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Most new Indiana laws effective July 1

July 1, 2015

Many of the laws enacted during the 2015 legislative session took effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law numbers, that took effect on or before July 1. Any section of the law not in effect as of July 1 will be noted. Unless otherwise indicated, effective dates listed are in 2015. For more information on these new laws, visit iga.in.gov.

SEA 1 (P.L. 224) – State Board of Education governance

SEA 2 (P.L. 41) – Service of process

SEA 4 (P.L. 5) – Technical corrections

SEA 6 (P.L. 70) – Powered or crystalline alcohol

SEA 7 (P.L. 71) – Abandon ed mobile homes

SEA 8 (P.L. 198) – Death penalty aggravator

SEA 10 (P.L. 42) – Coroner and conflict of interest

SEA 26 (P.L. 43) – Coverage of prescription eye drops

SEA 27 (P.L. 162) – Obstruction at railroad-highway grade crossings

SEA 33 (P.L. 225) – Workers’ compensation

SEA 35 (P.L. 29) – Speed limits in school zones

SEA 50 (P.L. 4) – Antidiscrimination safeguards

SEA 59 (P.L. 6) – Eligibility to vote for political party officers

SEA 62 (P.L. 1) – 2015 ISTEP program

SEA 65 (P.L. 163) – Claim deadlines

SEA 80 (P.L. 44) – Taxation of Internet access

SEA 94 (P.L. 72) – Statute of limitations for rape

SEA 98 (P.L. 106) – Lawsuits against gun manufacturers

SEA 101 (P.L. 3) – Religious freedom restoration

SEA 113 (P.L. 107) – Direct wine sales

SEA 123 (P.L. 199) – Higher education

SEA 137 (P.L. 108) – Trials and magistrates

SEA 166 (P.L. 200) – Spinal cord and brain injury fund

SEA 168 (P.L. 201) – Controlled substance database

SEA 171 (P.L. 7) – Update of federal law citations

SEA 173 (P.L. 73) – DOC specialized vocational program

SEA 174 (P.L. 164) – Sentence modification

SEA 175 (P.L. 74) – Credit time

SEA 177 (P.L. 45) – Water and wastewater infrastructure costs

SEA 193 (P.L. 75) – Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

SEA 197 (P.L. 76) – Chauffeur’s license exemption

SEA 199 (P.L. 109) – Substantive problems in the Indiana Code

SEA 207 (P.L. 46) – Aggregate purchasing of prescription drugs

SEA 216 (P.L. 30) – St. Joseph River Basin Commission

SEA 217 (P.L. 165) – Service of process fees collected by a sheriff

SEA 249 (P.L. 202) – Agricultural matters

SEA 251 (P.L. 203) – Controlled projects

SEA 252 (P.L. 256) – Breed development funds and horse racing days

SEA 261 (P.L. 110) – Appeals by the attorney general

SEA 265 (P.L. 8) – Purchase of service credit

SEA 267 (P.L. 226) – Education matters

SEA 280 (P.L. 77) – Military designation on driver’s licenses and ID cards

SEA 282 (P.L. 47) – Unclaimed Property Act and savings bonds

SEA 283 (P.L. 111) – Amortization of unfunded pension liabilities

SEA 285 (P.L. 78) – Inmate correspondence

SEA 289 (P.L. 9) – Confidential victim services requests

SEA 293 (P.L. 204) – Medical peer review

SEA 294 (P.L. 48) – Legend drug investigations

SEA 297 (P.L. 79) – Small brewer barrel limits

SEA 298 (P.L. 205) – Voluntary veterans’ preference employment policy

SEA 306 (P.L. 88) – Limited liability arising from trespassing

SEA 307 (P.L. 227) – Consumer protection

SEA 309 (P.L. 31) – Electricity suppliers’ services areas

SEA 311 (P.L. 49) – Recovery of remedial action oversight costs

SEA 312 (P.L. 112) – Tank reporting and water threat minimization

SEA 313 (P.L. 80) – Definition of sexual conduct

SEA 317 (P.L. 50) – Community foundations

SEA 318 (P.L. 51) – Insulin provided by township trustees

SEA 324 (P.L. 206) – Various child support matters

SEA 327 (P.L. 253) – Charity gaming

SEA 329 (P.L. 113) – Disposition of aborted remains (Section 5 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 330 (P.L. 228) – Annexation (Section 16 – July 1, 2017)

