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Indiana's new laws starting July 1, 2012

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Many of the laws enacted during the 2012 legislative session take effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law numbers, that have full or partial July 1 effective dates.

Each new law is followed by a breakdown of the dates on which individual sections take effect. Unless otherwise indicated, effective dates listed are in 2012. If no effective date is indicated, all sections of the new law take effect July 1. For more information on these new laws, visit www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm.

SEA 13 (P.L. 3) Cash assistance point of service and drug reports

SEA 15 (P.L. 110) Brain injury services study and committee (Section 1, March 19; Section 2, July 1)

SEA 18 (P.L. 111) Duty to support a child

SEA 19 (P.L. 112) Real property reassessment (Section 9, Feb. 29; Sections 40 – 41, 43, March 19; Sections 1 – 2, 14 – 15, 39, 54, 57, July 1; Sections 3 – 8, 10 – 13, 16 – 38, 42, 44 – 53, 55 – 56, 58 – 61, Jan. 1, 2013)

SEA 22 (P.L. 113) Conservancy district director compensation

SEA 24 (P.L. 28) Mental health issues (Sections 15, 25, March 14; Sections 1 – 14, 16 – 24, 26, July 1)

SEA 26 (P.L. 114) Title 35 definitions

SEA 32 (P.L. 115) Guardianships

SEA 52 (P.L. 116) HIV testing

SEA 56 (P.L. 29) Ball State board of trustees (Sections 2 – 3, Jan. 1; Sections 1, 4 – 12, July 1)

SEA 97 (P.L. 117) Public intoxication

SEA 98 (P.L. 30) County highway maintenance funding

SEA 107 (P.L. 118) Deadline for adoption of salary ordinances

SEA 109 (P.L. 31) Deposit of public funds by local units

SEA 111 (P.L. 32) Group personal excess and umbrella insurance

SEA 113 (P.L. 60) Golf carts in unincorporated areas

SEA 115 (P.L. 119) Description of political subdivisions (Section 1, March 19; Sections 2 – 79, 81 – 218, 220 – 237, 239 – 251, April 1; Sections 80, 219, 238, July 1)

SEA 127 (P.L. 35) Indiana Public Retirement System (Section 130, March 14; Sections 1 – 129, 131 – 143, July 1)

SEA 128 (P.L. 36) Administration of public retirement plans

SEA 131 (P.L. 37) Environmental matters (Section 60, March 14; Sections 1 – 59, July 1)

SEA 133 (P.L. 38) Underground storage tanks

SEA 144 (P.L. 155) Sales tax on tobacco tax stamping equipment

SEA 147 (P.L. 120) Local government financial matters

SEA 148 (P.L. 4) Portable electronics insurance

SEA 154 (P.L. 40) Operating a motorboat while intoxicated

SEA 156 (P.L. 41) Partition

SEA 157 (P.L. 42) Copy of power of attorney

SEA 168 (P.L. 19) Liability for underground storage tank fees

SEA 173 (P.L. 61) Airport boards

SEA 175 (P.L. 121) Absentee ballot applications

SEA 176 (P.L. 62) Immediate detention orders

SEA 182 (P.L. 88) State educational institutions; credit transfers

SEA 190 (P.L. 156) Termination of parent-child relationship

SEA 191 (P.L. 43) Local government investments

SEA 192 (P.L. 89) Sales of motorcycles on Sunday

SEA 193 (P.L. 90) Financial disclosures by local elected officials (Sections 4 – 5, March 16; Sections 1 – 3, July 1, 2013)

SEA 201 (P.L. 91) Transfer of human organisms exemption

SEA 212 (P.L. 5) Utility facility relocation (Section 2, Feb. 22; Section 1, July 1)

SEA 223 (P.L. 122) State department of health matters

SEA 224 (P.L. 123) Emergency ambulance services report

SEA 231 (P.L. 21) Contracting with persons who invest in Iran

SEA 233 (P.L. 124) Unopposed candidates on municipal election ballot (Sections 1 – 4, 6 – 8, March 19; Section 5, July 1)

SEA 237 (P.L. 63) Noncode statutes

SEA 246 (P.L. 44) Lab technician testimony in criminal cases

SEA 249 (P.L. 22) Record of marriage

SEA 255 (P.L. 45) Various homeland security matters

SEA 256 (P.L. 23) Correctional professionals assistance fund

SEA 257 (P.L. 125) Motor vehicle law (Section 112, Jan. 1; Sections 1 – 111, 113 – 418, July 1)

