Inside the Statehouse - Week 3


Action Alert: Support SNAP Asset Limit Removal

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee will hear the following bills at 
10:00 am  – Monday, January 23, 2017
in Senate Chamber.

          SB 9 - SNAP and drug convictions 
     SB 154 - Removal of asset limits for SNAP eligibility

If your legislator is on the committee (look up your legislator here), call and ask them to vote YES on SB9 and SB154. If your legislator is not on the committee, call the Chairman, Senator Grooms, at 317-234-9425, Thank him for hearing these bills and ask him to vote YES on SB9 and SB154.

Name
Phone #
Email
Sen. Ronald Grooms (Chairperson)
317-234-9425
Senator.Grooms@iga.in.gov
Sen. Greg Walker (Ranking Majority Member)
317-232-9984
Senator.Walker@iga.in.gov
Sen. Mike Bohacek
317-232-9541
Senator.Bohacek@iga.in.gov
Sen. John Crane
317-232-9984
Senator.Crane@iga.in.gov
Sen. Jon Ford
317-234-9443
Senator.Ford@iga.in.gov
Sen. Erin Houchin
317-232-9488
Senator.Houchin@iga.in.gov
Sen. Dennis Kruse
317-233-0930
Senator.Kruse@iga.in.gov
Sen. Timothy Lanane (Ranking Minority Member)
317-232-9427
s25@iga.in.gov
Sen. Jean Breaux
317-232-9534
s34@iga.in.gov

SB 154 -
The Issue: Currently, SNAP eligibility has a $2250 asset limit. Asset limits deter individuals from saving, a necessary step toward self-sufficiency. SNAP should be a safety net families can rely on in hard times; instead, asset limits force people to liquidate assets to receive nutrition support. Asset limits keep the very vulnerable, asset-poor Hoosiers from receiving SNAP because the paperwork needed to verify checking or savings accounts can be difficult to procure and/or file.

Enforcing the asset limit costs Indiana taxpayers money. Surrounding states (Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky) have removed their asset limits and have lower administrative costs per case. Asset limits also lead to churn. A gift or a few extra shifts at work can push someone over the asset limit, but two months later they qualify and apply again, costing taxpayers to process those applications. In states that removed asset limits, churn decreased by about 26%.

Asset limits place the burden of food access on non-profit organizations and charities, where the food supply is inconsistent and supplemental. Only 1 of every 20 bags of groceries received by food insecure households comes from an emergency food provider. 

SB 9 -  This bill would indicate that Indiana is opting out of the federal law prohibiting individuals convicted of certain drug offenses from receiving SNAP assistance. Please ask your Senator to support this bill.

You can watch the committee hearing live here on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10am. 

Also next week:
HB 1002: Transportation infrastructure funding (Soliday) will be heard in a joint meeting of House Roads and Transportation and House Ways and Means on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9 am in the House Chamber.

SB 276: Early education grant pilot program (Holdman) will be heard in Senate Education and Career Development on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the Senate Chamber.

SB 474: Small loans (Melton) will be heard in Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:30 am in Rm. 130. This bill is a good first step and addresses some of the issues in payday lending. However, these reforms don't go far enough to protect consumers and therefore the Institute recommends that the General Assembly follow through on the study committee on payday lending that was urged in House Enrolled Act 1340 from the 2016 session.

Please note that the schedules above are current as of January 20, 2016. It is always important to verify the scheduling of bills and sessions on the General Assembly's website as these can and frequently do change.
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The Institute has posted our 2017 Legislative Public Policy Agenda. The following are the 6 "missing policy pieces" and a few pieces of legislation that either promote that goal or hinder it.