SEA 336 (P.L. 114) – Library board appointments

SEA 355 (P.L. 81) – Various probate and trust matters

SEA 358 (P.L. 89) – Medications

SEA 361 (P.L. 90) – Defense to liability concerning liquefied petroleum gas providers

SEA 370 (P.L. 229) – Makes P-47 Thunderbolt official state warbird

SEA 372 (P.L. 207) – Standard deduction for homesteads (Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 374 (P.L. 245) – Property tax assessment date trailer (Sections 3-29 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 380 (P.L. 115) – Crisis intervention teams

SEA 383 (P.L. 82) – Autocycles and motorcycles

SEA 390 (P.L. 83) – Lake County solid waste management district

SEA 393 (P.L. 230) – Public official surety bonds (Sections 2-3 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 394 (P.L. 52) – Reporting of government malfeasance

SEA 406 (P.L. 32) – Overdose intervention drugs

SEA 408 (P.L. 116) – Real estate brokers and broker companies

SEA 412 (P.L. 246) – Integrated resource plans and energy efficiency

SEA 415 (P.L. 247) – Vacant and abandoned housing

SEA 420 (P.L. 117) – Developmental disability terminology

SEA 423 (P.L. 248) – Property tax issues (Section 3; Sections 5-7 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 425 (P.L. 166) – Unclaimed life insurance benefits

SEA 426 (P.L. 167) – County and township assessor qualifications (Sections 4-5 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 429 (P.L. 10) – Lake County zoning

SEA 433 (P.L. 84) – Shotguns

SEA 434 (P.L. 11) – Financial aid and tuition

SEA 436 (P.L. 249) – State and local taxation

SEA 437 (P.L. 168) – Comparison release engine brakes

SEA 441 (P.L. 250) – Various tax matters (Sections 9-14; 16-18; 20-27; 29; 31; 34; 36-42; 45-47 – Jan. 1, 2016; Sections 43-44 – Jan. 1, 2017)

SEA 447 (P.L. 53) – Management of funeral trust accounts

SEA 450 (P.L. 118) – Notice of tax sales

SEA 460 (P.L. 257) – Comprehensive care health facilities (Sections 1-4 – July 2)

SEA 461 (P.L. 208) – Health matters

SEA 463 (P.L. 231) – Cigarettes and tobacco sales

SEA 464 (P.L. 209) – Mental health issues

SEA 465 (P.L. 210) – Human services and health matters

SEA 466 (P.L. 169) – Various election matters (Sections 27; 59 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 467 (P.L. 33) – Admissibility of appraisal reports

SEA 474 (P.L. 91) – Analysis of water utility planning and needs

SEA 476 (P.L. 232) – School capital projects fund tax rates

SEA 484 (P.L. 85) – Fire and emergency response issues

SEA 487 (P.L. 119) – Business and other associations (Sections 49; 53-54; 58-63; 65; 69 – July 1, 2016)

SEA 489 (P.L. 34) – State Board of Accounts issues

SEA 500 (P.L. 233) – Education deregulation

SEA 506 (P.L. 12) – Fleet vehicle registration

SEA 508 (P.L. 211) – Animals and agriculture

SEA 509 (P.L. 234) – Scholarships and grants

SEA 514 (P.L. 120) – Vacancy in office of clerk-treasurer

SEA 515 (P.L. 121) – Alcoholic beverage permits

SEA 516 (P.L. 212) – Utility infrastructure improvements

SEA 522 (P.L. 235) – Serious sex offenders

SEA 523 (P.L. 170) – Marion County Township Courts

SEA 524 (P.L. 236) – Tax deeds and conveyance documents (Sections 1-2; 4-6 – Jan. 1, 2016)

SEA 528 (P.L. 171) – Preservation of public records

SEA 530 (P.L. 122) – Public notice in newspapers

SEA 531 (P.L. 251) – Various tax sale matters

SEA 532 (P.L. 237) – Human trafficking, promoting prostitution, and property forfeiture

SEA 534 (P.L. 54) – Rules for prescribing controlled substances (Section 1 – Dec. 31, 2015)

SEA 546 (P.L. 92) – Abortion matters

SEA 556 (P.L. 86) – Fire prevention and building safety

SEA 559 (P.L. 238) – Various criminal law matters

SEA 566 (P.L. 239) – Education

SEA 567 (P.L. 87) – Redevelopment commissions and authorities – Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1001 (P.L. 213) – State biennial budget (Sections 83; 245 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1002 (P.L. 123) – Ethics

