Heath VanNatter

Heath VanNatter

Representative | District 38

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Phone: 317-232-9619

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h38@iga.in.gov

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Phone: 317-232-9659

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Welcome to my website. I hope that you will find the links and other information useful and interesting.

I am pleased to have served as the State Representative for House District 38. I am pleased to represent the citizens of Cass, Howard, Clinton and Carroll counties.

I am always glad to hear the views of the citizens I represent. Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, questions or concerns that you may have about state government.

Sincerely,

Rep. Heath VanNatter

House District 38

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 - present

House District 38: portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton Counties

Committees:

  • Utilities & Energy (Vice Chair)
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Local Government

Telephone:

  • Statehouse (800) 382-9841
  • Local (317) 232-9619

Occupation:

  • Director of Indiana Builders Association
  • Director of National Association of Home Builders
  • Owner & Operator of VanNatter Construction

Rep. VanNatter was born and raised in western Howard County where he currently resides with his wife Felicia and their three children, Madison, Bella, and Cole. Heath is a graduate of Northwestern High School and has been a small business owner for the past thirteen years.

He was the past president of the Howard County Home Builders Association, of which he is a current board member. In addition, he currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Indiana Builders Association, The Board of Directors for National Association of Home Builders, and is a past member of the Howard County Plan Commission. Rep. VanNatter also serves on the Howard County Republican Party Steering Committee. Heath and his family are members of the Faith Church of Christ in Burlington, IN.

As a small business owner and local employer, Heath understands the struggles facing the economy and the fiscal responsibility that Indiana must adhere to. As a homebuilder, he realizes the need for safe and affordable housing. Housing that not only provides shelter, but also a platform for economic growth. Heath is devoted to playing an active role in economic development, working with all interested parties to bring new jobs and retain the ones that exist in District 38.

As the Representative of District 38, Rep. VanNatter serves Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton counties in Kokomo, Ind. For the 2015 legislative session, Rep. VanNatter serves as the vice-chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee. He also serves as a member of the Environmental Affairs and Local Government committees

House District 38 includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton counties.

[r38] Rep. VanNatter's fire and safety legislation signed into law (5/28/2014)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Start Date: 5/28/2014 Start Time: 5:00 PM End Date: 5/28/2014 End Time: 5:00 PM STATEHOUSE –House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1301, authored by State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. The current process for reviewing buildings for fire and safety laws is filled with delays that cost all

r38 - Rep. VanNatter supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 1/23/2014 End Time: 12:00 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) joined House legislators and staff in wearing sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the Suits and Sneakers challenge to help raise awareness about cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Coaches

r38 - Rep. VanNatter responds to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 9:00 PMEnd Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 9:00 PMRep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) issued the following statement in reaction to the governor’s State of the State Address at the Statehouse. STATEHOUSE – “Tonight in his State of the State address, Gov. Pence outlined a continually progressing Indiana, full of

[r38] Rep. VanNatter - Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse. “Special Olympics Indiana is

[r38] Rep. VanNatter - Kokomo legislators work with Gov. Pence following storm damage (11/18/2013)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Start Date: 11/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 11/18/2013 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) joined Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann this morning on a tour of some of the cities damaged by yesterday’s severe weather. “Our prayers are with the

[r38] Rep. VanNatter: October - The Month of Pink (10/3/2013)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Start Date: 10/3/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 10/3/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM 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, about

[R38] Rep. VanNatter: Remembering 9/11/2001 (9/11/2013)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Start Date: 9/11/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 9/11/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM It has been 12 years since the terrorist attacks took place on 9/11, a fateful day that changed our nation forever. We will always remember our nation’s heroes and their sacrifices on that day. It is not uncommon to hear stories from our family, friends and coworkers

[r38] Rep. VanNatter congratulates local families on longstanding farms (8/7/2013)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Start Date: 8/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) congratulates the Scott family from Carroll County and the Crum, Dorsey and Frey families from Clinton County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture

[r38] Rep. VanNatter: High marks from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce (6/28/2013)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Start Date: 6/28/2013 Start Time: 9:30 AMEnd Date: 6/28/2013 End Time: 9:30 AM This week, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce released scores for all state legislators based on certain votes cast during the 2013 legislative session. I was honored to receive a 92 percent from the Chamber for this session bringing my aggregate score to 93 percent. The

[r38] Rep. VanNatter appointed to interim study committees (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 6/21/2013 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) to serve on the following interim study committees: • Regulatory Flexibility Committee • Special Group Recognition License Plate Committee “We

[r38] Rep. VanNatter pleased with outcome of 2013 legislative session (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 9:30 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 9:30 AM STATEHOUSE – The 2013 legislative session has come to a finish. State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) is pleased to see two of his bills become law this session: Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 319 and SEA 387. “A lot of great things were accomplished for Hoosier

[r38] House Republican Legislatie Priorities Achieved (4/27/2013)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Date: 4/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, which was released in October, centered on making

[r38] Western High School baseball team honored at Statehouse (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 9:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) recognized the 2012 Western High School Panthers baseball team at the Statehouse for winning their division state championship. This was the first baseball state championship won by Western High School. The

[R38]Students receive prestigious award at Statehouse (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 2:00 PMEnd Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 2:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) congratulates Mary Canady (Kokomo) and Tania Sotelo (Frankfort) for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills,

[R38]New law increases penalty for illegal parking in handicap, disabled veteran zones (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 11:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) sponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 387 regarding parking for people with disabilities. SEA 387 was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. The legislation increases from $50 to $100 the minimum fine imposed

[R38]Western High School baseball team honored at Statehouse (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) recognized the 2012 Western High School Panthers baseball team at the Statehouse for winning their division state championship. This was the first baseball state championship won by Western High School. The

[R38]Rep. VanNatter congratulates Frankfort for being Stellar Communities finalist (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) congratulates the city of Frankfort for reaching the finalists stage of the Stellar Communities Program. The Stellar Communities Program is a state grant project that is designed to fund development of

[R38]Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) congratulates the Robinson, Reagan and Marion/David/McKinzie families for receiving Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards were presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the

[R38]Drug test bill inspires safer environment for Hoosiers (2/26/2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Start Date: 2/26/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 2/26/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE – A bill passed out of House today that would require Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Fund recipients to adhere to a random drug-examination. House Bill (HB) 1483 passed with a 78 to 17 vote and will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

[R38]Tax relief for farmers passes both houses (2/19/2013)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Start Date: 2/19/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 2/19/2013 End Time: 10:00 AM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of

[R38]Fighting against Hoosier hunger (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 11:00 AMEnd Date: 2/12/2013 End Time: 11:00 AM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist with the state’s domestic hunger relief efforts through the

[R38]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the

[r38] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (12/27/2012)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Start Date: 12/27/2012 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 12/27/2012 End Time: 9:00 AM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “The House

[r38] Rep. VanNatter appointed Voice Chair of Utilities & Energy Committee (11/30/2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Start Date: 11/30/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/30/2012 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was appointed to three different House Committees, including one vice

[r38] Rep. VanNatter to focus on job creation and education (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/20/2012 End Time: 4:00 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 responsible

[r38] 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. “All

[r38] Rep. VanNatter urges students to apply for House Republican internship program (9/17/2012)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Start Date: 9/17/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 9/17/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE –The 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who would like to gain professional experience by working for the Legislature. “For current students or recent graduates

[r38] Rep. VanNatter participates in motorcycle ride with Gov. (8/13/2012)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Start Date: 8/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – Last week, State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) participated in the 8th annual Ride with the Governor, a motorcycle ride through Indiana that raises money for the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund, which financially assists military families. Nearly 700

