Senators

Phil Boots

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
P: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Boots@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Rebecca Hauer
Phone: 317-234-9054

Media Contact:
Yardley Collett
Phone: 317-234-9221

Phil Boots

State Senator - District 23

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2006 - Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Pensions & Labor, Chair
Appropriations
Environmental Affairs
Public Policy

Education

New Market High School
Milligan College in Tennessee
Wabash College

 

Honors

Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Outstanding State Senator, 2010
Small Business Champion, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Occupation

Boots Bros. Oil Co. in Crawfordsville, Owner and Operator 
The Paper of Montgomery County, Co-owner 
The Noblesville Times, Co-owner

Personal

Married: Farzaneh
Children: Brian (Lisa) and Kavian (Jenny)
Grandchildren: Annabelle, Eva, Eli, Kamran and Colin

Counties Served

Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, Warren and a portion of Boone County

Phil Boots

State Senator - District 23

Boots: Indiana Senate Republicans Offering Paid Internships

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2016) – The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships in its legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2017 session of the General Assembly, said State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville). Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore. more»

State Sen. Phil Boots to Serve as Vice Chairman of Employment and Labor Study Committee

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2016) — State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor and the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly. He will also serve on the following more»

Legislation Providing a 13th Pension Check Heads to Governor’s Desk

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, March 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) to provide a 13th pension check in 2016 for state retirees is headed to the governor’s desk for final consideration. House Enrolled Act 1161 provides a 13th pension check in 2016 for certain members of the Indiana State Teacher’s Retirement more»

Statement from Sen. Phil Boots

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Thursday, March 10, 2016

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) made the following statement today regarding the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session: STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2016) – “The Indiana General Assembly passed many important bills this session that will have a great impact on the state of Indiana. “Finding a solution to the problems associated more»

Sen. Boots: Bill Enhancing School Emergency Response Systems Heads to Governor’s Desk

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, March 7, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2016) – State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) bill addressing school emergency response systems is headed to the governor’s desk for final consideration. Senate Enrolled Act 147 would require the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) to establish minimum standards and approve best practices for school more»

Sen. Boots: Legislation Supporting Veteran Business Enterprises Passes Senate

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2016) – Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) addressing veteran business enterprises passed the Senate 50-0. House Bill 1312 defines the term “veteran” for the purpose of qualifying for a preference in state contracts. The bill also removes the requirement that a veteran must be a more»

Sen. Boots’ Bill on Public Employee Contribution Plans Passes House of Representatives

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2016) – State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) bill addressing public employee contribution plans passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 97-0. Senate Bill 148 would provide that the state or a local unit of government can decide whether certain retired members of the Public Employee’s Retirement more»

Legislation Providing a 13th Pension Check Passes Committee

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2016) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) to provide a 13th check in 2016 for state retirees passed the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor today with a vote of 9-2. House Bill 1161 would provide a 13th pension check in 2016 for certain members of the Indiana State Teacher’s Retirement Fund, more»

Sen. Boots: Bill on Public Employee Contribution Plans Passes House Committee

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2016) – A bill authored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) addressing public employee contribution plans passed the House of Representatives Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions today with a vote of 13-0. Senate Bill 148 would provide that the state or a local unit of government can decide whether certain retired more»

Sen. Boots: Bill to Enhance School Emergency Response Systems Passes Senate

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Monday, February 1, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2016) – A bill authored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) addressing school emergency response systems passed the Senate 50-0. Senate Bill 147 would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish minimum standards and approve best practices for school emergency response systems. “Keeping Hoosier more»

Statement from State Sen. Phil Boots

Posted by: Yardley Collett  | Friday, October 16, 2015

Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) made the following statement today regarding the State Budget Committee’s approval of a plan to pay off Indiana’s federal unemployment insurance loan: STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2015) – “The decision to pay off Indiana’s unemployment-insurance loan from the federal government is excellent news for more»

State Sen. Phil Boots Receives Study Committee Assignments

Posted by: Ryan Busby  | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2015) — State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) will serve on the following study committees during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2016 session of the General Assembly: Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor Interim Study Committee on Government Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight more»

Senators Make Friendly Wager on State Finals Game

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 25, 2014) — State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) and State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) are taking part in a friendly wager, each betting that the football team from their respective senate district will win the Class 1A State Football Championship. In the battle for the state title, Pioneer High School (13-1), from more»

Boots Named Chair of the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor

Posted by: Ryan Busby  | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 25, 2014) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) as chair of the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor for the 119th General Assembly. “The Pensions and Labor Committee has the opportunity to help Hoosier workers and the Indiana economy,” Boots more»

Sen. Boots to Serve on Public Policy Interim Committee

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Monday, June 23, 2014

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy. “This committee is going to take a hard look at Indiana’s gaming industry and evaluate how we can stay competitive with our neighboring states,” Boots said. “The more»

Sen. Boots Receives Perfect Score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2014) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2014 Legislative Vote Analysis, which ranks state lawmakers based on their votes for pro-jobs, pro-economy measures. State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) was one of 10 state legislators to receive a perfect score. According to the Chamber, bills used in the report more»

