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Indiana’s legislators passed laws on topics including e-liquid reform, inheritance tax repeals, and overhaul of uniform business organization laws.

Many of the laws enacted during the 2017 legislative session take effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law numbers, that will become effective on or before July 1. Any section of the law not in effect as of July 1, 2017, will be noted. For more information on these new laws, visit iga.in.gov.

Senate enrolled acts

SEA 1 (PL 206) – E-liquids

SEA 2 (PL 36) – Joint agency matters

focus-nl-vetoed.gifSEA 13 (PL 37) – Use of firearms to secure loans

SEA 20 (PL 93) – Authority to solemnize marriages

SEA 29 (PL 162) – School curriculum (Section 1 – July 1, 2018)

SEA 30 (PL 94) – Choice scholarship information

SEA 37 (PL 38) – Certifications concerning breath tests

SEA 38 (PL 95) – Lifetime parole

SEA 42 (PL 39) – Pro bono legal services fee

SEA 43 (PL 181) – Firearms matters

SEA 46 (PL 40) – Various pension matters

SEA 47 (PL 41) – C&E fund deductions from retirement benefits

SEA 49 (PL 42) – Plan for the permanent placement of a child

SEA 51 (PL 96) – Immunizations

SEA 55 (PL 43) – Drug or alcohol screening tests

SEA 59 (PL 225) – Professional licensing

SEA 60 (PL 226) – State executive officer salaries

SEA 61 (PL 227) – Commission on seclusion and restraint

SEA 64 (PL 44) – Code revision corrections

SEA 73 (PL 45) – Electronic authorization for prescription drugs (Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 77 (PL 46) – Regulation of food dispensing micro markets

SEA 80 (PL 47) – Deferred retirement option plan disability benefit

SEA 90 (PL 97) – Doing business or marketing as a cooperative

SEA 100 (PL 48) – Patronizing a prostitute

SEA 105 (PL 98) – Directors of mutual benefit corporations

SEA 108 (PL 228) – Education matters

SEA 112 (PL 99) – Hospital police departments

SEA 114 (PL 49) – Professional licensing

SEA 119 (PL 100) – Air ambulance service standards

SEA 120 (PL 50) – Plea agreements and sentencingfocus-nl-jail.png
 

SEA 121 (PL 51) – Adverse possession

SEA 128 (PL 229) – Regional infrastructure development

SEA 129 (PL 163) – Construction permits and plan review

SEA 130 (PL 3) – Transfer of ownership of motor vehicles

SEA 151 (PL 164) – Information in INSPECT prescription drug database

focus-nl-vetooverrides.gifSEA 152 (PL 52) – Local redevelopment

SEA 154 (PL 207) – Removal of asset limits for SNAP eligibility

SEA 156 (PL 165) – Drug and alcohol treatment reporting

SEA 172 (PL 53) – Sales tax on recreational vehicles

SEA 175 (PL 54) – Health care consent

SEA 182 (PL 208) – Superintendent contracts

SEA 185 (PL 4) – Law enforcement training

SEA 190 (PL 166) – Value of property

SEA 191 (PL 101) – Disposal of firearms

SEA 196 (PL 167) – School debt service obligations

SEA 198 (PL 230) – Career and technical education (Section 20, July 1, 2018)

