New laws: Legislature makes moves despite COVID

The Indiana General Assembly convened in-person for its 2021 session with COVID-19 protocols in place. Many new laws passed during the 2021 session react to the pandemic, with legislators giving businesses protections and enabling local governments to remove the local health official. The list of enrolled acts below, with their corresponding public law numbers in parentheses, take effect July 1 unless otherwise noted. For more details about the new laws, visit www.iga.in.gov.

Senate Enrolled Acts

SEA 1 (PL 1): Civil immunity related to COVID-19, Feb. 18

SEA 2 (PL 3): Funding for virtual instruction in public schools, July 1, 2020

SEA 3 (PL 85: Telehealth matters, April 20

SEA 5 (PL 219): Local health departments; public health emergencies, May 10

SEA 6 (PL 4): Statehouse monument to suffragists, April 1

SEA 7 (PL 90): Forensic nurses

SEA 8 (PL 135): Traffic enforcement in residential complexes, Section 3, June 30

SEA 10 (PL 65): Statewide maternal mortality review committee

SEA 17 (PL 106): Campground matters

SEA 20 (PL 91): Regulation of micromarket food sales

SEA 28 (PL 66): Tax sales

SEA 35 (PL 22): Statutes applicable to Lake and St. Joseph counties, Section 1-3, 5-7, July 1, 2019; Section 4, April 8

SEA 53 (PL 5): Testing and reporting of diseased animals

SEA 55 (PL 136): School referenda

SEA 59 (PL 45): Occupational therapy services

SEA 63 (PL 6): Mental health treatment for inmates

SEA 68 (PL 107): Conservancy district board meetings

SEA 77 (PL 7): Peer support services and CISM services

SEA 79 (PL 67): Protection orders and domestic battery

SEA 80 (PL 137): Code publication bill, Sections 14, 16, 32, April 29; Section 25, Jan. 1, 2022

SEA 81 (PL 8): Training for investigators of sexual assault cases

SEA 82 (PL 138): Mental health diagnosis

SEA 91 (PL 23): Hyperbaric oxygen treatment pilot program Section 1, June 29; Section 2 April 8

SEA 93 (PL 24): Tuition to qualified nonresident veterans

SEA 94 (PL 92): Pension matters

SEA 97 (PL 46): Popcorn grown in Indiana

SEA 98 (PL 47): Interstate compact transportation fund

SEA 101 (PL 9): Education and higher education matters

SEA 122 (PL 10): Drug schedules

SEA 133 (PL 119): Sentencing

SEA 137 (PL 93): Kids first trust fund board

SEA 144 (PL 68): Alcohol matters

SEA 152 (PL 25): Delaware circuit courts

SEA 164 (PL 69): St. Joseph County innkeeper’s tax

SEA 167 (PL 70): Theft and sale of catalytic converters and valuable metals

SEA 169 (PL 48): Housing with services establishment disclosures

SEA 175 (PL 139): Agreements between beer wholesalers and suppliers

SEA 177 (PL 71): Victim’s rights and investigations

SEA 183 (PL 72): Native American Indian affairs commission

SEA 185 (PL 140): Home-based vendors

SEA 187 (PL 94): Protection of monuments, memorials and statues

SEA 188 (PL 141): Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

SEA 195 (PL 95): Proof of mailing date

SEA 196 (PL 73): Education matters

SEA 201 (PL 49): Operating while intoxicated

SEA 202 (PL 142): Hospital and health facility visitation, April 29

SEA 204 (PL 50): Health care advance directives

SEA 205 (PL 96): Teacher training

SEA 214 (PL 74): Low-income housing, Jan. 1, 2022

SEA 218 (PL 75): Township homeless assistance, Sections 1, 4-10, April 19; Sections 2, 3, July 1, 2022