Sen. Boots’ Bill to Support Adult Learners Passes House

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Friday, February 28, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 28, 2014) – State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) legislation to better fund skills training for adults seeking high-wage, high-demand jobs unanimously passed the House of Representatives Thursday. Senate Bill 330 would create new requirements for two state funds: A portion of Indiana’s funds from the federal more»

Sen. Boots’ Bill to Support Adult Learners Passes Senate

Posted by: Ashley Ayers  | Friday, January 31, 2014

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2014) – State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) bill focusing state funding on adult education passed the full Senate today by a 46-0 vote. Senate Bill 330 would create new requirements for two state funds: A portion of the Indiana’s funds from the federal Workforce Investment Act would be used to assist adult more»

Sen. Boots’ Bill to Strengthen Indiana’s Law Against Child Seduction Approved By House

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) legislation to strengthen Indiana’s law against child seduction gained House approval today by a 96-0 vote.

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House Committee Passes Sen. Boots’ Bill To Fight Child Seduction

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Thursday, March 21, 2013

State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) legislation to toughen Indiana’s child seduction statute passed the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code today and is one step closer to becoming law.

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Boots’ Bill to Strengthen Indiana’s Child Seduction Law Passes Full Senate

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Indiana Senate voted unanimously today to pass State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) legislation toughening Indiana’s child seduction law.

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Boots’ Bill to Strengthen Indiana’s Child Seduction Law Passes Committee, Moves to Full Senate

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Wednesday, January 16, 2013

State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) legislation to close loopholes in Indiana’s child seduction law passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law Tuesday.

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[s23] Sen. Boots: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

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[s23] Sen. Boots Congratulates Area Schools For Earning ‘A’ Grades

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Wednesday, October 31, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) made the following statement today praising area schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review: STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2012) — “Today’s news further proves that schools in our community are among the best in the state,” Boots said. more»

[s23] Sen. Boots Encourages Fourth-graders to Join Statehood Day Annual Essay Contest, Celebration

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, October 5, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) urges local fourth-grade students to celebrate Indiana’s 196th birthday by entering the annual Statehood Day essay contest and answering the question, “What does Indiana mean to you?” before Oct. 29.

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[s23] Sen. Boots: Tuesday is National Night Out Against Crime

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, August 3, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) encourages residents of Boone, Montgomery, Parke and surrounding counties to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.

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[s23] Sen. Boots Applauds Local ISTEP+ Scores

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) made the following statement today congratulating Zionsville Community Schools, South Vermillion Community School Corporation and M.S.D Warren County for achievements in ISTEP+ scores:

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[s23] Sen. Boots Appointed to Chair Summer Study Committee

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, July 6, 2012

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) to serve as chair of the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee.

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[S23] Statement from State Sen. Phil Boots on Steel Dynamics Expanding in Pittsboro

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

“Throughout this legislative session and the past few years, lawmakers have been dedicated to creating an environment in Indiana that attracts the best companies and brings high-skilled, high-paying jobs to our state."

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[s23] Boots Applauds Job Announcement for Wabash Valley

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Monday, April 23, 2012

"The business expansion and job creation occurring across the state and in our local communities offers positive proof that Indiana’s economic policies are on target to attract the best companies from around the globe,” Boots said.

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Zionsville Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Friday, April 20, 2012

State senators representing Zionsville Community Schools congratulated the district for being awarded an Excellence in Performance grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

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[s23] Boots: Area Teachers Earn Grant Money for Excellence

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Thursday, April 19, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) congratulated North Montgomery Community School Corp. for being awarded the Excellence in Performance grant by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). The grant money, announced today, will go to high-performing teachers in this district.

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[23] Full Senate Approves Boots Bill to Give Reorganized Schools More Flexibility

Posted by: Alexander White  | Thursday, February 23, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots’ (R-Crawfordsville) initiative allowing more flexibility for reorganized schools passed the full Senate today by a vote of 48-1.

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[23] Western Boone Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Phil Boots

Posted by: Alexander White  | Thursday, February 2, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) welcomed Western Boone Junior-Senior High School students Dillon Legan and Matthew McCormick as Senate pages in January.

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Sen. Boots on State of the State Address

Posted by: Alexander White  | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) released the following regarding Gov. Mitch Daniels’ State of the State Address:

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Boots: Senate Approves Proposal Banning Pot-like Products in State, Bill Moves to House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sen. Phil Boots joined fellow Senate lawmakers today in voting  47-0 to approve banning pot-like products across Indiana and creating stiff penalties for using and selling the substances.

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Boots: Senate approves bill extending vote centers, proposal moves to House

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) today joined Senate lawmakers in voting 49-0 to approve legislation providing counties the option of establishing consolidated voting centers in all 92 counties throughout the state.

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Senate GOP: We're ready to balance budget, consider Gov. Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate Republicans say their caucus stands ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other lawmakers to balance the state's two-year state budget and to consider reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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