Dan Leonard

Dan Leonard

Representative | District 50

Contact Information

Phone: 317-234-3827

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h50@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Zach Weismiller

Phone: 317-234-9024

Email: zach.weismiller@iga.in.gov

2016 Digest of Enactments

As a lifelong resident of Northeast Indiana, I am honored to represent citizens across House District 50. As your voice in the Indiana House, I will continue to help encourage economic development and fiscal integrity, which in turn will create a positive business environment that can foster job creation opportunities. A strong community deserves strong representation within the Indiana House, and I will continue to advocate for folks in Huntington, Wells and Allen counties. I encourage citizens in our area to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dan Leonard
State Representative
House District 50

 

Indiana House of Representatives: 2002-Present

House District 50: Includes all of Huntington County and portions of Wells and Allen counties.

Committees:

  • Way and Means (Local Government Finance Subcommittee Chair)
  • Judiciary

Address:

  • 6274 N. Goshen Road, Huntington, IN 46750

Telephone:

  • (800) 382-9841 (Statehouse)
  • (260) 356-5122 (in District)

Education:

  • Purdue University, B.S. / Industrial Management

 

Prior to his service as a public official, Rep. Leonard was a member of many economic development committees in his community. He has served as past president of the South Side Business Association in Huntington County, president of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce and Salvation Army board member in the region. Since 1978, Rep. Leonard has owned and operated the Southside Furniture Company in Huntington. Economic development and job creation are among Rep. Leonard's top priorities.

In his free time, Rep. Leonard enjoys researching Indiana's Native American history and piloting his 1946 Ercoupe.

 

House District 50 includes all of Huntington County as well as western Wells County and southwestern Allen County.

Rep. Leonard welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2016) — State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse: Ashley Stauffer, from Fort Wayne, attends Lutheran South Unity School; and Sawyer Stoltz, from Columbia City, attends Huntington North High School. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped

Leonard: Legislation to stop unemployment fraud heads to the governor

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2016) – State Rep. Dan Leonard’s (R-Huntington) proposal to prevent fraud in Indiana’s unemployment insurance system now moves to the governor’s desk. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1344 would require recipients to schedule a meeting at a one-stop career center within four weeks of receiving unemployment benefits.

Rep. Leonard: Allen County student gaining experience with the legislature

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Monday, February 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2016) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) welcomes Allen County resident, Joe Baxter, to the Statehouse where he is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session. Baxter, a resident of Yoder, is the son of Raymond and Ann Baxter. Baxter currently attends Indiana University – Purdue

Rep. Leonard: House approves bill to combat unemployment fraud

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Monday, January 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 25, 2016) – Members of the House of Representatives voted today to pass State Rep. Dan Leonard’s (R-Huntington) bill to prevent fraud in Indiana’s unemployment insurance system. Leonard’s proposal would require individuals to attend a meeting at a one-stop career center no later than four weeks after receiving

Rep. Leonard supports early unemployment loan repayment

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, October 22, 2015

“This past session, I was proud to support the effort to add an early payoff option for a $250 million federal unemployment loan to our state’s budget. I want to thank the governor for moving forward with our plan to repay the federal loan early, saving Hoosier employers $327 million in federal unemployment tax penalties. “As Indiana

Rep. Leonard: Early unemployment loan repayment to save Hoosier businesses $327M

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, October 16, 2015

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2015) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) today announced Indiana will pay off its federal unemployment loan early leading to significant savings for Hoosier businesses. The State Budget Committee voted today to authorize a $250 million repayment of a federal unemployment loan prior to the Nov. 10 deadline. Leonard, who

Rep. Leonard congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Monday, March 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulates the Hasty family from Whitley County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who have owned and operated the same farm for 100

Rep. Leonard applauds passage of honestly balanced budget

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “This session we have prioritized the passage of an honestly balanced budget that keeps our state living within its means. Passing the budget out of the House is a major step toward accomplishing our goal of increasing funding for education and other strategic priorities while not raising taxes on hardworking Hoosiers. “As a

