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Jean Leising

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

Legislative Assistant:
Jacob Landes
Phone: 317-232-9493
Email: Jacob.Landes@iga.in.gov

Media Contact:
Kellyn Harrison
Phone: 317-232-9498
Email: Kellyn.Harrison@iga.in.gov

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Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2008 - present; 1988 -1996;
Senate Assistant Majority Whip, 1994 - 1996

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Agriculture, Chair
Natural Resources, Ranking Member
Commerce and Technology
Education and Career Development
Health and Provider Services
Utilities

Education

Sunman High School, 1966 Salutatorian
Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio - with Honors, 1969

Activities

Indiana Corn Growers Association, Past President, 1986
Indiana Farm Bureau, Member

Honors

Indiana Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year Award, 1984
Indiana Conservation Officers and Their Families’ Legislator of the Year Award, 1995
National Rifle Association’s Defender of Freedom Award, 1996
American Legion of Indiana’s Distinguished Public Service Award, 2009
Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighters Association’s Legislator of the Year Award, 2010
New Horizons Partnership Award, 2010
Developmental Services Inc. Paul Roahrig Memorial President’s Award, 2010
Family Health Services Award, 2011
Champion of Indiana’s Electric Cooperatives, 2013
Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund Award, 2013
Direct Support Professionals of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana’s Friend of the Industry Award, 2015
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Legislative Excellence Award, 2016
Indiana Family Institute’s 100 Percent Legislative Rating, 2017
Indiana Disability Rights’ Promoting the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Award, 2018

Occupation

Farm owner, travel agent, and retired nurse

Personal

Married: Frank Thompson; three children and eight grandchildren

Counties Served

Decatur, Fayette, Ripley and Rush counties, and portions of Franklin, Jennings and Shelby counties

Jean Leising

State Senator - District 42

Leising meets Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children members

Leising meets Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children members

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) meets with Ripley County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) members, a program of the Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children organization, at the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 27. more »

Leising meets with local members of the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors

Leising meets with local members of the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) meets with local members of the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors at the Statehouse. more »

Leising meets Shelby County National Guardsman at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) meets Shelby County National Guardsman John Graham at the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 22. more »

Leising co-chairs final Rural Caucus meeting of the 2024 legislative session

Leising co-chairs final Rural Caucus meeting of the 2024 legislative session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chairs the last Rural Caucus meeting of the 2024 legislative session at the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 21. more »

Leising recognizes FFA members at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, podium) recognizes the National FFA Organization and Indiana FFA Association through Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 at the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 20. more »

Leising welcomes Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Beef Cattle Association to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) welcomes Indiana Farm Bureau members from Shelby, Franklin, Decatur and Rush counties and Indiana Beef Cattle Association members to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 20, for the Indiana Farm Bureau Legislative Breakfast. more »

Leising welcomes local Farm Bureau members to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes local Farm Bureau members to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) welcomes Irvin and Margie Harmeyer with Ripley County Farm Bureau to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 20, for the Indiana Farm Bureau Legislative Breakfast. more »

Leising: Bill to allow retail sale of dogs passes Senate

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow for the retail sale of dogs in Indiana passed the Senate Monday, Feb. 19. more »

Leising: Bill to improve breast cancer screenings moves to governor's desk

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would improve breast cancer screenings in Indiana passed the Senate Tuesday, Feb. 20. more »

Leising congratulates Pizza Haus for 50 years of business

Leising congratulates Pizza Haus for 50 years of business

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, right) presents a Senate certificate of congratulations to Kirk and Ginny Yorn, owners of Pizza Haus in Batesville, for 50 years of business Saturday, Feb 17. more »

Leising: Local schools recognized for high literacy scores

The Indiana Department of Education celebrated local schools in Senate District 42 that achieved the state's 95% literacy goal in 2023 at the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 15, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Sen. Leising welcomes local students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Leising meets New Horizons Clients at the Statehouse

Leising meets New Horizons Clients at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) meets New Horizons Rehabilitation, Inc. clients from Batesville while they tour the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 14. more »

