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February 13, 2008

Health Blog Roundup: Step-dads, Chelsea Clinton, Statins Make Women Stupid, etc…

Here are some of the posts I found interesting this morning from the list of national health blogs I keep track of:

From the Wall Street Journal Health Blog:

Do statins “make women stupid“?

Blue Cross of California wants doctors to help them cancel patient policies.

Dr. Grohol’s World of Psychology:

Making sense of suicide and drugs.

On the Radar:

Chelsea Clinton hates her health insurance.

Hidden Agenda in CDHPs

From MSNBC:

It’s tough being a step-dad!

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January 29, 2008

Wednesday Key Date for Legislature

Wednesday is the last day for legislation to be considered in it’s house of origin for the Indiana legislature.  That means bills originating in the House or Senate must be approved by that body by Wednesday to still be viable.  They will then travel to the other body for consideration.  This is generally a good measure of the “death” of a particular bill.  If it isn’t out of it’s originating body by Wednesday, it is generally considered “dead”.  However, the language in a “dead” bill can be amended into a “live” one by the non-originating body.  This is generally a long shot, but it does happen.  Just thought those playing along at home with the legislature might find that information helpful 🙂

January 24, 2008

Black Marriage Amendment?

Not really, but I betcha that got your attention.  Now before you start sending the blogmeister hate mail, read this story over at the Indy Star.  Which makes more sense, the nonsense about the real marriage amendment currently going on over at the statehouse, or doing something to help a portion of our population that really, really needs it.  From the story:

About eight in 10 black children in Indiana are born to unwed parents — a start to life that sets them up for problems during adolescence and beyond, according to an Indiana Black Expo report.
Indiana’s black youths fare significantly worse than Hoosier youths in general across 18 indicators of well-being, such as graduation rates and poverty levels, and do worse than black youths in the U.S, according to the report being released Friday.
The explosion of births to unwed parents is driving many of the state’s social problems, such as increases in poverty and child abuse and the growing cost of public aid, said Bill Stanczykiewicz, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute.
He added that the problem is not exclusive to any one race.
Indiana’s out-of-wedlock birthrate is at an all-time high, with unwed mothers accounting for nearly 40 percent of all births, he said. Nationally, about 36 percent of all births are to unwed mothers.

January 22, 2008

Mid-day Musings: Dems Debate, Lobotomies, Etc.

Last night I was flipping channels between the Democratic debate and a PBS documentary on lobotomies.  Seriously, I was, I’m not just making that up for some punch line.

First, the debate.  Because I was switching channels, I obviously didn’t get to see the whole thing.  BUT WOW!  Can Hillary and Barak be more hateful toward each other?  On one hand it was entertaining to watch…sort of like a schoolyard fight, but on the other hand, has the Democratic party really sunk so low that two out of the three top contenders have to interrupt each other so much that they can’t even carry on a civilized conversation?  Someone needs to remind these two it was a debate, not an argument.  There is a distinction there.  The first is an exchange of ideas with mutual respect where, at the end, two people can agree to disagree.  The second, well, looked a lot like what we had last night.  Oh, and John Edwards didn’t come put looking too good either.  He appeared to agree with whoever had the best “gotcha” or the most applause.  All the time though, never getting his hands dirty.  If I continue with the schoolyard fight analogy, he is the kid in the back, yelling the loudest, but never putting himself out there to either throw a punch or take one in the gut.  Some would say that is smart, but where I went to school we had a rather unflattering name for people who did that.

Next up, Lobotomies.  Wow, what an interesting, if not gut wrenching show from PBS’s American Experience.  Everything anyone wanted to know about the procedure was presented in detail.  I have to admit, at times, I was glad to flip over to the debate as descriptions, pictures, and video were presented about the procedure.  It’s one thing to academically study something from the psychiatric past, but another to have it so blatantly explained.  I’d recommend watching it if your in the field, although ever being confronted with someone who had one is rare nowadays (they aren’t performed anymore).  Luckily, if you follow this link, PBS is promising to allow the show to be viewed online in a few days.

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls

Regardless of what side you fall on this issue, this has got to be good news.  From WTHR:

The number of abortions in the United States fell to 1.2 million in 2005, down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990 and dropping the abortion rate to its lowest level since 1974, according to report issued [last]Thursday.