SEA 227 (PL 76): Enforcement of pesticide violations

SEA 232 (PL 143): Exposure risk diseases, Section 1, Jan. 1, 2020

SEA 234 (PL 97): Withholding tax remittance, Section 2, Jan. 1, 2022

SEA 239 (PL 144): Remote provision of child and family services, April 29

SEA 240 (PL 51): Female genital mutilation

SEA 242 (PL 77): Patient lift services

SEA 245 (PL 145): Gaming matters

SEA 251 (PL 98): Deduction of dues to exclusive representative, April 22

SEA 255 (PL 52): Expungement

SEA 259 (PL 146): Parents with disabilities

SEA 260 (PL 108): Circuit court clerk matters

SEA 263 (PL 99): Religious activities as essential services

SEA 271 (PL 100): Environmental matters, Sections 3-6, 8-10, April 22

SEA 276 (PL 26): Powers of guardian after death

SEA 292 (PL 147): Publication of health facility reporting

SEA 301 (PL 148): Child services oversight, April 29

SEA 304 (PL 149): Indemnity agreements in public works contracts

SEA 310 (PL 150): Alcoholic beverages, Section 4, April 29

SEA 316 (PL 53): Military and veterans matters

SEA 325 (PL 151): Hospitals, Sections 1-7, 9-14, March 1

SEA 329 (PL 27): Flood control district board of commissioners, Sept. 1

SEA 332 (PL 152): Publication of notice by political subdivisions

SEA 336 (PL 153): Business personal property tax exemption, Jan. 1, 2022

SEA 346 (PL 54): Financial institutions and consumer credit

SEA 348 (PL 154): Wastewater task force, April 29

SEA 349 (PL 120): Financing, transfer and improvement of utility assets, April 26

SEA 352 (PL 121): Broadband development, April 26

SEA 358 (PL 155): School buildings, Section 2, Jan. 1, 2021; Sections 4, 8-9, April 29

SEA 359 (PL 156): Broadband projects

SEA 361 (PL 55): Eyelash extension specialists

SEA 365 (PL 101): Immunity for physician wellness programs

SEA 368 (PL 157): Juvenile justice, Sections 2-3, Dec. 31, 2022

SEA 370 (PL 102): Limitation on actions concerning deposit accounts, April 22

SEA 377 (PL 158): Broadband development, Sections 1-2, April 29

SEA 381 (PL 122): Innkeeper’s tax, Section 3, April 26

SEA 382 (PL 78): Entrepreneur and enterprise district pilot program

SEA 383 (PL 159): Various tax matters, Sections 3, 20-25, 34, April 29; Section 4, May 1; Section 11, Jan. 1, 2017; Section 19, Jan. 1, 2021

SEA 384 (PL 79): Professional sports and convention development areas

SEA 385 (PL 11): Additional professional sports development areas, Section 2, June 29

SEA 386 (PL 80): Cost securitization for electric utility assets, April 19

SEA 389 (PL 160): Wetlands, Section 1, Jan. 1, 2021; Section 15, April 29

SEA 392 (PL 161): Marion County zoning

SEA 396 (PL 103): 1977 pension and disability fund, April 22

SEA 398 (PL 109): Various election matters, Section 8, Jan. 1, 2022; Sections 18-20, 23, 26-29, 32, 36, 39-43, 54, 56, 63, 69, 72, April 23

SEA 400 (PL 81): Statewide electronic lien and title system, April 19

SEA 409 (PL 162): Township matters

SEA 413 (PL 163): Charter school study committee, April 29

SEA 414 (PL 164): Various education matters, Section 1, April 29

SEA 416 (PL 104): Hospitals and certificates of public advantage

SEA 421 (PL 220): Code publication bill, Section 8, April 29; Section 12, May 14

House Enrolled Acts

HEA 1001 (PL 165): State budget, Various effective dates

HEA 1002 (PL 166): Civil immunity related to COVID-19, Sections 1, 5-14, 16-19, March 1

HEA 1004 (PL 82): Small business restart grant program, April 19

HEA 1006 (PL 12): Law enforcement officers, Section 10, April 1

HEA 1007 (PL 110): State health improvement plan and grant program

HEA 1008 (PL 167): Student learning recovery grant program, April 29

HEA 1009 (PL 168): TANF program, Section 1, Jan. 1, 2022

HEA 1025 (PL 83): Enterprise zone renewals

HEA 1030 (PL 169): Removal of a county elected officer

HEA 1032 (PL 170): Newborn safety devices, April 29

HEA 1033 (PL 28): Residency of police officers and firefighters

HEA 1039 (PL 29): Military award license plates

HEA 1040 (PL 56): Sudden cardiac arrest of students, April 15

HEA 1055 (PL 171): Tribal-state compact, April 29

HEA 1056 (PL 2): Recording requirements, Feb. 18

HEA 1060 (PL 13): Office of administrative law proceedings

HEA 1064 (PL 123): Courts and magistrates

HEA 1065 (PL 14): Fire protection territories

HEA 1068 (PL 30): Local or regional justice reinvestment advisory councils, Section 6, April 8

