  State Bill Page:    HB1235
 
HB1237 GRAIN BUYERS AND WAREHOUSE LICENSING. (LEHE D) Adds and amends various definitions for purposes of the grain buyers and warehouse licensing laws. Amends notice that is required on contracts for the purchase of grain from producers. Allows the director of the grain buyers and warehouse licensing agency (agency) to designate an administrative law judge to act for the director in the administration of the licensing laws. Allows the director of the agency (director) to issue subpoenas and orders to compel production of records. Allows the agency to send license renewal applications electronically. Requires certain applicants to designate a registered agent. Requires the director to provide certain information regarding a licensee who: (1) poses a significant risk of failure; or (2) fails to meet certain minimum asset requirements to the grain indemnity board (board) without including identifying information concerning the licensee to the board. Allows the director to use the services of the state board of accounts or another entity to assist the agency in investigating audit results. Allows the director's designated representative to perform certain functions of the director. Allows certain claimants that are subject to court proceedings one year to file a claim. Specifies that producers who have not requested and received a refund from the program after June 30, 2015, are participants in the grain indemnity program. Changes the future coverage period from 12 months to 15 months. Requires the director to inform the grain indemnity corporation of certain notices and orders issued and actions taken against licensees. Requires the director to consider certain claims due to depositors for a specified period of time. Adds and amends definitions for purposes of the grain indemnity laws. Adds the use of supplemental consulting services to the administrative expense account and limits the agency's use of money in the administrative expense account to certain statutory uses. Specifies when claims may be considered. Requires the grain indemnity board to develop certain educational information for producers. Allows partial payments to claimants who are not appealing while appeals are pending.
  Current Status:    4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 290: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Senators Mrvan and Randolph added as cosponsors
3/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
3/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/20/2017 - Senate Agriculture, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Senator Boots added as second sponsor
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Agriculture
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Leising
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 174: yeas 97, nays 0
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2017 - Amendment #1 (Lehe) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/9/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
2/9/2017 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Representatives Baird, Wright, Friend added as coauthors
1/26/2017 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Don Lehe
  State Bill Page:    HB1237
 
HB1260 RAILROADS AND EMINENT DOMAIN. (SOLIDAY E) Defines "corporation", "rail carrier", and "railroad". Specifies that eminent domain may be exercised by a rail carrier incorporated in Indiana or authorized to do business in Indiana, and prescribes the manner in which a railroad (including a rail carrier) may incorporate. Requires a rail carrier to demonstrate that property will be used for a public use before the carrier may use eminent domain to take the property. Eliminates the provisions in the law under which a defendant in an eminent domain proceeding who appeals an interlocutory order overruling the defendant's objections to the proceeding is required to file an appeal bond.
  Current Status:    4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Buck added as third sponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 291: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
2/20/2017 - First Reading
1/26/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau and Niemeyer
1/26/2017 - Representative Pressel added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 23: yeas 95, nays 0
1/26/2017 - Representative Candelaria Reardon added as coauthor
1/26/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
1/24/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/24/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/18/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Aylesworth
1/10/2017 - Authored By Edmond Soliday
  State Bill Page:    HB1260
 
HB1308 VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL LICENSING MATTERS. (ZENT D) Eliminates the certificate of registration for professional corporations requirement. Eliminates student hearing aid certifications. Allows all boards under the authority of the professional licensing agency (agency) to impose sanctions on a licensee as a result of an administrative complaint filed by the attorney general after renewal or reinstatement of a license. Makes certain provisions concerning midwifery certification effective July 1, 2018. Allows immunizations to be administered under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Requires the boards under the authority of the agency to expedite the issuance or renewal of licenses, certificates, registrations, or permits to military spouses. (Current law requires the boards to adopt rules to expedite the issuance or renewal of licenses, certificates, registrations, or permits to military spouses.) Adds the state epidemiologist to the approved entities able to receive confidential Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking (INSPECT) program data. Removes from the boards under the authority of the agency the requirements to establish prescribing norms and dispensing guidelines. Removes geographic restrictions relating to board of veterinary medical examiners member appointments. Removes obsolete temporary medical permit language. Makes technical corrections.
  Current Status:    3/28/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
  All Bill Status:    3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Tomes added as second sponsor
3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 292: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
3/16/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Representatives Bacon and Moseley added as coauthors
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Brown L
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 176: yeas 95, nays 0
2/21/2017 - Representative Taylor J added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
2/14/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Dennis Zent
  State Bill Page:    HB1308
 
