Indiana Senator Mark Stoops [D]

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INHB1341PassStudents with disabilities. Requires the state advisory council on the education of children with disabilities (council) to develop a plan to inform: (1) certain former students who received a certificate of completion or another nondiploma certifica...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 128
INHB1265PassDrinking water testing. Requires each person or entity having authority over a school building to test the drinking water in the school building before January 1, 2023, to determine whether the drinking water equals or exceeds the action level for le...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 122
INHB1334PassRadon mitigation. Provides the state department of health (state department) with emergency rulemaking authority to amend provisions in the state department's administrative rules concerning radon. Requires the state department to amend provisions in...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 25
INHB1189PassUse of firefighting foam containing PFAS. Prohibits the use of Class B firefighting foam containing an intentionally added PFAS chemical: (1) for training purposes; and (2) for testing purposes, unless the testing facility has implemented appropriate...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 22
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
INHB1176PassFirst steps program. Provides that: (1) a health benefits plan; or (2) an employee health plan; may not require authorization for services specified in a covered individual's individualized family service plan once the individualized family service p...
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2020-03-30
Public Law 111
INSB0254PassWater and wastewater utilities. Amends the law allowing the adjustment of a water or wastewater utility's rates and charges to enable the utility to recover the cost of eligible infrastructure improvements, by providing that the general maximum limit...
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2020-03-21
Public Law 137
INSB0005PassHealth provider contracts. Requires hospitals, ambulatory outpatient surgical centers, and urgent care facilities to post certain information on their Internet web sites about health care services they provide, including the weighted average negotiat...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 50
INSB0241PassPharmacy benefit managers. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to obtain a license issued by the department of insurance and sets forth requirements of the pharmacy benefit manager. Provides for the commissioner of the department of insurance to adop...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 68
INSB0001PassTobacco and vaping smoking age. Prohibits a person who is less than 21 years of age from buying or possessing: (1) tobacco; (2) e-liquids; or (3) electronic cigarettes. Makes conforming changes regarding enforcement provisions, sales certificates, pr...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 49
INSB0246PassMental health services. Requires a school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school to certify to the department of homeland security that the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school has a memorandum of un...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 69
INSB0346PassStudents with disabilities. Provides that the department of education (department) must submit any guidance or recommendation to a school corporation or school that attempts to affect in any manner based on statewide assessment accommodations which i...
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2020-03-18
Public Law 82
INSB0109PassStatute of limitations. Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first beco...
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2020-03-14
Public Law 31
INSB0139PassAdult guardianship services. Combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. Requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for se...
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2020-03-11
Public Law 4
INHCR0051PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the 250th anniversary of William Clark's birth.
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2020-03-10
Returned to the House
INSB0004EnrollHealth programs. Extends the prohibition against the inclusion of certain Medicaid recipients in: (1) risk based managed care programs; or (2) capitated managed care programs; from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Requires a syringe exchange program ...
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2020-03-05
House advisors appointed: Barrett, Schaibley and Fleming
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
INSR0058PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to recognize and honor the Senate Democratic Caucus Interns for their service during the Second Regular Session of the One Hundred Twenty First Indiana General Assembly.
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2020-03-04
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSCR0057EngrossA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's last elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, on her retirement.
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2020-03-03
Referred to the House
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
INHCR0042PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana's women veterans.
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2020-02-27
Representative Lauer added as coauthor
INSR0056PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to honor Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) and the students involved in the organization.
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2020-02-27
First reading: adopted voice vote
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
INHCR0017PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the State Road 45 and 2nd Street bridge over I-69 the "Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones Memorial Bridge".
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2020-02-21
Returned to the House
INSB0066EngrossDonation of income tax refund for cancer research. Establishes the cancer research account within the Indiana health care account. Provides that a taxpayer may designate all or a part of the taxpayer's state income tax refund to be paid over to the c...
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2020-02-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
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
INSB0144EngrossKids first trust fund board subsidiary corporation. Provides that the members of the Indiana kids first trust fund board (board) serve terms of four years (rather than two years under current law) and provides for the terms of the appointed members o...
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2020-02-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0067EngrossTownship homeless assistance. Provides that a township trustee of a township that has a population of more than 10,000, shall, if the trustee considers it advisable, place in the county home or provide township assistance to a homeless person whose l...
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2020-02-17
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
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
INSR0036PassA SENATE RESOLUTION to recognize the week of February 24-28, 2020 as Public Schools Week.
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2020-02-17
First reading: adopted voice vote
INSB0312EngrossParents with a disability. Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the importance of family and children, including the parenting rights of a parent, regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a pe...
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2020-02-13
To House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee
INHCR0011PassA CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the creation of a Medal of Honor Memorial Highway in Indiana.
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2020-02-13
Second reading: adopted standing vote
INSB0368EngrossStudy of carbon sequestration. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee for the 2020 interim the task of studying carbon sequestration through conservation of forest lands, reforestation, and carbon farming.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee
INSB0385EngrossAssessment of business personal property taxes. Provides that the business personal property exemption from taxation is based on the assessed value instead of the acquisition cost.
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0311EngrossCoverage for PANDAS and PANS. Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a health maintenance organization contract to provide coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with s...
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2020-02-11
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0342EngrossPregnancy accommodation. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying pregnancy and childbirth accommodations and the fiscal impact on businesses within Indiana.
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2020-02-11
To House Rules and Legislative Procedures 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
INSB0214EngrossTesting of school drinking water for lead. Requires testing of the drinking water in every school building in Lake County at least once in each period of two calendar years to determine whether the drinking water exceeds the lead action level for dri...
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2020-02-10
To House Environmental Affairs Committee
INSB0003EngrossHealth care provider billing. Prohibits billing a patient who receives emergency services: (1) from an out of network provider; and (2) at specified facilities that are in network; for amounts that exceed the cost paid by the patient's insurance plus...
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2020-02-10
To House Insurance Committee
INSB0192EngrossInpatient mental health care for Medicaid children. Requires a managed care organization to allow a child Medicaid recipient who has been certified for admission to a psychiatric hospital to be provided certain services that are determined by a treat...
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2020-02-10
To House Public Health Committee
INSB0185EngrossSale of companion animals. Prohibits the sale of a companion animal unless the companion animal: (1) is at least eight weeks of age; and (2) has received appropriate vaccinations. Makes a violation a Class C infraction for every animal unlawfully sol...
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2020-02-10
To House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
INSB0244EngrossTeacher supplemental pay. Establishes additional circumstances for which a school corporation may provide supplemental payments to teachers in excess of the salary specified in the school corporation's compensation plan. Provides that a teacher rated...
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2020-02-10
To House Education Committee
INSB0356EngrossHealthy food finance. Establishes the healthy food financing fund (fund) and healthy food financing program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund i...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
INSB0027EngrossNative American Indian affairs commission. Changes the membership requirements for members of the Native American Indian affairs commission as follows: (1) Specifies that eight, rather than six, members must be Native American Indians from different ...
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2020-02-10
To House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee
INSB0369IntroRegional transit expansion. Allows counties to impose an additional local income tax rate to fund the operations of a public transportation corporation and the operations of a rural transportation assistance program if the: (1) voters of the county a...
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2020-02-04
Third reading: defeated; Roll Call 175: yeas 22, nays 27
INSB0008Engross911 dispatchers. Provides that an emergency medical dispatcher who has successfully completed certain training shall be considered an emergency responder.
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2020-02-04
To House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee
INSB0097IntroInsurance drug coverage. Prohibits a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, or a health maintenance organization from modifying an enrollee's coverage of a drug during the current plan year. Specifies prohibited modi...
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2020-01-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
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