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Legislative Update February 27, 2019

Posted by: Indiana Retired Teachers Association  | February 27, 2019

Prepared by: Steve Beebe

Report created on February 27, 2019

HB1001

STATE BUDGET (HUSTON 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. Renames the build Indiana fund the lottery surplus fund. Eliminates all the build Indiana fund accounts. Declares the policy of the state that no person may be denied coverage for a preexisting condition under a plan of health coverage offered or administered by the state. Specifies that the preexisting condition exclusion provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are in effect and enforced in Indiana, regardless of the legal status of the PPACA. Repeals the Indiana technology fund. Eliminates the office of state based initiatives. Makes the budget agency responsible for coordinating federal assistance to state agencies. Prohibits certain state agency action regarding federal assistance. Requires state agencies to provide federal assistance information to the budget agency. Requires the budget agency to: (1) prepare an annual report summarizing the federal assistance received by state agencies during the preceding federal fiscal year; (2) publish a comprehensive federal assistance review plan; and (3) perform a review of the current impact and projected future impact of federal mandates and regulations on Indiana. Makes the budget agency the state's single point of contact to review and coordinate proposed federal financial assistance and direct federal development. Permits the trust fund for self-insurance for employees, including retired employees, for the state police department, conservation officers of the department of natural resources, and the state excise police to invest in the same investments as the state police pension plan instead of the public employees' retirement fund (the trust fund could not invest in equity securities). Permits the retiree health benefit trust fund to invest in the same investments as the public employees' retirement fund instead of in the same manner as public deposits may be invested. Requires a periodic actuarial study of the retiree health benefit trust fund. Provides that employer contributions to the retirement medical benefits account (RMBA) on behalf of a participant must be sufficient to provide the specified benefit. Changes the administration and investment decisions for the RMBA from the budget agency to the Indiana public retirement system (INPRS). Changes responsibility for reports concerning other post-employment benefits (OPEB) from the office of management and budget (OMB) to the INPRS. Changes responsibility for reports concerning local pensions from the OMB to the INPRS. Changes references to Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements that apply to OPEB reports. Adds the two deputy budget directors as alternate members of the budget committee, and specifies that one of the deputy directors shall take the place of the budget director when the budget director is not present. Removes the restriction on the Indiana horse racing commission using money distributed under a distribution agreement for administrative purposes. Requires 0.5% of the money distributed under a distribution agreement to be deposited in the Indiana horse racing commission's operating fund. Establishes the problem gambling program fund. Specifies that the part of the problem gambling fee that is retained annually by the Indiana gaming commission must be deposited into the fund. Provides that the money in the fund is continuously appropriated. Renames the state board of accounts trust and agency fund the examinations fund. Annually appropriates money in the fund for the payment of the state board of accounts' expenses for examinations. Provides that money in the fund does not revert to the state general fund. Requires that the state board of accounts certify the expense incurred for an examination as needed. (Currently, expenses may not be certified more often than monthly.) Provides that the money in the Indiana twenty-first century research and technology fund is continuously appropriated. Provides that the money in the Indiana regional cities development fund is continuously appropriated. Provides that a taxpayer may submit, beginning in 2021, a personal property tax return using an online submission system established by the department of local government finance in collaboration with county assessors. Establishes requirements to be eligible to claim the Indiana research expense income tax credit effective January 1, 2019. Increases the cap on the scholarship granting organization scholarship tax credit from $14,000,000 to $15,000,000 for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and to the greater of $16,000,000 or 120% of the credits awarded in the prior state fiscal year for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2020. Provides various tax exemptions for the College Football Playoff Group for the College Football Playoff National Championship, including ancillary events. Replaces the postwar construction fund with a fund named the state construction fund. Dedicates $1,800,000 to the state construction fund from a part of the cigarette tax revenue formerly appropriated to the department of natural resources. Repeals the state police building account and directs the revenue formerly deposited in the account to the state construction fund. Removes the reduction from the motor vehicle highway account fund for the appropriation to the department of transportation for traffic safety. Transfers $325,000 each month to the motor carrier regulation fund from the motor vehicle highway account fund. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to determine the allocation to counties from the motor vehicle highway account fund that is based on motor vehicle registrations. Changes the annual appropriation from the motor vehicle highway account for assisting counties in employing a full-time county highway engineer from $920,000 to the amount necessary to make distributions to counties. Provides that proceeds received under the First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Indiana Toll Road Concession and Lease Agreement entered on September 21, 2018, are to be deposited in a new fund known as the toll road lease amendment proceeds fund for certain state highway projects. Establishes the next level connections fund to be used to accomplish the transportation plan of the department of transportation. Terminates the appropriation to the state police department of part of the handgun license fees as of July 1, 2019. Transfers any balance remaining in the fund holding these fees to the state general fund on June 30, 2021. Provides that money in the state department of toxicology's breath test training and certification fund is continuously appropriated. Requires the division of disability and rehabilitative services to establish a cost participation schedule for purposes of the first steps program. Repeals the statutory cost participation schedule. Provides that the money in the division of family resources child care fund is continuously appropriated. Removes the requirement that a school corporation distribute to the state general fund 3% of the federal reimbursement for claims paid under the federal Medicaid program. (Under current law, these funds distributed to the state general fund are dedicated for consulting to encourage school parti

