HB 1340

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Jan 31, 2023
  • Passed Senate Mar 23, 2023
  • Signed by Governor Apr 20, 2023

Department of child services matters.


Defines "Indian child" for purposes of family and juvenile law. Provides that certain records relating to foster care children may be maintained in an electronic format. Provides that certain individuals may request a child's Social Security number for income tax purposes. Requires the department of child services (department) to: (1) develop a form an individual may submit to request a child's Social Security number; and (2) approve or deny a request for a child's Social Security number not later than 10 business days after receiving the request. Requires the department to approve an individual's request for a child's Social Security number if: (1) the child lived with the individual in the 18 months preceding the request; and (2) the child lived with the individual for: (A) at least six months in any one calendar year; or (B) more than 1/2 of the days the child lived during a calendar year if the child was born or died in the calendar year; unless the child does not have a Social Security number or the department does not have a record of the child's Social Security number. Provides that certain information, documents, reports, pictures, videos, images, or recordings related to department matters are confidential. Requires that information that is otherwise confidential must be made available to: (1) a tribal representative, agency, or organization authorized by an Indian child's tribe to care for, diagnose, treat, review, evaluate, or monitor active efforts regarding the Indian child, and the Indian child's parent, guardian, or custodian; and (2) the United States Department of State and foreign governments to comply with federal law and treaties. Provides that the department: (1) may; and (2) under specified circumstances, shall; notify a child care worker's employer of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect made against the child care worker. Makes a technical correction.

Bill Sponsors (5)



Apr 20, 2023

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor


Public Law 77

Apr 18, 2023


Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 13, 2023


Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 11, 2023


Signed by the Speaker

Apr 06, 2023


House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 373: yeas 89, nays 0

Mar 30, 2023


Motion to concur filed

Mar 24, 2023


Returned to the House with amendments

Mar 23, 2023


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 249: yeas 47, nays 0

Mar 21, 2023


Amendment #1 (Walker G) prevailed; voice vote


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Mar 13, 2023


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 27, 2023


First reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family and children services

Feb 01, 2023


Referred to the Senate

Jan 31, 2023


Senate sponsors: Senators Walker G and Donato


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 60: yeas 98, nays 0

Jan 30, 2023


Second reading: ordered engrossed


Representatives Olthoff and Summers added as coauthors

Jan 26, 2023


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 17, 2023


Authored by Representative DeVon


First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family, children and human affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1340.05.ENRS.FN001 PDF


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