Senators

Jeff Raatz

Contact Information

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

Legislative Assistant
Luther Hall
Phone: 317-233-0930
Email: Luther.Hall@iga.in.gov

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

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2014 – Present

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Education and Career Development, Chair
Environmental Affairs
Tax and Fiscal Policy
School Funding Subcommittee

Education

Baker College of Muskegon, BA in Business
Indiana University, MA in Management

Activities

IU East Advisory Board and IU East Business Graduate Program, Member
Cross Power Ministries Board, Member
Every Child Can Read Board, Member

Military

U.S. Army

Occupation

Business Owner, Raatz LLC.
Assistant Director, Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Personal

Wife: Lisa
Children: Samantha and Robyn 

Counties Served

Henry, Union and Wayne counties, and portions of Franklin County

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

RAATZ ROUNDUP: Improving the wellness of our communities

Maintaining the health of our communities is important in ensuring prosperous, long-lasting homes that can support current residents and the generations that follow. more »

Raatz: Applications available for Indiana Senate Page Program

The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2023 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Happy Thanksgiving

Before we celebrate the New Year, the holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones and appreciate the many blessings in our lives – including warm, delicious food shared amongst family and friends. more »

Raatz: General Assembly kicks off 2023 session

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) today gathered with fellow legislators at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the 123rd Indiana General Assembly. more »

Raatz serves on Drainage Task Force

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) served on 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 »

Raatz: 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. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond), member of the task force. more »

Raatz: Future Hoosier educators encouraged to apply for scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) is offering Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarships to future educators committed to teaching in Indiana for at least five years after college graduation, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz Roundup: Supporting veterans

This week, on Friday, Nov. 11, Americans will recognize Veterans Day to honor and thank the brave men and women who have served our country. more »

Raatz Roundup: Reporting Medicare scam calls

I would like to remind Hoosiers that Medicare will only call if you left a message with a customer service representative, or if a representative said someone from the agency would call you back. more »

RAATZ ROUNDUP: Protecting Hoosiers in uncertain times

Policies and decisions from the Biden administration and the federal government are perpetuating an era of uncertainty. Thankfully, Indiana Republicans pinpoint fiscal health and responsibility as main priorities to better support Hoosiers – and it shows in our legislation and credit rating. more »

Raatz Roundup: Scholarship available for future teachers

Administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), the renewable Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship scholarship awards recipients up to $7,500 for up to four academic years totaling $30,000, or roughly one full year's worth of tuition. more »

Raatz Roundup: Advancing Hoosiers' Academic Futures

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) reported an additional 57 Indiana high schools and eight post-secondary education institutions are offering the Indiana College Core (the Core) to high school students. more »

Raatz Roundup: Celebrating Local Schools

Educators are among the first leaders our children meet and trust, so it is important to celebrate the dedication and passion our educators bring to classrooms across the state. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today regarding the passing of Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton: more »

Raatz Roundup: Never forget September 11, 2001

Twenty-one years ago today, thousands of American families were forever changed. In the wake of tragedy, we as a nation, came together to show the resiliency of the American spirit. more »

Raatz Roundup: Investing in K-12 Education

During the 2021 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly created a budget allocating a historic $1.03 billion in new funding to K-12 education; $345.6 million for the 2021-22 school year and $685.6 million for the current 2022-23 school year. more »

Raatz: 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. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to vice chair education study committee

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2023 legislative session. more »

State of Indiana and Lilly Endowment Inc. invest $111 million in early literacy

The State of Indiana and Lilly Endowment Inc. have invested $111 million to support early literacy development using proven teaching techniques that align with the Science of Reading, a research-based strategy that uses practices such as phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today regarding the announcement of The Lilly Endowment's investment to support early literacy for Hoosier students. more »

Raatz Roundup: More than $4.6 million going to Senate District 27 from opioid settlement

Indiana communities have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. According to the Attorney General's office, the rates of opioid prescription in Indiana reached a peak in 2021 when, on average, there were 112 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents in the state. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today regarding the tragic shooting of Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton. more »

Preserving fairness in female sports

In the past few years, the United States has seen an increased number of biological males competing on female sports teams where they have displayed a sex-based advantage. more »

Hoosiers set to receive tax refund

Championed by Statehouse Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly in 2011, the automatic taxpayer refund law requires excess revenues be split between existing teacher pension obligations and a refund for hardworking Hoosier taxpayers. Indiana is only one of six states with an automatic taxpayer refund in place. more »

Reinforcing Free Speech on College Campuses

Freedom of speech is a long-standing pillar within our democracy thanks to the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld First Amendment rights at state universities by stressing the importance of promoting a "marketplace of ideas" or free academic discussions on college campuses. more »