HEA 1072 (PL 15): Personal delivery devices

HEA 1079 (PL 31): Practice of dentistry; virtual claim payments, Sections 1-2, April 8

HEA 1082 (PL 16): High tech crimes unit program

HEA 1084 (PL 32): Technical corrections, Sections 103-104, April 8

HEA 1090 (PL 172): Alcohol matters

HEA 1097 (PL 124): Criminal penalties, April 26

HEA 1101 (PL 173): Daycare licensure exemption in declared emergency

HEA 1109 (PL 17): INSPECT program reporting

HEA 1110 (PL 125): Small claims court procedures

HEA 1111 (PL 18): Highway extension and research program, April 1

HEA 1115 (PL 174): Interfering with public safety

HEA 1118 (PL 126): Mobile integrated health care programs and safety plans

HEA 1119 (PL 175): Food purchases from agricultural programs

HEA 1120 (PL 33): Judicial nominating commission

HEA 1123 (PL 64): Legislative oversight of certain fiscal and emergency matters, April 15

HEA 1125 (PL 176): Deceptive lead generation

HEA 1127 (PL 57): Mental health and addition forensic treatments

HEA 1150 (PL 127): Overweight divisible loads

HEA 1152 (PL 34): Unemployment insurance

HEA 1156 (PL 35): Prohibition on microchipping employees

HEA 1164 (PL 177): Various utility matters

HEA 1166 (PL 178): Tax representatives and assessor competency, Sections 1, 4, April 29; Sections 2, 5, Jan. 1, 2022

HEA 1168 (PL 128): Electric vehicles and advanced technology

HEA 1169 (PL 134): Cybersecurity incidents

HEA 1177 (PL 36): Strategic plan on dementia

HEA 1190 (PL 179): Overweight truck permits

HEA 1191 (PL 180): Energy matters, Section 1, Jan. 1, 2021

HEA 1197 (PL 129): Hoosier Spirit II designated state aircraft

HEA 1199 (PL 86): Driving privileges, Sections 4-8, 11-15, 20-22, Dec. 31, 2021

HEA 1201 (PL 37): Emergency transport of injured operational canine

HEA 1203 (PL 130): Various Department of Health matters, Section 2, July 1, 2022; Sections 8, 14, 16, April 26

HEA 1220 (PL 131): 21st century energy policy development task force, April 26

HEA 1225 (PL 181): Opinion treatment programs

HEA 1230 (PL 105): Safe haven 911

HEA 1231 (PL 19): Lien removal fees

HEA 1238 (PL 58): Northeast Indiana development commission

HEA 1246 (PL 182): Auto dealer services

HEA 1247 (PL 183): Child care provider notice

HEA 1252 (PL 184): Probate and guardianship matters

HEA 1255 (PL 185): Probate and property matters, April 29

HEA 1256 (PL 84): Juvenile court jurisdiction, April 19

HEA 1266 (PL 186): School efficiency, April 29

HEA 1270 (PL 187): Department of Homeland Security

HEA 1271 (PL 38): Department of Local Government Finance, Sections 4, 31, 37, 54, 82, 86, 91, 92, 95-97, 100, April 8; Section 6, Jan. 1, 2020; Section 79, 94, Jan. 1, 2021; Section 112, Jan. 1, 2016

HEA 1283 (PL 188): Urban agricultural zones

HEA 1285 (PL 111): Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Sections 1-10, 12-75, 77-105, Jan. 1, 2022

