Legislation

Mike represents the Town of Munster, Town of Highland, South Hammond, and North Griffith. Andrade serves on three committees: Commerce, Small Business, and Economic Development; Employment, Labor, and Pensions; Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.

During the 2021 legislative session, Rep. Mike Andrade authored ten house bills and co-authored ten more house bills. Rep. Andrade authored four house resolutions and co-authored three more house resolutions. Mike Andrade also had the opportunity to co-sponsor six senate bills and co-sponsor two senate resolutions. Mike has kept his promises on promising to work hard for the constituents of the twelfth district.

2021 Legislative Session

HB 1315: Electronic meetings.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1315 which provides that after December 31, 2020, and before January 1, 2022, a governing body of a state or local public agency may conduct any meeting of the governing body without any of its members physically present, if the members communicate with each other and the public by an electronic means of communication and comply with the other requirements of the open door law. Prohibits a court from assessing a civil penalty or voiding a final action, decision, or policy adopted by the governing body at a meeting held after December 31, 2020, and before January 1, 2022, without any members being physically present.

HB 1316: Paycheck protection program loans.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1316 which provides that, to the extent that the definition of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) in Title 6 of the Indiana Code is not updated by amendment in the 2021 session or thereafter to conform with the CARES Act and its related amendments, a taxpayer is entitled to an exemption from state adjusted gross income equal to the amount of income associated with forgiveness of a covered loan under the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act that is excluded from the taxpayer’s federal gross income under Section 1106(i) of that Act, but otherwise included in the taxpayer’s state adjusted gross income based on the definition of the IRC in Title 6 of the Indiana Code.

HB 1317: Sales tax remittances by restaurants.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1317 which provides for a payment program for restaurants with unpaid sales tax and food and beverage taxes. Defines “state tax liability” as sales tax and food and beverage taxes incurred after February 28, 2021, and before August 1, 2021. Provides that a restaurant can enter into a payment program agreement with the department of state revenue that covers state tax liability for the prescribed time period. Provides that, upon payment of all state tax liability, the department shall abate and not seek to collect any interest, penalties, collection fees, or costs.

HB 1318: Study of undocumented residents allowed to drive.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1318 which urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the following: (1) The fiscal impact of permitting undocumented residents of Indiana to acquire state issued identification cards signifying that the holder of the identification card may lawfully operate a motor vehicle. (2) Any other anticipated consequence of issuing such an identification card.

HB 1319: Common construction wage.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1319 which requires that, whenever the actual costs for the construction of a public improvement are at least $150,000, a contractor or subcontractor shall pay the workers employed in the performance of work for the construction of the public improvement a rate of wages that is not less than the prevailing wage determined by the commissioner of the department of labor (commissioner). Requires that employer contributions for fringe benefits paid under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement be included in the prevailing wage determination unless a contractor or subcontractor is required by federal, state, or local law to provide the fringe benefit. Provides that a prevailing wage determination is conclusive for one year from the date of the determination unless the determination is superseded by a later determination. Requires that all prevailing wage determinations be publicly available. Requires that a contract or subcontract for the construction of a public improvement contain a provision stating that the contractor or subcontractor is required to pay a rate of wages that is not less than the prevailing wage, and that, if it is determined that a worker has been paid less than the prevailing wage, the public body may terminate the contract or part of the contract and continue the work with the public body’s own work force or another contractor or subcontractor. Requires a contractor or subcontractor to make full payment of wages without any deductions, except for deductions required by federal or state law and deductions agreed to by the worker and approved by the contracting public body as fair and reasonable. Provides that, if a contractor or subcontractor fails to provide records requested by the commissioner concerning the payment of a prevailing wage, the commissioner may direct the fiscal or financial officer of the contracting public body to withhold from payment up to 25% of the contract amount and pay the workers directly any wages and fringe benefits due and payable. Requires the commissioner to distribute to all public bodies in the state a list of persons and firms that the commissioner has determined have not paid prevailing wages and prohibits a public body from awarding a contract or subcontract to a person or firm on the list for three years after the list is published. Provides mechanisms for the commissioner, workers, or an interested body to enforce violations of the prevailing wage law. Requires a contractor or subcontractor that fails to pay prevailing wages to pay as a civil penalty 75% of the difference between the prevailing wage rate and the wages paid to the workers. Deposits the civil penalties into a prevailing wage penalty enforcement fund to be used to pay expenses incurred by the commissioner in the administration and enforcement of the prevailing wage law. Prohibits a person from requesting or demanding all or a portion of a worker’s wages in exchange for employment on the construction of a public improvement. Prohibits a public body from dividing the construction of a public improvement into two or more contracts to avoid paying the prevailing wage.

