Indiana Senator Brian Buchanan [R]

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INHB1003PassEducation matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall determine the timing, frequency, and method of certain teacher training requirements, including whether the training should be required for purposes of obtaining or ren...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 92
INHB1091PassEducation benefits relating to military service. Provides that a student meets the residency requirements for enrollment at a public school if a parent of the student: (1) is transferred to or is pending transfer to a military installation within Ind...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 38
INHB1066PassVarious education matters. Provides that a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation if the school corporation has the capacity to accept the student and the student's parent i...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 155
INHB1002PassTeacher evaluations. Removes the requirement that a school corporation's annual performance evaluation plan must be based, in part, on objective measures of student achievement. Authorizes the state board of education to adopt emergency rules. Makes ...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 150
INSB0319PassPractitioner or accomplished practitioner license. Provides that 15 of the professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license may be obtained through one or more of certain professional...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 78
INSB0427PassProvisional occupational license. Allows a person who: (1) is the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces assigned to Indiana; (2) affirms certain information concerning the person's licensure in the other state; (3) submits verification ...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 89
INSR0057IntroA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge at State Road 28 (Walnut Avenue) in Frankfort the "Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe Memorial Bridge".
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2020-03-10
Senators Boots and Tomes added as coauthors
INSR0061PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to honor Senator Mark Stoops upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-03-05
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Leising, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Niemeyer, Perfect, Raatz, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSR0062PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Victoria Spartz upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-03-05
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0006PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan and urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name a portion of State Road 25 the "Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan Memorial Highway".
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2020-02-27
Returned to the Senate
INSB0455EngrossVarious education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June ...
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2020-02-27
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
INSCR0028IntroA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the bridge at State Road 28 (Walnut Avenue) in Frankfort the "Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe Memorial Bridge".
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2020-02-27
To Senate Homeland Security & Transportation Committee
INHCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's women veterans.
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2020-02-27
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSR0046PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Bob Vollmer upon his retirement from the Department of Natural Resources.
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2020-02-25
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Bray, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INSCR0051PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Judge John G. Baker upon his retirement from the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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2020-02-24
Returned to the Senate
INSR0025PassA SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the fiscal policy study committee the issue of innkeeper's tax distributions in Tippecanoe County.
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2020-02-20
Second reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0005PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 21st Century Scholars Program for 30 years of helping Hoosiers afford a college education.
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2020-02-18
Representative Barrett added as cosponsor
INHCR0032PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing FFA and all of its work to advance the quality of agricultural education both locally and nationally.
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2020-02-18
Returned to the House
INHCR0030PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana Rangers, Company D of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana National Guard.
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2020-02-17
Representative Barrett added as coauthor
INSCR0040PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding.
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2020-02-17
Representative Lauer added as cosponsor
INHCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the creation of a Medal of Honor Memorial Highway in Indiana.
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2020-02-13
Second reading: adopted standing vote
INSB0403EngrossProperty tax appeals. Prohibits a professional appraiser or a professional appraisal firm that conducts real property assessments under contract on behalf of the county or township assessor from also being employed under contract as a tax representat...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0401EngrossDeduction for rehabilitation of residential property. Reinstates a property tax deduction for the rehabilitation of residential property that occurs after December 31, 2020. (Current law limits this deduction to residential rehabilitation occurring b...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0400EngrossAssessment and taxation of golf courses. Defines the term "yard improvements" in connection with the assessment of a golf course. Requires the department of local government finance to annually establish uniform income capitalization rates to be used...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0320EngrossWithholding tax remittance. Provides that the department of state revenue (department) shall only accept payment of employer withholding taxes that are made or withdrawn directly from the business account of the employer that is liable for withholdin...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0330EngrossMediation for state agencies and vendors. Requires the use of early mediation concerning a dispute between a state agency and a contractor.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0292EngrossCounty option circuit breaker tax credit. Authorizes a county fiscal body to adopt an ordinance to provide a credit against property tax liability for qualified individuals. Defines a "qualified individual" for purposes of the credit. Provides that t...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0402EngrossSeasonal employment. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying seasonal employment.
