New laws for 2020

The Indiana General Assembly passed laws this year on matters ranging from increasing the smoking and vaping age to laws banning distracted driving, specifically prohibiting the use of a cellphone behind the wheel.

The following enrolled acts, followed in parentheses by their corresponding public law numbers, take effect July 1 unless otherwise noted below. For more information on these new laws, go to iga.in.gov.

Senate Enrolled Acts

SEA 1 (PL49) Tobacco and vaping smoking age

SEA 2 (PL2) School accountability (Sections 1-2 July 1, 2018)

SEA 5 (PL50) Health provider contracts (Section 6 March 18, 2020; Sections 8-9 Jan. 1, 2021)

SEA 10 (PL51) Pension matters (Sections 1-6 Jan. 1, 2021)

SEA 19 (PL52) Electronic technology for ophthalmic prescriptions

SEA 20 (PL53) Plan commissions

SEA 21 (PL28) Out-of-state prescriptions (Section 1 March 14, 2020)

SEA 25 (PL54) Mental health disability review panels

SEA 39 (PL29) Specialized driving privileges

SEA 47 (PL55) Expungement issues (Section 9 March 18, 2020)

SEA 50 (PL56) Various trust and probate issues

SEA 61 (PL3) EMS personnel licensure interstate compact

SEA 78 (PL30) Shovel-ready site development center

SEA 80 (PL133) Code revision corrections (Sections 11, 17-19 Jan. 1, 2021)

SEA 100 (PL134) Nonconforming structures

SEA 109 (PL31) Statute of limitations

SEA 132 (PL57) Department of Homeland Security (Sections 1-3 Jan. 1, 2021)

SEA 139 (PL4) Adult guardianship services

SEA 146 (PL58) Sexual assault victims’ rights

SEA 177 (PL59) Administration of the broadband ready program

SEA 179 (PL135) Election cybersecurity (Sections 1-2, 4-5, 7-13 March 21, 2020)

SEA 180 (PL5) Public employees deferred compensation plan

SEA 181 (PL6) Survivors’ benefits (Sections 1-2, 4-7 Feb. 1, 2018; Section 3 July 1, 2018)

SEA 184 (PL136) Nonprofit agricultural organization coverage

SEA 187 (PL7) Elkhart County courts

SEA 190 (PL60) Controlled projects

SEA 194 (PL61) Drug scheduling

SEA 197 (PL8) Prohibited technology purchases (Section 1 March 11, 2020)

SEA 206 (PL62) Deposition of a child victim (Sections 1-8 March 18, 2020)

SEA 209 (PL63) Search warrants

SEA 216 (PL64) Disclosure of personal information to offender

SEA 229 (PL166) Maintenance of regulated drains

SEA 230 (PL65) Leasing of local unit property

SEA 237 (PL66) Care of city police officers and firefighters

SEA 238 (PL9) Various human services matters

SEA 239 (PL67) Coverage for breast protheses

SEA 241 (PL68) Pharmacy benefit managers

SEA 246 (PL69) Mental health services

SEA 249 (PL70) Exploitation of dependents and endangered adults

SEA 254 (PL137) Water and wastewater facilities

SEA 255 (PL10) Insulin drugs (Sections 1-2 Jan. 1, 2021)

SEA 256 (PL138) Courts and judicial officers (Sections 2-23 July 1, 2021)

SEA 257 (PL71) Aviation safety (Sections 1-4 March 18, 2020)

SEA 258 (PL72) Firefighter safety

SEA 267 (PL73) Administration of 211 services

SEA 269 (PL139) Workers compensation

SEA 272 (PL74) Indiana Economic Development Corp.

SEA 273 (PL75) Indiana Behavioral Health Commission (Sections 1-2 March 18, 2020)

SEA 288 (PL11) Anatomical gift through hunting, fishing or trapping license

SEA 295 (PL76) Various education matters

SEA 299 (PL77) Fetal remains

SEA 302 (PL140) Indigency determinations

SEA 307 (PL12) National Guard life insurance program

SEA 319 (PL78) Practitioner or accomplished practitioner license (Section 1 March 18, 2020)

SEA 331 (PL79) National Guard license plates

SEA 334 (PL141) Election matters (Sections 1-4, 6-10, 12, 14-15 March 21, 2020)

SEA 335 (PL142) Criminal law issues

SEA 340 (PL80) Private property matters

SEA 343 (PL81) Rural communication cooperatives

SEA 346 (PL82) Students with disabilities (Sections 1-2 March 18, 2020)