January 20, 2008

Drug Test Welfare Recipients?

The Evansville Courrier Press has a good story about a Kentucky lawmaker who wants to start drug testing people who rely on various welfare programs.  The argument for this seems to be that many people in the private sector have to undergo drug tests for their money, so why shouldn’t welfare recipients.  The argument against it is what do you do with the children of parents who test positive?  In addition, there is this bit of history:

Michigan briefly required drug tests for welfare recipients in 1999, but was ordered by a federal judge to stop just weeks into the program when the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit. After a federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled the law unconstitutional in 2003, Michigan officials reached an out-of-court settlement with the ACLU, agreeing to stop the drug-testing program.

So, this legislation probably won’t go anywhere in Kentucky, but if it does, it may come our way soon.

State Rep. Cleo Duncan to Run for 8th Term

From the Columbus Republic comes this story about State Representative Cleo Duncan:

State Rep. Cleo Duncan, R-Greensburg, announced Friday that she will seek an eighth term as the District 67 representative.Duncan, 66, said she is motivated by the chance to contribute to several local and statewide projects she considers important.

“I’m very excited about the prospect of working on permanent, meaningful property tax reform,” she said.

Shifting school operating and transportation costs, and child welfare costs from local governments to the state will create significant change.

“In the past we talked about reducing property taxes by cutting a percentage, but that has been a Band-Aid approach,” Duncan said.

She also wants to make sure that a new three-region water district among Decatur, Jennings and Ripley counties gets established solidly so that it is lasting.

With the Honda manufacturing pant set to open later this year, Duncan is concerned about rail safety.

Of the 200,000 Civic sedans that will be produced annually, 80 percent will be shipped by Rail America to Cincinnati.

Duncan wants to work with Indiana Department of Transportation and Rail America to know where all crossings are and to raise awareness and develop a safety program.

“We are not used to trains. I want to have an ongoing rail safety program in schools and the community to get people’s mindset, and to allow extra time,” Duncan said.

She also is concerned about education, and wants to make post-high school education affordable and accessible. The goal is to have a better educated work force that can compete for jobs.

Duncan was first elected in 1994. She represents Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

IN Lawmakers File 770 Bills

Think property taxes are the only thing legislators are discussing?  According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana Lawmakers filed 770 bills and resolutions this cycle.  The story correctly points out most will not get past the filing stage and fewer still through committee.  They point out a few, such as;

SB3:  Pharmacist Refusal

Pharmacists could refuse to fill a prescription for contraceptives or a drug that induces abortion under Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Drozda, R-Westfield. The bill was approved 6-5 by the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee and is now ready for action by the full Senate.
HB1211:  Home Buyers and Owners
would require that people buying a home get all the papers they must sign 48 hours before closing, so that they have a chance to read all the fine print. Among other steps, the lengthy bill would require lenders to make reasonable inquiries into someone’s ability to repay the loan, and require lenders to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosure if the mortgage payment is 60 days overdue.
Smoking: SB28, HB1057
So-called “fire-safe” cigarettes would be sold in Indiana under Senate Bill 28, which passed the Senate Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation Committee 6-0.
The bill, authored by Drozda, would make Indiana the 23rd state to require that cigarettes be self-extinguishing if dropped or left unattended.
Another piece of legislation, HB 1057, would ban smoking in all public places, with the exception of bars, bowling alleys and casinos. But the bill’s author, Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, said he plans to change the bill so a ban would apply to bowling alley and bars. He said he hasn’t decided whether to include casinos.
“Smoking, is smoking, is smoking. In those three places, I’m more concerned about the employees and the majority of people who frequent those places who aren’t smokers,” Brown said. “So why do we give in to the minority and say we need to smoke in this given place?”
The bill will get a hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the House Public Policy Committee. State law already allows local jurisdictions to pass smoking bans.
Military SB56
Flags would be flown at half-staff for 24 hours at the Indiana Capitol to honor each Indiana member of the military who is killed while on active duty, under Senate Bill 56. The bill was approved 7-0 by the Senate Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation committee and is awaiting a vote by the full Senate.

Bills and Resolutions Updated

Here are the current bills and resolutions filed in the statehouse this week.  The master list has been updated and is here.  This should be the all the filings for this legislative cycle, if the state web site is up to date (and thats a big if). 