HEA 1287 (PL 189): Water or wastewater service

HEA 1293 (PL 112): Criminal appeals

HEA 1305 (PL 132): Medicaid reimbursement for children’s hospitals

HEA 1309 (PL 87): Pregnancy accommodation

HEA 1313 (PL 113): Students with disabilities, April 23

HEA 1314 (PL 20): Recorded discriminatory covenants

HEA 1340 (PL 190): Human immunodeficiency virus

HEA 1348 (PL 191): Assessment of utility grade solar projects, Section 1, Jan. 1, 2022; Section 2, 3, April 29

HEA 1353 (PL 192): Religious use property tax exemption

HEA 1356 (PL 114): Permanent trailer registration

HEA 1365 (PL 193): Various election matters Sections 2-3, 5, 13-15, 69, April 29; Section 17, Jan. 1, 2022; Section 59, Oct. 1, 2021; Section 93, July 1, 2022

HEA 1372 (PL 133): 2021 regular session of the Indiana General Assembly, April 26

HEA 1373 (PL 59): Certified public accountant examination; Sections 2-4, April 15

HEA 1383 (PL 115): Judicial officers

HEA 1384 (PL 39): Civics education, Section 1, April 8

HEA 1392 (PL 116): Occupational licensure of military spouses

HEA 1396 (PL 194): Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, Sections 1-11, 15, 23, 35, 38, 46,April 29

HEA 1402 (PL 195): All payer claims database, April 29

HEA 1405 (PL 196): Insurance matters, Sections 8-11, 13, 40-41, April 29; Section 17, Jan. 1, 2022

HEA 1407 (PL 40): Proceeds from the sale of a capital asset, April 8

HEA 1418 (PL 197): Economic development

HEA 1420 (PL 41): Agricultural emergency procedures

HEA 1421 (PL 198): Various health care matters, Sections 4-10, 12-15, March 1; Section 23, April 29

HEA 1432 (PL 117): Political subdivision risk management

HEA 1436 (PL 199): State and local administration, Section 2, July 1, 2022; Sections 3-5, Jan. 1, 2020; Section 10, April 29

HEA 1437 (PL 88): Electronic meetings and signatures, April 20

HEA 1438 (PL 200): Course access program, Sections 1-3, April 29

HEA 1441 (PL 201): Full faith and credit for tribal court orders

HEA 1447 (PL 202): Good faith health care estimates, Sections 1, 9, June 30

HEA 1448 (PL 203): Adoption

HEA 1449 (PL 89): Broadband development, Section 1-2, 4-12, April 20

HEA 1453 (PL 204): Judicial selection in Lake and St. Joseph counties, April 29

HEA 1462 (PL 205): Secretary of state securities division matters

HEA 1464 (PL 206): Business law, Sections 1-4, 6-12, April 29

HEA 1466 (PL 42): Performance bonding of developers

HEA 1468 (PL 207): Various health matters, Sections 11-19, 24-26, 30, 36-38, April 29; Sections 22-23, Dec. 31, 2020

HEA 1479 (PL 118): Early voting

HEA 1483 (PL 208): Grain indemnity fund, April 29

HEA 1485 (PL 209): Voting matters

HEA 1496 (PL 21): Natural resource matters, Section 2, July 1, 2014

HEA 1497 (PL 210): Home health services

HEA 1514 (PL 211): Various education matters, Sections 15, 23, 33-34, 37-38, April 29; Section 36, July 1, 2020

HEA 1516 (PL 212): Licensure of behavior analysts

HEA 1520 (PL 60): Electric utility reliability adequacy metrics

HEA 1531 (PL 213): DCS and the education community

HEA 1532 (PL 61): Department of Child Services reporting

HEA 1536 (PL 214): Department of Child Services

HEA 1537 (PL 62): Commission on Improving the Status of Children

HEA 1541 (PL 215): Landlord-tenant relations, Section 1, Feb. 17; Section 2, April 29

HEA 1549 (PL 216): Education matters, Section 4, April 1; Sections 8, 10, 17, 32, 34-43, 48, 53, April 29

HEA 1553 (PL 63): Higher education matters

HEA 1558 (PL 217): Indiana crime guns task force

HEA 1564 (PL 43): Secretary of education, Section 18, June 30; Section 42, Jan. 1, 2021

HEA 1576 (PL 44): Transportation asset management plans

HEA 1577 (PL 218): Abortion matters•

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