SEA 259 (P.L. 24) School consolidation executive session

SEA 262 (P.L. 126) IC 4 and IC 5 revision

SEA 267 (P.L. 46) Education concerning child abuse

SEA 268 (P.L. 64) Advisory committee on early education

SEA 271 (P.L. 47) Security deposits and motor vehicle liens

SEA 274 (P.L. 93) Immunity for certain alcohol offenses

SEA 275 (P.L. 127) Real estate brokers (Sections 9, 26, 30, 35 – 36, 39, July 1; Sections 1 – 8, 10 – 25, 27 – 29, 31 – 34, 37 – 38, 40 – 63, July 1, 2014)

SEA 283 (P.L. 65) High school dropout recovery schools

SEA 286 (P.L. 48) Department of Child Services (Sections 2, 9, 13 – 14, 17, 21, 24, 26 – 28, 31 – 38, 40, 43, 55 – 56, March 14; Sections 1, 3 – 8, 10 – 12, 15 – 16, 18 – 20, 22 – 23, 25, 29 – 30, 39, 41 – 42, 44 – 54, 57 – 77, July 1)

SEA 287 (P.L. 128) Department of Child Services

SEA 293 (P.L. 157) Inheritance tax (Sections 2, 6, Jan. 1; Sections 1, 3 – 5, 7 – 15, July 1)

SEA 296 (P.L. 129) Certified scholarship program eligibility

SEA 298 (P.L. 130) Mortgages and liens on real property (Sections 4 – 7, March 19; Sections 1 – 3, July 1)

SEA 301 (P.L. 66) Extra heavy duty highways

SEA 302 (P.L. 158) Technology equipment property tax exemption

SEA 309 (P.L. 67) Local purchasing and public works preferences (Sections 6 – 7, March 15; Sections 1 – 5, July 1)

SEA 311 (P.L. 131) Fiscal impact review for environmental rules

SEA 315 (P.L. 94) Charity gaming

SEA 329 (P.L. 50) Eminent domain filing deadlines

SEA 345 (P.L. 132) Statewide 9-1-1 system (Sections 9, 15 – 16, 19, 22 – 24, March 19; Sections 1 – 8, 10 – 14, 17 – 18, 20 – 21, July 1)

SEA 362 (P.L. 51) White River park foundation

SEA 370 (P.L. 95) Funeral services courtesy cards

SEA 378 (P.L. 52) Conservancy district contracts

SEA 402 (P.L. 53) Indiana uniform law commission

SEA 407 (P.L. 159) Pharmacy technicians

HEA 1002 (P.L. 133) Eliminate commissions, boards and committees (Section 196, March 19; Sections 1 – 5, 9 – 67, 72, 162 – 180, 183 – 195, 197 – 198, July 1; Sections 6 – 8, 68 – 71, 73 – 161, 181 – 182, Jan. 1, 2013)

HEA 1003 (P.L. 134) State agency issues (Sections 2 – 4, 6, 8, 14 – 22, 29 – 31, 34 – 35, July 1; Sections 1, 5, 7, 9 – 13, 23 – 28, 32 – 33, Jan. 1, 2013)

HEA 1004 (P.L. 96) Various election law matters (Sections 1 – 3, 7, March 16; Sections 4 – 6, Jan. 1, 2013)

HEA 1005 (P.L. 135) Nepotism; conflict of interest (Sections 2 – 12, July 1; Section 1, Jan. 1, 2013)

HEA 1009 (P.L. 6) Technical corrections (Sections 1 – 9, 11 – 12, 17, 20 – 23, 25 – 26, 28 – 64, 66 – 72, 75 – 76, 78 – 86, 89, 92 – 95, 97, 99 – 100, 102 – 106, 108 – 120, 123 – 124, 127 – 148, 150 – 158, 161 – 168, 171 – 177, 186 – 199, 201 – 205, 207 – 255, Feb. 22; Sections 10, 13 – 16, 18 – 19, 24, 27, 65, 73 – 74, 77, 87 – 88, 90 – 91, 96, 98, 101, 107, 121 – 122, 125 – 126, 149, 159 – 160, 178 – 185, 200, 206, July 1)

HEA 1015 (P.L. 68) Cemetery access

HEA 1016 (P.L. 7) Design build projects

HEA 1033 (P.L. 69) Conversion of Class D felony to Class A misdemeanor (Sections 2-7, July 1; Section 1, July 1, 2013)