[r38] Rep. VanNatter: 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–

[r38] New Indiana laws part 2 (7/20/2012)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Start Date: 7/20/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/20/2012 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

[r38] 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

[r38] New Indiana military laws (7/2/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Start Date: 7/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM This week our nation celebrates its independence. We celebrate and remember the brave men and women who fought courageously, so that we have a country that was founded on our ability to exercise our freedoms we do today. My hope is that this week will not just be about cookouts,

[r38] Rep. VanNatter assigned to summer study committees (6/29/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 6/29/2012 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE— State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) was appointed to serve on the Administrative Rules Oversight Committee, the Environmental Adjudication Director Selection Panel and the Regulatory Flexibility Committee. “I am excited to be serving on three summer

[r38] Rep. VanNatter: Protecting Hoosiers from synthetic drugs (6/19/2012)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Start Date: 6/19/2012 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 6/19/2012 End Time: 10:00 AM I recently read a horrific news story that has swept the nation about a Miami man who visciously attacked a homeless man. The young Miami man was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drugs, or "bath salts." Bath salts are dangerous synthetic drugs composed of

Rep. VanNatter congratulates Northwestern High School student (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 STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Heath VanNatter congratulates Northwestern High School student John Tyler Barnes for receiving the Mr. Science Award, presented by Gov. Mitch Daniels on Thursday morning. Barnes was selected by a committee of high school math and

Rep. VanNatter: 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. VanNatter: 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. VanNatter: National 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 Transportation

[r38] Rep. VanNatter congratulates Zionsville Community Schools, Western School Corporation on grant awards (4/20/2012)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Start Date: 4/20/2012End Date: 4/20/2012 STATEHOUSE – It was announced today by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that Zionsville Community Schools are being awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $358,285. Western School Corporation also received a grant of $209,635. State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) extends his

[r38] Statement: Rep. VanNatter reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 Boone County Clinton County Hamilton County Howard County Statement: Rep. VanNatter reacts to Adjournment of 2012 Session STATEHOUSE – “Although the 2012 session was short, I am pleased with the accomplishments of the General Assembly. Over the course of these 10 weeks, we have worked tirelessly to

[r38] Paging Opportunity for the 2012 Legislative Session (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2012 Boone County Clinton County Hamilton County Howard County Paging Opportunity for the 2012 Legislative Session Area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives are encouraged to sign up for the 2012 session. By serving as a House page, students are

[r38] Rep. VanNatter: Hoosiers demand jobs and a stable economy (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2012 Boone County Clinton County Hamilton County Howard County Rep. VanNatter: Hoosiers demand jobs and a stable economy STATEHOUSE —Members of the Indiana General Assembly, including State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo), returned to the Statehouse for Organization Day to hear the House Speaker deliver a

[r38] LEP Special Fasteners, Inc. to Expand With 160 Jobs in Indiana (10/17/2011)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Start Date: 10/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/17/2011LEP Special Fasteners, Inc. to Expand With 160 Jobs in Indiana STATEHOUSE-State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) attended an event with Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and executives from LEP Special Fasteners. LEP Special Fasteners, a manufacturer of specialty steel fasteners, today announced the

[r38] State Road Project (4/11/2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start Date: 4/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2011STATEHOUSE- Rep. Heath VanNatter (R- Kokomo) lauds the State Road 38 and U.S. Road 31 upgrade project. The road project had its ground breaking today. The project, which has been 10 years in the making, aims to revamp 13 miles of U.S. 31 to interstate standards and the upgrade will run from I-465 through

[r38] Expanding Educational Opportunities (4/8/2011)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Start Date: 4/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2011Please include the following statement from Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) in your coverage of today's announcement made by Speaker Bosma, Gov. Daniels and Senate President Pro Tempore Long. STATEHOUSE - "The news to increase education