SEA 213 (PL 261) – Support structures for wireless facilities

SEA 220 (PL 262) – Precinct consolidation

SEA 222 (PL 209) – Constitutional amendment ballot language

SEA 226 (PL 182) – Prescribing and dispensing of opioids

SEA 231 (PL 102) – Crisis intervention teams

SEA 239 (PL 55) – Victim notification

SEA 242 (PL 103) – Indiana housing first program

SEA 243 (PL 168) – Substance abuse programs

SEA 246 (PL 263) – Child neglect defense

SEA 248 (PL 169) – Consolidation of school administrative functions

SEA 253 (PL 56) – Study of voluntary paid family and medical leave

SEA 263 (PL 5) – Local board of health appointments

SEA 265 (PL 57) – Prosecuting attorneys retirement fund

SEA 275 (PL 58) – Nondomiciled commercial driver’s licenses

SEA 279 (PL 104) – Post-exposure prophylaxis reimbursement

SEA 283 (PL 105) – Pyramid promotional schemes

SEA 293 (PL 106) – Certification of service animal’s good health

SEA 294 (PL 59) – Bovine tuberculosis testing
 

SEA 299 (PL 107) – Offenses involving unmanned aerial vehiclesdrone
 

SEA 300 (PL 60) – Solid waste management district board membership

SEA 303 (PL 108) – Direct primary care agreements

SEA 307 (PL 109) – Veteran preference for employment and training

SEA 309 (PL 264) – Distributed generation

SEA 310 (PL 110) – Land banks for third class cities

SEA 312 (PL 210) – Use of criminal history information in hiring

SEA 316 (PL 61) – Indiana Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

SEA 322 (PL 111) – DNA for felony arrestees

SEA 323 (PL 112) – Protective orders and wireless service providers

SEA 332 (PL 113) – Adoption matters

SEA 337 (PL 231) – Study of ethnic history

SEA 340 (PL 62) – Registration and plating of custom cars

SEA 344 (PL 63) – Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien

SEA 346 (PL 114) – Donation of certain local funds to a foundation

SEA 347 (PL 64) – Civic event motor vehicles and license plates

SEA 348 (PL 211) – Regulation of political signs

SEA 353 (PL 170) – Real property improvement contracts (Section 2, Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 355 (PL 115) – Child abuse education and policies

SEA 366 (PL 116) – Driver’s licenses for foster children

SEA 376 (PL 171) – Rural electric membership corporation governance

SEA 382 (PL 65) – Indications on driver’s licenses (Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 384 (PL 66) – Elimination of state agency public safety committee

SEA 386 (PL 232) – Property taxation (Section 2, Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 387 (PL 67) – Department of Correction wardens

SEA 390 (PL 68) – Employment of individuals with disabilities

SEA 392 (PL 117) – Emergency medication in schools

SEA 400 (PL 69) – Residency of the attorney general

SEA 402 (PL 172) – Recovery residences and county homes

SEA 404 (PL 173) – Abortion, child abuse, and sexual trafficking

SEA 407 (PL 212) – Education matters

SEA 408 (PL 213) – INSPECT program

SEA 409 (PL 214) – Collective bargaining

SEA 412 (PL 70) – 529 education savings plan matters

SEA 413 (PL 215) – Opportunity to correct violation

SEA 416 (PL 233) – Infrastructure assistance fund

SEA 417 (PL 71) – Early absentee in-person voting

SEA 421 (PL 72) – Above-ground storage tanks

SEA 423 (PL 265) – Enforcement of federal immigration laws

SEA 425 (PL 234) – Low-level offenses

SEA 440 (PL 73) – Various tax matters

SEA 442 (PL 74) – Various election matters
 

SEA 443 (PL 118) – Uniform business organization laws (Jan. 1, 2018) See story.focus-nl-bcase.png
 

SEA 446 (PL 174) – Residential substance abuse treatment

SEA 447 (PL 183) – Child services

SEA 449 (PL 119) – Property tax audit contractor compensation

SEA 455 (PL 235) – Tax administration of mobile homes (Sections 1-6, 9-10, Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 456 (PL 6) – War memorials

SEA 457 (PL 120) – Driver safety program

SEA 466 (PL 121) – Retired legislator health coverage

SEA 472 (PL 122) – Requests to locate underground utility facilities

SEA 475 (PL 75) – Developmental delay

SEA 478 (PL 236) – Utility easements

SEA 479 (PL 123) – Motor vehicle related offenses

SEA 497 (PL 124) – Medicaid eligibility of former foster children

SEA 498 (PL 216) – Teacher compensation

SEA 499 (PL 125) – Opioid addiction

SEA 504 (PL 126) – Programs and services for charter schools

SEA 505 (PL 127) – County recorder matters

SEA 507 (PL 237) – Economic development (Sections 43-44, Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 510 (PL 175) – Substance abuse pilot program

SEA 514 (PL 238) – Entrepreneur and enterprise districts (Sections 2, 7, 19-21, Jan. 1, 2018)

SEA 515 (PL 239) – Various tax matters (Sections 14-17, 23-33, Jan. 1, 2018)
 

SEA 516 (PL 240) – Power of guardian to request health recordsfocus-nl-sheild.png
 

SEA 539 (PL 128) – Notaries public and trademarks (Section 23, Jan. 1, 2018; sections 1-22, 24-30, July 1, 2018)

