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Legislation By Legislator


ARCHIVE (2009)

Author: Senator Joseph Zakas

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Authored

  • SB 0003 -- Juvenile DNA testing.
  • SB 0004 -- Use of DNA evidence.
  • SB 0024 -- DNA for felony arrestees.
  • SB 0040 -- Homestead assessed value growth cap.
  • SB 0041 -- Attempted sex crimes as enhancement at sentencing.
  • SB 0043 -- Probate code study commission.
  • SB 0052 -- Disproportionate share mental health funding.
  • SB 0072 -- School funding formula.
  • SB 0176 -- Office of performance review.
  • SB 0177 -- Fees for fire or other emergency services.
  • SB 0178 -- Vehicle Bill.
  • SB 0434 -- Fire protection territories.
  • SB 0435 -- Levy appeals for townships.
  • SB 0450 -- Business corporation law.
  • SB 0504 -- Next generation trust.
  • SB 0505 -- Trustee duties concerning life insurance.
  • SB 0528 -- School scholarship tax credit.
  • SB 0547 -- Expungement of criminal records.
  • SCR 0002 -- Honoring Josh Harper, three-time state wrestling champion.
  • SCR 0081 -- Honoring Philip E. Penn for his leadership in Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.
  • SCR 0103 -- Congratulating Jackie Grabarek, 2008 Teacher of the Year for her school.
  • SCR 0104 -- Honoring Clay HS students, state thespian competition champions.
  • SR 0016 -- Study whether inheritance tax results in disadvantage compared to other states.
  • SR 0053 -- Congratulating the Mishawaka Fire Department's Survive Alive Program.
  • SR 0064 -- Honoring Fischoff national Chamber Music Assn. for its programs for children.

Co-Authored

  • SB 0039 -- Veterans' benefits.
  • SB 0126 -- Financial responsibility curriculum.
  • SB 0181 -- Sex crimes.
  • SB 0222 -- Killing a domestic animal.
  • SB 0276 -- Habitual offender filing deadline.
  • SB 0307 -- Silver alert for missing endangered adults.
  • SB 0335 -- Student discipline.
  • SB 0433 -- Automotive mobility dealers.
  • SB 0448 -- Property taxes.
  • SB 0523 -- High speed Internet service initiative.
  • SB 0553 -- Bicycles and traffic safety.
  • SB 0554 -- Breast cancer screening and Medicaid eligibility.
  • SCR 0006 -- Honoring Coach Joe Tiller for his success at Purdue University.
  • SCR 0008 -- Congratulating Barack Obama for his election to the US presidency.
  • SCR 0014 -- Honoring Dr. Suellen Kinder Reed for her dedication to bettering education.
  • SCR 0021 -- Honoring Attorney General Steve Carter for eight years of public service.
  • SCR 0034 -- Honoring Hoosier athletes and coaches who competed in 2008 Olympics.
  • SCR 0047 -- Honoring Naomi Mynatt for volunteer service to the Kingsway Community Center.
  • SCR 0053 -- Honoring Senator Robert Meeks upon his retirement from the Indiana Senate.
  • SCR 0065 -- Recognizing the importance of farms and agribusinesses to Indiana's economy.
  • SCR 0074 -- Recognizing the Indiana Restaurant Association on its 75th anniversary.
  • SCR 0082 -- Honoring Kathy Smith-Andrew for a lifetime of public service and education.
  • SCR 0087 -- Urging observance of March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day."
  • SCR 0108 -- Memorializing Maggie M. Brents for her devotion to her community.
  • SCR 0111 -- Memorializing H. John Okeson for his service to the people of Indiana.
  • SR 0010 -- Honoring Edith Chowning on her 103rd birthday.
  • SR 0029 -- Honoring Captain Ron Scholz & Wheatfield Fire Dept. for successful rope rescue.
  • SR 0040 -- Honoring Russell M. Plummer for his service as Senate doorkeeper.
  • SR 0051 -- Honoring Robert Andrew's distinguished career & wishing him a happy retirement.
  • SR 0058 -- Urging INDOT to name part of US 33 highway for Senator Marvin D. Riegsecker.
  • SR 0070 -- Honoring Mr. Isaac E. Randolph, Jr. for relief provided to flood victims.
  • SR 0071 -- Honoring the Midwest Food Bank for providing assistance to flood victims.

Sponsored

  • HB 1040 -- Trusts and fiduciaries.
  • HB 1287 -- Various probate and trust issues.
  • HB 1468 -- Commercial dog breeders and animal cruelty.
  • HB 1625 -- Stable value fund investment option.

Co-Sponsored

  • HB 1077 -- Special tool and common law liens.
  • HB 1096 -- Mortgage deduction application.
  • HB 1175 -- Victims' rights.
  • HB 1194 -- Disproportionate share payments program study.
  • HB 1363 -- Waiver of certain court fees and court costs.
  • HB 1434 -- Job recruitment grant.
  • HB 1561 -- High speed Internet service initiative.
  • HB 1581 -- Financial responsibility curriculum.
  • HB 1603 -- Service animals.
  • HCR 0024 -- Honoring Kerry Beth Spradlin for her years of public service.
  • HCR 0030 -- Memorializing John Jefferson "Jeff" Hays, former member of the House.
  • HCR 0038 -- Congratulating Katie Stam, Miss Indiana and Miss America 2009.
  • HCR 0062 -- Requesting prayers and support for the men & women serving in the armed forces.
  • HCR 0090 -- Honoring Stan Jones upon his retirement from IN Commission for Higher Education.