Unemployment insurance accountability bill passes the House

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

STATEHOUSE- House Bill (HB) 1186, which combats unemployment insurance (UI) overpayments, passed out of the House today with a XX-XX vote. The bill was authored by State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Leonard). According to the U.S. Department of Labor , nearly 35% of Indiana’s improper UI payments are the result of individuals continuing to make

Morris: Local legislators join Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, January 30, 2015

STATEHOUSE – Members of the General Assembly, including local lawmakers and staff, wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have

Rep. Leonard responds to State of the Judiciary Address

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “I have tremendous respect for Chief Justice Rush. Her commitment to upholding the Indiana Constitution and legal expertise is second to none. Hoosiers are very fortunate to have such a dynamic and thoughtful leader as head of Indiana’s highest court. “As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I have had the

Rep. Leonard congratulates high-performing schools, teachers

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulates several local schools that were awarded teacher performance grants by the state. For the first time in Indiana history, grants will be presented to teachers rated either effective or highly effective as a bonus. “I want to congratulate our local teachers for their hard

[r50] Unemployment Insurance Bill passes the House (1/29/2014)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Start Date: 1/29/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/29/2014STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1346, which deals with unemployment insurance (UI), passed out of the House on Tuesday evening with a 65 to 28 vote. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) authored the measure. “The largest issue HB 1346 addresses is the elimination of the burden

[r50] Rep. Leonard responds to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2014STATEHOUSE – “Governor Pence is a visionary and reliable leader. The agenda he laid out tonight offers reasonable objectives that, if implemented correctly, could significantly benefit our state. I look forward to working with the Governor to make Indiana the best place in America to

[r50] A Fun and Safe Halloween (10/29/2013)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Start Date: 10/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMHalloween is right around the corner, and kids will soon be trick-or-treating in amusing and “scary” costumes throughout our community. It’s always great to see everyone out and about with their kids, enjoying the autumn weather and getting some sweets! In

[r50] October is the Month of Pink (10/11/2013)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Start Date: 10/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 10/11/2013STATEHOUSE — This October marks the 29th annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries, NBCAM is the top campaign designed to raise awareness about the reality of breast cancer. By the end of 2013,

[r50] Remembering Rep. Pond (9/23/2013)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Start Date: 9/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/23/2013STATEHOUSE — “Phyllis was a great friend and mentor. She was someone I looked to for advice, particularly on education and children’s issues. Her dedication and commitment to serving the community were examples that incoming and veteran legislators alike strived to follow.

[r50] Pond was a great legislative mind and a great friend (8/30/2013)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Start Date: 8/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/30/2013STATEHOUSE — “My friend, Rep. Phyllis Pond, served an incredible tenure in the Indiana House of Representatives. She used her legislative voice well – crafting bills that served not only her constituents well, but all Hoosiers. Phyllis will be greatly missed in the Legislature. I

[r50] Rep. Leonard congratulates local family on longstanding farms (8/8/2013)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Start Date: 8/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/8/2013STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulates the Riggers family from Huntington County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana State Fair yesterday. The Hoosier

[r50] Rep. Leonard appointed to summer study committees (6/24/2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Start Date: 6/24/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/24/2013 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) has been appointed to serve on the Native American Indiana Affairs Commission and the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. “I have done extensive research over the years on issues related to Native Americans and

[r50] Rep. Leonard's priority legislation ready to be signed into law (4/30/2013)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Start Date: 4/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— The 2013 legislative session has concluded. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) is pleased to see three of his bills become law this session: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1116, HEA 1457 and HEA 1458. HEA 1116 shifts the responsibility of

[r50] More assistance for 'Hardest Hit' Hoosiers (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann held a press conference today with State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Leonard) regarding the expansion of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury identified Indiana as one of 18 states plus

[r50] Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dan Leonard (R- Huntington) congratulates Kayla Patrick from Huntington and Sean M. McManus from Fort Wayne, for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their

[r50] Toxicology legislation signed into law (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1458, which addresses Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, was signed into law by Governor Pence today. State Representatives Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) co-authored the measure. “The bill