HEA 1034 (P.L. 11) Historic cemeteries

HEA 1040 (P.L. 70) Immunity for fast responders

HEA 1049 (P.L. 136) Problem-solving courts, courts and inspector general matters

HEA 1050 (P.L. 13) Health care sharing ministries

HEA 1052 (P.L. 14) Statewide bid for emergency services equipment

HEA 1054 (P.L. 71) Alcoholic beverage permits in or near historic districts

HEA 1058 (P.L. 26) Adoption of budget for reorganized school

HEA 1059 (P.L. 54) Military family relief fund

HEA 1060 (P.L. 15) Hazardous waste disposal tax

HEA 1065 (P.L. 55) Military custody and parenting time matters

HEA 1072 (P.L. 137) Tax administration (Sections 15 – 16, 46, 49 – 50, 69, 76, 82, 98, 126, Jan. 1; Section 13, March 1; Sections 31, 107, 113, 115 – 116, 128 – 130, 132, March 19; Sections 3, 70, 101, 110, April 1; Sections 1 – 2, 4 – 7, 12, 14, 17 – 21, 23 – 29, 35 – 44, 47 – 48, 52 – 53, 57 – 68, 71 – 75, 77 – 81, 83 – 97, 99 – 100, 102 – 106, 108 – 109, 111, 117 – 124, 131, 133 – 134, July 1; Sections 22, 30, 32 – 34, 45, 51, 54 – 56, 112, 114, 127, Jan. 1, 2013; Section 125, July 1, 2013)

HEA 1080 (P.L. 72) Sexual battery

HEA 1091 (P.L. 73) Agricultural operations

HEA 1092 (P.L. 74) Johnson Superior Court judge

HEA 1107 (P.L. 16) Hydraulic fracturing treatments

HEA 1112 (P.L. 8) Telecommunications providers of last resort

HEA 1116 (P.L. 57) Military education and training

HEA 1117 (P.L. 97) Regional water, sewage or waste districts and utilities

HEA 1123 (P.L. 138) 13th checks (Sections 6 – 9, June 20; Sections 1 – 5, July 1)

HEA 1126 (P.L. 139) Extraterritorial water and sewer rates (Sections 1 – 3, 5 – 6, March 19; Section 4, July 1)

HEA 1128 (P.L. 98) Corn marketing council

HEA 1129 (P.L. 99) State chemist issues (Section 43, March 16; Sections 1 – 42, July 1)

HEA 1134 (P.L. 140) Various education matters (Section 2, April 1; Sections 1, 3, July 1)

HEA 1141 (P.L. 58) Home energy assistance (Section 2, Jan. 1; Section 3, March 14; Section 1, July 1)

HEA 1148 (P.L. 9) Engineer and land surveyor examinations

HEA 1149 (P.L. 141) Smoking ban

HEA 1154 (P.L. 17) Local purchasing and public works preferences

HEA 1163 (P.L. 75) Bonding and retainage in public works projects

HEA 1169 (P.L. 142) School discipline

HEA 1173 (P.L. 76) Various IOSHA matters

HEA 1186 (P.L. 77) Paramedic licensing (Section 21, March 15; Sections 1 – 20, 22 – 64, July 1)

HEA 1189 (P.L. 144) Multiple ADM counts (Section 8, Jan. 1; Section 1, March 19; Sections 2 – 7, 9, July 1)

HEA 1195 (P.L. 146) Property tax appeals (Section 1, Jan. 1; Sections 8 – 12, March 19; Sections 2 – 7, July 1)

HEA 1200 (P.L. 147) Indiana University and Ball State boards

HEA 1205 (P.L. 148) Superintendent contracts

HEA 1207 (P.L. 100) State civil service system

HEA 1211 (P.L. 18) Nursing facility screening and notification

HEA 1212 (P.L. 80) Blue lights on vehicles

HEA 1216 (P.L. 59) Self-donated blood

HEA 1220 (P.L. 101) Commission for higher education

HEA 1226 (P.L. 81) Insurance matters (Sections 1 – 9, 12 – 44, July 1; Sections 10 – 11, Jan. 1, 2013)

HEA 1237 (P.L. 82) Home improvement contracts

HEA 1239 (P.L. 27) Financial institutions and consumer credit (Sections 2-3, 13, 106, Jan. 1; Sections 1, 4 – 12, 14 – 105, 107 – 119, July 1)

HEA 1250 (P.L. 105) State government nepotism

HEA 1258 (P.L. 149) Various estate planning matters (Sections 11, 13 – 16, March 19; Sections 1 – 10, 12, 17 – 19, July 1)

HEA 1264 (P.L. 106) Flood control in Lake County

HEA 1269 (P.L. 150) Health care compact

HEA 1270 (P.L. 107) Commission for higher education (Sections 67, 69, March 16; Sections 1 – 66, 68, July 1)