  • A PATH TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Put families on a path to self-sufficiency by protecting them from high-cost payday loans and predatory lending products. Support asset-building and financial literacy training by increasing funding for individual development accounts (IDAs). 
    • SB 245: Long term small loans (Holdman)
    • SB 474: Small loans (Melton)

  • INVESTMENT IN TWO-GENERATION SOLUTIONS: Investments in Head Start, preschool and the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) ensure that young children continue to learn and grow while their parents work or seek further education. 
    • SB 276: Early childhood grant pilot program (Holdman)
    • SB 325: Voluntary prekindergarten program (Stoops)

  • REMOVE BARRIERS TO ADULT EDUCATION & WORKFORCE TRAINING: Allow for better coordination of skills training, higher education and necessary support services. Increase support for the Indiana Adult Student Grant and the WorkINdiana training program, and create Indiana’s first fund for job-driven adult literacy.
    • HB 1008: Workforce development (Huston)
    • HB 1212: Work sharing unemployment benefit (Hatfield)
    • HB 1464: Work sharing unemployment benefits (Carbaugh)

  • ASSISTS & REBOUNDS: Help Hoosiers rebound more quickly from tough times by removing the asset test from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility requirements and raising Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility to 50 percent of the federal poverty level.
    • SB 9: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and drug convictions (Merritt)
    • SB 154: Removal of asset limits for SNAP eligibility (Merritt)
    • SB 527: TANF eligibility (Stoops)
    • SB 528: Removal of asset limits for SNAP eligibility (Stoops)

  • QUALITY OF LIFE & QUALITY OF WORK: Ensure that all working Hoosiers can balance work, family and household budgets through policies that promote fair scheduling, paid leave and high-quality, well-paying jobs. 
    • HB 1183: Employee paid sick leave (Lawson)
    • HB 1442: Paid sick and safe leave (Porter)
    • SB 3: Paid personal leave (Randolph)
    • SB 253: Paid family and medical leave program (Tallian)
    • SB 318: Minimum wage (Mrvan) 

  • BUILD A MORE JUST HOOSIER ECONOMY, STARTING WITH EQUITABLE BUDGET CHOICES: Make equitable budget choices that remedy Indiana’s regressive tax structure, increase economic mobility for working families and promote a more just economy for all Hoosiers.
    • HB 1001: Biennial budget (Brown)
    • HB 1002: Transportation infrastructure funding (Soliday) 

For a complete list of bills the Institute is following this session, check out this Inside the Statehouse post. 

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Inside the Statehouse - Bill List 2017


The following is the Institute's bill list. This will be updated regularly to reflect the current status of bills as the 2017 legislative session continues.
 
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HB1001
BIENNIAL BUDGET (BROWN T) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning state offices and administration and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
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:   
 
HB1002
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING (SOLIDAY E) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning transportation and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/25/2017 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
 
All Bill Status:   
1/25/2017 - House Roads and Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Roads and Transportation
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Brown T, Steuerwald and Sullivan
1/4/2017 - Authored By Edmond Soliday
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1008
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (HUSTON T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Clere and Braun
1/10/2017 - Authored By Todd Huston
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1012
HIGHER EDUCATION EXPENSES (CULVER W) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Education
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Wes Culver
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1014
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION (TORR J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Coauthored by Representatives Bosma, Bartlett and Moed
1/4/2017 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1022
INDIANA HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM (HARRIS JR. E) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/12/2017 - Representative Siegrist added as coauthor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1038
GENERAL FUND REFERENDUM; SCHOOL FACILITIES (TORR J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Jerry Torr
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1060
HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING PROGRAM (SHACKLEFORD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1074
PREDATORY LENDING TO SMALL BUSINESSES (MACER K) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning trade regulation.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to House Financial Institutions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Karlee Macer
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1080
COMMISSION ON IMPROVING THE STATUS OF CHILDREN (FRIZZELL D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration.
 
Current Status:   
1/23/2017 - House Bills on Second Reading
 
All Bill Status:   
1/18/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
1/18/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/18/2017 - House Family, Children and Human Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, 156-A
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By David Frizzell
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1115
VETERANS' PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS (KLINKER S) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By Sheila Klinker
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1135
DENTAL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM (FRIZZELL D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/18/2017 - DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
 
