At the halfway point of the 2020 legislation session, the Senate has approved seven bills authored or co-authored by State Senator David Niezgodski (D-South Bend). Among his successful bills are:

  • Senate Bill (SB) 309, which gives the state tools to combat the payroll fraud that companies commit when they misclassify their employees.
  • SB 311, which expands health insurance coverage for children with certain autoimmune diseases.
  • SB 312, which solidifies the rights of disabled Hoosiers to have custody of their own children and to foster or adopt children.

“Every session I work to author legislation that can have direct and immediate effects on our state’s residents,” Sen. Niezgodski said. “This year in particular, I wanted to focus on improving the lives of our state’s children and their families. My legislation can drastically improve Hoosier lives by expanding health care coverage, increasing the likelihood of parents who can foster and adopt Hoosier children and making sure working families receive the employer benefits they deserve.

“At the end of the day, it’s up to the General Assembly to look out for our state’s most vulnerable, and this is a goal that transcends party or politics. I appreciate the bipartisan support of my bills, and I look forward to working with the House of Representatives to get these proposals signed into law.”

All approved bills now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration and assignment to appropriate House committees