SB 224

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 27, 2023
  • House
  • Governor

Various elections matters.


Defines "election worker" and makes it a Level 6 felony to take certain actions: (1) for the purpose of influencing an election worker; (2) to obstruct or interfere with an election worker; or (3) that injure an election worker. Permits the use of an electronic device at a precinct or vote center to display a sample ballot. Provides, beginning January 1, 2024, that in a county that is not designated as a vote center county, a local public question or referendum may be placed on the ballot only at the following elections: (1) A general election. (2) A municipal general election, but only if the election district for the public question is contained entirely within a municipality. Provides, beginning January 1, 2024, that: (1) a state public question; or (2) an election of delegates to a convention to consider ratifying an amendment to the United States Constitution; may be placed on the ballot only at a general election. Specifies a temporary exception to the provisions concerning local public questions. Makes certain changes to the public question ballot language required for a controlled project referendum, school operations fund referendum, and school safety referendum. Declares confidential particular information that directly or indirectly indicates the selections made by a voter while voting in an election. Authorizes the repurposing of an electronic poll book unit as a device to display sample ballots if the electronic poll book software is deleted from the unit. Makes conforming changes.

Bill Sponsors (5)



Mar 06, 2023


First reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
elections and apportionment

Feb 28, 2023


Referred to the House

Feb 27, 2023


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 168: yeas 48, nays 1


Cosponsors: Representatives Cherry and Pfaff


House sponsor: Representative Wesco

Feb 23, 2023


Amendment #1 (Ford J.D.) prevailed; voice vote


Amendment #2 (Walker G) prevailed; voice vote


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Feb 14, 2023


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 13, 2023


Senator Ford Jon added as second author

Jan 31, 2023


Committee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
tax and fiscal policy

Jan 10, 2023


Authored by Senator Walker G


First reading: referred to Committee on Elections

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0224.04.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0224.04.ENGS.FN002 PDF


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