House:

  • HB 1218 — Eminent domain issues.
  • HB 1219 — Unemployment insurance.
  • HB 1220 — Transportation tax area.
  • HB 1221 — Operating a vehicle recklessly.
  • HB 1222 — Death taxes.
  • HB 1223 — Sales tax exemption for road material recycling equipment.
  • HB 1224 — Transfer fees.
  • HB 1225 — Illegal alien matters.
  • HB 1226 — State licensure of towing services.
  • HB 1227 — Shoreline development commission.
  • HB 1228 — Sheriff’s compensation.
  • HB 1229 — Fresh start income tax credit.
  • HB 1230 — Redistricting commission.
  • HB 1231 — Mechanic’s liens.
  • HB 1232 — Criminal history checks.
  • HB 1233 — Grandparent visitation.
  • HB 1234 — School attendance records and enforcement.
  • HB 1235 — Deduction for postsecondary tuition.
  • HB 1236 — Local spending caps.
  • HB 1237 — Extra heavy duty highway route.
  • HB 1238 — Year to year tenancy on land used for agriculture.
  • HB 1239 — School improvement progress and awards.
  • HB 1240 — Restrictions on public benefits to illegal aliens.
  • HB 1241 — Lottery advertising.
  • HB 1242 — Business tax matters
  • HB 1243 — Retractable tire studs.
  • HB 1244 — Common school fund; certification fee.
  • HB 1245 — Transit districts.
  • HB 1246 — Student graduation plan and online learning.
  • HB 1247 — Taxes on motor fuel; mass transit funding.
  • HB 1248 — Law enforcement continuing education program court fee.
  • HB 1249 — Tuition exemption for Purple Heart recipients.
  • HB 1250 — State park development and funding for the NAIAC.
  • HB 1251 — Various property tax matters.
  • HB 1252 — Property tax relief.
  • HB 1253 — Manual on uniform traffic control devices.
  • HB 1254 — Animal cruelty.
  • HB 1255 — Valuable metal dealers.
  • HB 1256 — Distributed generation facilities.
  • HB 1257 — Judges’ pensions.
  • HB 1258 — Methadone clinic drug testing and minors.
  • HB 1259 — Child safety and CHINS.
  • HB 1260 — Encoded ammunition.
  • HB 1261 — Study commissions.
  • HB 1262 — Police enforcement of federal immigration laws.
  • HB 1263 — Lake County innkeeper’s tax.
  • HB 1264 — Limitation on school starting date.
  • HB 1265 — Land surveyor registration.
  • HB 1266 — Eligibility criteria for Medicaid waiver.
  • HB 1267 — LIFE Scholarships.
  • HB 1268 — Regulation of cigarette retail sales.
  • HB 1269 — Employee classification.
  • HB 1270 — Greendale local taxes.
  • HB 1271 — Inmate credit time.
  • HB 1272 — City legislative bodies.
  • HB 1273 — Compensation for emergency or disaster training.
  • HB 1274 — Illegal alien matters.
  • HB 1275 — Local government copying fees.
  • HB 1276 — Bail.
  • HB 1277 — State economic development incentives.
  • HB 1278 — Reporting tax violations.
  • HB 1279 — ISTEP for students with disabilities.
  • HB 1280 — Energy efficient buildings.
  • HB 1281 — Property tax exemptions.
  • HB 1283 — Unemployment insurance benefits fees.
  • HB 1284 — Group insurance.
  • HB 1285 — Limit on sex offender as guardian or custodian.
  • HB 1286 — Library services authorities.
  • HB 1287 — Home health agency expenditures.
  • HB 1288 — Certification for behavior analysts.
  • HB 1289 — Electronic waste.
  • HB 1290 — Older youth foster care.
  • HB 1291 — Unauthorized aliens.
  • HB 1292 — Flags on public buildings to be made in USA.
  • HB 1293 — Homestead deduction application.
  • HB 1294 — County option dog tax on kennels.
  • HB 1295 — Fees for spinal cord and brain injury fund.
  • HB 1296 — State funding of child welfare services.
  • HB 1297 — Publication of notices.
  • HB 1298 — Communications and public safety answering points.
  • HB 1299 — Sex offender residency.
  • HB 1300 — Labeling standards for milk.
  • HB 1301 — Expungement of certain felony conviction records.
  • HB 1302 — Custodial interrogation recording.
  • HB 1303 — Contracts for operation of animal shelters.
  • HB 1304 — Diesel fuel inspection program.
  • HB 1305 — Public safety funding.
  • HB 1306 — State spending cap.
  • HB 1307 — State spending cap.
  • HB 1308 — College readiness program.
  • HB 1309 — Repeal of valuation method for certain property.
  • HB 1310 — Faculty member on university boards of trustees.
  • HB 1311 — Medical care for town firefighters.
  • HB 1312 — County drain maintenance funding.
  • HB 1313 — Inmate employment counseling and searches.
  • HB 1314 — Expungement of certain conviction records.
  • HB 1315 — Automated traffic control systems.
  • HB 1316 — Sales tax holiday.
  • HB 1317 — Spinal manipulation.
  • HB 1318 — Funding for spinal cord and brain injury research.