Leising recognizes Indiana 4-H at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) celebrates Indiana 4-H by recognizing Feb. 13 as Indiana 4-H Day through Senate Resolution 9 at the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 13. more »

Leising's education, natural resource bills pass the Senate

The following bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address education and natural resource issues passed the Senate during the first half of session. more »

Leising welcomes Fayette County School Board Member to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, right) welcomes Fayette County School Board Member Leslie Jacobs (left) to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 6. more »

Leising meets local residents at the Statehouse

Leising meets local residents at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, in red) meets with Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) District 4 Board Member Mike Koehne (left image, right) and Decatur, Franklin and Shelby county residents at the Statehouse Monday, Feb. 5, for the Bacon Bar and Brunch. more »

Leising meets Indiana students during Senate Committee

Leising meets Indiana students during Senate Committee

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) meets several local students during the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology meeting, which Leising serves on, Thursday, Jan. 25. more »

Leising co-chairs the first rural caucus meeting of 2024

Leising co-chairs the first rural caucus meeting of 2024

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chairs the first Rural Caucus meeting of 2024 Wednesday Jan. 24, at the Statehouse. more »

Leising presents education, natural resource bills to committees

Leising presents education, natural resource bills to committees

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) presented the following education and natural resource bills, which she authored, to the Senate committees on Education and Career Development and Natural Resources this week. more »

Bill to support Metamora operations passes committee

Bill to support Metamora operations passes committee

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) presents Senate Bill 209 to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources at the Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 18. more »

Leising welcomes Sunman pastor to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes Sunman pastor to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomes Sunman Community Church Pastor Adam Boesken to the Statehouse. more »

Leising meets Indiana State Medical Association members

Leising meets Indiana State Medical Association members

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, fourth from right) meets with Indiana State Medical Association members, including Dr. Martini from Sunman and Dr. Welsh from Batesville, at the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 16. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jean Leising

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2024 State of the State address: more »

Leising attends 2024 Next Level Agenda unveil

Leising attends 2024 Next Level Agenda unveil

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, left) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb and fellow legislators at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the governor's 2024 Next Level Agenda unveil Monday, Jan. 8. more »

Leising: Growing Indiana's agriculture community

Agriculture continues to be a necessary source for our state's and communities' development, contributing an estimated $35.1 billion to Indiana's economy each year. more »

LEISING: Improving students' comprehension skills

While lawmakers look to tackle literacy during the 2024 legislative session, I plan to join this initiative by also advocating for cursive writing curriculum, since various studies show knowing how to write in cursive helps improve information retention and comprehension abilities – supporting the successful development of reading and writing skills. more »

Leising: Applications open for Indiana Senate Page Program

The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2024 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising joins local students at Nextech CSforGood Showcase

Leising joins local students at Nextech CSforGood Showcase

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) joins students with the Whitewater Career Center at the Statehouse Wednesday, Dec. 6, for the Nextech CSforGood Showcase. more »

Leising: General Assembly kicks off 2024 session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the Indiana General Assembly. more »

Leising: Planning for the 2024 Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fairgrounds – a leading symbol of our state's heritage – continues to serve as a hub for residents to learn about and celebrate the Spirit of Indiana, which is why the state continues to support its operations. more »

Leising vice-chairs State Fair Advisory Committee

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) serves as vice-chair of the State Fair Advisory Committee at the Statehouse Wednesday, Nov. 15. The committee reviewed highlights and challenges from the 2023 Indiana State Fair and announced future state fair dates and goals for the Indiana State Fairgrounds. more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $5 million in road-funding grants

Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Expanding broadband access in rural Indiana

We must expand broadband access in Indiana to advance our economy and quality of life, and that requires multiple parties' help – federal, state and local governments and even constituents. I look forward to working on this issue further and seeing what more our state can do to improve internet access in our communities. more »

