Senators

Patricia Miller

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-9489 or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Miller@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Jeremy Hoffman
Phone: 317-232-9489

Patricia Miller

State Senator - District 32

Elected

Indiana State Senate, 1983-present
Indiana State Representative, 1982-83

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Appropriations
Elections/Civil Law
Health & Provider Services, Chair
Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures
Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments (CSG) Health and Human Services Committee

Education

Methodist Hospital School for Nursing (R.N.)
Indiana University (B.S.)

Activities

Old Bethel United Methodist Church, member
International Auxiliary of Gideon
Indianapolis East Rotary
Delegate, GOP National Convention in Dallas (1984), New Orleans(1988) and Philadelphia (2000)
Marion County GOP Vice Chair

Honors

2012 Community Service Award, Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
The Indiana Speech-Language & Hearing Association recognized Senator Miller for Service and Support through Indiana Legislative Efforts of the Needs of Communicatively and Swallowing-Impaired Persons of Indiana
Davis-Bacon Award, which is the highest award given by the American Medical Association
2009—Recipient of the George H. Rawls Indiana Public Health Award
2002 Special Service Award, Indiana Dental Association
2002 Legislator of the Year Award, Mental Health Association of Indiana
1997 Outstanding Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Assoc.
1997 Small Business Champion Award, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
1996 Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business
1996 Hoosier Patient Advocate Award, Indiana Roentgen Society

Occupation

Registered Nurse
Executive Director Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church

Personal

Married, Kenneth; two children; four grandchildren

Counties Served

Portion of Marion County

Patricia Miller

State Senator - District 32

IBJ News: Community Health plans $175M expansion of East facilities

Posted by: J.K. Wall  | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BEECH GROVE (Sept. 17, 214) – Community Health Network will spend $175 million to give its Community Hospital East a face-lift and to expand emergency and outpatient services on the east side of Indianapolis, the hospital system announced Wednesday morning. The investment comes after years of questions about Community's commitment to the east side, more»

Statement from State Sen. Patricia Miller

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Thursday, May 15, 2014

STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2014) – “I am very pleased that Governor Pence has found an innovative solution to offer coverage to uninsured Hoosiers through the Healthy Indiana Plan. Providing consumer-driven, market-based health care coverage to low-income Hoosiers will again make Indiana a leader in the nation on alternatives to simply expanding more»

State Sen. Patricia Miller Welcomes Local Student Pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, March 17, 2014

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2014) – State Sen. Patricia Miller (R-Indianapolis) recently welcomed the following students to the Statehouse where they served as Senate pages: Monica Viers, from Indianapolis, attends Franklin Central High School. Malia Mulligan, from Indianapolis, attends Franklin Central High School. Jalen Pappe, from Beech Grove, attends more»

Sen. Pat Miller: INDOT to Construct Sound Barriers Along I-65

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced plans to construct sound barriers along I-65 at I-465.

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Sens. Grooms, Miller: House Approves Senate Initiative to Fight Rising Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An initiative authored by State Sens. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) and Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) to help address rising prescription drug abuse in Indiana unanimously passed the House of Representatives Monday by a vote of 97-0.

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Sen. Pat Miller’s Legislation Expanding Property-Tax Payment Options Heads to Governor’s Desk

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

State Sen. Pat Miller’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation giving Hoosiers the option to pay property taxes in installments instead of as a lump sum passed the House of Representatives Monday by a 93-0 vote and is one step closer to becoming law.

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Sens. Pat Miller, Luke Kenley Author Legislation to Give Indiana More Flexibility Under Obamacare

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sens. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) and Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) to give Indiana more flexibility under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed the full Senate today by a 44-6 vote.

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Sens. Miller, Becker Author Legislation to Encourage Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer

Posted by: Whitney Moorman  | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A bill authored by State Sens. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) and Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) to encourage earlier detection of breast cancer for Hoosier women was approved 49-0 by the full Senate today.

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Sens. Miller, Kenley: Senate Approves Bill to Provide Greater Flexibility for Taxpayers

Posted by: Molly Johnson  | Friday, February 15, 2013

Legislation authored by State Sens. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) and Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) to provide Hoosiers with greater flexibility when paying property taxes passed the Senate today by a 48-0 vote.

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[s32] Sen. Pat Miller: General Assembly Begins 2013 Budget Session

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

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) joined 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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Sen. Pat Miller Congratulates Area Schools for High-Performance Grades

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, November 1, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) made the following statement today recognizing 14 local schools in Senate District 32 for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

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Sen. Pat Miller Recognized for 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today applauded State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) for her outstanding 2012 voting attendance record of 100 percent.

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What Does Indiana Mean to You?

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, October 4, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) 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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Miller: Green Tree Living Community Recognized as Distinguished Provider

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, October 1, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) recently helped honor Indianapolis’ Green Tree Living Community with a Distinguished Provider award from the Crisis Prevention Institute’s (CPI) Dementia Care Specialist group.

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Need Homework Help?