SEA 350 (PL83) Central Indiana Regional Development Authority (Sections 1-2 March 18, 2020)

SEA 358 (PL32) Business associations of real estate agents

SEA 365 (PL143) Town of Griffith (Sections 1-3 March 21, 2020)

SEA 366 (PL13) Kankakee River and Yellow River development

SEA 367 (PL144) Regional development authorities (Sections 1-3 March 21, 2020)

SEA 383 (PL84) Reporting on MBE and WBE contracting goals

SEA 395 (PL85) Uniform Consumer Credit Code (Sections 1, 19 March 18, 2020)

SEA 398 (PL86) Various education matters (Section 9 March 18, 2020)

SEA 405 (PL87) Exemptions from design release requirements

SEA 406 (PL145) Survivor benefits

SEA408 (PL146) Various tax matters (Section 11 July 1, 2014; Sections 21, 23-24, 29-31, 46, 51 Jan. 1, 2021; Section 22 Jan. 1, 2020; Section 25, 27 March 21, 2020; Sections 26, 42, 44-45, 52 April 1, 2020; Section 28, Jan. 1, 2016; Section 49 June 30, 2020; Section 53 July 1, 2009)

SEA 409 (PL147) Employment of minors (Sections 1-12, 14-19 April 1, 2020; Section 13 March 21, 2020)

SEA 410 (PL88) Libraries

SEA 424 (PL149) Address confidentiality program

SEA 427 (PL89) Provisional occupational license

SEA 430 (PL148) Reservoir conservancy districts

SEA 433 (PL90) Structures in floodways (Section 1 Jan. 1, 2020)

SEA 438 (PL91) Regulation of pesticide use and application (Sections 1-9, 12-18, 20-23, 25, 27 March 18, 2020)


House Enrolled Acts

HEA 1002 (PL150) Teacher evaluations (Section 4 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1003 (PL92) Education matters (Sections 1-2, 5-18, 20-25, 27-45, 54-73, 75-82, 84-86, 89-107, 109-110 March 18, 2020; Section 4 Jan. 1, 2021)

HEA 1004 (PL93) Health matters

HEA 1006 (PL94) Minimum age to marry and emancipation of minors

HEA 1007 (PL1) Fiscal matters (Sections 1, 3 Jan. 29, 2020)

HEA 1009 (PL14) Various welfare matters (Sections 1, 3-5, 7 Jan. 1, 2021)

HEA 1014 (PL167) State museum and historic sites corporation (Section 1 March 25, 2020)

HEA 1015 (PL33) Rights of professional firefighters

HEA 1022 (PL151) Panhandling

HEA 1032 (PL95) Interfering with public safety

HEA 1043 (PL96) Firefighters and police officers

HEA 1045 (PL97) Honor and remember flag (Section 1 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1047 (PL34) Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (Sections 1-3 March 14, 2020)

HEA 1049 (PL152) Business associations

HEA 1052 (PL153) Pulaski County local income tax

HEA 1059 (PL98) Sales tax on recreational vehicles

HEA 1063 (PL99) Public safety officer death benefits

HEA 1065 (PL154) Various tax matters (Section 1 Jan. 1, 2014; Sections 2, 5-6, 28-34, 39-45, 48, 51, 53 March 21, 2020; Sections 3-4, 8 Jan. 1, 2019; Sections 10, 35, 52 Jan. 1, 2020; Sections 36-37 Jan. 1, 2015)

HEA 1066 (PL155) Various education matters (Sections 3-4, 6, 21 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1067 (PL35) Dental hygienists

HEA 1070 (PL100) Distracted driving

HEA 1077 (PL101) Professional licensing agency

HEA 1080 (PL36) Colorectal cancer screening

HEA 1081 (PL15) Commission for Supplier Diversity

HEA 1082 (PL37) Various higher education matters (Section 2 March 14, 2020; Section 12 June 30, 2020)

HEA 1090 (PL102) Assumption of care of cemeteries

HEA 1091 (PL38) Education benefits relating to military service

HEA 1092 (PL103) State Medicaid plan amendments (Sections 1, 3, 6 March 18, 2020; Section 2 June 29, 2020)

HEA 1093 (PL39) Electronic document filing

HEA 1094 (PL40) Substance use prevention and recovery

HEA 1095 (PL16) Contracts for emergency road repairs

HEA 1096 (PL156) Technical corrections (Sections 152-153 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1099 (PL104) Low head dams