[r38] Handgun Possession Bill (4/6/2011)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Start Date: 4/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/6/2011 STATEHOUSE- Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) sponsored legislation which allows individuals to carry a handgun without a license in a vehicle or on property that they rent, own or lease. Senate Bill 506 passed the House today by a vote of 84 to 13. The bill also allows for an individual to carry their handgun

[r38] Rep. VanNatter's Zero-Interest Mortgage Bill Passes (4/1/2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Date: 4/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2011STATEHOUSE-Rep. Heath VanNatter's (R-Kokomo) zero-interest mortgage bill for non-profit entities was signed into law today by Governor Daniels. House Enrolled Act 1180 proposes zero interest mortgages for non-profit entities. The bill outlines the

[r38] Rep. VanNatter's Health Care Study Committee Bill Passes the House (3/24/2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2011Rep. VanNatter's Health Care Insurance Study Committee Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. VanNatter's bill to establish a study committee on health insurance passed the House today by a vote of 92 to 3. HB1582 specifies that a summer study committee be set up to look into various health care provider and

[r38] Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House (3/24/2011)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Start Date: 3/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2011Rep. VanNatter's Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House STATEHOUSE- Rep. VanNatter's breast cancer screening and various abortion matters bill passed the House by a vote of 73 to 23. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration. HB 1210 ensures that funds from Indiana's check-up plan trust

[r38] House Democrats Return (3/23/2011)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Start Date: 3/23/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2011"Although I am happy to see my Democrat colleagues return, there is a lot of work to do. We have to pass a balanced budget, education reforms, and redraw the district maps," said Rep. VanNatter. "I have been at the statehouse every single day fulfilling my elected duty and working to help Indiana."

[r38] House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy (3/11/2011)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Start Date: 3/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2011House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement. In November we took an oath to uphold Indiana and

[r38] Rep. VanNatter Take on the Democrat Walk-Out (3/10/2011)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Start Date: 3/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/10/2011Rep. VanNatter's Take on the Democrat "Walkout" The events of the past few weeks at the Statehouse are a first in Indiana legislative history. In what is old news by now, the House Democrats have left the state in protest of what they are calling a "radical" agenda. So far, we have received mixed messages

[r38] House Committee (2/28/2011)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Start Date: 2/28/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2011 Rep. VanNatter to serve on House Committees STATEHOUSE- House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced committee assignments for the Indiana House Republican caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year. In

[r38] Don't forget about your homestead verifications (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) is warning people not to be alarmed when they see an extra piece of paper with their property tax bill this year. House Enrolled Act 1344 was passed last year to begin requiring tax statements to include a form that allows taxpayers to verify their residency and eligibility

[r38] House Republicans Claim Victory for 2010 Session: Schools and businesses declared winners of session debate (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) took home a victory tonight as the 2010 legislation session Sine Die, or adjourned, shortly after midnight on Friday, March 12. In the final hours of session, legislators passed House Bill 1367 by a 97-0 vote to allow schools the flexibility to transfer money between various

[r38] Rep. Clements supports changes to handlebar restrictions (3/1/2010)

Monday, March 1, 2010

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[r38] Rep. Clements Shines at Hoosier Idol (2/15/2010)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Start Date: 2/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2010

[r38] Clements votes to help Hoosier taxpayers (2/1/2010)

Monday, February 1, 2010

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[r38] Clements votes to help Hoosier taxpayers (1/29/2010)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Start Date: 1/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2010

[r38] Rep. Clements Reacts to State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010

[r38] Rep. Clements Recognizes Awarded Schools (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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[r38] Constitutional Property Tax Caps Pass House, Advance To Senate (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010

[r38] Rep. Clements Invites Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010

[r38] Governor Signs Bill to Regulate Property Tax Assessments (6/5/2009)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Start Date: 6/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/5/2009 "The original intent of this notice was to inform taxpayers of the difference between the current year and the previous year's taxes at budget time. However, many local units adopt inflated budgets and tax rates to avoid lose if an error is made, making the information contained in this notice all estimated