Leising: Restoring Indiana residents' property rights

Indiana residents continue to struggle unnecessarily to build or sell their own land because restrictive state drainage laws have eroded property owners' rights without their knowledge. Our state government is responsible for providing fair and transparent services to Indiana residents, and as chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, I am still committed to upholding this responsibility by addressing these property rights issues in the future. more »

Leising co-chairs Drainage Task Force meeting

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chairs the last Drainage Task Force meeting of 2023 at the Statehouse Wednesday, Oct. 25. more »

Leising: Request rural broadband access

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is inviting residents to apply to receive broadband access through the Indiana Connectivity Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising co-chairs Drainage Task Force meeting

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chairs the first Drainage Task Force meeting of 2023 at the Statehouse Thursday, Sept. 14. more »

Koch chairs energy, utilities and telecommunications study committee

State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) chairs the first Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications meeting of 2023 at the Statehouse Thursday, Sept. 14, to prepare for the 2024 legislative session. more »

Leising serves on first Land Use Task Force meeting

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) serves as a member of the first Land Use Task Force meeting at the Statehouse Friday, Sept. 8. more »

Leising: Drainage Task Force to hold first meeting of 2023

The Drainage Task Force will hold its first meeting of 2023 at the Statehouse Thursday, Sept. 14, at noon, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the task force. more »

Leising: Land Use Task Force to hold first meeting

The Land Use Task Force will hold its first meeting at the Statehouse Friday, Sept. 8, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2024 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising attends 2023 NCSL Summit

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) attends the 2023 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Summit at the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indianapolis. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising co-chairs annual Rural Caucus meeting at Indiana State Fairgrounds

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chaired the 2023 Rural Caucus meeting in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Wednesday, Aug. 9. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to serve as co-chair of Drainage Task Force

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as co-chair of the Drainage Task Force in preparation for the 2024 legislative session. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Fayette County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 – 9 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the Fayette County Fair. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Ripley County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, July 24, at the Ripley County Fair. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to vice-chair State Fair Advisory Committee

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as vice-chair of the State Fair Advisory Committee and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2024 legislative session. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Franklin County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, July 17, at the Franklin County Fair. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Decatur County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics following the Decatur County Fair Parade, Sunday, July 16, at the Decatur County Fairgrounds. more »

Leising congratulates Schmidt Bakery for 60 years of service

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, right) presents Clem and Bertie Schmidt, the owners of Schmidt Bakery, with a certificate of congratulations on the businesses' 60th anniversary Thursday, June 29. more »

Leising: New laws go into effect July 1

The Indiana General Assembly passed a total of 252 laws during the 2023 legislative session, and a majority of them go into effect July 1. I supported the following bills to help our state become a greater place to live, work and raise a family. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Rush County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at the Rush County Fair. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Jennings County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, June 15, at the Jennings County Fair. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising invites constituents to the Shelby County Fair

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana's new laws and other topics from 7 - 9 p.m., Monday, June 12, at the Shelby County Fair. more »

Leising joins ceremonial signing of prescription contraceptive bill

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, in blue) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb as he ceremonially signs House Enrolled Act 1568 into law at the Statehouse Wednesday, May 24. more »

Leising's FAFSA bill ceremonially signed into law

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, front left) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb as he ceremonially signs Senate Enrolled Act 167 into law at the Statehouse Wednesday, May 24. more »

Leising joins ceremonial signing of public health bill

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg; second row, fourth from left) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb as he ceremonially signs Senate Enrolled Act 4 into law at the Statehouse Wednesday, May 24. more »

North Decatur Elementary students visit the Statehouse

Students from North Decatur Elementary School in Decatur County visit the Statehouse Tuesday, May 23. more »

Jac-Cen-Del Jr./Sr. High School students visit the Statehouse

Jac-Cen-Del Jr./Sr. High School sixth graders visit the Statehouse Friday, May 12. The group stopped in the Senate Chamber to learn about the legislative process and State Sen. Jean Leising's (R-Oldenburg) role as state senator. more »

Leising welcomes Milan Elementary School students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, front third from left) welcomes fourth grade students from Milan Elementary School to the Statehouse Monday, May 1. more »