HEA 1279 (P.L. 151) Various natural resources matters

HEA 1280 (P.L. 152) Regulatory matters (Sections 4, 9, March 19; Sections 1 – 3, 5 – 8, 10 – 14, July 1)

HEA 1283 (P.L. 84) Libraries and historic records

HEA 1294 (P.L. 85) Various securities division matters

HEA 1312 (P.L. 86) Sale of poultry at farmer’s markets (Section 1, May 31; Section 2, July 1)

HEA 1325 (P.L. 153) Sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft (Sections 1, 3, Jan. 1, 2009; Section 2, Jan. 1, 2011; Sections 4 – 6, July 1)

HEA 1360 (P.L. 154) Anatomical gift promotion fund (Section 2, June 30; Sections 1, 3 – 4, July 1)

HEA 1367 (P.L. 109) Deaf and hearing impaired education services (Sections 1, 17 – 18, March 16; Sections 2 – 13, 14, 15, July 1; Section 16, Oct. 1)

HEA 1376 (P.L. 160) State fiscal matters (Sections 1, 4 – 6, 8 – 41, 46, 51 – 52, 56, 59 – 68, March 20; Sections 7, 42 – 45, 47 – 50, 53 – 55, 57 – 58, July 1; Sections 2 – 3, Jan. 1, 2013) •
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  1. Am I the only one who sees that the City is essentially giving away the MSA site AND giving millions to build new buildings on the site when this site would be the perfect place for the Justice Complex? Across from City-County, check; keeping it centrally located, check, etc. It's my understanding that the GM site must be purchased by the City from Motors Liquidation Company. STOP WASTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE AND OUR TAX DOLLARS! The Ballard Administration has not been known for it's common sense...never voted for him and never will!

  2. This guy sounds like the classic molester/manipulator.

  3. Louis D. Brandeis was born in 1856. At 9 years of age it would have been 1865. The Brandeis family did not own slaves. My source Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, by Melvin L. Urofsky.