  • HB 1319 — Assessment of forest land for taxation purposes.
  • HB 1320 — BMV fees for law enforcement academies.
  • HB 1321 — Veterans’ jobs tax credit.
  • HB 1322 — Mandatory ethanol level in gasoline.
  • HB 1323 — Dialysis treatment coverage.
  • HB 1324 — Disclosure of event data recorders.
  • HB 1325 — Contractor performance bonds.
  • HB 1326 — Commission on Hispanic/Latino affairs.
  • HB 1327 — Property tax deductions.
  • HB 1328 — Testing of special education students.
  • HB 1329 — Sex offenses and children.
  • HB 1330 — Eliminate sales tax on gasoline.
  • HB 1331 — Expense advances to driver employees.
  • HB 1332 — Trustee duties concerning life insurance.
  • HB 1333 — State reimbursement of child services costs.
  • HB 1334 — Annexation.
  • HB 1335 — Child visitation and electronic communication time.
  • HB 1336 — County government reorganization.
  • HB 1337 — Elimination of property taxes.
  • HB 1338 — Property tax elimination.
  • HB 1339 — Drug testing of welfare recipients.
  • HB 1340 — Privatization review committee.
  • HB 1341 — Ports of Indiana.
  • HB 1342 — Electronic health records system.
  • HB 1343 — Health insurance coverage for children under age 24.
  • HB 1344 — 1985 judges pension fund.
  • HB 1345 — Trespass.
  • HB 1346 — Loan broker commission.
  • HB 1347 — Excise tax on recreational vehicles and campers.
  • HB 1348 — Review of total debt and lease burden on taxpayer.
  • HB 1349 — State spending cap.
  • HB 1350 — Police enforcement of federal immigration laws.
  • HB 1351 — Game preserve licenses.
  • HB 1352 — Appraisals and assessment reviews.
  • HB 1353 — Property tax benefits for seniors.
  • HB 1354 — Disaster relief fund.
  • HB 1355 — Donations by local units to community foundations.
  • HB 1356 — Donor withdrawal of property from institutions.
  • HB 1357 — Marion superior court magistrates.
  • HB 1358 — Civil rights.
  • HB 1359 — Various financial institutions matters.
  • HB 1360 — Mortgage lending issues.
  • HB 1361 — Nutritional information at food establishments.
  • HB 1362 — Nonprofit and county hospitals.
  • HB 1363 — Solid waste management districts.
  • HB 1364 — Long term care coverage.
  • HB 1365 — High school athlete steroid testing.
  • HB 1366 — High school IEP diplomas for students with a disability.
  • HB 1367 — Reclassification of manufactured homes as real property.
  • HB 1368 — Industrial waste products.
  • HB 1369 — Defenses to controlled substance offenses.
  • HB 1370 — State forests.
  • HB 1371 — Marion County airport authority.
  • HB 1372 — Selection of superintendent of public instruction.
  • HB 1373 — School board elections at general election time.
  • HB 1374 — Public works projects.
  • HB 1375 — Judges pensions.
  • HB 1376 — Drug courts and children in need of services.
  • HB 1377 — Crimes of violence.
  • HB 1378 — Indemnification requirements in state contracts.
  • HB 1379 — Viatical settlements.
  • HB 1380 — Distribution of Lake County Income Tax.
  • HB 1381 — Annexation.
  • HB 1382 — Redistricting commission.
  • HB 1383 — Lobbying by former legislators.
  • HB 1384 — Various economic development matters.
  • HB 1385 — Restrictions on public benefits to illegal aliens.
  • HB 1386 — Validating certain law enforcement actions.
  • HB 1387 — Personal needs allowance.
  • HB 1388 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1389 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1390 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1391 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1392 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1393 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1394 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1395 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1396 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1397 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1398 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1399 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1400 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1401 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1402 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1403 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1404 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1405 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1406 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1407 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1408 — Vehicle Bill.
  • HB 1409 — Vehicle Bill.
  • Sentate:

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      • SB 0336 — Stroke prevention task force.
      • SB 0337 — Direct wine sales.
      • SB 0338 — Electronic registration and titling of vehicles.
      • SB 0339 — Various motor vehicle matters.
      • SB 0340 — Prosecuting attorney pensions.
      • SB 0341 — Explanation of proposed constitutional amendments.
      • SB 0342 — Exemption of nonbusiness personal property.
      • SB 0343 — Theft of copper and other valuable metals.
      • SB 0344 — Police officer and firefighter appointments.
      • SB 0345 — Collection of unemployment contributions.
      • SB 0346 — Property tax circuit breaker.
      • SB 0347 — Dangerous communicable diseases.
      • SB 0348 — Child product safety.
      • SB 0349 — Sales tax increment financing feasibility study.
      • SB 0350 — Funding for community mental health centers.
      • SB 0351 — Property tax limitations and procedures.
      • SB 0352 — Various financial institutions matters.
      • SB 0353 — Office of the child advocate.
      • SB 0354 — Parole eligibility.
      • SB 0355 — Cemeteries.
      • SB 0356 — Possession of handguns on public property.
      • SB 0357 — Expungement of criminal offenses.
      • SB 0358 — Voter deception.
      • SB 0359 — Enhanced 911 systems.
      • SB 0360 — E85 fueling station grants.
      • SB 0361 — Treasurer of state.
      • SB 0362 — Interstate enforcement of protective orders.
      • SB 0363 — Uniform emergency health practitioners act.
      • SB 0364 — Child abuse or neglect reports.
      • SB 0365 — Law enforcement training funding.
      • SB 0366 — Standards for tutoring services.
      • SB 0367 — Financial responsibility for carriers of property.
      • SB 0368 — Teacher professional development days.

    January 13, 2008

    Bills and Resolutions Updated

    Here are the current bills and resolutions filed in the statehouse this week.  The master list has been updated and is here.  As of Tuesday, House members may not file anymore bills.  Senators have until this Tuesday (according to my source at the Statehouse), even though the in.gov site states they had to be in last Tuesday.  Anyway, we are approaching the end of the filing period of this year’s General Assembly.

    House:

    • HB 1119 — Public safety retiree reemployment.
    • HB 1120 — Prohibitions on certain detergents.
    • HB 1121 — Natural resources matters.
    • HB 1122 — Juvenile offenders and detention facilities.
    • HB 1123 — 911 call mischief.
    • HB 1124 — Sheriffs’ and deputies’ surviving spouse pension.
    • HB 1125 — Update of references to the Internal Revenue Code.
    • HB 1126 — Wrongful death or injury of a child.
    • HB 1127 — Ban on use of cell phones while driving.
    • HB 1128 — Indiana defense development corporation.
    • HB 1129 — Archeology.
    • HB 1130 — Kernan-Shepard study committee.
    • HB 1131 — Development agreement with riverboat owner or operating agent.
    • HB 1132 — Drug testing of public works contractor employees.
    • HB 1133 — Disaster worker health coverage.
    • HB 1134 — Sex offender Internet offense.
    • HB 1135 — Uniform power of attorney act.
    • HB 1136 — Tourism.
    • HB 1137 — Technical corrections bill.
    • HB 1138 — Cable programming arbitration.
    • HB 1139 — Higher education accountability and reporting.
    • HB 1141 — Child molesting.
    • HB 1142 — Residency of police officers.
    • HB 1143 — Farm vehicles.
    • HB 1144 — Failure to report a dead body.
    • HB 1146 — Bankruptcy and motor vehicle accident judgments.
    • HB 1147 — Life insurance and Medicaid.
    • HB 1149 — License agent service fees.
    • HB 1150 — Bringing alcoholic beverages to an outdoor concert.
    • HB 1151 — Home detention.
    • HB 1152 — Certain sex offenders and school property.
    • HB 1153 — Gaming in bars.
    • HB 1154 — Senior citizen property tax credit.
    • HB 1155 — Parent’s intestate share of child’s estate.
    • HB 1156 — Police and firefighter death benefits.
    • HB 1157 — Underground storage tank corrective actions.
    • HB 1158 — Captive raised game birds.
    • HB 1159 — Media production tax credit.
    • HB 1160 — Study of interception of gaming winnings.
    • HB 1161 — Taxation of military pension benefits or salary.
    • HB 1162 — City council youth adviser.
    • HB 1163 — Vaccines containing mercury.
    • HB 1164 — Property tax deduction for model residences.
    • HB 1165 — Homelessness, foster youth, and education.
    • HB 1166 — Notice of foreclosure sales.
    • HB 1167 — Hand held mobile telephone use.
    • HB 1168 — Confined feeding operations and manure haulers.
    • HB 1170 — Civil rights commission proceedings.
    • HB 1171 — Autism training for EMS personnel.
    • HB 1172 — Various professions and occupations.
    • HB 1173 — Ignition interlock devices.
    • HB 1174 — Military leave for state employees.
    • HB 1175 — Display of new driver status on motor vehicle.
    • HB 1176 — License plate replacement cycle.
    • HB 1177 — Tax credit for anhydrous ammonia additives.
    • HB 1178 — Controlled substances.
    • HB 1179 — Recovery for restraint of trade.
    • HB 1180 — Reconnection charges.
    • HB 1181 — Rate adjustment mechanisms for utilities.
    • HB 1182 — Sales tax exemption for agricultural equipment.
    • HB 1183 — Historic rehabilitation income tax credit.
    • HB 1184 — Scholarships for teachers.
    • HB 1185 — Indoor air quality.
    • HB 1186 — Public safety officer survivor insurance.
    • HB 1187 — Nonprofit corporations.
    • HB 1188 — Animal fighting contests.
    • HB 1189 — Uniform county innkeeper’s tax.
    • HB 1190 — Contraband in penal facilities; public nuisances.
    • HB 1191 — Personal information.
    • HB 1193 — Funding for adult education.
    • HB 1194 — Hunting on rivers in an area of high population density.
    • HB 1195 — Assessment of fault and compensatory damages.
    • HB 1196 — Various election law matters.
    • HB 1197 — Data breaches.
    • HB 1198 — Admissions preference for Indiana residents.
    • HB 1199 — Formation of townships.
    • HB 1200 — Injuries to or death of an employee.
    • HB 1201 — Elimination of townships outside Marion County.
    • HB 1202 — Abraham Lincoln license plate.
    • HB 1203 — Registration of certain school buses.
    • HB 1204 — Emergency alert system advisory committee.
    • HB 1205 — Joint legal custody.
    • HB 1206 — Environmental permits.
    • HB 1207 — Lobbying by former legislators.
    • HB 1208 — Referenda for bond issues and lease rentals.
    • HB 1209 — Review of sentences of certain habitual offenders.
    • HB 1210 — Teacher certification.
    • HB 1211 — Various home loan matters.
    • HB 1212 — Collective bargaining for public employees.
    • HB 1213 — Occupational health and safety training.
    • HB 1214 — Vehicle protection products.
    • HB 1215 — Common construction wage.
    • HB 1216 — Forensic data base for missing children.
    • HB 1218 — Eminent domain issues.