HEA 1104 (PL17) Housing and Community Development Authority

HEA 1108 (PL157) State Board of Accounts

HEA 1109 (PL105) Telephone solicitation and consumer credit (Sections 1-5 Jan. 1, 2020; Section 6 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1111 (PL158) Unemployment

HEA 1112 (PL18) Skills enhancement fund grants

HEA 1113 (PL159) Local government finance (Section 2, May 1, 2020; Sections 7, 46, 79, 87 Jan. 1, 2020; Sections 16-17, 28-30, 43, 88 March 21, 2020; Section 82 March 1, 2020; Section 85 Jan. 1, 2017; Section 86 Jan. 1, 2018)

HEA 1120 (PL106) Community corrections and credit time

HEA 1129 (PL19) Infant screening (Section 1 July 1, 2021)

HEA 1131 (PL160) Utility matters (Sections 1-10 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1143 (PL20) Device implantation as a condition of employment

HEA 1147 (PL107) Municipal elections

HEA 1148 (PL108) Board of Accountancy (Sections 1-2 June 1, 2020)

HEA 1151 (PL41) School resource officers

HEA 1153 (PL109) Governor’s workforce cabinet (Section 1 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1157 (PL110) Motor vehicle and criminal law issues

HEA 1165 (PL161) Municipally owned utilities (Section 1 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1166 (PL21) State commission and board meetings

HEA 1173 (PL42) Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

HEA 1174 (PL43) Youth helmet safety

HEA 1176 (PL111) First Steps program (Sections 1, 10, 13 Jan. 1, 2021)

HEA 1182 (PL112) HIV, fatality reviews and syringe exchange programs

HEA 1189 (PL22) Use of firefighting foam containing PFAS

HEA 1198 (PL113) Public safety matters

HEA 1199 (PL44) Palliative care

HEA 1207 (PL114) Pharmacy matters (Sections 2, 17 Jan. 1, 2021; Section 10 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1209 (PL115) Reimbursement for emergency medical services

HEA 1210 (PL45) Various health matters (Sections 7-9 April 1, 2020)

HEA 1218 (PL46) Locating underground utility infrastructure (Section 1 March 14, 2020)

HEA 1224 (PL23) Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving

HEA 1225 (PL116) Public safety

HEA 1235 (PL117) Public safety (Sections 1-4 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1243 (PL118) Genetic counselors

HEA 1244 (PL119) Unemployment hearings and appeals (Sections 1, 3 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1246 (PL120) Automotive dealer services (Sections 17-18 Jan. 1, 2021; Section 51 July 1, 2021; Sections 78-79 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1264 (PL121) Child care background checks

HEA 1265 (PL122) Drinking water testing

HEA 1267 (PL123) Withdrawal of candidates

HEA 1283 (PL124) Teacher preparation program curriculum

HEA 1288 (PL24) Local office campaign finance reports (Section 1 Jan. 1, 2021)

HEA 1301 (PL47) Deployment of truck safety technology

HEA 1305 (PL125) Graduation rate calculation

HEA 1309 (PL126) Department of Environmental Management

HEA 1313 (PL162) Courts and family law matters (Section 1 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1326 (PL127) Community mental health centers

HEA 1334 (PL25) Radon mitigation

HEA 1341 (PL128) Students with disabilities (Section 1 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1343 (PL163) New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority (Sections 1-4 Feb. 17, 2020)

HEA 1346 (PL48) Jail overcrowding (Sections 1-4 March 14, 2020)

HEA 1353 (PL129) Financial institutions and consumer credit (Sections 5-6 July 1, 2019)

HEA 1370 (PL26) Regional redevelopment

HEA 1372 (PL130) Various insurance matters (Section 18 March 18, 2020)

HEA 1385 (PL164) Natural resources (Sections 1-24, 29-42, 45, 54, 60, 62-63 Jan. 1, 2021; Section 53 Dec. 31, 2019)

HEA 1392 (PL131) Physician assistants and nurses (Sections 1-7 Jan. 1, 2021)

HEA 1403 (PL27) Waste tires

HEA 1414 (PL165) Electric generation (Sections 1-2 March 21, 2020)

HEA 1419 (PL132) Governor’s workforce cabinet


Veto

The following enrolled act was vetoed by Gov. Eric Holcomb:

SEA 148 Zoning and housing matters (March 25)

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