Leising: Bill tracking cursive writing education in Indiana schools signed into law

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that will track how many Indiana students are being taught cursive writing was signed into law by the governor yesterday. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jean Leising

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) made the following statement regarding the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session: more »

Leising: Bill eliminating required use of state floodplain maps heads to governor's desk

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), Senate Enrolled Act 242, which would repeal a provision requiring a local floodplain administrator to use state floodplain mapping data unless at a landowner's request, passed the General Assembly today. more »

Leising: Bill tracking cursive writing education in Indiana schools passes General Assembly

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would track how many Indiana students are being taught cursive writing is headed to the governor's desk. more »

Leising welcomes Sunman Elementary students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, left) welcomes fourth grade students from Sunman Elementary School to the Statehouse Monday, April 24. more »

Leising: Bill expanding financial aid awareness for Indiana students signed into law

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that helps Indiana students obtain financial aid for higher education was signed into law by the governor today. more »

Leising: Bill providing easy-to-read school testing results signed into law

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that increases transparency on a student's statewide assessment report was signed into law today by the governor. more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $4.8 million in road-funding grants

Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $4.8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Sen. Leising welcomes local students to Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in March and April. more »

Leising welcomes St. Mary's Catholic School students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, front left) welcomes fourth grade students from St. Mary's Catholic School in Decatur County to the Statehouse Monday, April 17. more »

Leising meets with Jennings County constituents at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, second from left) meets with constituents from Jennings County at the Statehouse Tuesday, April 11. The group discussed natural resource issues their county is experiencing. more »

Leising congratulates Honda Indiana Auto Plant on 15 years

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, podium) congratulates the Honda Indiana Auto Plant on 15 years of operations with Senate Resolution 39 at the Statehouse Monday, April 10. more »

Leising chairs final Rural Caucus of 2023 legislative session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) chairs the final Rural Caucus meeting of the 2023 legislative session at the Statehouse Wednesday, April 5. more »

Leising welcomes Purdue Agricultural Economics students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) welcomes Purdue Agricultural Economics students to the Statehouse Tuesday, April 4. more »

Leising recognizes volunteer firefighters for 50 years of service

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, second from left) welcomes the Sembach family to the Statehouse Monday, April 3, to honor Paul Sembach, from Fayette County, for his dedication to public safety. more »

Batesville Intermediate School students visit the Statehouse

Fourth grade students from Batesville Intermediate School in Ripley County visit the Statehouse Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31. more »

Leising meets with Sheriff Rice at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, right) meets with Sheriff Allan Rice (left) of Rush County at the Statehouse Tuesday, March 28. more »

Leising: Bill providing easy-to-read school testing results heads to governor's desk

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would require a summary of a student's statewide testing results to be included on their statewide assessment report passed the House of Representatives today and will now head to the governor's desk. more »

Local farms honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Represented by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), State Rep. Lindsay Patterson (R-Brookville) and State Rep. Cory Criswell (R-Middletown), four locally-owned farms were honored at the Statehouse. more »

Leising welcomes Archbishop Charles Thompson to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes Archbishop Charles Thompson to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) and Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville, left) welcome Archbishop Charles Thompson (right) of the Indianapolis Archdiocese to the Statehouse to lead prayer during Senate session Thursday, March 23. more »

Leising welcomes local students to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes local students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, left center) welcomes local students from Decatur, Franklin and Jennings counties to the Statehouse Wednesday, March 22, where they served as Senate pages for the day. more »

Leising: Bill ensuring utility reliability signed into law

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that ensures better utility reliability across the state was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb today. more »

Leising welcomes Reid Health leadership to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) welcomes Reid Health leadership to the Statehouse Monday, March 20. more »

Leising welcomes Fayette Central Elementary School students to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, front left) welcomes fifth-grade students from Fayette Central Elementary School in Fayette County to the Statehouse Tuesday, March 21. more »

Leising: Bill surveying lost farmland passes Senate

A bill sponsored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would survey how much farmland Indiana has lost passed the Senate Monday, March 20. more »