Current Status:

2/27/2019 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

All Bill Status:

2/27/2019 - First Reading

2/26/2019 - Referred to Senate

2/25/2019 - Senate sponsor: Senator Mishler

2/25/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 293: yeas 65, nays 33

2/25/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

2/21/2019 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed

2/21/2019 - Amendment #43 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 285: yeas 27, nays 60

2/21/2019 - Amendment #27 (Porter) prevailed; Roll Call 284: yeas 91, nays 0

2/21/2019 - Amendment #32 (Campbell) failed; Roll Call 283: yeas 28, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Motion to divide the question on Amendment #23 (Leonard) prevailed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #5 (DeLaney) ruled out of order

2/21/2019 - Amendment #3 (DeLaney) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #27 (Porter) prevailed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #29 (Klinker) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #32 (Campbell) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #33 (Hamilton) failed; Roll Call 282: yeas 29, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #18 (Pfaff) failed; Roll Call 281: yeas 25, nays 64

2/21/2019 - Amendment #28 (Klinker) failed; Roll Call 280: yeas 31, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #21 (Hatfield) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #36 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 279: yeas 30, nays 59

2/21/2019 - Amendment #19 (Campbell) failed; Roll Call 278: yeas 35, nays 59

2/21/2019 - Amendment #36 (Pryor) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #11 (Pryor) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #26 (Errington) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #19 (Campbell) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #16 (Harris) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #14 (Moseley) failed; voice vote

2/21/2019 - Amendment #20 (Forestal) failed; Roll Call 277: yeas 31, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #41 (Forestal) failed; Roll Call 273: yeas 30, nays 62

2/21/2019 - Amendment #44 (Forestal) failed; Roll Call 272: yeas 31, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #37 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 271: yeas 32, nays 63

2/21/2019 - Amendment #30 (Wright) failed; Roll Call 270: yeas 33, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 269: yeas 33, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #31 (Hamilton) failed; Roll Call 268: yeas 33, nays 61

2/21/2019 - Amendment #42 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 267: yeas 33, nays 63

2/21/2019 - Amendment #20 (Forestal) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #34 (Smith V) motion withdrawn

2/21/2019 - Amendment #41 (Forestal) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #44 (Forestal) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #37 (Pryor) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #30 (Wright) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #9 (Porter) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #31 (Hamilton) failed;

2/21/2019 - Amendment #35 (DeVon) motion withdrawn

2/21/2019 - Amendment #42 (Porter) failed;