[r50] Toxicology Bill Headed to the Governor (3/28/2013)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Start Date: 3/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1458, which deals with Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, passed out of the Senate with a unanimous vote of 47-0. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) authored the measure with State Representative Denny Zent

[r50] Unemployment Insurance Bill goes to the Governor (3/19/2013)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Start Date: 3/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1457, authored by State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington), passed out of the Senate with a 34 to 14 vote. The bill deals with unemployment insurance. “Indiana continues to outpace the nation in private sector growth, but there are

[r50] Toxicology Bill passes the House (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1458, which deals with Indiana State Department of Toxicology (ISDT) fees, passed out of the House with an 87-9 vote. State Representatives Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and Denny Zent (R-Angola) co-authored the measure, and it will now go to the

[r50] Unemployment Insurance Bill passes the House (2/4/2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Start Date: 2/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —House Bill (HB) 1457, which deals with unemployment insurance, passed out of the House with a 62 to 32 vote. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) authored the measure, and it will now go to the Senate for further consideration. “It is important

[r50] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (1/7/2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Start Date: 1/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) encourages local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to visit the Statehouse and witness a full day of legislative activity. “It

[r50] Rep. Leonard named Chairman of the Local Government Finance Subcommittee of Ways and Means (12/5/2012)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Start Date: 12/5/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/5/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Local

[r50] House Republicans focus on jobs and education (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson. “Just like a

[r50] House Republicans announce 2013 agenda (10/4/2012)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start Date: 10/4/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 10/4/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE- Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), joined by a dozen of his House Republican colleagues, announced the House Republican Agenda today which focuses on making Indiana a stronger state for future generations. “Every

[r50] Rep. Leonard urges students to apply for internship program (9/13/2012)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Start Date: 9/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional

[r50] Rep. Leonard: Over 150 years of farming recognized (8/13/2012)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Start Date: 8/13/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/13/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) congratulates the Jones and Schuman families from Warren and Whitley counties for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay at the Indiana

[r50] Rep. Leonard: 2012 Indiana State Fair (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM It's the Year of the Dairy Cow at the State Fair, and all of the shows, exhibits and concerts are underway and off to a great start. The fair will be running from August 3 to August 19 with a focus on Indiana's dairy industry. In "Cowtown USA" people will have the chance to:

[r50] Rep. Leonard: New Indiana laws, part 3 (8/3/2012)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Start Date: 8/3/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/3/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM This past session, I supported several pieces of education-related legislation that benefit Hoosier students, and on July 1, those new laws went into effect. It is important that we are all aware of these changes, so I have highlighted a few below. House Enrolled Act 1134–

[r50] New Indiana laws part 2 (7/17/2012)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Start Date: 7/17/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/17/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM As you know, the majority of new Indiana laws went into effect July 1. It is important for all Hoosiers to be aware of the changes Indiana is making. Below I've highlighted two new laws that effect our state's public health. House Enrolled Act 1149 – Smoking Ban The new

[r50] New Indiana laws part 1 (7/10/2012)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start Date: 7/10/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/10/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM The majority of new Indiana laws went into effect July 1. It is important that everyone is aware of changes Indiana is making, which is why this will be part one of a four-part series of columns discussing new Indiana laws. Since our nation celebrates its independence this week,

[r50] July 4 (7/4/2012)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Start Date: 7/4/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/4/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM 4th of July: Freedom & Bravery ...O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. The Land of the Free Freedom is what our country has been founded on and freedom is what we celebrate on Independence

Rep. Leonard appointed to interim study committees

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE— State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) was appointed to serve as a member of the Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. “Summer study committees are a great opportunity for us to come

Rep. Leonard: Memorial Day: Honoring our Veterans (5/25/2012)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Start Date: 5/25/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/25/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedom. Take time this Memorial Day to honor veterans by attending a local parade or community event. In Washington D.C., Congress enacted a resolution in 2000

Rep. Leonard: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/7/2012)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Start Date: 5/7/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/7/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Teaching is one of the most important occupations that one could pursue. Teachers not only equip students with how to read and write but leave long lasting wisdom to help young people succeed in their academia, career and family lives. I