HB1336 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MATTERS. (KIRCHHOFER C) Repeals the expiration provision for the office of minority health and the birth problems registry. Specifies various ways in which a hospital board may be named. Extends eligibility for the hearing aid assistance program (program) to a child who is at least three years of age and less than seven years of age. Removes: (1) a requirement for the program that reimbursement is unavailable from specific third sources in order to be eligible for the program; and (2) the state department of health's ability to use internal and external resources to administer the program and registration by external entities. Raises the maximum amount that can be reimbursed for a hearing aid under the program from $1,500 to $2,000. Provides that in cases in which food is believed to be adulterated or so misbranded as to be dangerous or fraudulent, the commissioner or the commissioner's agent may mark food to give notice that the food has been detained or embargoed for not more than 15 days. (Current law allows the food to be detained or embargoed for five days.) Provides that if an individual files a complaint under certain food safety laws concerning an issue related to food safety or a food borne illness, certain personal information of the individual is confidential.
  Current Status:    3/28/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
  All Bill Status:    3/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 293: yeas 49, nays 0
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/23/2017 - Amendment #2 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Senator Leising added as cosponsor
3/20/2017 - Senator Breaux added as cosponsor
3/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/6/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Charbonneau
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 59: yeas 96, nays 0
2/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - Amendment #2 (Kirchhofer) prevailed; voice vote
2/2/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/31/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Representatives Shackleford and Zent added as coauthors
1/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/25/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/25/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Cindy Kirchhofer
  State Bill Page:    HB1336
 
HB1342 TAX ADMINISTRATION. (CHERRY R) Eliminates masculine pronouns in the state tax liability credit law (IC 6-3.1).
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
3/28/2017 - Senator Mishler added as second sponsor
3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 311: yeas 50, nays 0
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Senators Niezgodski and Breaux added as cosponsors
3/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
2/20/2017 - First Reading
2/7/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Kenley
2/7/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 72: yeas 96, nays 0
2/7/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/6/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/6/2017 - Representatives Stemler and Goodin added as coauthors
2/6/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/1/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 20; Nays: 0
2/1/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Representative Thompson added as coauthor
1/12/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Robert Cherry
  State Bill Page:    HB1342
 
HB1415 VARIOUS NATURAL RESOURCES MATTERS. (EBERHART S) Adds certain structures that are eligible for institutional road fund money on department of natural resources (DNR) properties. Amends the definition of "operate" for purposes of the operation of a motorboat near a shore line. Authorizes the DNR to adopt emergency rules related to the regulation of water recreation. Provides that certain fees concerning fish and wildlife, entomology and plants, water resources, lakes and reservoirs, dams, flood control, mineral extraction, channels, and well drillers and pump installers are considered to be minimum fees. Allows the natural resources commission to set certain license and permit fees above the specific minimum fee. Specifies the type of rifle that may be used during the deer hunting season beginning after June 30, 2016, and ending before January 1, 2020. Requires that a hunter or trapper must make a reasonable effort to remove a crippled or killed animal (other than a nuisance wild animal taken with the permission of the owner or tenant of the land) from a hunting area. Removes language concerning issuing a free permit to take a wild animal that is damaging or threatening to damage property or is posing a threat to the health or safety of a person or domestic animal. Removes authority of the director of DNR (director) to furnish point of sale equipment to clerks and agents. Repeals distinctive hunting and fishing license provisions. Repeals bonding requirements for agents who sell fishing and hunting licenses. Provides that an importation permit is not required for game birds brought into the state under a game breeder's license. Requires the director to amend the state list of endangered species through rules. Removes the requirement that the director prepare a summary report of the data used to amend the state endangered species list. Allows DNR to use money in the water environmental fund to cover the costs of public awareness activities and certain litigation expenses. Removes expired language. Makes conforming changes.
  Current Status:    3/30/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 329: yeas 41, nays 8
  All Bill Status:    3/30/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/28/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/28/2017 - Amendment #3 (Perfect) prevailed; voice vote
3/28/2017 - Amendment #2 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Senator Tallian added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 1
3/23/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
3/13/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/13/2017 - Senate Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Natural Resources
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Glick
2/16/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 137: yeas 81, nays 7
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/13/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - Amendment #2 (Goodin) failed; voice vote
2/9/2017 - Amendment #1 (Goodin) prevailed; Roll Call 85: yeas 52, nays 43
2/9/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Representatives Arnold and Errington added as coauthors
2/6/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/6/2017 - House Natural Resources, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Natural Resources
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Kersey
1/17/2017 - Authored By Sean Eberhart
  State Bill Page:    HB1415
 
HB1422 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROPERTY MATTERS. (PRESSEL J) Provides that the commissioner of the department may transfer certain real property owned by the department to a nonprofit land management organization without a prior appraisal if: (1) the real property is owned by the department in fee simple; and (2) the real property is nonmarketable due to environmental mitigation requirements imposed by federal or state regulations. Requires the department to establish rules for approving installation of traffic control signals. Defines certain terms. Raises the dollar amounts for when certain financial statements must be prepared and attested as audited, reviewed, or certified as correct in a bid for a department of transportation contract. Prohibits the adoption or enforcement of an ordinance requiring a commercial motor vehicle to obtain a permit to operate within the jurisdiction of the local authority. Adds noncode to provide a refund of amounts paid by a commercial motor vehicle operator to obtain a permit to operate the commercial motor vehicle within the jurisdiction of the local authority.
  Current Status:    4/5/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 376: yeas 42, nays 6
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Niemeyer added as second sponsor
3/30/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/28/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsor: Senator Bohacek
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 232: yeas 93, nays 0
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/22/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/21/2017 - Representative Harris added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Representative Brown, C. added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/21/2017 - Amendment #2 (Pressel) prevailed; voice vote
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Soliday
1/17/2017 - Authored By Jim Pressel
  State Bill Page:    HB1422
 