2/21/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

2/19/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

2/19/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 15; Nays: 6

2/19/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, Rm. 404

1/10/2019 - Coauthored by Representatives Brown T and Porter

1/10/2019 - Referred to House Ways and Means

1/10/2019 - First Reading

1/10/2019 - Authored By Todd Huston

HB1003

SCHOOL CORPORATION EXPENDITURE TARGETS (DEVON D) Provides that a school must specify in its proposed budget the anticipated amount it will transfer from its education fund to its operations fund during the budget year and requires an acknowledgment at its budget hearing of whether it will transfer more than 15% from its education fund to its operations fund. Requires the education employment relations board to annually prepare, publish, and submit a report to the budget committee and the legislative council that covers various employment information for school employees. Provides that a school corporation shall make every reasonable effort to budget and spend for its education fund so that no more than 15% of the revenue deposited in its education fund is transferred to its operations fund. Requires the department of education to identify and the office of management and budget (OMB) to notify those school corporations that transfer more than the 15% amount for the previous calendar year beginning in 2020. Requires the department of education and the OMB to publish on their Internet web sites a list of those school corporations exceeding the 15% transfer amount. Requires a school corporation's governing body to publically acknowledge receipt of a notice that the school corporation is on the list and publish on the school corporation's Internet web site that it is on the list along with related items. Requires the OMB and the division of finance of the department of education to be available to provide assistance to each school corporation that is included on the list. Requires a school corporation that is not on the list to publish this fact on the school corporation's Internet web site. Provides that, if a school corporation is over the transfer target, the school corporation is required to explain its expenditures to department of education and the fiscal and qualitative indicators committee. Provides that the department of education may require the school corporation to present its explanation to fiscal and qualitative indicators committee at a public meeting. Permits the fiscal and qualitative indicators committee to issue a recommendation to the school corporation, and requires posting of the recommendation on the school corporation's Internet web site. Requires the department of education to annually publish a school operating budget cost of service index report that analyzes average operating costs of school corporations.

Current Status:

2/12/2019 - Referred to Senate

All Bill Status:

2/11/2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Mishler and Raatz

2/11/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 139: yeas 68, nays 27

2/11/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Behning and Judy

2/11/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

2/7/2019 - Amendment #6 (Pfaff) failed; Roll Call 122: yeas 31, nays 64

2/7/2019 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed

2/7/2019 - Amendment #3 (Porter) prevailed; Roll Call 124: yeas 92, nays 0

2/7/2019 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed; Roll Call 123: yeas 31, nays 63

2/7/2019 - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) motion withdrawn voice vote

2/7/2019 - Amendment #4 (DeLaney) failed;

2/7/2019 - Amendment #7 (Wright) failed; Roll Call 121: yeas 32, nays 62

2/7/2019 - Amendment #7 (Wright) failed;

2/7/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

2/4/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/31/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 15; Nays: 8

1/31/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 404

1/10/2019 - Committee Report do pass, adopted

1/10/2019 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

1/9/2019 - House Committee recommends passage DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 3

1/9/2019 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber

1/7/2019 - Coauthored by Representative Huston

1/7/2019 - Referred to House Education

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Dale DeVon

HB1008

TEACHER CAREER LADDERS (BEHNING R) Makes changes to the requirements necessary for a school corporation to receive a grant from the teacher and student advancement grant program (program). Provides that charter schools may receive grants under the program. Provides that not later than July 1, 2020, and each July 1 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the general assembly regarding the program. Repeals provisions relating to the career pathways and mentorship program. Repeals provisions relating to the Indiana new educator induction pilot program.

Current Status:

2/27/2019 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development

All Bill Status:

2/27/2019 - First Reading

1/29/2019 - Referred to Senate

1/28/2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Raatz, Kruse and Melton

1/28/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 44: yeas 98, nays 0

1/28/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

1/24/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

1/24/2019 - Amendment #1 (Porter) motion withdrawn voice vote

1/24/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

1/22/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/17/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 15; Nays: 8

1/17/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 404

1/15/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Cook and Lauer

1/10/2019 - Committee Report do pass, adopted

1/10/2019 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

1/10/2019 - added as coauthor Representative Klinker

1/9/2019 - House Committee recommends passage DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0

