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Legislation By Legislator


ARCHIVE (2013)

Author: Senator James Merritt, Jr.

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Authored

  • SB 0168 -- Chemical tests for intoxication.
  • SB 0220 -- Sex offenders and social media.
  • SB 0235 -- Video service providers.
  • SB 0254 -- Foundations.
  • SB 0255 -- State board of nursing.
  • SB 0256 -- Crimes involving indecent images of children.
  • SB 0257 -- Sales tax holiday.
  • SB 0258 -- Outdoor event equipment.
  • SB 0259 -- Civil immunity for services in emergency.
  • SB 0260 -- Educational credit time.
  • SB 0261 -- School bus purchase study committee.
  • SB 0262 -- Retail sales of Tannerite.
  • SB 0263 -- Faith-based and community initiatives foundation.
  • SB 0323 -- Battle flag preservation.
  • SB 0349 -- Utilities; economic development.
  • SB 0433 -- Abandoned property; property safety; mobile homes.
  • SB 0473 -- State house displays.
  • SB 0474 -- Historic county courthouses.
  • SB 0492 -- Various telecommunications matters.
  • SB 0536 -- Synthetic drugs.
  • SB 0548 -- Various utility matters.
  • SB 0549 -- Marion County fire consolidation.
  • SB 0560 -- Utility transmission.
  • SB 0561 -- Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission.
  • SB 0615 -- Real estate licensing.
  • SB 0619 -- Marion County sheriff's jail commissary fund.
  • SB 0620 -- Proof of financial responsibility.
  • SR 0038 -- Recognizing the Richmond Hills Investigation Team.
  • SR 0074 -- Honoring Senate Republican interns for their services to the General Assembly.
  • SR 0088 -- Honoring Zak Irvin, 2013 Mr. Indiana Basketball.
  • SR 0095 -- Honoring Association of Cities and Towns' Indiana Drug Card Program.

Co-Authored

  • SB 0091 -- Motorsports investment district.
  • SB 0120 -- Cursive writing in school curriculum.
  • SB 0177 -- Tuition rates for veterans.
  • SB 0245 -- Collection of DNA samples from felony arrestees.
  • SB 0290 -- Military trained emergency medical providers.
  • SB 0293 -- Government accounting study committee.
  • SB 0347 -- Child solicitation and attempt.
  • SB 0352 -- School policies on gang activities.
  • SB 0403 -- Disabled Hoosier veteran license plate.
  • SB 0564 -- Veterans preference on state contracts.
  • SB 0616 -- Study of electronic medical records.
  • SCR 0001 -- Honoring Jack Ross upon his retirement from LSA.
  • SCR 0003 -- Memorializing Sergeant Bradley Atwell, killed in Afghanistan.
  • SCR 0006 -- Congratulating the Indiana Fever for winning the 2012 WNBA Championship.
  • SCR 0007 -- Memorializing former Senator John R. Sinks.
  • SCR 0017 -- Urging INDOT to name part of I-69 Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Highway.
  • SCR 0029 -- Honoring Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana on its 50th anniversary.
  • SCR 0030 -- Congratulating Cathedral HS for winning "We the People..." competition.
  • SCR 0031 -- Recognizing Andretti Autosports.
  • SCR 0032 -- Recognizing Don Schumacher Racing.
  • SCR 0033 -- Recognizing Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
  • SCR 0037 -- Honoring Nancy Papas upon her retirement from the IN State Teachers Assoc.
  • SCR 0039 -- Congratulating State of Israel's 65th Anniv. & supporting right to self-defense.
  • SCR 0050 -- Honoring John Ryan upon his retirement from Department of Child Services.
  • SCR 0059 -- Honoring Kenny Cragen, longtime lobbyist, upon his retirement.
  • SR 0001 -- Honoring Diane Marshall for 28 years of distinguished service.
  • SR 0022 -- Honoring Vi Simpson upon her retirement from the Indiana Senate.
  • SR 0026 -- Recognizing Commander Kevin Ford for his contributions to NASA.
  • SR 0045 -- Honoring the 75th anniversary of Grace College and Theological Seminary.
  • SR 0048 -- Honoring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana.
  • SR 0053 -- Honoring Sergeant Spencer Edgington for his military service.
  • SR 0055 -- Recognizing Commander James Stewart and the Crane Navel Base.
  • SR 0057 -- Honoring Whitney Moorman for her time working at the Indiana State Senate.
  • SR 0084 -- Honoring the life and accomplishments of Arjia Rinpoche.

Sponsored

  • HB 1011 -- Public mass transportation.
  • HB 1027 -- Civil immunity for services in emergency.
  • HB 1069 -- Outdoor event equipment.
  • HB 1102 -- Open meetings.
  • HB 1137 -- IURC review of extraterritorial water rates.
  • HB 1159 -- School liability.
  • HB 1222 -- Lobbyists and legislative liaisons.
  • HB 1279 -- Special group, disabled Hoosier veteran, and National Guard license plates.
  • HB 1307 -- Municipally owned utilities.
  • HB 1325 -- Mobile support unit personnel for disaster relief.
  • HB 1359 -- Age-restricted housing programs.
  • HB 1366 -- Highway and street pilot program.
  • HB 1374 -- Taxation of certain utilities.
  • HB 1386 -- Unfair practices concerning motor vehicle sales.
  • HB 1387 -- Veterans' affairs.
  • HB 1458 -- Department of toxicology fees.
  • HB 1518 -- State board of nursing.
  • HB 1524 -- Synthetic drugs.

Co-Sponsored

  • HB 1002 -- Indiana career council.
  • HB 1246 -- Indiana state museum.
  • HB 1317 -- Land banks.
  • HCR 0013 -- Memorializing Specialist Arronn Fields, killed in Afghanistan.
  • HCR 0016 -- Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • HCR 0018 -- Memorializing former Representative Earle Howard from Kokomo.
  • HCR 0020 -- Honoring Vance & Hines Motorsports and its contributions to Indianapolis.
  • HCR 0021 -- Honoring Target Chip Ganassi Racing and its contribution to Indianapolis.
  • HCR 0037 -- Honoring Cook Inc. on its 50th anniversary.
  • HCR 0051 -- Urging Congress to repeal the new federal excise tax on medical devices.
  • HCR 0055 -- Congratulating former Governor Whitcomb upon his recent marriage.