HB1441 PEST AND VECTOR CONTROL. (PORTER G) Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the topic of pest and vector abatement.
  Current Status:    4/5/2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 378: yeas 35, nays 13
4/4/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Senator Leising added as cosponsor
3/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/1/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
3/1/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/27/2017 - Cosponsor: Senator Ruckelshaus
2/27/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Becker, Breaux and Taylor G
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 242: yeas 92, nays 0
2/27/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Representatives Kirchhofer, Shackleford, Moed added as coauthors
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Kirchhofer) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/22/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
2/20/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Gregory Porter
  State Bill Page:    HB1441
 
HB1447 TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES. (FRIEND W) Provides that definition of "farm product" does not include: (1) lumber; (2) logs; (3) wood chips; (4) bark; or (5) sawdust. Modifies the definition of "overweight divisible load". Provides that an owner of a "carrier, shipper, or other party" may not cause or knowingly permit a vehicle to: (1) exceed certain size or weight restrictions; and (2) be operated upon a highway. Specifies that certain infractions concerning vehicle size and weight are Class C infractions. Prohibits the bureau of motor vehicles from assessing points under the point system for violations of commercial size and weight limitations after December 31, 2015,. Provides that points assessed for such violations after December 31, 2015 are null and void.
  Current Status:    4/10/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/28/2017 - Senator Kruse added as cosponsor
3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 313: yeas 50, nays 0
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - Senator Leising added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/22/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/21/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Houchin, Crider and Doriot
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 179: yeas 96, nays 0
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Representative Braun added as coauthor
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2017 - Representative Frye added as coauthor
1/18/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/18/2017 - First Reading
1/18/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Cherry
1/18/2017 - Authored By William Friend
  State Bill Page:    HB1447
 
HB1495 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. (WOLKINS D) Authorizes an ex officio advisory member of the Indiana recycling market development board to designate a representative to serve in an advisory capacity when the ex officio member is unable to attend a board meeting. Amends the law concerning certain facilities for the composting of vegetative matter to require that the facilities be designed and operated to prevent contamination from stormwater and leachate runoff and to require the use of controls at the facilities for ground water or surface water contamination, dust, odor, and noise. Amends the law on the recycling of electronic waste: (1) to require manufacturers of video display devices to submit an annual registration to the department of environmental management (department) not later than March 1 of each year and to report to the department not later than March 1 of each year the total weight in pounds of covered electronic devices that the manufacturers collected and recycled during the previous program year; and (2) to require collectors and registered recyclers of covered electronic devices to submit annual registrations to the department not later than March 1 of each year. Provides that, in determining how much a claimant will be paid from the underground petroleum storage tank excess liability trust fund (ELTF) in connection with an eligible release discovered on or after July 1, 2016, the amount otherwise available from the fund shall be reduced by the amount of all annual registration fees for tanks located at the facility from which the release occurred that were due in 2014 or later and that have not been paid. Authorizes payment from the ELTF to reimburse a claimant for compensation paid by the claimant to technicians for services performed in preparation of the claimant's ELTF claim. Provides for the underground storage tank financial assurance board to include one member who represents an environmental consulting firm that performs work involving underground storage tank corrective actions. Amends the law concerning regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts to eliminate a provision under which a contract providing for a governmental or private body to supply water to or treat the sewage and solid waste of a regional district is subject to the approval of the department.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to dissent filed
3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 315: yeas 47, nays 0
3/28/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Senator Buck added as cosponsor
3/27/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - Amendment #1 (Bassler) prevailed; voice vote
3/27/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/20/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/20/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 7; Nays: 1
3/20/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
2/23/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/20/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Bassler and Eckerty
2/20/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 149: yeas 96, nays 0
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2017 - Amendment #3 (Harris) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2017 - Amendment #1 (Eberhart) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/25/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 2
1/25/2017 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - Representatives Gutwein and Errington added as coauthors
1/18/2017 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
1/18/2017 - First Reading
1/18/2017 - Authored By David Wolkins
  State Bill Page:    HB1495
 