1/9/2019 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber

1/7/2019 - Referred to House Education

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Robert Behning

HB1009

TEACHER RESIDENCY GRANT PILOT PROGRAM (DEVON D) Establishes the: (1) teacher residency grant pilot program (pilot program); and (2) teacher residency grant pilot program fund. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to administer the pilot program. Provides that the commission may award grants to school corporations and charter schools that: (1) apply to participate in the pilot program; (2) partner with one approved postsecondary educational institution to establish and implement a teacher residency program (program); (3) submit a teacher residency plan that establishes a program that meets certain requirements; and (4) provide other information required by the commission. Provides that a school corporation or charter school that is awarded a grant under the pilot program: (1) shall provide stipends to program participants and teachers who act as mentors to program participants; and (2) may use money from the grant award to pay the approved postsecondary educational institution with which the school corporation or charter school has partnered for administrative costs incurred by the approved postsecondary educational institution in developing and implementing the program. Requires the commission to submit a report regarding the pilot program and the retention and performance of program participants.

Current Status:

2/27/2019 - Referred to Senate Education and Career Development

All Bill Status:

2/27/2019 - First Reading

1/29/2019 - Referred to Senate

1/28/2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Raatz, Kruse and Lanane

1/28/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 45: yeas 98, nays 0

1/28/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

1/24/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

1/24/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

1/22/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/17/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 24; Nays: 0

1/17/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 404

1/14/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Moed and Cook

1/10/2019 - Committee Report do pass, adopted

1/10/2019 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

1/9/2019 - House Committee recommends passage DO PASS Yeas: 11; Nays: 0

1/9/2019 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, House Chamber

1/7/2019 - Referred to House Education

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Dale DeVon

HB1032

POLICE OFFICER AND FIREFIGHTER PENSIONS (HARRIS JR. E) Increases from $12,000 to $18,000 the lump sum death benefit for a member of the 1925 police pension fund (1925 fund), the 1937 firefighters' pension fund (1937 fund), the 1953 police pension fund (1953 fund), or the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund). Increases from $150,000 to $225,000 the special death benefit for a member of the 1925 fund, the 1937 fund, the 1953 fund, or the 1977 fund who dies in the line of duty.

Current Status:

2/25/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)

All Bill Status:

2/5/2019 - House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:30 AM, Rm. 156-D

1/17/2019 - added as coauthor Representative Thompson

1/15/2019 - added as coauthor Representative Macer

1/3/2019 - Coauthored by Representative Carbaugh

1/3/2019 - Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

1/3/2019 - First Reading

1/3/2019 - Authored By Earl Harris Jr

HB1059

SURVIVOR BENEFITS (CARBAUGH M) Provides that a surviving spouse or a surviving dependent of a member of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) or the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF) who dies after June 30, 2018, and before the member retires from PERF or TRF is entitled to a survivor benefit, regardless of whether the member dies in service in a position covered by PERF or TRF or out of service, if: (1) the member has at least 10 years of creditable service; and (2) the surviving spouse or surviving dependent otherwise qualifies for the benefit. Makes conforming changes. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)

Current Status:

2/27/2019 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor

All Bill Status:

2/27/2019 - First Reading

1/24/2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Boots and Busch

1/24/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 33: yeas 98, nays 0

1/24/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

1/22/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

1/22/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

1/17/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Burton and Moseley

1/17/2019 - Committee Report do pass, adopted

1/16/2019 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 22; Nays: 0

1/16/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 1:30 PM, Rm. 404

1/15/2019 - added as coauthor Representative Harris

1/8/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0

1/8/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/8/2019 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

1/8/2019 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 8:30 AM, 156-A

1/3/2019 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions

1/3/2019 - First Reading

1/3/2019 - Authored By Martin Carbaugh

HB1135

1977 FUND RETIREMENT AND SURVIVING SPOUSE BENEFITS (BURTON W) Increases the basic monthly pension benefit payable to a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who retires after June 30, 2019, with 20 years of service from 50% to 52% of the monthly salary of a first class patrolman or firefighter in the year the member ended active service. Increases from 60% to 70% of the member's monthly benefit the monthly benefit paid to a surviving spouse of a 1977 fund member who dies after June 30, 2019, other than in the line of duty. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)

Current Status:

2/25/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)

All Bill Status:

1/28/2019 - added as author Representative VanNatter

1/28/2019 - removed as author Representative Burton

1/7/2019 - Coauthored by Representatives Carbaugh, Moseley and Harris

1/7/2019 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Woody Burton

HB1139

PENSION THIRTEENTH CHECKS (BURTON W) Provides for thirteenth checks in 2019 and 2020 for certain members of the: (1) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (2) public employees' retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan; (4) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (5) state police 1987 benefit system.