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0266EngrossTeacher training. Requires the department of education to do the following: (1) Evaluate teacher training requirements in Indiana. (2) Prepare a report that includes recommendations for: (A) streamlining, combining, and reducing, as applicable, the t...
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2020-02-10
To House Education Committee
INSB0262EngrossFilm and media production incentives. Provides the following effective July 1, 2021: (1) Authorizes the Indiana destination development corporation (corporation) to employ a film commissioner. (2) Authorizes the corporation to establish a film and me...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0264EngrossCertified technology parks. Amends provisions that allow a certified technology park to capture an additional amount of incremental income taxes once it has reached its limit on deposits to do the following: (1) Increase the annual additional deposit...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSCR0010PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Western Boone High School football team on winning the 2019 Indiana High School Athletic Association ("IHSAA") Class 2A state championship title.
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2020-01-29
Returned to the Senate
INSCR0016PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Beverly Brown upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-29
Returned to the Senate
INSR0018PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to honor Chief Robert Knox on his retirement from the Zionsville Police Department.
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2020-01-28
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0007PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana University in recognition of its Bicentennial Anniversary on January 20, 2020.
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2020-01-28
Representatives Bosma, Abbott D, Austin, Aylesworth, Baird, Bartels, Bartlett, Bauer, Beck, Behning, Boy, Brown, T., Burton, Campbell, Cherry, Chyung, Clere, Cook, Davisson, Deal, DeLaney, DeVon, Dvorak, Eberhart, Ellington, Engleman, Errington, Frye, GiaQuinta, Goodin, Hamilton, Harris, Heaton, Heine, Huston, Jordan, Karickhoff, Lauer, Lehman, Leonard, Lindauer, Lucas, Manning, May, Mayfield, McNamara, Morris, Negele, Prescott, Schaibley, Sherman D, Smaltz, Soliday, Speedy, Stutzman, Thompson, Vermilion A, Zent, Ziemke added as cosponsors
INSR0008PassCongratulating Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder and Zionsville paramedic Abdullakh "Dully" Abamislimov for receiving the Fire Chief of the Year and Paramedic of the Year Awards at the 2019 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.
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2020-01-27
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0445IntroMicro-credentialing. Requires the state board of education (state board) to establish a micro-credential program to supplement current teacher renewal requirements or that allows a micro-credential to be obtained as part of a professional growth plan...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Education and Career Development Committee
INSB0426IntroTraffic enforcement in residential complexes. Extends (through 2025) the ability of a unit to enforce moving traffic ordinances on the property of a residential complex under certain circumstances. Extends (through 2026) the requirement that the offi...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
INSB0399IntroProperty tax matters. Provides that a county assessor or township assessor (if any) may request the department of local government finance (department) to perform a state conducted assessment of a particular commercial building or structure used for ...
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2020-01-14
To Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
INSR0001PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Randy Head upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2020-01-09
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
INHCR0004PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the legacy of the Hulman-George family and celebrating the incoming leadership of Roger Penske and the Penske Corporation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR.
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2020-01-07
Returned to the House
INSR0004PassA SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Bill Hart upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
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2019-11-19
Senators Alting, Bassler, Becker, Bohacek, Boots, Breaux, Brown L, Buchanan, Buck, Busch, Charbonneau, Crane, Crider, Donato S, Doriot, Ford J.D., Ford Jon, Freeman, Garten, Gaskill, Glick, Grooms, Holdman, Houchin, Koch, Kruse, Lanane, Leising, Melton, Merritt, Messmer, Mishler, Mrvan, Niemeyer, Niezgodski, Perfect, Raatz, Randolph, Rogers, Ruckelshaus, Sandlin, Spartz, Stoops, Tallian, Taylor G, Tomes, Walker, Young M, Zay added as coauthors
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