HB1519 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ZONE UTILITY SERVICE. (VANNATTER H) Provides that facilities used by a wastewater utility in the collection or treatment of wastewater constitute "eligible infrastructure" for purposes of the law providing a property tax exemption to a person who invests in eligible infrastructure located in an infrastructure development zone. Authorizes a public utility that provides water utility service to petition the utility regulatory commission (IURC) for approval of a plan (plan) to develop a future source of water source supply. Requires the IURC to approve the plan if the IURC finds that the plan is reasonable and prudent for the provision of safe and reliable service. Provides that the timetable to place the future source of water supply into service may not exceed 15 years from the date on which the plan is submitted. Provides that after the utility's plan is approved, the IURC shall for ratemaking purposes add the utility's actual cost in developing the future source of water supply to the value of the utility's property. Provides that if the utility's actual cost exceeds the cost presented to the IURC, the additional costs shall be included once the source of water supply is in service if the IURC finds that the additional costs were prudently incurred. Provides that if the utility's petition is approved and the utility does not place the future source of water supply into service before the date set forth in the utility's timetable: (1) the ratemaking treatment of the utility's actual costs does not apply, unless the utility obtains the IURC's approval for amendment of the utility's plan to extend the timetable; and (2) the IURC shall establish a refund procedure to restore to ratepayers all payments that the public utility collected for costs for developing the future source of water supply, with interest, and shall remove the value added for ratemaking purposes to the utility's property for those costs. Provides that upon request by a water or wastewater utility, the IURC may allow, but may not require, the utility to establish a customer assistance program that: (1) uses state or federal infrastructure funds; or (2) provides financial relief to residential customers who qualify for income related assistance. Specifies that a customer assistance program that affects rates and charges for service is not discriminatory for purposes of any law regulating rates and charges for service. Provides that a water or wastewater utility that is requested to extend utility service to an infrastructure development zone may petition the IURC for approval of the requested extension of service. Provides that if the utility's petition is approved, the IURC shall in future general rate cases approve rate schedules that include a surcharge payable by customers located in the geographic area within the jurisdiction of the governmental entity that requested the extension of service. Amends the statute concerning infrastructure improvement charges for eligible water and wastewater utilities to: (1) change the definition of "eligible infrastructure improvements" with respect to municipally owned utilities and not-for-profit utilities; and (2) specify that the adjustment of an eligible utility's basic rates and charges to provide for the recovery of infrastructure improvement costs shall be calculated as a monthly fixed charge based upon meter size. Allows a public water utility to seek to include customer lead service line improvements as eligible infrastructure improvements for purposes of the statute concerning infrastructure improvement charges for water and wastewater utilities. Provides that the statute governing public works projects by political subdivisions does not apply to a project involving the extension or installation of utility infrastructure by a private developer of land if certain conditions are met.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Returned to the House with amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 426: yeas 48, nays 0
4/6/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #3 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as cosponsor
4/3/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/3/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 0
4/3/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/27/2017 - Senator Koch added as cosponsor
3/23/2017 - Senate Utilities, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/27/2017 - Referred to Senate Utilities
2/27/2017 - First Reading
2/23/2017 - Referred to Senate
2/22/2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Charbonneau, Eckerty and Ford
2/22/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 202: yeas 94, nays 0
2/22/2017 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/21/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/21/2017 - Amendment #1 (Ober) prevailed; voice vote
2/21/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Representative Pierce added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/15/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
2/15/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/8/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Representative Ober added as coauthor
1/18/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
1/18/2017 - First Reading
1/18/2017 - Authored By Heath VanNatter
  State Bill Page:    HB1519
 