Current Status:

2/27/2019 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

All Bill Status:

2/27/2019 - First Reading

1/29/2019 - Referred to Senate

1/28/2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Boots and Niezgodski

1/28/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 48: yeas 98, nays 0

1/28/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

1/24/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Hamilton and Barrett

1/24/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

1/24/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

1/22/2019 - Committee Report do pass, adopted

1/17/2019 - House Committee recommends passage Yeas: 23; Nays: 0

1/17/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:30 AM, Rm. 404

1/10/2019 - added as coauthor Representative Gutwein

1/7/2019 - Referred to House Ways and Means

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Woody Burton

HB1224

SCHOOL INTERGENERATIONAL SAFETY PILOT PROJECT (GOODRICH C) Establishes the school intergenerational safety pilot project (project) to foster positive youth development through intergenerational relationships between individuals who are at least 55 years of age and students and to improve school safety. Provides that the project expires July 1, 2021. Provides that a school corporation selected by the department of education (department) is eligible to receive a grant from the Indiana safe schools fund to administer the project and improve school safety.

Current Status:

2/19/2019 - Referred to Senate

All Bill Status:

2/18/2019 - Senate sponsor: Senator Kruse

2/18/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 190: yeas 98, nays 0

2/18/2019 - House Bills on Third Reading

2/14/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

2/14/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

2/11/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

2/7/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 22; Nays: 0

2/7/2019 - House Ways and Means, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 404

1/29/2019 - added as coauthors Representatives Cook, Manning, DeLaney

1/24/2019 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

1/24/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/23/2019 - House Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0

1/23/2019 - House Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, House Chamber

1/10/2019 - Referred to House Education

1/10/2019 - First Reading

1/10/2019 - Authored By Chuck Goodrich

HB1348

SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOWANCE RESERVE ACCOUNT (BURTON W) Authorizes the Indiana state police to establish a supplemental allowance reserve account (account) in the police benefit fund to accumulate money for the purpose of paying postretirement benefit adjustments, including postretirement benefit increases, thirteenth checks, and other benefit changes or adjustments granted by the general assembly after June 30, 2019, to employee beneficiaries of the state police 1987 benefit system. Requires the state lottery commission to transfer $40,000 of surplus revenue each calendar quarter from the administrative trust fund to the account.

Current Status:

2/25/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)

All Bill Status:

1/14/2019 - Referred to House Ways and Means

1/14/2019 - First Reading

1/14/2019 - Authored By Woody Burton

HB1445

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSIONS (BROWN T) Provides that a member of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) or the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF) who first performs creditable service after June 30, 2019, is eligible for normal retirement if: (1) the member is at least 65 years of age and has at least 20 years of creditable service (current law requires at least 10 years of creditable service); (2) the member is at least 60 years of age and has at least 25 years of creditable service (current law requires at least 15 years of creditable service); or (3) the member is at least 55 years of age and the member's age plus years of creditable service is at least 95 (current law requires the member's age plus years of creditable service be at least 85). Provides that after June 30, 2019, an individual who becomes a full-time employee of the state for the first time becomes a member of the public employees' defined contribution plan (plan) unless the individual elects to become a member of PERF. (Under current law, an eligible employee becomes a member of PERF unless the employee elects to become a member of the plan.) Provides that after June 30, 2019, an individual who begins employment for the first time in a covered position with a school corporation and is not already a member of TRF becomes a member of the teachers' defined contribution plan unless the individual makes an election to become a member of TRF. (Under current law, an individual who begins employment in a covered position becomes a member of TRF unless the individual elects to become a member of the teachers' defined contribution plan.)