Rep. Leonard: Work Zone Awareness Week (4/23/2012)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Start Date: 4/23/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/23/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM National Work Zone Awareness week is April 23-27. Considering the amount of road construction that is taking place all throughout our state it is important to take some time and review work zone safety issues. According to the Indiana Department of

[r50] Statement: Rep. Leonard reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012Statement: Rep. Leonard reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session STATEHOUSE – “Prior to the start of the 2012 legislative session, Hoosiers voiced various concerns on numerous issues facing the state. During session, the Indiana General Assembly sought to deliver results in regards to the concerns of our

[r50] Rep. Leonard Honors 2012 Teacher of the Year (2/9/2012)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Start Date: 2/9/2012End Date: 2/9/2012 Huntington County Whitley County Rep. Leonard Honors 2012 Teacher of the Year STATEHOUSE –Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) honored the 2012 State of Indiana Teacher of the Year, Melanie Parks. Every year the Indiana Department of Education recognizes one classroom teacher who exemplifies the ideals of educators

[r50] Rep. Leonard's Unemployment Benefits Bill is Signed Into Law (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011Rep. Leonard's Unemployment Benefits Bill Signed into Law STATEHOUSE- Rep. Dan Leonard's (R-Huntington) bill on unemployment insurance was signed into law by Governor Daniels. Senate Bill 86 details the conditions that those who receive extended unemployment insurance benefits must meet. 12,000

[r50] Unemployment Bill Sent to the Governor's Office (3/11/2011)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Start Date: 3/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2011Unemployment Bill Sent to the Governor's Office STATEHOUSE- Rep. Dan Leonard's (R-Huntington) House Bill 1450 has passed through the House and the Senate and will now move to the Governor's office to be signed. House Bill 1450, or the Unemployment Insurance Bill, went to the Senate for consideration after

[r50] Budget Bill Delay (3/1/2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Start Date: 3/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2011Budget Bill Faces Unprecedented Delay STATEHOUSE- For the first time in Indiana's history, the budget bill proposed by Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and other Ways and Means Committee members faces being killed on the House floor. Due to the House Democrat "walk-out" and the inability to resume the

[r50] Unemployment Insurance Bill (3/1/2011)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Start Date: 3/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2011STATEHOUSE- Rep. Dan Leonard's (R-Huntington) unemployment insurance bill passed through the House with a vote of 61 to 38. House Bill 1450 will now move to the Senate for deliberation. House Bill 1450, commonly

[r50] Rep. Leonard: Responsible Fiscal Leadership Exhibited by Indiana Leaders (7/16/2010)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Start Date: 7/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 7/16/2010

[r50] Gun Owners Win in Today's Supreme Court Decision (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010

[r50] Tourisms "Best of the Best" Honored at Statehouse Ceremony (5/11/2010)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Start Date: 5/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/11/2010STATEHOUSE-Huntington resident Mary Brooks was honored by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman during the 2010 Hoosier Hospitality awards. The program honored 19 Hoosiers all across the state that took the extra step to make guests of the Hoosier state feel welcome. More than 260,000 Hoosiers work Indiana tourism

[r50] Grant Helps Huntington County Schools Start Innovation in Mathematics Pilot Program (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010STATEHOUSE-Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) was announced by the Department of Education (DOE) as one of 18 winners for the Innovation in Mathematics grant. The HCCSC will be awarded with $189,318 in grant money to start a pilot program for digital mathematics curricula during the

[r50] $176,000 Grant Awarded to Boys and Girls Club (4/12/2010)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Start Date: 4/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/12/2010STATEHOUSE-The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced their 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant winners.The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington has been awarded with $176,000 to establish or expand a community learning center. The 21st CCLC program awards grant money to public

[r50] Rep. Leonard Perfect with 100% Voting Record (4/8/2010)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Start Date: 4/8/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2010STATEHOUSE- It has been announced that Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) was recognized with a 100 percent voting record during the 2010 legislative session. There were a total of 279 votes cast in the House during this year's session."I want you to know that all your phone calls, e-mails, letters, and face to