Leising: Bill expanding financial aid opportunities for Indiana students passes House of Representatives

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help Indiana students obtain financial aid for higher education passed the House of Representatives today. more »

Leising: Bill ensuring utility reliability passes General Assembly

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would ensure better utility reliability across the state passed the House of Representatives today. more »

Leising welcomes Senate District 42 physicians to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes Senate District 42 physicians to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) meets with Dr. David Welsh from Batesville (right) and Dr. Suzanne Martini from Sunman (left), at the Statehouse Wednesday, March 15. more »

Indiana schools introduce Robokind pilot program to rural caucus

Indiana schools introduce Robokind pilot program to rural caucus

South Ripley Schools and South West Parke Rosedale Elementary School educators and Robokind representatives present their K-12 assistive robot pilot program to rural caucus at the Statehouse Wednesday, March 8. more »

Leising welcomes Loper Elementary School to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes Loper Elementary School to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomes fourth grade students from Loper Elementary School in Shelbyville to the Statehouse Wednesday, March 8. more »

Sen. Leising welcomes local students to Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in February. more »

Leising welcomes local health care professionals to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes local health care professionals to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, third from right) welcomes representatives of Rush County Hospital and Margaret Mary Health to the Statehouse Tuesday, March 7, for the Suburban Health Organization Legislative Day. more »

Leising welcomes Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children members to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children members to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomes Southeastern Indiana (SEI) Voices for Children members to the Statehouse Tuesday, March 7. more »

Leising: Bill ensuring utility reliability passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would better ensure utility reliability across the state passed the Senate today by a vote of 40-9. more »

Leising: Bill tracking cursive writing education in Indiana schools passes Senate

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would track how many Indiana students are being taught cursive writing passed the Senate by a vote of 42-7 today. more »

Leising: Bill modernizing local health departments passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would improve the quality of services performed by Indiana's local health departments passed the Senate today by a vote of 41-7. more »

Leising welcomes local health care professionals to the Statehouse

Leising welcomes local health care professionals to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) welcomes representatives from hospitals in Senate District 42 to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 21. more »

Sen. Leising welcomes local students to Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Leising: Bill expanding financial aid opportunities for Indiana students passes Senate

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help Indiana students obtain financial aid for higher education passed the Senate today by a vote of 43-3. more »

Leising recognizes FFA students at the Statehouse

Leising recognizes FFA students at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, podium) welcomes FFA students to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 21. more »

Leising meets with Fayette County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse

Leising meets with Fayette County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) meets with Fayette County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 16. more »

Leising welcomes constituents to the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) meets with members of the New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. from Batesville at the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 14. more »

Leising meets with Decatur and Jennings County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse

Leising meets with Decatur and Jennings County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) meets with Decatur and Jennings County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 9. more »

Leising recognizes 4-H students at the Statehouse

Leising recognizes 4-H students at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, podium) welcomes 4-H students to the Statehouse Tuesday, Feb. 7. Leising presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 15, which recognizes 4-H students for their accomplishments as youth leaders. more »

Leising: Bill providing easy-to-read school testing results passes Senate

A bill authored by State. Sen Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would require a summary of a student's statewide testing results to be included on their statewide assessment report passed the Senate unanimously today. more »

Leising: Bill giving municipalities the option to use federal or state floodplain mapping passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would give municipalities the option to use state or federal floodplain mapping data passed the Senate today by a vote of 40 - 5. more »

Leising chairs first Rural Caucus of 2023

Leising chairs first Rural Caucus of 2023

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) chairs Rural Caucus at the Statehouse Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »

Leising: Bill to inventory the number of electric cars in Indiana passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would inventory the number of electric cars in Indiana passed the Senate today unanimously. more »

Leising presents her first bill of the 2023 legislative session

Leising presents her first bill of the 2023 legislative session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) presents her first bill of the 2023 legislative session, Senate Bill 241, to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation Tuesday, Jan. 17. more »