SB1 E-LIQUIDS. (HEAD R) Limits the applicability of e-liquids statutes for a manufacturer of a closed system vapor product. Removes date restrictions in the e-liquids statutes. Removes the following requirements for an initial e-liquids manufacturing permit: (1) Construction and operation plans for manufacturing facilities. (2) Service agreements. (3) Security firm specifications. (4) Projected e-liquid production outputs. (5) Consent for the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) to conduct inspections. (6) Any other information required by the ATC. Requires a manufacturer to verify that it complies with manufacturing practices and ingredient listing requirements required by federal law. Removes the following renewal application requirements: (1) E-liquids production outputs. (2) Security certifications. (3) Consent for the ATC to conduct inspections. (4) Any other information required by the ATC. Removes language concerning security protocol confidentiality. Removes specific requirements concerning remotely monitored security systems. Removes the following requirements regarding a manufacturer: (1) Keeping sample bottles from each batch of e-liquids produced. (2) Ensuring that e-liquid ingredients are stored in a secure area. (3) Ensuring that authorized personnel only have certain secured access. Provides that the ATC shall cover the cost of criminal history background checks. Removes e-liquid ingredient restrictions. Requires a manufacturer to submit a list of ingredients used in the manufacturer's e-liquid production to the ATC. Adds to the definition of "e-liquid" that an e-liquid is a substance that may or may not contain nicotine. Provides that an electronic cigarette uses a sealed nonrefillable cartridge. Provides that a retailer who: (1) knowingly or intentionally sell e-liquid to a minor; (2) fails to verify the age of a person less than 27 years of age and sells the person e-liquid; or (3) knowingly and intentionally sells e-liquid to a person and the sale does not occur in a direct, face-to-face exchange; commits a Class C infraction. Provides that the federal Food and Drug Administration has sole jurisdiction to enforce a manufacturer to comply with certain federal laws. Provides that e-liquids manufacturer permit fees be deposited in the enforcement and administration fund of the alcohol and tobacco commission. Provides that e-liquids manufactured by an e-liquids manufacturer approved by the alcohol and tobacco commission prior to July 1, 2017, may be distributed and sold for retail until the expiration date of the e-liquids. Provides that certain rules relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of e-liquids are void. Requires the ATC to adopt certain rules to implement the e-liquids statutes. Provides that flavoring may be only added to e-liquids if the flavoring has not been prohibited by the FDA. Prohibits a manufacturer named on a permit from having a felony conviction. Provides certain restrictions and procedures for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 402: yeas 91, nays 4
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/4/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/4/2017 - Amendment #1 (Lehman) prevailed; voice vote
4/4/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/28/2017 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/22/2017 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/13/2017 - Representatives GiaQuinta and Austin added as cosponsors
3/13/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
3/6/2017 - Referred to House Public Policy
3/6/2017 - First Reading
3/1/2017 - Referred to House
2/28/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Steuerwald, Smaltz and Mahan
2/28/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Lehman
2/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 212: yeas 49, nays 1
2/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/27/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/27/2017 - Amendment #1 (Head) prevailed; voice vote
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/22/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 1
2/22/2017 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2017 - Senators Bassler and Ford added as coauthors
1/30/2017 - Senator Lanane added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Senator Tomes added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Senator Mishler added as coauthor
1/25/2017 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - Senators Becker, Charbonneau, Kruse, Raatz, Young, M., Zay, Messmer added as coauthors
1/24/2017 - Senators Holdman, Merritt, Doriot, Bohacek, Smith, Walker added as coauthors
1/24/2017 - Senator Boots added as coauthor
1/24/2017 - Senator Alting added as second author
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
  State Bill Page:    SB1
 
SB15 CANNABIDIOL FOR THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY. (TOMES J) Defines "cannabidiol" and provides an affirmative defense to possession of cannabidiol if the person or the person's child has been diagnosed with certain medical conditions, the cannabidiol contains not more than 0.3% THC and at least 10% cannabidiol, and other specified conditions are met. Provides civil immunity for a health care provider if the patient who possesses the cannabidiol is a part of a clinical trial.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 403: yeas 95, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Representative McNamara added as cosponsor
4/5/2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Brown T) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Referral to the Committee on Ways and Means withdrawn
4/3/2017 - Referral to Committee on Ways and Means withdrawn
3/30/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/27/2017 - Representative Schaibley added as cosponsor
3/23/2017 - Representative Hamm added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Senator Alting added as coauthor
2/14/2017 - Senator Hershman added as coauthor
2/14/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as coauthor
2/14/2017 - Senator Doriot added as third author
2/14/2017 - Senator Young M added as second author
2/14/2017 - Senator Doriot removed as second author
2/14/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Miller
2/14/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Friend
2/14/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 108: yeas 38, nays 12
2/14/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/13/2017 - Senator Stoops added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Senator Merritt added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/13/2017 - Amendment #3 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
2/13/2017 - Amendment #2 (Tomes) prevailed; voice vote
2/13/2017 - Amendment #1 (Grooms) failed; voice vote
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/7/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 5; Nays: 3
2/7/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2017 - Senators Tallian and Lanane added as coauthors
1/24/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
1/17/2017 - Senators Bassler and Ford added as coauthors
1/17/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Senator Doriot B added as second author
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By James Tomes
  State Bill Page:    SB15
 
SB90 DOING BUSINESS OR MARKETING AS A COOPERATIVE. (LEISING J) Specifies that certain cooperative entities are not subject to the restrictions of the bill. Provides that it is unlawful for a business entity that is not a cooperative entity to do the following: (1) Use the terms "cooperative", or "co-op", or any derivative of those terms in a business entity name if the use of the term would create a substantial likelihood of misleading the public by implying that the business entity is a cooperative. (2) Advertise or represent the business entity to the public, its customers, or prospective customers as a cooperative or as an entity operating on a cooperative basis. Defines the term "cooperative". Requires the department of agriculture to regulate the use of the terms "cooperative", and "co-op", and any derivative of those terms. Authorizes the use administrative dissolution by the secretary of state to enforce the restrictions on the use of the terms "cooperative", and "co-op", and any derivative of those terms.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Motion to concur filed
  All Bill Status:    4/5/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 369: yeas 97, nays 1
4/4/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/22/2017 - House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/13/2017 - Senator Kruse added as third author
2/13/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Wright
2/13/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Lehe
2/13/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 90: yeas 49, nays 0
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2017 - Senator Glick added as second author
2/9/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/6/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Agriculture, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Agriculture
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Jean Leising
  State Bill Page:    SB90
 