HEA 1003 (P.L. 124) – Redistricting plans

HEA 1004 (P.L. 125) – Safety pin grant program

HEA 1006 (P.L. 179) – Criminal justice funding

HEA 1009 (P.L. 214) – Education

HEA 1015 (P.L. 93) – Benefit corporations – Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1016 (P.L. 61) – Newborn safety incubators

HEA 1017 (P.L. 13) – Motor vehicle matters

HEA 1019 (P.L. 252) – Common construction wage and public works

HEA 1021 (P.L. 35) – Limit on mine subsidence insurance coverage

HEA 1025 (P.L. 14) – BMV and driver’s license compact

HEA 1036 (P.L. 94) – Statutory authorization to construct interstates

HEA 1042 (P.L. 15) – Education loan information

HEA 1044 (P.L. 254) – Food and beverage taxes

HEA 1045 (P.L. 95) – Recreational facility immunity

HEA 1046 (P.L. 16) – Study of sales tax exemptions for bullion or currency

HEA 1047 (P.L. 180) – Mini-trucks (Sections 1-3; 6; 8; 10 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1050 (P.L. 96) – Actions against a surveyor

HEA 1053 (P.L. 97) – Drink sales at microbrewery, farm winery, and artisan distillery

HEA 1056 (P.L. 17) – Student transfers

HEA 1062 (P.L. 126) – Vehicle rentals

HEA 1065 (P.L. 2) – Use of investigational drugs, biological products, and devices

HEA 1068 (P.L. 98) – Background checks

HEA 1080 (P.L. 62) – EMS provider death benefit

HEA 1093 (P.L. 63) – Information concerning certain disabilities

HEA 1101 (P.L. 18) – Broadband ready communities

HEA 1102 (P.L. 172) – Patent protection

HEA 1104 (P.L. 181) – Financial examinations and the State Board of Accounts

HEA 1108 (P.L. 215) – Dyslexia

HEA 1109 (P.L. 127) – Payment of monthly pension benefits

HEA 1110 (P.L. 173) – Magistrates and courts

HEA 1119 (P.L. 64) – Receipt of gift by permittee

HEA 1131 (P.L. 19) – Exemption of military reservists from jury duty

HEA 1138 (P.L. 128) – Update of federal election law references

HEA 1139 (P.L. 216) – Various election law matters

HEA 1140 (P.L. 129) – Precinct election officers

HEA 1141 (P.L. 55) – Judgment dockets

HEA 1142 (P.L. 36) – Tax issues (Sections 3-4 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1145 (P.L. 161) – Civil immunity for volunteer health care providers

HEA 1150 (P.L. 130) – Police and firefighter retirement matters

HEA 1157 (P.L. 131) – Qualified dietitians

HEA 1159 (P.L. 182) – Voluntary veterans’ preference employment policy

HEA 1161 (P.L. 132) – Immunity for damage caused rescuing a child

HEA 1164 (P.L. 20) – Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission

HEA 1165 (P.L. 65) – Rental registration and inspection programs

HEA 1170 (P.L. 133) – Agricultural matters

HEA 1181 (P.L. 134) – Agricultural matters

HEA 1182 (P.L. 40) – Fire training academy

HEA 1183 (P.L. 135) – Physician assistants

HEA 1184 (P.L. 56) – Controlled substances

HEA 1185 (P.L. 21) – Synthetic plastic microbeads

HEA 1186 (P.L. 183) – Unemployment insurance

HEA 1188 (P.L. 37) – Student teaching

HEA 1192 (P.L. 136) – Uninsured motorist damages

HEA 1194 (P.L. 99) – High school diplomas

HEA 1196 (P.L. 66) – CHINS and delinquent child dual determination

HEA 1208 (P.L. 22) – Additional antlered deer licenses

HEA 1216 (P.L. 23) – Missing children and trafficked children

HEA 1236 (P.L. 174) – Political activity on homeowners association property

HEA 1242 (P.L. 100) – Reserve officer training

HEA 1263 (P.L. 24) – Township trustee sale of cemetery plots

HEA 1264 (P.L. 184) – Political subdivision internal controls

HEA 1265 (P.L. 137) – Designation of caregiver for patients – Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1269 (P.L. 185) – Health matters (Section 12- Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1271 (P.L. 138) – Sales tax exemption for certain labels