    Senate:

  • SB 0158 — Possession of firearms at state universities.
  • SB 0159 — Third party health service agreements.
  • SB 0160 — Environmental legal actions.
  • SB 0161 — Airline consumer advocate.
  • SB 0162 — Joint legal custody.
  • SB 0163 — Civil penalties for littering.
  • SB 0164 — Medicaid claim payments.
  • SB 0165 — Lobbying by former legislators.
  • SB 0166 — Mandated benefit task force.
  • SB 0167 — Crossing arms on school buses.
  • SB 0168 — Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0169 — Health insurance reports.
  • SB 0170 — Community investment tax credits.
  • SB 0171 — Crimes against persons with a disability.
  • SB 0172 — Covenant marriage.
  • SB 0173 — Investment deduction.
  • SB 0174 — Absentee voting.
  • SB 0175 — INDOT bidding procedures.
  • SB 0176 — Courthouse preservation advisory commission.
  • SB 0177 — Medical examiners.
  • SB 0178 — Underground storage tank corrective actions.
  • SB 0179 — Bail and recovery agent continuing education.
  • SB 0180 — Child abduction and seduction.
  • SB 0181 — Order of priority for health care decisions.
  • SB 0182 — Occupational safety and health (IOSHA) violations.
  • SB 0183 — Carrying a handgun without a license.
  • SB 0184 — Use of DNA evidence.
  • SB 0185 — State rainy day fund reserves.
  • SB 0186 — Foreclosure of rental properties.
  • SB 0187 — Fetal development curriculum.
  • SB 0188 — Recovery for restraint of trade.
  • SB 0189 — Various issues concerning agriculture and animals.
  • SB 0190 — Title 15 recodification.
  • SB 0191 — Toilet facility access.
  • SB 0192 — Truth in music advertising.
  • SB 0193 — Impoundment of animals.
  • SB 0194 — Tuition and fee exemption for children of veterans.
  • SB 0195 — Motorists and insurance.
  • SB 0196 — Local government matters.
  • SB 0197 — Minority and women businesses.
  • SB 0198 — Towing and storage of abandoned vehicles.
  • SB 0199 — Environmental crimes.
  • SB 0200 — Department of environmental management matters.
  • SB 0201 — Alternate polling places.
  • SB 0202 — Licensure of genetic counselors.
  • SB 0203 — Information concerning state spending and revenues.
  • SB 0204 — Production of driver’s license.
  • SB 0205 — Candidates’ consumer credit scores.
  • SB 0206 — Prohibiting retention of certain access device data.
  • SB 0207 — Public records and criminal offenders.
  • SB 0208 — Deduction of tax payments from checking account.
  • SB 0209 — Toll road.
  • SB 0210 — Teachers’ retirement fund issues.
  • SB 0211 — Electronic copies of sentencing information.
  • SB 0212 — Expense advances to driver employees.
  • SB 0213 — Regional sewer districts.
  • SB 0214 — Qualifications for health facility administrator.
  • SB 0215 — Various election law matters.
  • SB 0216 — Crisis intervention training.
  • SB 0217 — Human and sexual trafficking.
  • SB 0218 — Study commission for single payer health coverage.
  • SB 0219 — Lactation support in the workplace.
  • SB 0220 — Employment of unauthorized aliens.
  • SB 0221 — Warning to pregnant women of tobacco use.
  • SB 0222 — Definition of contraception.
  • SB 0223 — Coal gasification and substitute natural gas.
  • SB 0224 — Various utility matters.
  • SB 0225 — Student media.
  • SB 0226 — Disposal of municipal utility property.
  • SB 0227 — Sexual assault victim advocate standards board.
  • SB 0228 — Qualified zone business contract goals.
  • SB 0229 — Commercial fertilizer law.
  • SB 0230 — Riverboat admissions tax for mental health.
  • SB 0231 — Oversight of public money.
  • SB 0232 — Property exempt from execution of judgments.
  • SB 0233 — Streamlined sales tax conformity.
  • SB 0234 — Public school transfers.
  • SB 0235 — Vote centers.
  • SB 0236 — Driving privileges of minors who commit felonies.
  • SB 0237 — Automobile franchise practices.
  • SB 0238 — Education service centers.
  • SB 0239 — Alcoholic beverage issues.
  • SB 0240 — Purchases of recycled components.
  • SB 0241 — Department of homeland security funds.
  • SB 0242 — Tax delinquent properties.
  • SB 0243 — Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0244 — Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0245 — Area plan commission executive director.