HB 1320: Fireworks excise tax.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1320 which establishes the COVID-19 fireworks public safety fee fund for the purpose of assisting certain public safety and medical personnel who have encountered direct hardship due to COVID-19. Raises the public safety fee on the retail sales of fireworks from 5% to 10%. Provides that 50% of the public safety fee is to be deposited in the state general fund and 50% of the public safety fee is to be deposited in the COVID-19 fireworks public safety fee fund.

HB 1321: Study of state mental health hospitals.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1321 which urges the legislative council to assign the study of Indiana’s mental health hospital system to a study committee during the 2021 legislative interim.

HB 1341: Radon testing in school buildings.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1341 which requires each person or entity having authority over a public school building to test for radon in the school building. Requires the reporting of the test results to the state department of health. Requires the state department of health to record the test results in a database and to use the database in its efforts to reduce the health risks of radon to the people of Indiana.

HB 1342: LEED certification of public buildings.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1342 which defines “public building” as a building used in the operation of state government, county government, or the government of a city, town, or township. Requires the office of management and budget to perform a cost benefit analysis to determine the potential overall savings that could be realized if all public buildings constructed after December 31, 2021, were built to attain at least silver LEED certification and if all public buildings in existence and use on January 1, 2022, were upgraded to meet at least silver LEED certification standards before January 1, 2024.

HB 1343: Minimum teacher salary.
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade authored HB 1343 which provides that, for a school year beginning after June 30, 2021, the minimum annual salary for a full-time teacher employed by a school corporation may not be less than $50,000. Provides that each full-time teacher employed by a school corporation shall receive a bonus of $1,000, not based on performance, from the school corporation for hardships related to teaching during the 2020-2021 school year due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

HR 34

Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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A SIMPLE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. for being named 2020 Top 50 Latino influencer.

HR 36

Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Congratulating Munster police officer Jonathan Hernandez.

HR 37

Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Congratulating Dave Pelc on the occasion of his retirement.

HR 42
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Honoring Chief of Police William “Andy” Short as the first African American Chief to the city of Hammond.

HR 49
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Congratulating Jerry and Nancy Brumm on their retirement from Brumm’s Bloomin’ Barn.

HR 50
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Recognizing Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Indiana, Inc.

HR 52
Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Honoring Patrick O’Rourke’s years of service and his retirement.

HB 1003: Tuition support.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1003 which establishes a definition of “virtual instruction” for purposes of determining a school corporation’s basic tuition support using the average daily membership (ADM).

HB 1006: Law enforcement officers.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1006 which requires the Indiana law enforcement training board to establish mandatory training in de-escalation as part of the use-of-force curriculum, and requires de-escalation training to be provided as a part of: (1) pre-basic training; (2) mandatory inservice training; and (3) the executive training program. Establishes a procedure to allow the Indiana law enforcement training board to decertify an officer who has committed misconduct. Defines “chokehold” and prohibits the use of a chokehold under certain circumstances. Specifies that a law enforcement officer who turns off a body worn camera with the intent to conceal a criminal act commits a Class A misdemeanor. Requires an agency hiring a law enforcement officer to request the officer’s employment record and certain other information from previous employing agencies, requires the previous employing agency to provide certain employment information upon request, and provides immunity for disclosure of the employment records. Makes an appropriation to the Indiana law enforcement training academy for making capital improvements.

HB 1025: Enterprise zone renewals.

Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1025 which provides that an enterprise zone may be renewed for an additional five-year period if the fiscal body of the municipality in which the enterprise zone is located adopts a resolution to renew the enterprise zone. Provides that a zone business located in the renewed enterprise zone may only access the property tax deduction incentive.

HB 1032: Newborn safety devices.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1032 which provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any facility that is staffed by an emergency medical services provider on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week basis, provided the newborn safety device: (1) is located in an area that is conspicuous and visible to staff; and (2) includes a dual alarm system that is connected to the facility and is tested at least one time per month to ensure the alarm system is in working order. Provides for placement of a newborn safety device at any fire department, including a volunteer fire department that: (1) meets the minimum response time established by the county, not to exceed four minutes; (2) is located within one mile of a hospital, police station, or emergency medical services station that meets certain requirements; (3) is equipped with an alert system that, when the newborn safety device is opened, automatically connects to the 911 system and transmits a request for immediate dispatch of an emergency medical services provider to the location of the newborn safety device and is tested at least one time per month to ensure the alert system is in working order; and (4) is equipped with an independent video surveillance system that allows at least two members of a fire department to monitor inside the newborn safety device at all times. Provides that a person who in good faith voluntarily leaves a child in a newborn safety device located at such a facility or fire station is not obligated to disclose the parent’s name or the person’s name. Makes conforming amendments.

HB 1115: Interfering with public safety.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1115 which provides that a person who enters a marked-off area after having been denied entry by a firefighter commits interfering with public safety. (Under current law, the offense is committed only if the person is denied entry by an emergency medical services provider or a law enforcement officer.) Increases the penalty for obstruction of traffic under certain circumstances.

HB 1227: Thirteenth check and $50 increase payment.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1227 which provides for a thirteenth check-in 2021 for certain members of the: (1) Indiana state teachers’ retirement fund; (2) public employees’ retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers’ retirement plan; (4) state police pre-1987 benefit system; and (5) state police 1987 benefit system. Provides for a $50 payment to members of the Indiana state teachers’ retirement fund and public employees’ retirement fund, and to participants of the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers’ retirement plan.

HB 1261: Closed captioning.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1261 which requires that an owner or operator of a public accommodation must activate closed captioning on all television receivers that are in use during regular hours. Provides that the definition of “television receiver” includes a receiver or electronic device that receives television or streamed programming and has the ability to display closed captioning, including a television, a display screen, and a digital set-top box. Allows the civil rights commission (commission) to investigate violations and enforce compliance. Provides that the commission may impose the following civil penalties: (1) $50 for the first violation. (2) $150 for the second violation. (3) $300 for the third violation. (4) $500 for the fourth violation and each subsequent violation. Provides that if a penalty is imposed, the commission must enter into a remedial plan with the owner or operator for the first violation.

HB 1332: Unlawful sale of unsafe buildings.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1332 which provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally sells real property that has an order: (1) requiring action relative to an unsafe premises; (2) that has not been modified or rescinded by the enforcement authority; and (3) that has not been disclosed to the buyer before the buyer’s purchase of the real property; commits unlawful sale of unsafe buildings, a Class C misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for the offense. Provides that the hearing authority may impose a civil penalty on a person in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for committing the offense of unlawful sale of unsafe buildings.

HB 1392: Occupational licensure of military spouses.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1392 which amends as follows the law under which a provisional occupational license may be issued to the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces assigned to Indiana: (1) Provides that the law applies to the spouse of any active military service member, including a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces or a member of the National Guard. (2) Eliminates a provision under which a military spouse applying for a provisional occupational license is required to submit to a national criminal history background check, and provides instead that a military spouse applying for a provisional occupational license must be determined by the appropriate professional board to not have a disqualifying criminal history if a national criminal history background check is required for the regulated occupation for which the military spouse seeks a provisional license.