HEA 1278 (P.L. 175) – Transportation networks

HEA 1281 (P.L. 139) – Local government investments

HEA 1282 (P.L. 140) – Dental hygiene practice

HEA 1283 (P.L. 25) – Standard deduction eligibility

HEA 1286 (P.L. 141) – Condominium associations and homeowners associations

HEA 1287 (P.L. 186) – Financial institutions and trade regulation

HEA 1300 (P.L. 101) – Ordinances related to building and housing laws

HEA 1302 (P.L. 142) – Expungement

HEA 1303 (P.L. 240) – State registration of privately certified individuals

HEA 1304 (P.L. 187) – Various criminal law issues (Sections 31-33 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1305 (P.L. 188) – Various motor vehicle issues

HEA 1307 (P.L. 143) – Lake County City and Town Court jurisdiction

HEA 1311 (P.L. 144) – Alcoholic beverage issues

HEA 1318 (P.L. 145) – Communications services and energy production (Sections 1-7 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1319 (P.L. 189) – Acquisition of distressed utilities

HEA 1323 (P.L. 190) – Medical residency education

HEA 1333 (P.L. 217) – Higher education financial assistance

HEA 1335 (P.L. 57) – Removal of public officers

HEA 1341 (P.L. 146) – Insurance matters (Section 17 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1350 (P.L. 147) – Environmental variances and other matters

HEA 1362 (P.L. 26) – License plate life cycle

HEA 1371 (P.L. 191) – Public officials, liens, and restricted addresses

HEA 1388 (P.L. 148) – Property tax matters

HEA 1393 (P.L. 149) – Various motor vehicle matters

HEA 1394 (P.L. 150) – Supervision of probationary drivers

HEA 1396 (P.L. 151) – Motor vehicle regulatory authority, salvage, and leasing

HEA 1397 (P.L. 152) – Private toll facilities

HEA 1398 (P.L. 192) – Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority

HEA 1401 (P.L. 58) – Medicaid fraud

HEA 1403 (P.L. 178) – Regional cities

HEA 1413 (P.L. 102) – Aircraft

HEA 1414 (P.L. 103) – School safety drills

HEA 1432 (P.L. 176) – Regulation of e-liquids

HEA 1434 (P.L. 104) – Department of Child Services

HEA 1435 (P.L. 153) – Beer, wine, liquor prizes/charity auction sales

HEA 1438 (P.L. 218) – Adult high schools

HEA 1448 (P.L. 154) – Mental health drugs and coverage

HEA 1452 (P.L. 155) – Natural resources matters

HEA 1454 (P.L. 59) – Auto-injectable epinephrine

HEA 1456 (P.L. 156) – Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

HEA 1466 (P.L. 241) – Various pension matters

HEA 1469 (P.L. 193) – Wage payment and wage assignment

HEA 1471 (P.L. 67) – Recreational trails guidelines

HEA 1472 (P.L. 242) – Tax exemptions and credits (Sections 6, 11, 21-22 – Jan. 1, 2016)

HEA 1475 (P.L. 157) – Statewide 911 system

HEA 1483 (P.L. 219) – Various education issues

HEA 1485 (P.L. 243) – Local taxation (Sections 1; 6-8 – Jan. 1, 2017)

HEA 1495 (P.L. 194) – Various local government issues

HEA 1497 (P.L. 195) – Reemployment services for unemployment recipients

HEA 1501 (P.L. 27) – Invasive Species Council

HEA 1505 (P.L. 68) – Sale of nonsurplus municipal water utility property

HEA 1508 (P.L. 105) – Performance bonds of land developers

HEA 1509 (P.L. 158) – Study committee on obsolete statutes

HEA 1531 (P.L. 159) – Video conferencing by confined persons

HEA 1539 (P.L. 160) – Securities

HEA 1540 (P.L. 255) – Various gaming matters

HEA 1542 (P.L. 196) – Various alcoholic beverage matters

HEA 1545 (P.L. 38) – Hunting guide services

HEA 1549 (P.L. 60) – Grain buyer and warehouse operators

HEA 1562 (P.L. 177) – Professional licensing matters

HEA 1601 (P.L. 69) – Various workforce development matters

HEA 1603 (P.L. 244) – Property tax appeals – Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1613 (P.L. 39) – Family and Social Services Administration

HEA 1617 (P.L. 28) – Mineral estates of unknown or missing owners

HEA 1631 (P.L. 197) – Identification cards without an image – Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1635 (P.L. 220) – Dual language immersion pilot program

HEA 1636 (P.L. 221) – Charter schools

HEA 1637 (P.L. 222) – Various education issues

HEA 1638 (P.L. 223) – State intervention in failing schools

Resolutions

SJR 2 (P.L. 258) – Right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife

SJR 19 (P.L. 259) – Balanced budget amendment•

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