Leising meets with Ripley County constituents at the Statehouse

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, center) meets with Jeff Meinders (left) and Ray Chattin (right), constituents from Senate District 42, at the Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 12. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jean Leising

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) made the following statement today in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2023 State of the State address: more »

Leising attends State Agriculture and Rural Leaders Summit

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) attended the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) 2023 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in Charleston, South Carolina last week. more »

Leising files bills for 2023 legislative session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) has filed several bills for the 2023 legislative session. more »

Leising: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

The Drainage Task Force is seeking public input to discuss state drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture industry, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the task force. more »

Perfect to chair Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology

State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) has been reappointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve as chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology for the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Leising to chair Senate Committee on Agriculture

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) has been reappointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve as chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture for the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $4.8 million in road-funding grants

Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $4.8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Local communities join Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program

Leaders of Franklin County and the City of Connersville were recognized for their membership in the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs' (OCRA) Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP) at the Statehouse Dec. 1, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Applications available for Indiana Senate Page Program

The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2023 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: General Assembly kicks off 2023 session

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) today gathered with fellow legislators at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Leising co-chairs Drainage Task Force

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-chaired the Drainage Task Force Monday, Nov. 21, at the Indiana Statehouse to discuss the regulation of drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture community. more »

Leising: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

The Drainage Task Force is seeking public input to discuss state drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture industry, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the task force. more »

Leising: Heartland Christian School tours the Statehouse

Fourth and fifth grade students from Heartland Christian School tour the Statehouse, Thursday, Oct. 20. more »

Leising chairs State Fair Advisory Committee meeting

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) chairs the State Fair Advisory Committee meeting at the Statehouse, Thursday, Oct. 13. The committee heard from the public and leaders of the Indiana State Fair and Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development on concerns regarding the fair's continued success. more »

Leising: Indiana Department of Agriculture to stream State Fair Advisory Committee meeting

The Indiana Department of Agriculture will virtually stream the upcoming State Fair Advisory Committee meeting, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), chair of the committee. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to serve as co-chair of Drainage Task Force

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as co-chair of the Drainage Task Force in preparation for the 2023 legislative session. more »

Leising: Public input sought for State Fair Advisory Committee meeting

The State Fair Advisory Committee is seeking public input to discuss the needs and issues pertaining to the State Fair's continued success, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), chair of the committee. more »

Leising: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid internships

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, page and policy offices during the 2023 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to chair State Fair Advisory committee

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as chair of the Indiana State Fair Advisory Committee and a non-voting member of the Indiana State Fair Commission, and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2023 legislative session. more »

Leising chairs annual Rural Caucus meeting at Indiana State Fairgrounds

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) chaired the 2022 Rural Caucus meeting in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 17. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to serve as vice-chair of the agriculture and natural resources study committee

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2020) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. more »

Leising: $16.7 million in rural broadband grants awarded locally

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2022) — Rural broadband projects in Senate District 42 will receive a total of $16,757,880.36 to improve broadband connectivity through the third round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $6.1 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $6.1 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Local farms honored at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2022) – Area legislators today announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

Leising celebrates National Agriculture Day

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2022) — State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) recognizes today, March 22, as National Agriculture Day, which celebrates the importance of agriculture in Indiana and nationwide. more »

Leising welcomes local students to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2022) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in February. more »

Leising: Bill to require public comment at school board meetings heads to governor

STATEHOUSE (March 8, 2022) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow public comment at school corporation meetings has passed the Senate, and now moves to the governor for final consideration. more »

Leising: FAFSA bill heads to governor's desk

STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2022) —A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is headed to the governor for final consideration. more »

Leising chairs final Rural Caucus of the 2022 session

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2022) – This week, State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the Rural Caucus, hosted the final Rural Caucus meeting of the 2022 legislative session. more »

Leising recognizes the FFA

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2022) — This week State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, which recognizes the National FFA Organization and the Indiana FFA Association for their exemplary work in the advancement of agricultural education in Indiana and across the country. more »