[r38] Rep. Clements Joins Governor in Honoring Former Senator (4/21/2009)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Start Date: 4/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/21/2009 "Nothing can replace the loss the Ford family endured last year, but it is important that they know he and they will always be in our hearts and minds," said Rep. Clements. "It was a privilege to be a part of this morning's ceremony, honoring such a great person and legislator." Sen. Ford served on the

[r38] Clements Supports Strict Guidelines for Teen Drivers (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009 - The minimum age for driver's licenses is increased from 16 years, 30 days to 16 years, 180 days. - Drivers under age 18 are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone, except when making an emergency call, and from carrying passengers under the age of 25 for the first 180 days of

[r38] Rep. Clements Supports Legislation Making Indiana Roads More Driver-Friendly (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009 "House Bill 1650 requires the IDOA to offer local communities the same opportunity to save money when purchasing road salt without requiring additional costs for IDOA," said Rep. Clements. In addition, the bill limits the amount of time an abandoned vehicle can sit on the side of a road. Currently, a vehicle

[r38] Rep. Clements: A Sad Tax Day for Hoosiers (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009STATEHOUSE - House Democrats ran out on permanent property tax relief today before the Caps Clock did, Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfurt) said.Today was the deadline for the third reading of bills in the House. House Democrats voted to adjourn until Monday. Unfortunately, Tax Day came and went without Hoosier

[r38] Rep. Clements: More days, not fewer for Hooiser students (4/1/2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Start Date: 4/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2009 Dr. Bennett also said schools would be required to make up schools days missed due to severe weather, instead of being able to apply for a waiver. Two-hour delays would still count toward a full day of student instructional time. However, no more than a week after Dr. Bennett announced his vision for student

[r38] Republicans Rally for Property Tax Caps (4/1/2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Start Date: 4/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2009 "Hoosiers should have the right to vote on property tax caps, but the speaker is revoking that right by not letting the caps be heard," said Rep. Clements. "Now is the time for House Democrat leadership to stop pushing back the issue and vote on the caps. "As of this morning, the speaker has 14 days and 13

[r38] Rep. Clements Praises Indiana's Best Buddy Program (3/31/2009)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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

[r38] Rep. Clements 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 Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) co-sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives. Last year, the Indiana General Assembly created a law allowing Purple Heart recipients who served active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, to apply for the tuition and fee exemption. Senate Bill 39 will expand those eligible

[r38] Rep. Clements Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2009) - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) today joined the Indiana General Assembly in honoring the families of Indiana soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending their country, especially those fighting the war on terrorism. In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly

[r38] Rep. Clements: Extended Unemployment Benefits May Be Available (3/19/2009)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Start Date: 3/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/19/2009STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2009) - Out-of-work Hoosiers who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment benefits may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of assistance. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's extended benefits program is in effect, and Hoosiers whose unemployment benefits are

[r38] Rep. Clements Gives Half-Time Report (3/10/2009)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Start Date: 3/10/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/10/2009The Indiana Constitution charges the General Assembly with creating a budget and forbids government from going into the red. So, House Republicans believe the session will not be a success unless we pass a budget that provides the necessary services Hoosier expect without spending Indiana into oblivion or

[r38] Rep. Clements' Bill Moves to the Senate (3/6/2009)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Start Date: 3/6/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/6/2009Traditionally, the Indiana General Assembly is charged with one job every other year - create a balanced budget. For House Republicans, we are not successful unless we can pass a budget that provides all the necessary services Hoosier expect without spending us into oblivion or raising taxes. The process of

[r38] Rep. Clements Speaks at Tipton County Republican Women Meeting (3/3/2009)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Start Date: 3/3/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/3/2009(STATEHOUSE) Mar. 3, 2009 - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) spoke at the Tipton County Republican Women meeting Monday night to discuss issues surrounding the 2009 legislative session. "I felt so fortunate to be invited to talk to such a wonderful group of ladies," said Rep. Clements. "We discussed what