  4. My name is Matthew Lucas Major, I recently went through a jury trial in Bloomington , In. It was the week of Feb 19-21. Although I have been incarcerated since August 5, 2014. The reason I 'am writing to you sir is on the 21 of February the jury came in with a very excessive and wrongful verdict of guilty on 6 child molesting charges against my daughter who was 9 at the time I was accused. I also had 2 other Felonies one of Intimidation and 1 of Sexual Vicarious Gratification. Judge Marc Kellam on the second day of trial gave me a not guilty on those 2 felonies. The jury was sent out during that time and when brought back Judge Kellam told them to not concern themselves with the 2 Felonies that he ruled on them. They were told to not let evidence they had already heard influence there verdicts. I never in my life touched any child sexually and definitely not with my own daughter. When I was arrested Detective Shawn Karr told me I would be convicted guilty just on my daughters word even without evidence. That's just what happened. my public defender did me so wrong he never once proved to the court and jury all the lies the child told, and Jeremy Noel my public defender could of proven the lies easily. The stories in Serenity's depositions and Forensic interview changed and were not consistent as Prosecutor Darcie Fawcett claimed they were. Yet my attorney never mentioned that. The facts that the child accused me of full penetration in her vagina and rectum was proven lies. Doctor Roberta Hibbard of Riley hospital in Indianapolis confirmed Serenity's hymen intact, no scars, no tearing, no signs of rape to her. Yet my attorney didn't use that knowledge . the DNA was all in my favor. I tell you I will spend my entire life in prison going through rape and beatings etc. even Judge Kellam abused his authority by telling the jurors to listen and believe what the prosecutors side in evidence like my daughters testimony. In one interview with the detectives my daughter got flustered with her mom and said on camera " I'm saying what you told me to mom"!! Yet Mr. Noel said nor did anything to even resemble a defense attorney. Judge Kellam allowed edited version of a taped conversation between the child and her mother. Also Judge Kellam allowed the Prosecutor too bring in to my case a knife found under my seat, the knife wasn't part of my case. She was allowed by my attorney and the judge to put a huge picture of it on the screen and huge picture of my naked privates in a full courtroom and open court. Ms. Fawcett says to jury see how easy Mr. Major could reach the knife and cut his Childs throat. Even though I had no weapons charge against these cases. This gave the jurors prejudice thought against me thinking I threatened her with that knife and how scared she would of been knowing i could get it and kill her. On my sentencing court March 19, 2014 my public defender told Judge Kellam he wish to resign from being my attorney and wished for the court to give me outside council to file a error to trial or appeal. We were denied. Now after openly knowing my public defender don't want to represent me he has to. Well when as parents we make our kids clean a room when they really don't wish to, well the child will but don't mean she will do a good job, that's where I'm at with Mr. Noel. please dont ignore mine and my families pleas for your help . we have all the legal proof you could need to prove Im innocent. Please dont make my spend years in prison innocent when you can fix this wrong. Im not saying Im a perfect man or that I was a perfect dad to my 2 children none of us are. Ive made some bad choices in life and I paid for them. But I didnt ever touch or rape my daughter . I love my children with all my heart. And now through needing attention and a ex-wife who told my granny several times she wish she could put me in prison to get me out of their lives. Well my ex finally accomplished her goal. Sad part is she is destroying our daughter with all this horrific lies and things she taught my daughter to say. My daughter will need therapist to ever hope for a chance of a normal life after what she had done to her by her mom and their side of the family. My daughter told everyone even on stand she had a dream months before i supposedly molested her in this dream I was molesting her and when I finally did it matched her dream perfectly. She admitted to watching movies about little girls being molested and watching U-Tube videos about child molesting all before it happened supposedly to her. Doesn't that sound very unusual that a non molested 9 yr old would need to know so much about being molested? The only reason I could think a 9 year old would need so much information is to be prepared to know what to say and be able to say how it felt what took place etc.. So when questioned by authorities she would be prepared. And there again sir if a parent is pre grooming a 9 year old child she would need intimate details . Like telling her daughter about a couple moles on my private area. The child admitted to sneaking my cell and looking many many times at nudes of me and my girlfriend even one where my penis was entering my girlfriends vagina. In that picture my moles are obvious. Yet when prosecutor showed everyone in court my privates and pictures of the moles she said the only way the child would know about them is if she saw them for herself. My attorney once again said nothing about the pictures my child saw. Or could a ex-wife be able to describe my moles to help her case against getting rid of me? I beg you help me. This is my very existence. Ive lost everything , a good job, a wonderful girlfriend, my freedom, but worse thing Ive lost is my children. They were my reason to get up every morning and strive to be better. The wonderful bond I had with my Serenity is gone. After this I would be afraid to even hug her for fear of what next can they do to me. I'm not afraid to tell you I sit here in this cell and try to hold back my tears. Everyone knows you cant show weakness in prison. My life has already been threatened here at Wabash Valley Prison. After only 3 days of arrival. I was tricked into signing a waiver now Im in G Block General Population with 6 child molesting felony charges. Mrs. Hart as a 18 year old I almost died hooked to machines in hospital almost 1 month and now I know that fear was childish compared to this . I cant help but put emotions in this, after all Mrs. Hart Im human and God help Me I never been more afraid in my life. I didnt hurt my little girl I didnt touch her sexually. As much as it shreds me and fills my mind what Im facing I worry more about my mom and granny because of their great love for me mam they are suffering so deeply. I aint done this things but my loved ones suffering right along beside me and If you take my case you will be in essence freeing them also. I sent momma this letter and asked her to email it to you. I'm scared I have been done so unjustly by our legal system and I need you to fix this and give me freedom. I ask you please don't just ignore my pleas. Here in America its nice to be able to trust our legal justice system, well they destroyed my and my loved ones trust in our justice system . And I'm trusting in You !!! My entire family is suffering this nightmare with me. My 77 year old granny had a stroke and isn't doing so well. My single mother that raised 3 kids alone is dying from Lupus and since my arrest has stayed so sick and weary. Our lives torn to peices by a government I was taught I could trust in. my momma has tried so many innocent project and wrongfully accused and cant get anywhere. please please help me. A quote from the late Nelson Mandela: To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, But to live in a way that respects and enhances The Freedom Of Others. I have Faith in you and your clinic to cast my chains off and give me freedom I do deserve as a wrongfully accused Man, son, brother, father, friend. Matthew Major DOC# 246179 Cause # : 53c02-1308-FA-000779 God Bless you. Please contact me with your decision so I know you made a life changing decision for me , just please at least write me so I know you care enough about your citizens to respond to cries for your help. You can speak openly with my mother Charlotte Spain (828) 476-0406: 71 Lakeview Dr. Canton, NC 28716 Thank You Matthew Major I know yall get thousands of request and inmates claiming innocence, and each person who are innocent deserve to have organizations like yours willing to fight for them and I give yall so much Thanks and I thank God everyday yall are out there caring enough to help free the innocents. Since discovering firsthand how easily lives and families can be destroyed by Poor Defense attorneys not doing their job . And Prosecutors allowed to do as they please in court

  5. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

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