SEA 549 (PL 76) – Health record information

SEA 558 (PL 266) – Leases and sales of real property

SEA 567 (PL 241) – Distressed and fiscally impaired political subdivisions

House enrolled acts

HEA 1001 (PL 217) – State biennial budget (Sections 64, 173, Jan. 1, 2018; Sections 150-153, July 1, 2018)

HEA 1002 (PL 218) – Transportation infrastructure funding

HEA 1003 (PL 242) – Student assessments

HEA 1004 (PL 184) – Prekindergarten education

HEA 1005 (PL 219) – Superintendent of public instruction

HEA 1006 (PL 243) – Mental health matters

HEA 1007 (PL 80) – Education course access program

HEA 1009 (PL 244) – School financial management (Section 93, Jan. 1, 2018; Sections 9, 39, 56-57, 60-61, 72, 86, 91-92, 100, 106, 108, 122, July 1, 2018; Sections 1, 4, 6-8-10-11, 14-38, 40-47, 49-55, 58-59, 62-71, 73-78, 80-85, 87-90, 94-99, 101-105, 107, 109-111, 113-121, 124, 129-133, Jan. 1, 2019)

HEA 1010 (PL 7) – Commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony

HEA 1019 (PL 8) – Controlled substances

HEA 1020 (PL 9) – Code revision corrections

HEA 1023 (PL 10) – Public safety matters

HEA 1024 (PL 220) – Prayer in schools

HEA 1031 (PL 176) – State examiner findings

HEA 1033 (PL 24) – Motor vehicle insurance policy requirements
 

HEA 1036 (PL 245) – Marion County judicial selectionfocus-nl-gavel.png
 

HEA 1039 (PL 11) – Right-of-way in a roundabout

HEA 1043 (PL 246) – Referendum process and remonstrance process

HEA 1048 (PL 25) – Adoption criminal history check

HEA 1053 (PL 129) – Shelby County magistrate

HEA 1064 (PL 12) – Habitual offender requirements

HEA 1065 (PL 26) – Annual report on criminal code reform

HEA 1069 (PL 130) – Immunizations for higher education students

HEA 1071 (PL 221) – Handgun matters

HEA 1074 (PL 27) – Predatory lending to small businesses

HEA 1079 (PL 185) – School employment and teacher licensure

HEA 1080 (PL 13) – Commission on improving the status of children

HEA 1084 (PL 131) – Emergency contact database

HEA 1085 (PL 186) – Rescue actions

HEA 1091 (PL 132) – Accessing child pornography

HEA 1095 (PL 133) – Plastic-coated ammunition

HEA 1100 (PL 77) – Oral history project advisory committee

HEA 1101 (PL 222) – Adjustment or movement of advertising signs

HEA 1102 (PL 81) – Task force to assess services

HEA 1104 (PL 134) – Adulterant and synthetic urine bane

HEA 1117 (PL 135) – Performance bond requirements

HEA 1119 (PL 136) – Manufactured home dealers

HEA 1122 (PL 137) – Critical incident stress management services
 

HEA 1123 (PL 14) – Study of civil forfeiture lawsfocus-nl-cash.png
 

HEA 1129 (PL 247) – Local income tax and state sales tax matters

HEA 1136 (PL 82) – Latch key programs

HEA 1137 (PL 187) – Bail and bail agent license renewal and bond forfeiture

HEA 1144 (PL 248) – South shore sales tax increment district

HEA 1145 (PL 138) – Stroke protocols for emergency service personnel

HEA 1148 (PL 188) – Cannabidiol and treatment of epilepsy

HEA 1154 (PL 177) – Unemployment insurance

HEA 1157 (PL 139) – Reporting requirements for small businesses

HEA 1171 (PL 140) – Disciplinary process for firefighters

HEA 1174 (PL 83) – Bicycle trails

HEA 1178 (PL 84) – Automatic voter registration (Jan. 1, 2018)

HEA 1181 (PL 85) – Technical corrections

HEA 1189 (PL 15) – Crime reporting requirements (July 1, 2018)