Raatz: $16 million in rural broadband grants awarded locally

STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2022) — Rural broadband projects in Senate District 27 will receive a total of $16,057,158.35 to improve broadband connectivity through the third round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Communities in Senate District 27 receive nearly $3.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 27 will receive nearly $3.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: 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 »

Making sure your voice is heard

By State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) It is my belief that Democracy works best where open lines of communication exist with active engagement. more »

Putting money back in Hoosiers' pockets

By State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Unlike Washington, D.C., my colleagues and I in the General Assembly have and continue to make sound fiscal decisions at the state level to return Hoosiers' money back to them. more »

Preventing Coerced Abortions

By State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) No one has the right to coerce a woman to receive an abortion and end the life of her unborn child. more »

Raatz welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2022) – State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) welcomed Francis Baldridge, from Farmland, and Quinn Burdette, from Sunman, to the Statehouse to serve as a Senate page in February. more »

2022 legislative session has concluded

Just as quickly as it began, the 2022 legislative session has come to an end. The Indiana General Assembly tackled a variety of issues, and I am happy to see a number of important initiatives pass. more »

Approaching the End of Session

The 2022 legislative session is nearing its end, and many bills are being sent to the governor for consideration. The Indiana General Assembly has tackled a number of issues this session, and I am glad to have three of my bills moving forward in the legislative process. more »

Helping the nursing shortage in Indiana

As we saw during the pandemic, Indiana's healthcare professionals, including our nurses, are an important part of our society. But even before the pandemic, Indiana was facing a nursing shortage. Indiana must work to address this shortage in order to make sure Hoosiers are able to have proper health care available to them. more »

Raatz Roundup: Education and line of succession legislation moves forward

We have just finished week seven of the 2022 legislative session, and we only have three weeks remaining. Next week is the last week for bills to be heard in their respective committees, and if they are not heard, they will not move forward in the legislative process. more »

Raatz Recognizes Career and Technology Month

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) welcomed the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (Indiana ACTE) to the Statehouse Feb. 15. more »

Raatz Roundup: Starting the Second Half of Session

The Indiana General Assembly has wrapped up the first half of the 2022 legislative session. The Senate and House of Representatives have chosen and traded their respective bills for review. Now, the chambers will restart the process before the bills can be sent to the governor for final consideration. more »

Sen. Raatz welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 10, 2022) – State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) welcomed Ryan Wiggins, an Oldenburg Academy student from West Harrison, to the Statehouse as a Senate page in January. more »

Sen. Raatz Presents Resolution to Memphis Lee at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2022) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 to Memphis Lee for being named 'High School Man Of The Year" by the Indianapolis Colts. He was recognized for his character, leadership and teamwork on and off the field. more »

Raatz: General Assembly kicks off 2022 session

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 16, 2021) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) gathered with fellow legislators on Nov. 16 at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the Indiana General Assembly. more »

Raatz Presents Resolution to Memphis Lee at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2022) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 to Memphis Lee for being named 'High School Man Of The Year" by the Indianapolis Colts. He was recognized for his character, leadership and teamwork on and off the field. more »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to chair Interim Study Committee on Education

STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2021) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) will serve as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2022 legislative session. more »

Indiana Senate Republicans urge IU to rescind mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy

Members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus today sent a letter to Indiana University President Michael McRobbie urging the University to reconsider and rescind the policy mandating all students and staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded more COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2021) — Senate District 27 was recently awarded funds to help communities continue to address the impact of COVID-19, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Op-ed: Raatz: 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 »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Indiana Senate today with bipartisan support. more »

Raatz: Bill to address proof of mailing dates passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 2, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would address proof of mailing dates unanimously passed the Senate today. more »

Raatz: Bill to address proof of mailing dates passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would address proof of mailing dates unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Local Government today. more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes appropriations committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations today. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz, 2021 State of the State Address

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2021) — "Tonight Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined a number of priorities and goals during his State of the State address. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 businesses encouraged to apply for Main Street grants

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2020) — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) is now accepting applications for the Taking Care of Main Street grant program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending school virtually, passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Raatz: Bill to fully fund virtual students in public schools receives hearing

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would fully fund students attending public schools virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-2021 academic year received a hearing in the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development today. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded broadband funding

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 9, 2020) — Three rural broadband projects to improve internet service in Senate District 27 were recently awarded funding through the second round of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 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 an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities, including four in Senate District 27, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: 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. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: 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 »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to serve as vice-chair of the education study committee

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2020) – State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. He will also serve on the following commission, cabinet and panel: more »

Raatz Roundup: COVID-19 testing in our community

As our state continues to combat the spread of COVID-19, it is vital we continue to practice healthy habits. more »

Raatz: Senate District 27 awarded COVID-19 response funding

Communities in Senate District 27 will be awarded funds through the new COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Communities in Senate District 27 receive more than $3 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 8, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 27 will receive more than $3 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz Roundup: Healthy habits to prevent illness

