SB 177

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 01, 2022
  • House
  • Governor

Veterinary medicine.


Changes the name of the Indiana board of veterinary medical examiners to the Indiana board of veterinary medicine (board). Provides that the state veterinarian: (1) serves as the chief administrative officer of the board; (2) performs the duties delegated by the board to the state veterinarian; and (3) provides technical advice and assistance to the board. Establishes the Indiana center for animal policy (center) to facilitate the coordination of regulatory duties of the state board of animal health (BOAH) and the board. Provides that the state veterinarian is the chief administrative officer of the center and the BOAH. Requires that the BOAH (not the professional licensing agency) perform certain administrative functions for the board. Requires that the board and the division of consumer protection, office of the attorney general enter into a memorandum of understanding to share information concerning complaints and investigations against individuals regulated by the board. Allows the board to adopt emergency rules. Provides that the board, and the state veterinarian if authorized by the board, may subpoena witnesses and compel the production of certain documents as part of an investigation. Changes the name of the veterinary investigative fund to the veterinary medicine fund (fund). Makes various changes to the fund. Provides that the changes made by the bill do not apply until July 1, 2023. Provides for transition and makes conforming changes.

Bill Sponsors (4)



Feb 14, 2022


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Feb 07, 2022


First reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
agriculture and rural development

Feb 02, 2022


Referred to the House

Feb 01, 2022


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 155: yeas 49, nays 0


House sponsor: Representative Lehe


Cosponsor: Representative Snow C

Jan 31, 2022


Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 27, 2022


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 11, 2022


Committee report: do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee


Senator Glick added as second author

Jan 06, 2022


Authored by Senator Leising


First reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee

Bill Text

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

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0177.04.COMH.FN001 PDF


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