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hoosier students in grades 6 through 12 who are having trouble with math or science homework can find help by contacting Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline, said State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis).

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State Sen. Pat Miller Commended for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Posted by: Courtney Heiden, Press Secretary  | Monday, July 16, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) received a 94 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in their annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for her support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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[s32] Sen. Miller Joins Governor in Proclaiming Today: ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 30, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) commended Gov. Mitch Daniels for proclaiming today, March 30, “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”  in honor of Hoosiers who served in the Vietnam War from 1961-1975.

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Sens. Merritt, Miller to Host "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" Ceremony

Friday, March 30, 2012

State Sens. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) will host a ceremony this afternoon to celebrate Indiana’s first “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” and thank local service members for their sacrifices:

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[s32] Gov. Daniels Signs Law Phasing Out Indiana’s Inheritance Tax

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed Senate Enrolled Act 293, legislation co-authored by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis), phasing out Indiana’s inheritance tax into law during a formal signing ceremony in the governor’s office. 

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[s32] Sen. Miller’s Legislation Providing Financial Solutions for Franklin Township Community Schools Is Signed Into Law

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation into law written by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) giving more financial options to Franklin Township Community School Corp. and schools throughout Indiana.

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[32] Statement from Sen. Pat Miller Regarding Today’s Tragic School Bus Accident

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Monday, March 12, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) issued the following statement regarding this morning’s tragic accident involving a school bus from Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School.

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[32] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Miller

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, March 2, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller recently welcomed the following Indianapolis-area students to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages:

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[32] Area Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Miller

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, February 17, 2012

Chyanne, Ethan, Jada and Shannon Gaskin were welcomed to the Indiana Senate as a legislative pages by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis).

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[32] Warren Central High School Student Serves As Page For State Sen. Miller

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Friday, February 10, 2012

Marisa Peredo was welcomed to the Indiana Senate as a legislative page by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis).

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[32] Franklin Township Students Serve As Pages For State Sen. Miller

Posted by: Jennifer Regazzi  | Thursday, February 2, 2012

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) recently welcomed area students to the Indiana Statehouse as legislative pages.

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Miller: Bill requiring national background checks for health professionals gains traction

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 27, 2011

In an effort to protect Hoosier patients and families, State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) is shepherding a bill through the Indiana Senate requiring national criminal background checks on health professionals like nurses and physicians.

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Miller: Need for expanded brain injury services in Indiana may get official review

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Most Hoosiers who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) must travel out of state for care. State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) would like to change that.

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Sen. Miller: Youth suicide prevention bill moves to House

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 24, 2011

Senate lawmakers voted 46-4 today to help build awareness for a growing problem in Indiana - youth suicide, according to State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis). 

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

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Senate lawmakers by a unanimous vote today approved a bill co-authored by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) banning marijuana-like products across Indiana and creating penalties for using and selling the substances.

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Members of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development voted 6-3 to approve legislation requiring Indiana schools to start after Labor Day.

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • Dustin Bandy, son of Todd Bandy and a student at Warren Central High School; and
  • Jacob Bray, son of Steve and Debby Bray and a student at Warren Central High School.
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Miller will assist Hoosiers in obtaining state tax forms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 14, 2011

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) will assist Hoosiers by mailing state income tax forms to residents unable to obtain the documents online, at public libraries or offices of tax preparers and the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR).

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Area Students Serve as Pages For State Sen. Pat Miller

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) recently welcomed the following area students as legislative pages:

  • Addison Laker, daughter Lisa M. Laker and a student at Nativity Catholic School;
  • Kyle Cox, son of Jana Cox and a student at Franklin Township Middle School West;
  • Madison Raffa, daughter of Randi and Gabe Raffa and a student at Franklin Central Middle School West; and
  • Sydney Huffman, daughter of Tim and Angela Huffman and a student at Franklin Central Middle School West.
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Miller: We're ready to maintain a balanced budget, consider Daniels' reforms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Indiana Senate lawmakers stand ready to work with Gov. Mitch Daniels and other colleagues to maintain a balanced state budget and to consider reforms outlined in Tuesday's State of the State Address.

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Sen. Miller: Key Committee to Consider 'Spice' Ban in Indiana

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, January 7, 2011

A key Senate committee will consider a bill co-authored by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) Tuesday which would ban marijuana-like substances in Indiana.

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Miller: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) said maintaining a balanced budget and fostering job growth should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Miller: Issues Emerging for the 2011 Session

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) said maintaining a balanced budget and fostering job growth should be the top priorities for lawmakers during the 2011 legislative session, which began today at the Statehouse.

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Miller: Hoosiers Can Share Views on 2011 Legislative Survey

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hoosiers in Senate District 32 can share their views on various legislative matters by completing a survey from State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis).

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[s32] Miller: Committee Votes 'Yes' on Ethics Reforms

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Monday, January 11, 2010

An Indiana Senate panel today unanimously passed a plan authored by State Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) to tighten state ethics laws.

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