Current Status:

2/25/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)

All Bill Status:

1/15/2019 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions

1/15/2019 - First Reading

1/15/2019 - Authored By Timothy Brown

HB1679

AGE 65 AND OVER PROPERTY TAX CREDIT (MOED J) Permits Marion County to adopt an ordinance to establish a geographic territory in which a property owner may qualify for the age 65 and over property tax credit at a higher adjusted gross income than the statutory amount. Permits local income taxes to be used to offset property tax losses by taxing units because of the higher income limit.

Current Status:

2/25/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by House 3rd reading deadline (Rule 147.1)

All Bill Status:

1/24/2019 - Referred to House Ways and Means

1/24/2019 - First Reading

1/24/2019 - Authored By Justin Moed

SB22

PENSION MATTERS (BOOTS P) Makes additional conforming changes with previous legislation for the purpose of allowing a retired member of PERF or TRF to make partial withdrawals from the member's annuity savings account. Rephrases provisions concerning the election to begin receiving PERF or TRF benefits while employed that applies to certain elected officials and other employees who have attained the age of 70. Rephrases the method for calculating service credit for leaves of absence taken by PERF members. Provides that money in the pension relief fund may be used for reasonable administrative expenses approved by the Indiana public retirement system. Rephrases certain provisions in the statutes governing the public employees' defined contribution plan and the teachers' defined contribution plan to remove references to the annuity savings accounts in PERF and TRF, which are no longer used to implement the two defined contribution plans. Adds the public employees' defined contribution plan and the teachers' defined contribution plan to the list of public pension and retirement funds that comprise the Indiana public retirement system. Provides that assets of the judges' retirement system and the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund are exempt from legal process and that a member may assign benefit payments only for certain medical insurance premiums and association dues for certain associations. Specifies that any postretirement benefit increase to the PERF part of a prosecuting attorney's retirement benefit has no effect on the part of the retirement benefit that is paid from the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund. Makes clarifying additions to certain provisions of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund relating to the purchase of service credit by or on behalf of members. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions

All Bill Status:

2/26/2019 - First Reading

1/16/2019 - Referred to House

1/15/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Niezgodski

1/15/2019 - added as second author Senator Kruse

1/15/2019 - House sponsor: Representative Burton

1/15/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 10: yeas 50, nays 0

1/15/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

1/14/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

1/14/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/10/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/9/2019 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 11; Nays: 0

1/9/2019 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 233

1/3/2019 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor

1/3/2019 - First Reading

1/3/2019 - Authored By Philip Boots

SB36

FELONY REGISTRY (HEAD R) Defines "felony" and requires the office of judicial administration to establish an electronic felony registry (registry) through June 30, 2023, containing information relating to persons convicted of a felony. Specifies that a person does not have a duty or other obligation in providing banking or other financial services to review the registry or deny services to a person on the registry.

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code

All Bill Status:

2/26/2019 - First Reading

2/12/2019 - House sponsor: Representative Manning

2/12/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 104: yeas 40, nays 9

2/12/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/11/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/7/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/5/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/4/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Bohacek

2/4/2019 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed

2/4/2019 - Amendment #4 (Head) prevailed; voice vote

2/4/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/31/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Stoops

1/31/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/29/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/28/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/24/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph

1/24/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Mrvan

1/24/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/22/2019 - added as third author Senator Charbonneau

1/22/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/17/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/15/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/14/2019 - added as second author Senator Houchin

1/14/2019 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 9; Nays: 0

1/14/2019 - Senate Family and Children Services, (Third Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Senate Chamber