Leising's bills supporting agriculture pass Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2022) — Three bills sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would improve Indiana's agriculture landscape have passed the Senate. more »

Sen. Leising welcomes local students to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2022) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) welcomed the following local students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. more »

Leising recognizes National Catholic Schools Week

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2022) —State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) recognized National Catholic Schools Week 2022 in Indiana in the Senate this week. more »

Leising: Veterinary medicine bill passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2022) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would improve veterinarian services passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising welcomes students on 4-H Day

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2022) — This week State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) met with a group of 4-H students during 4-H Day at the Statehouse. more »

Leising: Clean Energy Land Bill Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2022) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would determine how many acres of farmland are being used for solar and wind energy farms, passed the Senate today unanimously. more »

Leising: FAFSA and school board meeting bills pass Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2022) — Two bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and allow public comment at school corporation meetings passed the Senate today. more »

Leising: FAFSA and school board meeting bills pass committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 27, 2022) — Two bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, Wednesday, Jan. 26. more »

Leising: Bill establishing suicide and drug overdose report passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 20, 2022) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address suicide and drug overdose death reporting passed the Senate today by a vote of 46-1. more »

Leising: Drainage task force bill passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 20, 2022) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would establish a drainage task force passed the Senate today by a vote of 45-2. more »

Drainage, seed and veterinary bills pass committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2022) — Three bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources on Monday, Jan. 10. more »

Op-ed: Indiana State Fair starts July 30, closed Mondays and Tuesdays

As an active member of the Indiana State Fair Advisory Committee and chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, I am excited for the State Fair to start this week. more »

State Sen. Jean Leising to serve on study committees

STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2021) — State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will serve as a member of several study committees in preparation for the 2022 legislative session. more »

Op-ed: Area residents should get the COVID-19 vaccine

I have fielded many concerns from area residents about the safety and effectiveness of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available to Hoosiers as I have toured Senate District 42 over the last several weeks. more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $6.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2021) — Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $6.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded more COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (April 19, 2021) — Senate District 42 was recently awarded funds to help communities continue to address the impact of COVID-19, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Bills authored by Leising advance to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2021) – Two bills authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality and the enforcement of pesticide violations passed out of the Senate with bipartisan support today. more »

Op-ed: Addressing misconceptions about school choice and funding for Indiana schools

In recent weeks, I have fielded concerns from constituents across Senate District 42 who believe the concept of school choice is detrimental to public brick-and-mortar school funding because students are leaving public schools for private schools. I would like to take this opportunity to address those concerns and clarify my position on the topic. more »

Leising: Bill to address agricultural emergency procedures passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2021) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address agricultural emergency procedures passed the Indiana Senate with bipartisan support this week. more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 17, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana recently passed the Indiana House unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations recently passed the Indiana House of Representatives with bipartisan support. more »

Leising: Bill to address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the testing and reporting of diseased animals recently passed the Indiana House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passed the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development unanimously this week. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations passed the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development unanimously this week. more »

Op-ed: Leising: 2021 legislative session update

The Indiana General Assembly recently completed the first half of the 2021 legislative session. The Indiana Senate introduced 411 bills, and of those, 168 were passed by the Senate more »

Op-ed: Leising: Free mental health services available for communities across Senate District 42

As a retired nurse, I have advocated for statewide health and well-being throughout my tenure as a state senator. The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the mental health of many people throughout the state, but programs like the Be Well Crisis Helpline serve as excellent resources for those who are struggling during this difficult time. more »

Op-ed: Leising: High school seniors missing out on more than $70 million in federal aid

As a member of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, I have learned that Indiana students who are seeking a post-secondary education are missing out on more than $70 million of federal funds by not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana passed the Senate today with bipartisan support. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations passed the Indiana Senate unanimously today. more »

Leising: Bill to address testing and reporting of diseased animals passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 26, 2021) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passed the Indiana Senate unanimously this week. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jean Leising

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) — “Tonight Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined a number of priorities and goals during his State of the State address, including reducing the state's infant mortality rate. more »