[r50] Whitley County Awarded for Going Green (3/26/2010)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Start Date: 3/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2010STATEHOUSE-Leaders from Whitley County attended an awards program with Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman to receive $46,763 in grant money for green initiatives. The award is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) program. The EECGB is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and

[r50] Businesses (almost)Win with One Year Delay (3/18/2010)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Start Date: 3/18/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/18/2010STATEHOUSE- The end of the 2010 legislative session was a cat and mouse game of sorts. However it ended with Senators and Representatives, Republicans and Democrats finally coming together on several impactful issues for Hoosiers.One of the issues was a one year delay on the tax increase for employer's

[r50] Hoosiers Receive Sine Die Victory (3/16/2010)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Start Date: 3/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2010

[r50] Vote Repeals Tax Hike on Businesses: Poison Pills Must be Removed (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start Date: 3/1/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/1/2010

[r50] Delay: Tax Increase to Unemployment Fund (2/27/2010)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Start Date: 2/27/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/27/2010

[r50] Warren Church of Christ Joins Rep. Leonard at Statehouse (2/4/2010)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Start Date: 2/4/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2010

[r50] Hoosiers will Vote on Permanent Property Tax Caps (1/25/2010)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Start Date: 1/25/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/25/2010

[r50] State of State (1/22/2010)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Start Date: 1/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2010

[r50] Several Huntington Schools Honored with Four Star School Award (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Date: 1/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2010

[r50] Rep. Leonard Announces The Taxpayer Protection Plan: (11/17/2009)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Start Date: 11/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 11/17/2009

[r50] Indiana Businesses Awarded for Longevity (11/5/2009)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Start Date: 11/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 11/5/2009STATEHOUSE-Businesses from all over Indiana gathered Wednesday at the Statehouse to receive recognition for longevity and community service. Gov. Mitch Daniels, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob honored businesses that have been able to keep their doors open for more than 50 years

[r50] Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee Battles Fund's Deficit (10/14/2009)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Start Date: 10/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/14/2009STATEHOUSE - In the past year, we have seen unemployment rates rise to extreme highs. Currently, more than 300,000 Indiana residents are unemployed. Combine that with a projected $1.7 billion deficit to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund by the end of the year and a $2.5 billion deficit by 2010. The fund

[r50] Gov. Daniels Signs Rep. Leonard's Bill Assisting Disabled Hoosiers (5/14/2009)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Start Date: 5/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/14/2009

[r50] Rep. Leonard: Federal Assistance for Damage Requested (4/8/2009)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Start Date: 4/8/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2009

[r50] Rep. Leonard's Bill Would Expand Access for Disabled Hoosiers (4/7/2009)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Start Date: 4/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/7/2009 Currently, a person with a disability is entitled to be accompanied by a guide dog in any building of public accommodation, but some education facilities are not included. "Disabled citizens should have access to all public places with their service animals," said Rep. Leonard. The definition of "service

[r50] Many Hoosier Youth Will Have a More Productive Summer (3/31/2009)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Start Date: 3/31/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2009

[r50] Rep. Leonard Supports Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients (3/26/2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start Date: 3/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2009

[r50] INDOT Approves $2.9 Million in Federal Funding for Columbia City in Whitley County (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009

[r50] Rep. Leonard Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009

[r50] House Passes Immediate Relief and Permanent Reform (3/14/2008)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Start Date: 3/14/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/14/2008STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2008) - Hoosier taxpayers will see immediate property tax relief, and the process for permanent property tax reform has begun. The Indiana General Assembly created a property tax plan that includes most of the House Republicans' 10 Standards for Success. The immediate relief is in the

[r50] Governor Signs Bill Co-Authored by Rep. Leonard (3/13/2008)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Start Date: 3/13/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2008(STATEHOUSE) March 13, 2008 - House Bill 1121 which was co-authored by Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) was signed today by Gov. Mitch Daniels. This bill updates several rules and regulations dealing with the Department of Natural Resources. Changes the membership of the board of trustees for the Division of