HEA 1200 (PL 141) – Off-road vehicle safety

HEA 1211 (PL 142) – Transborder water resources authority

HEA 1218 (PL 86) – Juvenile justice

HEA 1230 (PL 1) – Regulation of coal combustion residuals

HEA 1234 (PL 143) – Storage of agricultural ammonia

HEA 1235 (PL 144) – Regulation of processed manure-based fertilizer

HEA 1237 (PL 145) – Grain buyers and warehouse licensing

HEA 1243 (PL 189) – Deregulation of hair braiding
 

HEA 1245 (PL 16) – Notice of adoption to grandparentsadopt
 

HEA 1250 (PL 17) – Handgun licenses and law enforcement officers

HEA 1260 (PL 146) – Railroads and eminent domain

HEA 1268 (PL 18) – Traffic amnesty program

HEA 1272 (PL 21) – Local government matters

HEA 1273 (PL 147) – Network provider referrals

HEA 1274 (PL 190) – Access to identifying information

HEA 1278 (PL 23) – Cervical cancer prevention

HEA 1281 (PL 191) – Various higher education matters

HEA 1286 (PL 178) – Regional development authorities

HEA 1287 (PL 87) – CHOICE program

HEA 1289 (PL 267) – Massage therapy

HEA 1295 (PL 28) – Disposal of real property

HEA 1308 (PL 78) – Various professional licensing matters (Sections 1-3, Jan. 1, 2018)

HEA 1318 (PL 148) – Insurance matters

HEA 1324 (PL 22) – Activation of state employees

HEA 1335 (PL 19) – State institutions

HEA 1336 (PL 149) – Department of Health matters

HEA 1337 (PL 150) – Telemedicine matters

HEA 1342 (PL 249) – Child in need of services

HEA 1344 (PL 88) – Lead and arsenic soil contamination in East Chicago

HEA 1349 (PL 151) – Rehabilitation progress and recidivism reporting

HEA 1350 (PL 268) – Gaming (Section 36, Jan. 1, 2018)

HEA 1369 (PL 89) – Unnecessary, unused law reports

HEA 1370 (PL 90) – Completion of training by volunteer firefighters

HEA 1382 (PL 250) – Charter schools

HEA 1384 (PL 251) – Various education matters

HEA 1391 (PL 192) – Social worker licenses

HEA 1394 (PL 223) – Limitations on occupational licensing

HEA 1395 (PL 193) – Appointments to local boards

HEA 1396 (PL 20) – Teacher licensing for military spouses

HEA 1406 (PL 252) – Criminal offenses

HEA 1407 (PL 194) – Probate and trust matters

HEA 1415 (PL 195) – Various natural resources matters

HEA 1421 (PL 253) – Zoning and construction permits

HEA 1422 (PL 196) – Department of Transportation property matters

HEA 1430 (PL 254) – Suicide awareness and prevention

HEA 1431 (PL 197) – Executive sessions and open records

HEA 1438 (PL 198) – Syringe exchange programs

HEA 1439 (PL 152) – FSSA matters

HEA 1441 (PL 29) – Pest and vector control

HEA 1444 (PL 153) – Telecommunications

HEA 1447 (PL 154) – Transportation of agricultural commodities

HEA 1449 (PL 155) – Teacher induction pilot program
 

HEA 1450 (PL 255) – Property tax mattersfocus-nl-home.png
 

HEA 1467 (PL 30) – Accountants

HEA 1470 (PL 269) – Management of government data

HEA 1471 (PL 156) – IN211 Program

HEA 1488 (PL 179) – Auto dealer services

HEA 1489 (PL 199) – Clark County property tax levy

HEA 1491 (PL 256) – Motor vehicle law amendments

HEA 1492 (PL 257) – Title 9 technical corrections

HEA 1493 (PL 224) – Long-term care matters

HEA 1495 (PL 200) – Environmental management

HEA 1496 (PL 270) – Alcohol matters

HEA 1507 (PL 2) – School buses

HEA 1511 (PL 157) – Liens on towed vehicles

HEA 1516 (PL 258) – Domestic violence fatality review committee

HEA 1519 (PL 91) – Infrastructure development zone utility service
 

HEA 1520 (PL 79) – Repeal of obsolete inheritance tax provisionsfocus-nl-cashback.png
 