All Bill Status:   
1/18/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 3:30 PM, House Chamber
1/12/2017 - Representative Brown, C. added as coauthor
1/11/2017 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 3:30 PM, House Chamber
1/5/2017 - Referred to House Public Health
1/5/2017 - First Reading
1/5/2017 - Authored By David Frizzell
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1149
RESIDENT TUITION RATE FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS (TAYLOR III J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Education
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Joe Taylor III
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1151
SNAP BENEFITS (TAYLOR III J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Joe Taylor III
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1154
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (LEONARD D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/12/2017 - Representative Ober added as coauthor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Daniel Leonard
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1161
INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR FIREARMS SAFETY EXPENSES (LUCAS J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Public Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Jim Lucas
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1178
AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION (KERSEY C) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Clyde Kersey
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1179
SAME DAY REGISTRATION; CLOSE OF THE POLLS (KERSEY C) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Clyde Kersey
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1183
EMPLOYEE PAID SICK LEAVE (LAWSON L) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Linda Lawson
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1186
EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY SERVICE INCOME (FRYE R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Randall Frye
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1192
BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT (OBER D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By David Ober
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1195
OVERSIGHT OF UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND (OBER D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By David Ober
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1206
INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY INCOME (ARNOLD L) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning military and veterans.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Coauthored by Representative Judy
1/10/2017 - Authored By Lloyd Arnold
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1210
COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION (PRYOR C) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Elections and Apportionment
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Cherrish Pryor
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1212
WORK SHARING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT (HATFIELD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1213
OVERTIME COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES (HATFIELD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Ryan Hatfield
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1214
SPECIALIZED DRIVING PRIVILEGES (YOUNG J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By John Young
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1221
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND CRIMINAL CONDUCT (WASHBURNE T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Thomas Washburne
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1227
STUDY OF THE SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA (CANDELARIA REARDON M) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Candelaria Reardon, Mara
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1229
REPRESENTATION IN TAX APPEALS (CANDELARIA REARDON M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Candelaria Reardon, Mara
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1244
INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR THE ELDERLY (WESCO T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Ways and Means
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Timothy Wesco
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1267
FORMER OFFENDERS (SHACKLEFORD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning corrections.
 
Current Status:   
1/10/2017 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/10/2017 - First Reading
1/10/2017 - Authored By Robin Shackleford
 
State Bill Page:   
 
HB1393
ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN SERVICES (FRIZZELL D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/17/2017 - Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
 
All Bill Status:   
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By David Frizzell
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB3
PAID PERSONAL LEAVE (RANDOLPH L) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning employment.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB8
FORFEITURE (BOOTS P) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.
 
Current Status:   
1/17/2017 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/12/2017 - Senator Kruse added as third author
1/10/2017 - Senate Corrections and Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/4/2017 - Senator Young, M. added as second author
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Philip Boots
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB9
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND DRUG CONVICTIONS (MERRITT J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/23/2017 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Senate Chamber
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Corrections and Criminal Law
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB23
USE OF CONSUMER REPORTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES (RANDOLPH L) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB34
BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES (MERRITT J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.
 
Current Status:   
1/25/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
 
All Bill Status:   
1/18/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/11/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/4/2017 - Senator Kruse added as second author
1/4/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB42
PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES FEE (GROOMS R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning courts and court officers.
 
Current Status:   
1/23/2017 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
 
All Bill Status:   
1/17/2017 - Senator Koch added as coauthor
1/17/2017 - Senators Randolph, Zakas, Glick, Lanane added as coauthors
1/17/2017 - Senator Young, M. added as second author
1/17/2017 - Second reading ordered engrossed
1/17/2017 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/12/2017 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
1/11/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
1/11/2017 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 130
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Ronald Grooms
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB45
DATE OF ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE (ZAKAS J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Joseph Zakas
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB48
RESIDENT TUITION RATE AT STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (MRVAN F) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Frank Mrvan
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB53
SALES TAX HOLIDAY (GROOMS R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Ronald Grooms
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB57
GRADUATION RATE CALCULATION (RAATZ J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.
 
Current Status:   
1/17/2017 - Senator Head added as coauthor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/11/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/4/2017 - Senator Kruse added as second author
1/4/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Jeff Raatz
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB59
RECIPROCITY IN PROFESSIONAL LICENSING (HEAD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.
 
Current Status:   
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 233
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB63
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER TELEMEDICINE PILOT (HEAD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.
 