[r50] Republicans Join to Support Plan for HB 1001, SJR 1 (3/6/2008)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Start Date: 3/6/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/6/2008STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2008) - Senate and House Republicans joined together today to declare their agreement for a plan that gives Hoosiers immediate property tax relief and permanent property tax reform.The agreement, announced at a joint gathering of the two General Assembly Republican caucuses, gives taxpayers

[r50] Rep. Dan Leonard's Column (2/29/2008)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Start Date: 2/29/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/29/2008During the first half of session there was tremendous cooperation between both parties, but I am disappointed to report that the bipartisan spirit is gone. The tone of this session turned ugly when House Democrats amended Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1), the legislation to make property tax caps permanent in

[r50] Statement from Rep. Dan Leonard (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008"Although Senate Bill 345 didn't go far enough on illegal immigration, I supported it because it is the only immigration bill still alive," said Rep. Leonard. "The bill contained many details that are restrictive on business and industry, as well as a section on job classification. While I don't agree with all

[r50] Rep. Leonard Honors the Searles-Gard Family (2/27/2008)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Start Date: 2/27/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/27/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 27, 2008 - State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman presented the Hoosier Homestead Award to the Searles-Gard family of Huntington County for their commitment to Indiana agriculture for more than 100 years. "Maintaining a farm takes tremendous dedication and

[r50] House Republicans Lose Effort to Protect Hoosier Families (2/26/2008)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Start Date: 2/26/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 26, 2008 - House Democrats today killed the amendment to return Senate Joint Resolution 1 to its original form and voted to link homestead circuit-breakers to household income, instead of the property's assessed value. "I am disappointed that the House Democrats supported House Bill 1001 in

[r50] Rep. Leonard Helps Protect Construction Industry From Over-Regulation (2/26/2008)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Start Date: 2/26/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 26, 2008 - Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) took a stand to protect the construction industry Tuesday by amending House Bill 302 to eliminate further regulation on the installation of sprinkler systems. "This bill would have added another level of government to an already over-regulated

[r50] Rep. Leonard's Statement on Democrat procedural moves (2/21/2008)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Start Date: 2/21/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 19, 2008 - House Republicans were disappointed Thursday because the majority Democrats unreasonably denied them the opportunity to add amendments to Senate Bill 345, which contained measures dealing with workforce development issues. House Democrats, who hold a 51-49 majority, attempted to

[r50] Rep. Leonard's Statement Regarding Rep. Crawford's Amendment to SJR 1 (2/20/2008)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Start Date: 2/20/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2008"I am embarrassed that I had to vote this amendment out of committee, but I want to ensure that we have the ability to amend property tax caps into the Constitution," said Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington). "SJR 1 is the only avenue to get circuit-breakers in the Constitution, so we must keep it alive to give

[r50] Leonard Honors Whitko High School Art Department (2/18/2008)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Start Date: 2/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 18, 2008 - State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) honored the Whitko High School Art Department today for their achievements at the 38th World School Children's Art Exhibition in Taipei, Republic of China. "I would like to congratulate the Whitko High School Art students on their

[r50] Leonard Column (2/15/2008)

Friday, February 15, 2008

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[r50] Leonard Column (2/15/2008)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Start Date: 2/15/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2008This past week, the Ways and Means Committee, which hears all proposed tax legislation, that I serve on, heard public testimony on Senate Joint Resolution 1. The resolution would permanently limit the amount a taxpayer would be liable for on their property. The resolution would cap homestead property at 1

[r50] Senate Passes Bill Creating Apprentice Hunting Licenses (2/11/2008)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Start Date: 2/11/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 11, 2008 - New Hoosier hunters would be able to receive apprentice hunting licenses under a bill passed today by the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The committee unanimously passed House Bill 1046, co-authored by state Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington). The licenses would allow a person to

[r50] Rep. Leonard's Column (2/1/2008)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Start Date: 2/1/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/1/2008Things are moving right along at the Statehouse in an unprecedented bipartisan fashion. The members of the General Assembly on both sides of the aisle have heard the cries for help from Hoosier property tax payers, and they are responding. I, along with my colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee, which

