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January 10, 2022
10:30 am
Indiana Military Veterans Legislative Day

HELPING INDIANA MILITARY VETERANS BRING IDEAS TO LAW

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Legislative Day Song

Jim Bewley singing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" is a tradition and closes out each Military and Veterans Legislative Day at the Indiana Statehouse.

Legislative write-ups
for 2022

These are all items that are being worked on this session that involve Veterans. The listing here does NOT constitute an endorsement by any Veteran organization.

Senate Bill 65 Free state park admission for veterans.

  • Authored by Sen. Jack Sandlin
    Committee on Natural Resources | Chair - Glick
    Requires the department of natural resources (department) to admit veterans possessing: (1) a driver's license, permit, or identification card containing an indication of their veteran status; or (2) a distinctive license plate designed and issued to a veteran; to state parks, recreational areas, or day facilities under the control of the department without the veteran being charged an admission fee.

Senate Bill 72 Additional renter's deduction for disabled veteran.

  • Authored by Sen. J.D. Ford
    Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy | Chair-- Holdman
    Allows a disabled veteran who rents a dwelling for use as the disabled veteran's principal place of residence to claim an additional renter's deduction from the disabled veteran's adjusted gross income. Provides that the additional deduction may not exceed $3,000.

House Bill 1012 Renter’s tax deduction for disabledveterans.

  • Authored by: Rep. Mike Aylesworth Co-Authored by: Rep. Cindy Ledbetter
    Committee on Ways and Means | Chair - Brown
    Allows a disabled veteran who rents a dwelling as a principal place of residence to claim an additional renter's deduction of up to $3,000 from the disabled veteran's adjusted gross income.

House Bill 1014 Additional renter's deduction for disabled veteran.

  • Authored by Rep. Jerry Torr
    Committee on Ways and Means | Chair - Brown
    Allows a disabled veteran who rents a dwelling for use as the disabled veteran's principal place of residence to claim an additional renter's deduction from the disabled veteran's adjusted gross income. Provides that the additional deduction may not exceed $3,000.

House Bill 1015 Income tax exemption for military pay.

  • Authored by Rep. Randall Frye | Co-Authored by Rep. Chris Jeter
    Committee on Ways and Means | Chair - Brown
    Exempts military pay earned by members of an active component of the armed forces of the United States from the individual income tax. Phasesin the exemption over four years beginning in taxable year 2024. (Current law exempts from the individual income tax the military pay earned by members ofthe National Guard and reserve components of the armed forces of the UnitedStates while serving on active duty.)

 House Bill 1053 Local regulation of fireworks.

  • Authored by Rep. Donna Schaibley
    Committee on Local Government  | Chair - Zent
    Changes: (1) the dates on which a county or municipal ordinance may limit or prohibit the use of fireworks in the county or municipality; and (2) the types of fireworks to which such an ordinance may apply.

House Bill 1054 Hunting season for disabled veterans.  

  • Authored by Rep. David Abbott | Co-Authored by: Rep. Randall Frye
    Committee on Natural Resources | Chair - Eberhart
    Provides that critically disabled veterans may hunt on the same free hunting days as those designated for youth hunters by the director of the department of natural resources. Defines "critically disabled veteran".

House Bill 1059 Indiana guard reserve.

  • Authored by Rep. Steve Bartels
    Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety  | Chair - Frye
    Provides that the Indiana guard reserve (guard) is comprised of volunteer citizens. Provides that the adjutant general (general) may adopt policies for the guard. Requires the general to establish certain structures,processes, and organizational controls for the guard. Repeals a provision concerning the guard serving outside Indiana. Repeals a provision regardingmilitary forces in fresh pursuit. Repeals a provision regarding the oath ofofficers for guard members. Provides that, if called for voluntary service, the guard must follow the rules and procedures of the Indiana national guard and those set by the general. Amends a provision to specify that the general may obtain insurance for the guard under certain circumstances. Repeals a provision regarding quarterly pay for the guard. Provides that disabled veterans who are Indiana residents may receive an annual Golden Hoosier Passport without a fee.

House Bill 1068 Specialty license plate for women veterans.

  • Authored by Rep. Mike Speedy
    Committee on Roads and Transportation  | Chair - Pressel
    Establishes the women veterans license plate.

House Bill 1076 Reservist tuition supplement program.

  • Authored by Rep. Robert Heaton | Co-Authored by Rep. Dale DeVon, Rep. Chuck Goodrich
    Committee on Ways and Means | Chair -- Brown
    Establishes the reservist tuition supplement program (program)and reservist tuition supplement program fund (fund). Requires the commission for higher education to administer the program and fund. Provides that money in the fund is continually appropriated.

House Bill 1102 Service animals.

  • Authored by Rep. Cindy Ledbetter | Co-Authored by Rep. Michael Karickhoff, Rep. Renee Pack
    Committee on Public Health  | Chair - Barrett
    Sets forth certain requirements when permitting or not permitting a person with a disability to bring a service animal on the premises of a public accommodation.
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AMVETS, Department of Indiana  

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