SB114 PROFESSIONAL LICENSING. (KRUSE D) Eliminates the jobs creation committee (committee). Transfers duties of the committee to the Indiana professional licensing agency. Makes conforming changes.
  Current Status:    4/3/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 349: yeas 47, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    4/3/2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments;
4/3/2017 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments Concurred (47-0)
4/3/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/30/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/28/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
3/28/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
3/27/2017 - Motion to concur filed
3/21/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
3/20/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 262: yeas 82, nays 13
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/16/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/14/2017 - House Select Committee on Government Reduction, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Select Committee on Government Reduction
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Senator Raatz added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Senator Houchin added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - Senator Messmer added as second author
2/6/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Morris, Miller and VanNatter
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative DeVon
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 63: yeas 48, nays 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/31/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
1/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/26/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 7; Nays: 0
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
  State Bill Page:    SB114
 
SB128 REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. (MESSMER M) Provides that the Indiana finance authority (IFA), rather than the budget agency, administers the local infrastructure revolving loan funds (loan funds). Expands the types of entities that may participate in the loan funds. Authorizes the IFA to issue its bonds to carry out the loan funds. Expands the types of infrastructure that are eligible for the loan funds to include bridges or other public ways. Authorizes an eligible county that is a member of a commuter transportation district to use money in the eligible county's major bridge fund to make grants for the commuter transportation system. Provides that a regional development authority (RDA) may apply for a "FASTLANE" grant from the Federal Highway Administration (or a grant from any other federal program) for highway funding. Authorizes an RDA to enter into a supplemental funding agreement with the Indiana department of transportation or a political subdivision to contribute local matching funds to be used to pay a part or all of the nonfederal share of the costs necessary to carry out regional transportation infrastructure projects. Allows a county or municipality participating in an RDA to transfer money to a fund from its general fund or rainy day fund (or other available fund) to the RDA for purposes of providing funds for regional transportation infrastructure projects. Provides that a city, county, or political subdivision that fails to make a payment or transfer to a development authority as required is subject to a deduction by the state treasurer and a deduction of available funds from the development authority. Provides that the use of the major bridge fund for projects involving double tracking must be approved by the northwest Indiana regional development authority. Creates the regional development authority infrastructure fund (infrastructure fund). Provides that a regional development authority may expend money in the fund for certain infrastructure development projects. Provides that the IFA will administer the infrastructure fund. Provides an adjusted gross income tax deduction to a taxpayer that makes a contribution or gift to the infrastructure fund. Allows a county, city, or town to provide local income tax revenue to the infrastructure fund. Upon recommendation by an RDA, authorizes a county or municipality to establish a cumulative fund for the purpose of funding regional transportation infrastructure projects.
  Current Status:    4/5/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
  All Bill Status:    4/4/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 371: yeas 90, nays 7
4/4/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/3/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/3/2017 - Amendment #1 (Braun) prevailed; voice vote
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/29/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 20; Nays: 0
3/29/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/27/2017 - Representative Frye added as cosponsor
3/21/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
3/21/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/21/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
3/6/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/27/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Soliday
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Braun
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 194: yeas 47, nays 2
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Senator Crider added as third author
2/23/2017 - Senator Kenley added as second author
2/23/2017 - Senator Crider removed as second author
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Bohacek) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Senator Doriot added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Placed back on second reading
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/16/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/13/2017 - Senator Melton added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Senator Crider added as second author
1/23/2017 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
1/17/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/17/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Mark Messmer
  State Bill Page:    SB128
 
SB275 NONDOMICILED COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES. (HOLDMAN T) Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue nondomiciled commercial driver's licenses in accordance with federal regulations after December 31, 2017. Requires an individual who applies for a nondomiciled commercial drivers license to submit a proper application under IC~9-24.
  Current Status:    3/30/2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
  All Bill Status:    3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 335: yeas 89, nays 0
3/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/15/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
3/15/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Representative Lehman added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/6/2017 - Senator Taylor G added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Mahan
2/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 68: yeas 48, nays 0
2/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/2/2017 - Senator Bohacek added as coauthor
2/2/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/31/2017 - Amendment #1 (Holdman) prevailed; voice vote
1/31/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
1/31/2017 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed; voice vote
1/31/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/30/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/26/2017 - Senators Doriot and Sandlin added as coauthors
1/26/2017 - Senator Ford added as second author
1/26/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/24/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/24/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/24/2017 - Senate Homeland Security and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Travis Holdman
  State Bill Page:    SB275
 