HB 1569: Indiana stages relief.
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HB 1569 which establishes an application process for: (1) operators of qualifying performing arts venues; (2) producers; and (3) promoters; to apply for grants for purposes of offsetting the economic impact to the music, comedy, and performing arts industry as a result of COVID-19. Provides that the Indiana economic development corporation shall administer the grants. Provides that grants shall be issued with money received from the federal government in relation to COVID-19. Makes an appropriation.

HCR 33
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HCR 33 which is A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Kristina Box.

HCR 46
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HCR 46 which is A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Hoosier Direct Support Professionals.

HR 11
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HR 11 which urges health insurers to donate some of their increased net earnings to state and local health departments to support COVID-19 vaccination programs.

HR 33
Co-Authored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-authored HR 33 which honors healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SB 6: State house monument to suffragists.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 6 which extends the Indiana women’s suffrage centennial commission (IWSCC) until July 1, 2024. Requires the IWSCC to commission the creation of a suitable monument to the people of Indiana active in the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Requires the department of administration to install the monument commissioned by the IWSCC on the grounds of the state house before January 1, 2024.

SB 82: Mental health diagnosis.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 82 which defines “mental health diagnosis” and sets forth requirements that must be met in order for certain licensed professionals to provide a mental health diagnosis. Requires certain mental health professionals who are making a mental health diagnosis and who determine that the patient may have a physical condition that requires medical attention or has not been examined by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant in the preceding 12 months to: (1) advise the patient to schedule, and offer to assist the patient with scheduling, a physical examination for the patient; (2) provide the patient with a list of practitioners and certain information concerning the practitioners; and (3) coordinate patient care with the practitioner as appropriate. Requires documentation of the actions of the licensed professional in the patient’s medical record.

SB 93: Tuition for qualified nonresident veterans.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 93 which provides that a qualified nonresident veteran who enrolls in a state educational institution not later than three years after the date of the qualified nonresident veteran’s discharge or separation from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at a state educational institution. Establishes requirements for eligibility.

SB 232: Exposure risk diseases.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 232 which adds any variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to the list of diseases considered an exposure risk disease for purposes of emergency and public safety employee death and disability presumed in the line of duty. Provides, for any employee who is diagnosed after June 30, 2021, with a health condition caused by any variant of SARS, including COVID-19, that if the health condition results in disability or death and the employee wishes to have a presumption of disability or death incurred in the line of duty apply to the employee, the employee shall, by written affidavit executed before death, provide verification that the employee has not, outside the scope of the employee’s current employment, been exposed to another individual known to have any variant of SARS, including COVID-19. Makes technical corrections.

SB 259: Parents with disabilities.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 259 which specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the parenting rights of a parent regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a person with a disability to parent the person’s child may not be denied or restricted solely because the person has a disability. Provides that: (1) a court, in: (A) considering the appointment of a person as a guardian; (B) hearing an action to modify custody or an action to determine or modify parenting time; or (C) determining whether to grant a petition for adoption; and (2) the department of child services, in determining whether to grant a person a license to operate a foster family home; may not discriminate against, and shall take into consideration the provision of reasonable accommodations to, a person with a disability.

SB 396: 1977 pension and disability fund.

Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SB 396 which amends the definition of “salary of a first class patrolman or first class firefighter” for the purpose of benefits paid from and contributions made to the 1977 police officers’ and firefighters’ pension and disability fund (fund). Establishes certain requirements if an employer certifies a new salary under IC 36-8-8-6.5. Changes the maximum age for an applicant to a police department from 35 to 39 years of age. Requires an employer that participates in the fund and provides longevity increases to pay an amount greater than or equal to the longevity increase paid in the previous year. Requires employers to provide reports or records requested by the system board, and permits the system board to fine the employer for each day that reports or records are late. Provides that an alleged failure of an employer to make required payments to the 1977 fund may be examined by the state board of accounts or by the Indiana public retirement system. Requires employers to submit, both annually and at the request of the system board, the salary of a first class patrolman or firefighter.

SCR 14
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SCR 14 which is A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson upon her retirement from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

SCR 19
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Mike Andrade
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Rep. Mike Andrade co-sponsored SCR 19 which is A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing First Lady Susan Bayh.