[r50] Rep. Leonard Disappointed that Property Tax Caps Not Considered in House (1/30/2008)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Start Date: 1/30/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/30/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 30, 2008 - Property tax reform in Indiana took a blow Tuesday night as House Democrats refused to hear House Joint Resolution 1, the bill containing constitutional property tax caps for homeowners, rental properties and businesses. "House Democrats once again ignored the request of Hoosier

[r50] Rep. Leonard Fights to Protect Individual Freedoms (1/28/2008)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Start Date: 1/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2008 "Studies have repeatedly shown that Right to Work states have a huge advantage in creating jobs and creating more wealth for their citizens," said Rep. Leonard. "The constitutional guarantee of freedom of association and the principles of ordinary decency are violated whenever any worker is forced to join or

[r50] Rep. Leonard helps move nearly $1 billion in relief to Senate (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - Hoosiers are a step closer to property tax relief after the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 1001 by a vote of 93-1. The bill now heads to the Indiana Senate.The bill contains about $700 million in new property relief, along with $250 million in

[r50] Rep. Leonard Amends the Property Tax Plan (1/22/2008)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Start Date: 1/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2008 Last year, three new schools were built in the 50th District, and they were all very similar, but all had separate building plans. Rep. Leonard's amendment, the Little Red Schoolhouse Amendment, would require the state to have school building plans already drawn up for counties to use. This would save Hoosier

[r50] Rep. Leonard Fights to Protect Property Tax-payers (1/22/2008)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Start Date: 1/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2008 Last year, three new schools were built in the 50th District, and they were all very similar, but all had separate building plans. Rep. Leonard's amendment, the Little Red Schoolhouse Amendment, would require the state to have school building plans already drawn up for counties to use. This would save Hoosier

[r50] Rep. Leonard Votes $900 Million Tax Cut Out of Committee (1/17/2008)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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[r50] Rep. Leonard's Column (1/17/2008)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Start Date: 1/17/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/17/2008 Before the General Assembly began in December, members of the powerful Ways and Means committee, which hears all tax legislation, including myself, held public hearings around the state to allow Indiana residents to submit testimony. We heard lots of public testimony and helpful suggestions from residents

[r50] Rep. Leonard Seeks Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/15/2008)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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[r50] Rep. Leonard Named to House Committee (11/19/2007)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Start Date: 11/19/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/19/2007(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - House Republicans used Organization Day as the start of their efforts to ease Hoosier taxpayers' property tax burden with permanent and comprehensive reform. Organization Day is usually a largely ceremonial affair, with members being sworn in and little business taking place, but

[r50] Representative Leonard Applauds Governor Daniels (9/6/2007)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Start Date: 9/6/2007 All DayEnd Date: 9/6/2007Homeowners who file before October 15 will be eligible for the credit in 2008; however, this does not affect 2007 tax bills. Homeowners who missed the filing for 2007 bills will not receive a rebate, but will be eligible for relief in 2008. House Republicans previously called for an extension of the homestead

[r50] Auto Dealerships to Offer Some BMV Functions (6/21/2007)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Start Date: 6/21/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/21/2007(Statehouse) June 21, 2007- In order to improve customer service at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) has worked with Governor Mitch Daniels and BMV Commissioner Ron Stiver to partner the state with Trier Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc. of Columbia City.

[r50] Rep. Leonard Ends Another Legislative Session with a Stellar Voting Record (6/6/2007)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Start Date: 6/6/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/6/2007(STATEHOUSE) June 6, 2007 - State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) received a 99.83 percent voting record for the 2007 legislative session. With the exception of one vote, he was present and voted on every piece of legislation eligible. "As your State Representative, it is my job to ensure that your

[r50] Legislative Session Ends with Mixed Results (4/29/2007)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Start Date: 4/29/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2007(Statehouse) April 29, 2007- Late tonight, State Representative Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) and the Indiana General Assembly completed the 2007 legislative session. House Enrolled Act 1001, the state budget and HEA 1678, the Healthy Hoosier Plan, were sent to the Governor for approval. While the legislature
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