[r38] Rep. Clements Saves County Thousands of Dollars (2/24/2009)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/24/2009(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) and the House of Representatives passed legislation Monday that requires property to be valued for property tax assessment purposes as of the assessment date. The bill passed with 97-0 vote.House Bill 1094 also eliminates (1) the requirement for

[r38] Rep. Clements Reacts to the Budget Bill (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009 "I am extremely disappointed that we passed a budget that appropriates more money than anticipated revenue. In the tough economic times, we need to adopt an honest budget for two years, not one, in order to protect the citizens of Indiana."Contact Rep. Clements by e-mail at h38@in.gov, by calling the

[r38] Rep. Duncan Helps Board of Public Works and Safety (2/13/2009)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Start Date: 2/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/13/2009(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 13, 2009 - Boards of public works and safety in some Indiana cities would be able to decide on their own whether to have three or five members under a bill authored by Rep. Cleo Duncan (R-Greensburg) and passed Thursday by the Indiana House of Representatives. The boards would have the option

[r38] Rep. Clements is Pushing Legislation as a Result of Family Tragedy (2/6/2009)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Start Date: 2/6/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/6/2009STATEHOUSE - On May 20, 2008, Bryan Osbon started his day like any other work day. He went to work at Frankfort City Light and Power where he had been an employee for seven years with a close knit group of people. Unfortunately, Osbon, 25, didn't know it would not be like a typical day at work. Osbon and his

[r38] Rep. Clements Votes to Protect Major Moves, Offer Jobs, (2/3/2009)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Start Date: 2/3/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/3/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) and the Indiana House of Representatives today unanimously voted to provide jobs for Hoosiers, allow local government to improve streets, roads and highways in their areas and protect important Major Moves projects that will be the basis for longer-range economic

[r38] Rep. Clements receives 2008 (1/28/2009)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Start Date: 1/28/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 28, 2009-State Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort) was awarded the 2008 Working Woman Award at the Chamber of Commerce in Clinton County last Thursday night. "I feel incredibly honored to have been awarded this prestige award," said Rep. Clements. "Going to the dinner that night, I had no

[r38] Session Work Picking Up (1/21/2009)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start Date: 1/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2009The main issues for us in the 116th General Assembly, as they are for so many Hoosiers, are money, jobs and education. We must craft a new two-year state budget in tough economic times, and we also want to improve education and create more jobs. With the revenue forecast it will be challenging. In addition, I

[r38] Session Work Picking Up (1/21/2009)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start Date: 1/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2009The main issues for us in the 116th General Assembly, as they are for so many Hoosiers, are money, jobs and education. We must craft a new two-year state budget in tough economic times, and we also want to improve education and create more jobs. With the revenue forecast it will be challenging. In addition, I

[r38] State of the State (1/13/2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start Date: 1/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/13/2009 "Governor Daniels gave a great presentation; he reiterated all the points House Republicans are striving to accomplish this session. We need to pass a balanced budget, have more discipline in the classroom and bring in more high-paying jobs to Indiana communities. Indiana is facing tough times, but difficult

[r38] State of the State Adress (1/13/2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start Date: 1/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/13/2009 "Governor Daniels gave a great presentation; he reiterated all the points House Republicans are striving to accomplish this session. We need to pass a balanced budget, have more discipline in the classroom and bring in more high-paying jobs to Indiana communities. Indiana is facing tough times, but difficult

[r38] Opening Day Press Release (1/7/2009)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Start Date: 1/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 7, 2009 - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort), along with her House colleagues, opened the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly today at the Statehouse. Rep. Clements starts the session with a number of goals that aim to control government spending and maintain high-quality services to