1/3/2019 - Referred to Senate Family and Children Services

1/3/2019 - First Reading

1/3/2019 - Authored By Randall Head

SB85

1977 FUND RETIREMENT AND SURVIVING SPOUSE BENEFITS (FORD J) Increases the basic monthly pension benefit payable to a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who retires after June 30, 2019, with 20 years of service from 50% to 52% of the monthly salary of a first class patrolman or firefighter in the year the member ended active service. Increases from 60% to 70% of the member's monthly benefit the monthly benefit paid to a surviving spouse of a 1977 fund member who dies after June 30, 2019, other than in the line of duty. Establish a supplemental allowance reserve account (reserve account) within the 1977 fund for the purpose of paying cost of living increases in benefits required under current law. Requires the contribution rate established by the Indiana public retirement system board (board) for 2020 and each year thereafter to include a surcharge that is paid to the reserve account in an amount determined annually by the board that is necessary, based on an actuarial valuation, to fully fund the estimated future cost of living increases amortized over a term not to exceed 30 years. Requires the board, before July 1, 2019, to transfer $210,500,000 from the assets of the 1977 fund to the reserve account.

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions

All Bill Status:

2/26/2019 - First Reading

2/5/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Buchanan

2/5/2019 - Cosponsor: Representative Aylesworth

2/5/2019 - House sponsor: Representative VanNatter

2/5/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 74: yeas 49, nays 0

2/5/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/4/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph

2/4/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Charbonneau

2/4/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

2/4/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/31/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Brown L

1/31/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

1/31/2019 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 12; Nays: 0

1/31/2019 - Senate Appropriations, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 431

1/28/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Ford J.D

1/24/2019 - added as coauthors Senators Tallian, Crane, Kruse, Niezgodski

1/16/2019 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

1/16/2019 - Senate Committee recommends passage Yeas: 11; Nays: 0

1/16/2019 - Senate Pensions and Labor, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 10:00 AM, Rm. 233

1/15/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Walker

1/7/2019 - added as coauthors Senators Bohacek and Alting

1/7/2019 - added as second author Senator Niemeyer

1/3/2019 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor

1/3/2019 - First Reading

1/3/2019 - Authored By Jon Ford

SB280

OVER 65 PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION (HOUCHIN E) Increases the deduction limitation on the assessed value of an individual's real property, or mobile home or manufactured home which is not assessed as real property, if the individual is at least 65 years of age on or before December 31 of the calendar year preceding the year in which the deduction is claimed.

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - Referred to House

All Bill Status:

2/25/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Crane

2/25/2019 - Cosponsors: Representatives Bartels and Manning

2/25/2019 - House sponsor: Representative Davisson

2/25/2019 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 187: yeas 48, nays 1

2/25/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

2/21/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph

2/21/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Buck

2/21/2019 - Second reading ordered engrossed

2/21/2019 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

2/19/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Messmer

2/19/2019 - added as third author Senator Holdman

2/19/2019 - added as second author Senator Boots

2/19/2019 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted

2/19/2019 - Senate Committee recommends passage, as amended Yeas: 13; Nays: 0

2/19/2019 - Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing); Time & Location: 9:00 AM, Rm. 431

1/7/2019 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy

1/7/2019 - First Reading

1/7/2019 - Authored By Erin Houchin

SB370

OVER 65 DEDUCTION AND CIRCUIT BREAKER CREDIT (BOOTS P) Increases (from $182,430 to $228,000) the deduction limitation on the assessed value of an individual's real property, or mobile home or manufactured home which is not assessed as real property, if the individual is at least 65 years of age on or before December 31 of the calendar year preceding the year in which the deduction is claimed. Provides that the additional credit for certain homesteads under current law does not apply if the gross assessed value of the homestead on the assessment date for which property taxes are imposed is at least $191,700 (rather than $160,000 under current law).

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))

All Bill Status:

1/10/2019 - Referred to Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy

1/10/2019 - First Reading

1/10/2019 - Authored By Philip Boots

SB514

PENSION COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (NIEZGODSKI D) Provides for cost of living adjustments for certain members of the: (1) public employees' retirement fund; (2) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (3) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (4) state police 1987 benefit system.

Current Status:

2/26/2019 - DEAD BILL; Fails to advance by Senate 3rd reading deadline (Rule 79(a))

All Bill Status:

2/4/2019 - added as coauthor Senator Randolph

1/14/2019 - Referred to Senate Pensions and Labor

1/14/2019 - First Reading

1/14/2019 - Authored By David Niezgodski

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