HEA 1521 (PL 201) – Various election law matters

HEA 1526 (PL 158) – Securities matters

HEA 1535 (PL 31) – Study of law enforcement training matters

HEA 1536 (PL 32) – Tax sales

HEA 1537 (PL 92) – Pension thirteenth checks

HEA 1539 (PL 159) – Financial institutions and consumer credit

HEA 1540 (PL 202) – Pharmacies and pharmacists

HEA 1541 (PL 203) – Addiction treatment teams

HEA 1555 (PL 180) – Police reserve officers

HEA 1571 (PL 160) – Autopsy reports

HEA 1592 (PL 260) – Automobile sales requirements

HEA 1601 (PL 259) – Certified technology parks

HEA 1617 (PL 161) – 1977 fund and sheriff’s disability benefits

HEA 1622 (PL 204) – Record of county and city votes

HEA 1626 (PL 33) – Study of universal service for telecommunications

HEA 1642 (PL 34) – Diabetes in Indiana

HEA 1644 (PL 35) – Study of applied behavior analysis issues

HEA 1654 (PL 205) – Commission to combat drug abuse

Joint resolution

SJR 7 (PL 271) – State fiscal matters•

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  1. He TIL team,please zap this comment too since it was merely marking a scammer and not reflecting on the story. Thanks, happy Monday, keep up the fine work.

  2. You just need my social security number sent to your Gmail account to process then loan, right? Beware scammers indeed.

  3. The appellate court just said doctors can be sued for reporting child abuse. The most dangerous form of child abuse with the highest mortality rate of any form of child abuse (between 6% and 9% according to the below listed studies). Now doctors will be far less likely to report this form of dangerous child abuse in Indiana. If you want to know what this is, google the names Lacey Spears, Julie Conley (and look at what happened when uninformed judges returned that child against medical advice), Hope Ybarra, and Dixie Blanchard. Here is some really good reporting on what this allegation was: http://media.star-telegram.com/Munchausenmoms/ Here are the two research papers: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213487900810 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213403000309 25% of sibling are dead in that second study. 25%!!! Unbelievable ruling. Chilling. Wrong.

  4. Mr. Levin says that the BMV engaged in misconduct--that the BMV (or, rather, someone in the BMV) knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged fees but did nothing to correct the situation. Such misconduct, whether engaged in by one individual or by a group, is called theft (defined as knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over the property of another person with the intent to deprive the other person of the property's value or use). Theft is a crime in Indiana (as it still is in most of the civilized world). One wonders, then, why there have been no criminal prosecutions of BMV officials for this theft? Government misconduct doesn't occur in a vacuum. An individual who works for or oversees a government agency is responsible for the misconduct. In this instance, somebody (or somebodies) with the BMV, at some time, knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged. What's more, this person (or these people), even after having the error of their ways pointed out to them, did nothing to fix the problem. Instead, the overcharges continued. Thus, the taxpayers of Indiana are also on the hook for the millions of dollars in attorneys fees (for both sides; the BMV didn't see fit to avail itself of the services of a lawyer employed by the state government) that had to be spent in order to finally convince the BMV that stealing money from Indiana motorists was a bad thing. Given that the BMV official(s) responsible for this crime continued their misconduct, covered it up, and never did anything until the agency reached an agreeable settlement, it seems the statute of limitations for prosecuting these folks has not yet run. I hope our Attorney General is paying attention to this fiasco and is seriously considering prosecution. Indiana, the state that works . . . for thieves.

  5. I'm glad that attorney Carl Hayes, who represented the BMV in this case, is able to say that his client "is pleased to have resolved the issue". Everyone makes mistakes, even bureaucratic behemoths like Indiana's BMV. So to some extent we need to be forgiving of such mistakes. But when those mistakes are going to cost Indiana taxpayers millions of dollars to rectify (because neither plaintiff's counsel nor Mr. Hayes gave freely of their services, and the BMV, being a state-funded agency, relies on taxpayer dollars to pay these attorneys their fees), the agency doesn't have a right to feel "pleased to have resolved the issue". One is left wondering why the BMV feels so pleased with this resolution? The magnitude of the agency's overcharges might suggest to some that, perhaps, these errors were more than mere oversight. Could this be why the agency is so "pleased" with this resolution? Will Indiana motorists ever be assured that the culture of incompetence (if not worse) that the BMV seems to have fostered is no longer the status quo? Or will even more "overcharges" and lawsuits result? It's fairly obvious who is really "pleased to have resolved the issue", and it's not Indiana's taxpayers who are on the hook for the legal fees generated in these cases.

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