SB294 BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS TESTING. (LEISING J) Provides that expenses related to bovine tuberculosis testing for each calendar year are payable as follows: (1) 50% from the county council. (2) 50% from the Indiana state board of animal health (board). Provides that the board is responsible for paying for the board's share of expenses with funds appropriated to the board in the state board of animal health indemnity fund.
  Current Status:    3/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 288: yeas 96, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    3/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/16/2017 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Development
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Senator Perfect added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - Senator Raatz added as third author
2/21/2017 - Senator Glick added as second author
2/21/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Lyness
2/21/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Lehe
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 155: yeas 44, nays 4
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Amendment #1 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0
2/16/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
1/23/2017 - Senate Agriculture, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Agriculture
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Jean Leising
  State Bill Page:    SB294
 
SB299 OFFENSES INVOLVING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES. (KOCH E) Amends the definition of "unmanned aerial vehicle" to specify that the term includes: (1) an unmanned aircraft and an unmanned aircraft system; and (2) a small unmanned aircraft and a small unmanned aircraft system; all as defined in federal law. Creates the following new criminal offenses involving the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle as Class A misdemeanors: (1) Sex offender unmanned aerial vehicle offense. (2) Public safety remote aerial interference. (3) Remote aerial voyeurism. (4) Remote aerial harassment. Provides that the offenses are Level 6 felonies if the accused person has a prior unrelated conviction for the same offense. Provides that it is not a defense to a prosecution for invasion of privacy that the accused person used or operated an unmanned aerial vehicle in committing the violation.
  Current Status:    3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 336: yeas 89, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    3/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/22/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/6/2017 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
3/6/2017 - First Reading
3/1/2017 - Referred to House
2/28/2017 - Senator Kruse added as coauthor
2/28/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Steuerwald
2/28/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Washburne
2/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 226: yeas 50, nays 0
2/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/21/2017 - Senator Tomes added as coauthor
2/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
2/21/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Senator Freeman added as second author
1/31/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Eric Koch
  State Bill Page:    SB299
 
SB416 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSISTANCE FUND. (CHARBONNEAU E) Requires the Indiana finance authority to study the ability of utilities to provide clean and safe drinking water in Indiana for the foreseeable future. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC), in its deliberations in a general rate case of a water or wastewater utility, to consider governmental requirements arising from environmental law and their effect upon the utility's operational expenses. Authorizes the IURC, upon request by a water or wastewater utility in a general rate case, to permit the utility to voluntarily establish a customer assistance program. Provides that an IURC-approved customer assistance program may not be deemed a discriminatory utility regulation. Provides that certain water utilities that have withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the IURC may form a policy review committee to receive complaints from customers if certain conditions are met. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules to carry out the intent of the law concerning the safety of the public water supply. Authorizes the commissioner of the department of environmental management, when the point of water collection of a public water system is being relocated, to require that the water be tested at the new point of collection the public water system may begin to collect water at the new location. Establishes the infrastructure assistance fund (fund) to provide grants, loans, and other financial assistance for the planning, designing, acquisition, construction, renovation, improvement, and expansion of public water systems. Requires the Indiana finance authority (IFA) to administer the fund and to establish criteria for the making of grants, loans, and other financial assistance from the fund. Authorizes the IFA to sell loans and other obligations from the fund and to deposit the proceeds of the sales in the fund or in certain other funds. Authorizes the IFA to pledge loans and other obligations from the fund to secure other loans or financial assistance from the fund or from certain other funds. Requires the public finance director to submit a report on the fund to the budget committee and the legislative council not later than August 1 of each odd-numbered year through 2021. Changes the name of the Indiana geological survey to the Indiana geological and water survey (survey). Requires the survey to provide geological information about the water resources of Indiana. Changes the name of the geological survey advisory council to the geological and water survey advisory council.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 417: yeas 97, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    4/6/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/5/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/5/2017 - Amendment #1 (Ober) prevailed; voice vote
4/5/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/3/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/30/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 22; Nays: 0
3/30/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/23/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/22/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/16/2017 - Representative Macer added as cosponsor
3/15/2017 - House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/9/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
3/9/2017 - First Reading
2/21/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Beumer and Stemler
2/21/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Ober
2/21/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 162: yeas 46, nays 2
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/20/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Senator Glick added as coauthor
2/20/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/16/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 1
2/16/2017 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2017 - Senators Bassler, Niezgodski, Stoops added as coauthors
1/26/2017 - Senator Tallian added as third author
1/26/2017 - Senator Eckerty added as second author
1/24/2017 - Senator Merritt added as coauthor
1/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
1/23/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/23/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Ed Charbonneau
  State Bill Page:    SB416
 
