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Legislation By Legislator


ARCHIVE (2009)

Author: Senator James Merritt, Jr.

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Authored

  • SB 0003 -- Juvenile DNA testing.
  • SB 0004 -- Use of DNA evidence.
  • SB 0024 -- DNA for felony arrestees.
  • SB 0048 -- Child solicitation.
  • SB 0186 -- Criminal code evaluation commission.
  • SB 0196 -- Electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.
  • SB 0201 -- State energy policy.
  • SB 0235 -- Stay away orders.
  • SB 0236 -- Sentence enhancement for feticide.
  • SB 0237 -- False informing and DNA collection.
  • SB 0238 -- Crimes against animals.
  • SB 0239 -- Sex or violent offender registration.
  • SB 0240 -- Public works procedures.
  • SB 0241 -- Construction industry disaster volunteer program.
  • SB 0249 -- Transportation and tort claim matters.
  • SB 0250 -- Bail.
  • SB 0251 -- Criminal intelligence information.
  • SB 0252 -- Operating while intoxicated.
  • SB 0272 -- Interference with custody.
  • SB 0273 -- Child molesters and credit class IV.
  • SB 0276 -- Habitual offender filing deadline.
  • SB 0277 -- Nonsupport of a dependent.
  • SB 0297 -- Medical examiners and coroners.
  • SB 0298 -- Various lottery matters.
  • SB 0299 -- Utility condemnation of property.
  • SB 0300 -- Net metering; renewable energy.
  • SB 0348 -- Library services planning.
  • SB 0368 -- Universal service program.
  • SB 0369 -- Bureau of motor vehicles commission.
  • SB 0376 -- Line of duty disability from Parkinson's disease.
  • SB 0405 -- Historic rehabilitation income tax credit.
  • SB 0423 -- Substitute natural gas contracts.
  • SB 0444 -- Consolidation of Marion County fire departments.
  • SB 0449 -- Underground plant protection.
  • SB 0451 -- Energy savings contracts.
  • SB 0457 -- Various motor vehicle registration matters.
  • SB 0458 -- Motor vehicle merchandising.
  • SB 0459 -- Bureau of motor vehicles services.
  • SB 0482 -- Marion County consolidation.
  • SB 0487 -- Underground plant protection.
  • SB 0488 -- Motor vehicle odometer fund.
  • SB 0523 -- High speed Internet service initiative.
  • SB 0524 -- Department of heritage and cultural resources.
  • SB 0532 -- Coroners.
  • SCR 0039 -- Honoring 50th anniversary of American Council of Engineering Companies of IN.
  • SCR 0049 -- Commending Taiwan on its contributions to promote world health.
  • SCR 0052 -- Supporting a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States.
  • SCR 0090 -- Honoring IUPUI Coach Ron Hunter for his Samaritan's Feet service.
  • SCR 0091 -- Honoring IUPUI on its 40th anniversary.
  • SCR 0111 -- Memorializing H. John Okeson for his service to the people of Indiana.
  • SR 0083 -- Honoring the Senate Republican interns for their service.
  • SR 0094 -- Commending Taiwan on its contributions to promote world health.

Co-Authored

  • SB 0039 -- Veterans' benefits.
  • SB 0092 -- Sex offenders and the Internet.
  • SB 0126 -- Financial responsibility curriculum.
  • SB 0225 -- Foreclosure and tenants.
  • SB 0335 -- Student discipline.
  • SB 0391 -- Drivers' licenses and identification cards.
  • SB 0464 -- State trauma care.
  • 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 0106 -- Honoring Indianapolis Fire Dept. for controlling the Cosmopolitan Building fire.
  • SCR 0108 -- Memorializing Maggie M. Brents for her devotion to her community.
  • SR 0010 -- Honoring Edith Chowning on her 103rd birthday.
  • SR 0016 -- Study whether inheritance tax results in disadvantage compared to other states.
  • 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 1096 -- Mortgage deduction application.
  • HB 1130 -- Drivers licenses.
  • HB 1323 -- Various motor vehicle matters.
  • HB 1347 -- Net metering and interconnection rules.
  • HB 1449 -- Various motor vehicles matters.
  • HB 1561 -- High speed Internet service initiative.
  • HCR 0027 -- Honoring Wayne Goodman for his years of political party service.
  • HCR 0053 -- Recognizing the volunteers at the State Archives for their hard work.
  • HCR 0074 -- Honoring Heritage Christian girls' basketball team, Class 2A state champions.

Co-Sponsored

  • HB 1194 -- Disproportionate share payments program study.
  • HB 1603 -- Service animals.
  • 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.