Current Status:   
1/12/2017 - Senator Charbonneau added as second author
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB69
STUDY OF DRUG PRICING AND ACCESS (BREAUX J) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Health and Provider Services
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB71
FAIR PAY IN EMPLOYMENT (BREAUX J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Jean Breaux
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB75
DRUG TESTING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE APPLICANTS (FORD J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By Jon Ford
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB102
STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS ACCOUNT (MERRITT J) A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning mental health and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/3/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
All Bill Status:   
1/3/2017 - First Reading
1/3/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB114
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING (KRUSE D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning property.
 
Current Status:   
1/26/2017 - Senate Commerce and Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 233
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Dennis Kruse
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB135
IMPROPER WORKER CLASSIFICATION (MRVAN F) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Frank Mrvan
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB136
REDISTRICTING (DELPH M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Elections
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Michael Delph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB141
TAX CREDIT FOR HIRING CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS (RANDOLPH L) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB154
REMOVAL OF ASSET LIMITS FOR SNAP ELIGIBILITY (MERRITT J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/23/2017 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Senate Chamber
 
All Bill Status:   
1/4/2017 - Senator Becker added as second author
1/4/2017 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
1/4/2017 - First Reading
1/4/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB242
INDIANA HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM (MERRITT J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By James Merritt
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB245
LONG TERM SMALL LOANS (HOLDMAN T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning financial institutions.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB251
PREVAILING WAGE (TALLIAN K) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Karen Tallian
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB252
MINIMUM WAGE (TALLIAN K) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Karen Tallian
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB254
SPECIALIZED DRIVING PRIVILEGES (TALLIAN K) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Karen Tallian
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB259
INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPENSES (TALLIAN K) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Karen Tallian
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB260
TAX RATES (TALLIAN K) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Karen Tallian
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB269
PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND EMPLOYMENT (RANDOLPH L) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Lonnie Randolph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB276
EARLY EDUCATION GRANT PILOT PROGRAM (HOLDMAN T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/25/2017 - Senate Education and Career Development, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Senate Chamber
 
All Bill Status:   
1/17/2017 - Senator Ruckelshaus J added as coauthor
1/17/2017 - Senator Head added as third author
1/17/2017 - Senator Bassler added as second author
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Travis Holdman
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB277
HEALTHY FOOD INITIATIVE PILOT PROGRAM (HEAD R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Commerce and Technology
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Randall Head
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB278
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION (LANANE T) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Elections
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Timothy Lanane
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB290
STUDENT LOAN ASSISTANCE (NIEZGODSKI D) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By David Niezgodski
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB307
VETERAN PREFERENCE FOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING (HERSHMAN B) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and The Military
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Brandt Hershman
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB318
MINIMUM WAGE (MRVAN F) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Frank Mrvan
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB325
VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (STOOPS M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education and to make an appropriation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Mark Stoops
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB328
EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY SERVICE INCOME (DELPH M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Michael Delph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB329
EXEMPT MILITARY INCOME FOR TAXATION (DELPH M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Michael Delph
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB330
CAREER READINESS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE (RUCKELSHAUS J) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By John Ruckelshaus
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB342
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (BOHACEK M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.
 
Current Status:   
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations
 
All Bill Status:   
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Authored By Mike Bohacek
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB346
DONATION OF CERTAIN LOCAL FUNDS TO A FOUNDATION (GROOMS R) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.
 
Current Status:   
1/18/2017 - DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
 
All Bill Status:   
1/18/2017 - Senate Local Government, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 130
1/9/2017 - Referred to Senate Local Government
1/9/2017 - First Reading
1/9/2017 - Coauthored by Senators Ford and Becker
1/9/2017 - Authored By Ronald Grooms
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB474
SMALL LOANS (MELTON E) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning trade regulation.
 
Current Status:   
1/26/2017 - Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 130
 
All Bill Status:   
1/12/2017 - Referred to Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions
1/12/2017 - First Reading
1/12/2017 - Authored By Eddie Melton
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB527
TANF ELIGIBILITY (STOOPS M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 
All Bill Status:   
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Mark Stoops
 
State Bill Page:   
 
SB528
REMOVAL OF ASSET LIMITS FOR SNAP ELIGIBILITY (STOOPS M) A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
 
Current Status:   
1/17/2017 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services
 
All Bill Status:   
1/17/2017 - First Reading
1/17/2017 - Authored By Mark Stoops
 
State Bill Page:   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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