SB421 ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANKS. (BASSLER E) Repeals the law requiring owners of certain above ground storage tanks to register their tanks with the department of environmental management. Authorizes the person responsible for the operation of a public water system to gather information from potential sources of contamination for the purpose of developing or updating the public water system's threat minimization and response plan. Provides that, depending on the circumstances, the information gathered from potential sources of contamination may be excepted from inspection and copying under the public records law. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on environmental affairs for study during the 2017 interim the topic of public water supply protection, including: (1) the potential creation of a central repository for all information about above ground storage tanks that is reported to various agencies; (2) resources available to the operators of public water systems for developing and maintaining emergency plans for responding to threats to the drinking water supply; and (3) whether the information available to emergency responders and environmental regulators concerning above ground storage tanks is sufficient to ensure the protection of public water supplies.
  Current Status:    3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 326: yeas 95, nays 0
  All Bill Status:    3/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/22/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/22/2017 - House Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/28/2017 - Referred to House Environmental Affairs
2/28/2017 - First Reading
2/16/2017 - Referred to House
2/14/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Wolkins
2/14/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 122: yeas 50, nays 0
2/14/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/13/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/13/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/13/2017 - Amendment #1 (Tallian) prevailed; voice vote
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/7/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/6/2017 - Senator Tallian added as coauthor
2/6/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 6; Nays: 1
2/6/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as second author
1/23/2017 - Senate Environmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2017 - Referred to Senate Environmental Affairs
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Eric Bassler
  State Bill Page:    SB421
 
SB505 RECORDING OF DOCUMENTS. (BRAY R) Changes the amounts and distribution of recording fees. Sets a statutory fee for bulk form copies of 10 cents per copy of a recorded document and 10 cents per recorded document for a copy of the indices. Allows a fee set by ordinance in an amount of up to 20 cents per copy and per recorded document if the county executive finds that the costs incurred by the county recorder exceed the amount of the statutory fee. Requires a recipient of bulk form copies (bulk user) to enter into a contract with the county recorder as a prerequisite to receiving bulk form copies. Allows a bulk user that meets certain requirements to charge its customers a fee for using bulk form copies but not sell or transfer copies of recorded documents to another party. Adds the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act that provides, effective January 1, 2018, that for purposes of recording: (1) an electronic document satisfies any legal requirement for an original paper document or other medium; and (2) an electronic signature satisfies a legal requirement that a document must be signed, notarized, acknowledged, or verified. Creates the electronic recording commission to adopt standards before January 1, 2018, to implement the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. Provides that a recorded memorandum of contract serves as evidence of and provides notice of the existence of the contract. Replaces, throughout IC 36, gender specific words with gender neutral words.
  Current Status:    4/6/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
  All Bill Status:    4/5/2017 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/4/2017 - Motion to concur filed
4/4/2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/3/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 359: yeas 95, nays 0
4/3/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/30/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/30/2017 - Amendment #1 (Zent) prevailed; voice vote
3/30/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/27/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/23/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/23/2017 - House Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Local Government
3/7/2017 - First Reading
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/28/2017 - Senator Niezgodski removed as coauthor
2/27/2017 - Cosponsors: Representatives Moed, Steuerwald and Richardson
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Zent
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 209: yeas 45, nays 4
2/27/2017 - Senator Niemeyer added as coauthor
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Senator Kruse added as third author
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #4 (Bray) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #3 (Bray) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Senator Doriot added as second author
2/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/13/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/9/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/8/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 7; Nays: 1
2/8/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Rodric Bray
  State Bill Page:    SB505
 
SB515 VARIOUS TAX MATTERS. (HERSHMAN B) Provides and modifies sales and use tax exemptions. Provides an income tax deduction for certain amounts a taxpayer included as an item of income in a prior tax year. Specifies that, in determining an Indiana net operating loss deduction, certain modifications to adjusted gross income are not to be applied. Provides that a professional sports team member or a race team member is subject to the local income tax and that in Marion County the local income tax revenue must be deposited in a dedicated fund established by its capital improvement board. Adds exemptions to certain taxes in connection with an NBA All-Star game and NBA related events when held in Indiana. Provides that a return under the financial institutions tax is due one month after the taxpayer's federal tax return is due. Creates a three month window during which an owner of an aircraft that is located in another state may register in Indiana without paying the difference in the sales tax paid to that state at its rate and the Indiana use tax rate. Provides that the department of state revenue may collect debts of a local unit of government through a tax refund set off program. Makes technical corrections.
  Current Status:    3/28/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 320: yeas 93, nays 1
  All Bill Status:    3/28/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
3/27/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/27/2017 - Amendment #1 (Forestal) failed; Roll Call 316: yeas 27, nays 67
3/27/2017 - Amendment #3 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 315: yeas 28, nays 66
3/27/2017 - Amendment #3 (Porter) failed;
3/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
3/23/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/21/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 18; Nays: 2
3/21/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/15/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/7/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
3/7/2017 - First Reading
3/6/2017 - Representative Huston added as cosponsor
2/28/2017 - Referred to House
2/27/2017 - Representative Brown, T. removed as cosponsor
2/27/2017 - House sponsor: Representative Brown T
2/27/2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Brown, T
2/27/2017 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 210: yeas 49, nays 0
2/27/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2017 - Senator Holdman added as second author
2/23/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2017 - Amendment #3 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) failed; voice vote
2/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/21/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/20/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/14/2017 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/14/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
2/14/2017 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Brandt Hershman
  State Bill Page:    SB515
 
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