[r38] Rep. Jacque Clements Begins First Session (1/7/2009)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Start Date: 1/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 7, 2009 - Rep. Jacque Clements (R-Frankfort), along with her House colleagues, opened the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly today at the Statehouse. Rep. Clements starts the session with a number of goals that aim to control government spending and maintain high-quality services to

[r38] 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: 3/6/2008 HB 1001 and Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would lead to permanent property tax caps being placed in the Indiana Constitution, are in conference committee, where differences between the House and Senate versions are being worked out. If both houses of the General Assembly agree to a final version of HB

[r38] Rep. Buck Honors the Newby Family (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman today presented the Hoosier Homestead Award to the Newby family of Howard County for their commitment to Indiana agriculture for more than 150 years. "It is my pleasure to recognize the Newby for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award," said Rep. Buck.

[r38] SB 345 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008"The language is so watered down that all that is left is a toothless tiger. Roar as it might, it does not alleviate the problems with illegal immigration," said Rep. Buck. "It does not prevent illegal immigrants from receiving state or federal benefits, nor does it prevent illegal immigrants from receiving

[r38] SJR 1 Third Reading Statement (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008"One of the most important pieces of legislation this session, SJR 1 was pushed through the House with very little debate. A 1-percent cap on household income now is the proposed constitutional amendment. "SJR 1 is flying blind on a constitutional matter that has no assurance of any assistance or unintended

[r38] SJR 1 Second Reading Statement (2/26/2008)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Start Date: 2/26/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2008 "Without understanding the consequences of SJR 1, Speaker Bauer has put all property taxpayers and local units of government at great risk of unintended consequences, especially schools."

[r38] Marriage Amendment Deserves Debate (2/21/2008)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Start Date: 2/21/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2008

[r38] Rep. Buck Honors Coca-Cola Bottling Company (2/12/2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/12/2008

[r38] Rep. Buck Honors Rossville High School FFA Livestock Judging Team (2/12/2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/12/2008

[r38] Rep. Buck upset 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"It came as a surprise that they would withdraw a bill that would amend the Constitution," said Rep. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo). "I hated to see the possibility of the elimination of property taxes for homesteaders go to the way side so frivolously. As always, let the General Assembly vote and the people of Indiana

[r38] Rep. Buck's Bills Create Hoosier Inland Port Study and Property Tax Deduction for Model Residences (1/29/2008)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Start Date: 1/29/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2008 "Indiana, in terms of ports across the country, is eighth in the country for tonnage and cargo," said Rep. Buck. "In order to make this benefit the state and the country, we must complete the study." The commission shall submit a report of the results of the study and its recommendation to the legislative

[r38] Rep. Buck Votes for Property Tax Relief; HB 1001 Passes House (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. Rep. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) voted in favor of the bill. The bill now heads to the Indiana Senate.The bill contains about $700 million in

[r38] Rep. Buck Proposes 2% Property Tax Cap on Agricultural Land (1/22/2008)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Start Date: 1/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2008"One risk of being a farmer includes the uncertainty of what the profit gain will be for the year," said Rep. Buck. "The cap will provide farmers with some certainty on how much they will owe on their tax bills." House Bill 1001 will be eligible for full passage by the House of Representatives on Thursday. If

[r38] State Representative Buck's Comments On Governor's State of the State Address (1/15/2008)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Start Date: 1/15/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2008

[r38] Rep. Buck Begins Work at the Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Representative Jim Buck (R-Kokomo), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Buck starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "We have a great deal of work ahead of us

[r38] Buck and House colleagues begin efforts to ease taxpayers' burden (11/21/2007)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Start Date: 11/21/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/21/2007(STATEHOUSE) Nov. 20, 2007 - State Rep. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and the legislators of the 115th Indiana General Assembly 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

[r38] Interim Study Committees Begin (7/20/2007)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Start Date: 7/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2007-30-

[r38] Rep. Buck Comments on Blue Ribbon Commission (7/18/2007)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Start Date: 7/18/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/18/2007

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