Leising: Bill to address maternal mortality reporting passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 14, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address maternal mortality in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address pesticide violations passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture today. more »

Leising: Bill to address the testing and reporting of diseased animals passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2020) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the testing and reporting of diseased animals unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture today. more »

Op-ed: Leising: COVID-19 vaccine available for Hoosiers ages 80 and up

I strongly urge those 80 years of age or older, or their representative, to visit ourshot.in.gov to make an appointment. While the vaccines are free, individuals who have health insurance are required to input their insurance information into the website when scheduling their appointment. more »

Leising: Communities across Senate District 42 encouraged to apply for CCMG

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is now accepting applications for the Community Crossings Matching Grant (CCMG) program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) — Four rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 42 were recently awarded grant funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) —Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 42 rural communities, including three communities in Senate District 42, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding to support local businesses, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Indiana Senate Republicans offering paid 2021 internships

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative and policy offices during the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Local farms honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area legislators recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded more than $2.5 million in infrastructure funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 6, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 42 were recently awarded funds to improve local water infrastructure, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 24 rural communities across the state will receive more than $15.3 million in federal grant funding. more »

Leising: Senate District 42 awarded COVID-19 response funding

Communities in Senate District 42 will be awarded funds through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Leising: Communities in Senate District 42 receive more than $8.9 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $8.9 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). more »

Important COVID-19 update, resources for those impacted

It was recently announced that a member of our community tested positive for the novel coronavirus. I strongly encourage residents who have been impacted by this virus and the disease it creates, COVID-19, to use the information and resources below. more »

Leising set to file bills to address ILEARN scores and school accountability grades

In recent months, my office has received concerns from administrators, teachers, parents and students about our state’s educational standards and testing requirements – most specifically, the Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) and the accountability grades associated with the assessment. more »

Leising: Bill to require schools to teach cursive writing passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) – A bill amended by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would require Indiana schools to teach cursive writing today passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 18. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to update Indiana State Fair Commission passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would update the Indiana State Fair Commission recently passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available child fatality information passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 95 to 2. more »

Leising: Bill to update Indiana State Fair Commission passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 1, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would update the Indiana State Fair Commission recently passed the full Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate recently passed the House Committee on Ways and Means unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana recently passed the House Committee on Public Health unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help prevent opioid abuse passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help prevent opioid abuse in Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help eliminate harmful plants in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 18, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help eliminate harmful plants in Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help prevent opioid abuse passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help prevent opioid abuse in Indiana today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address animal importation issue passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address an animal importation issue facing Indiana today passed the Senate by a unanimous vote. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would replace Indiana’s teacher licensing exams recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate recently passed the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana passed the Senate today by a unanimous vote. more »

Leising: Bill to increase available Indiana child fatality information passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services unanimously. more »

Leising: Statehouse Leaders Speak at Agriculture Ceremony

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch addressed Indiana farmers and members of the agriculture community during a National Agriculture Day ceremony at the Statehouse Tuesday, March 21. more »

Leising: Bill to Prevent Cervical Cancer Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) requiring the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to create a plan aimed at preventing and eliminating cervical cancer recently passed the Senate by a vote of 50-0. more »

Leising: Bill Requiring Joint Payment for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing Passes House

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to change who pays for bovine tuberculosis testing passed the House of Representatives recently by a vote of 96-0. more »

Leising Honors Volunteer Firefighters

STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2017) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) sponsored a resolution to recognize volunteer firefighters in front of the full Senate this week. more »

Leising: Bill Requiring Joint Payment for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to change who pays for bovine tuberculosis testing passed the full Senate Tuesday, Feb. 21, by a vote of 44-4. more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participation in Indiana pre-K programs passed the full Senate today by a vote of 41-5. more »

Leising: Bill to Count Pre-K Participants Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2017) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to determine the level of participants in Indiana pre-K programs passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Leising: Cursive Writing Bill Passes Full Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2017) – An education bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) passed the full Senate today. more »

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