  • SB 0246 — Recreational trail liability.
  • SB 0247 — Home medical equipment licensing.
  • SB 0248 — Scholarship granting organization tax credit.
  • SB 0249 — Emergency medical services commission.
  • SB 0250 — Indiana Veterans’ Home.
  • SB 0251 — Local unit contracts for imported drugs.
  • SB 0252 — Disaster relief fund.
  • SB 0253 — Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0254 — Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0255 — Incentive payment reporting.
  • SB 0256 — Silicosis.
  • SB 0257 — Mechanic’s liens.
  • SB 0258 — Discharge of long term inmates.
  • SB 0259 — State and local spending caps.
  • SB 0260 — Finance in a consolidated city.
  • SB 0261 — False informing and DNA collection.
  • SB 0262 — Student attendance in former school corporation.
  • SB 0263 — Property tax deduction for the blind and disabled.
  • SB 0264 — County executive.
  • SB 0265 — Criminal gangs.
  • SB 0266 — Child support obligations of inmates.
  • SB 0267 — Income tax deduction or credit for property tax.
  • SB 0268 — Disposal of state owned real estate.
  • SB 0269 — Coverage for prosthetic devices.
  • SB 0270 — Jail inmate health care.
  • SB 0271 — Commercial driver’s license violations.
  • SB 0272 — Property tax benefits for trusts.
  • SB 0273 — Reimbursement of jail costs.
  • SB 0274 — Renames the department of workforce development.
  • SB 0275 — Mortgage lending issues.
  • SB 0276 — School debt.
  • SB 0277 — Dispensing drugs by pharmacies.
  • SB 0278 — Secretary of state investigations.
  • SB 0279 — Property tax assessment.
  • SB 0280 — Marion County government.
  • SB 0281 — Convictions and elections.
  • SB 0282 — Adult education programs.
  • SB 0283 — Online or mail renewal of driver’s license.
  • SB 0284 — Purchase price of certain medications.
  • SB 0285 — Removal of child receiving foster care.
  • SB 0286 — Ballast water and sediment in oceangoing vessels.
  • SB 0287 — Building standards.
  • SB 0288 — Various election matters.
  • SB 0289 — Property tax exemption for certain entities.
  • SB 0290 — Keys and lead safety.
  • SB 0291 — Labeling consumer commodities.
  • SB 0292 — Reporting of campus crime to neighboring law enforcement.
  • SB 0293 — Expungement of arrest records.
  • SB 0294 — Trustee duties concerning life insurance.
  • SB 0295 — Renewable energy standards.
  • SB 0296 — Madison County courts.
  • SB 0297 — Local government matters.
  • SB 0298 — Cost effectiveness analysis of state agencies.
  • SB 0299 — Victim confidentiality.
  • SB 0300 — Historic rehabilitation income tax credit.
  • SB 0301 — Power of attorney for a decedent’s body.
  • SB 0302 — Professional and occupational licensing.
  • SB 0303 — Native American Indian affairs commission.
  • SB 0304 — Arrest records.
  • SB 0305 — Controlled substances.
  • SB 0306 — Bias crimes.
  • SB 0307 — Various business matters.
  • SB 0308 — Safe distance when overtaking a bicycle.
  • SB 0309 — Restructuring county and township government.
  • SB 0310 — Death penalty and mental illness.
  • SB 0311 — Use of medically accurate information in school instruction.
  • SB 0312 — County executives.
  • SB 0313 — Animal cruelty.
  • SB 0314 — Department of agriculture.
  • SB 0315 — Long term care screening and counseling.
  • SB 0316 — Practice of veterinary medicine.
  • SB 0317 — Bail.
  • SB 0318 — Use of library capital projects fund.
  • SB 0319 — Determination of high school graduation rates.
  • SB 0320
  • SB 0321 — Veteran’s lifetime license to hunt, fish, and trap.
  • SB 0322 — Reporting of deaths to coroner.
  • SB 0323 — Retirement benefit adjustment.
  • SB 0324
  • SB 0325 — Election day registration.
  • SB 0326 — Credit time for tutoring inmates.
  • SB 0327 — Parental notice of abstinence-only education.
  • SB 0328 — Grading system for use in food establishment inspections.
  • SB 0329 — Judges’ pensions.
  • SB 0330 — Eligibility for long term care policy deduction.
  • SB 0331 — Health coverage for dependents.
  • SB 0332 — Medicaid disproportionate share providers.
  • SB 0333 — Government reorganization.
  • SB 0334 — Severe weather warning sirens.
  • SB 0335 — Illegal alien matters.
  • SB 0336 — Stroke prevention task force.
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