It's important for all of us to practice healthy habits with flu season upon us, especially in light of concerns surrounding the coronavirus. more »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today in response to the State Board of Accounts audit finding two virtual schools defrauded taxpayers:

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today in response to the State Board of Accounts audit finding two virtual schools defrauded taxpayers: more »

Raatz: Holcomb signs Senate Enrolled Act 2 into law

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond, left) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb (right) as he signs Senate Enrolled Act 2 into law at the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 12. SEA 2, which Raatz authored, will provide a two-year “hold harmless” policy for state accountability grades and teacher evaluations for the 2019 and 2020 ILEARN results. more »

Raatz: Bill to hold schools, teachers and students harmless from ILEARN scores passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would hold schools, teachers and students harmless for 2019 and 2020 ILEARN results passed the Senate unanimously today. more »

Raatz files hold harmless bill; Education Committee to meet Monday

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) recently filed Senate Bill 2 to hold schools and teachers harmless from any negative consequences tied to the results of the new ILEARN test. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz regarding ILEARN

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) made the following statement today regarding the 2019 ILEARN Scores: more »

On My Way Pre-K enrollment now open

To help ensure our youngest Hoosiers receive high-quality pre-K education during the 2019-2020 school year, the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is currently accepting applications from families who may be eligible for the On My Way Pre-K grant. more »

Raatz: Bill to track hunting guide services moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help track hunting guide services in Indiana recently passed the Senate and House of Representatives. more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs today passed the Senate by a vote of 39 to 7. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve student learning passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help improve student learning today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve school safety passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would make changes to requirements regarding the Indiana Safe Schools Fund and Indiana Secured School Fund to help improve school safety in Indiana today passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 17. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve student learning passes committee

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help improve student learning recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow work-based learning, CTE to count toward high school diploma passes committee

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow certain work-based learning and career and technical education (CTE) to replace required courses needed in order to receive a high school diploma recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to help address teacher shortage in Indiana moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help address the teacher shortage and improve the teaching profession in Indiana recently passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow for the creation of an ICO certification passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow for the creation of an Industry Collaboration Organization (ICO) certificate recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow for residential housing development programs passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow for the creation of residential housing development programs recently passed the House Committee on Ways and Means by a vote of 22 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help improve school safety passes committee

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would make changes to requirements regarding the Indiana Safe Schools Fund and Indiana Secured School Fund to help improve school safety in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to create Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would establish the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 93 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to update teacher preparation program requirements passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would update requirements and improve transparency for teacher preparation programs in Indiana today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to update teacher preparation program requirements passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would update requirements and improve transparency for teacher preparation programs in Indiana recently passed the House Committee on Education unanimously. more »

Raatz: Road construction project to begin in Lynn

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin a road construction project next week to improve U.S. Route 27 from the southern city limit to the northern city limit of Lynn, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Bill to help address teacher shortage in Indiana passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help address the teacher shortage and improve the teaching profession in Indiana today passed the Senate by a vote of 37-11. more »

Head: Legislation to address school bus safety issues passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) that would comprehensively address school bus safety issues in Indiana today passed the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code by a vote of 9 to 3. more »

Raatz: Bill to help address teacher shortage in Indiana passes committee

STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help address the teacher shortage and improve the teaching profession in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz in response to concerns expressed regarding school funding in Indiana

STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2019) — “Recently, some concerns have been brought to my attention regarding a potential change in the level of school funding because new data suggests poverty levels in some districts are declining. more »

Raatz: Bill to track hunting guide services passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help track hunting guide services in Indiana recently passed the Senate by a vote of 35 to 14. more »

Raatz: Bill to create Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would establish the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program and Fund recently passed the Senate by a vote of 47 to 2. more »

Raatz: Bill to allow for the creation of an ICO certification passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 25, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would allow for the creation of an Industry Credentialing Organization (ICO) certificate today passed the Senate by a vote of 44 to 5. more »

Raatz: Bill to update teacher preparation program requirements passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would update requirements for teacher preparation programs in Indiana recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help students stay on track to graduate passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help students stay on track to graduate recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to expand tax credit for classroom supplies passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 18, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would expand the tax credit teachers can receive for buying classroom supplies today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to streamline required teacher trainings passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would streamline the trainings required of Indiana teachers today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to create graduation pathway tracking system passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would create a graduation pathway tracking system recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 7 to 2. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously. more »

Raatz: Bill to create Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would establish the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program and Fund recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a bipartisan vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz: Bill to extend Opioid Treatment Pilot Program passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would extend the Opioid Treatment Pilot Program today passed the Senate by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to streamline required teacher trainings passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would streamline the trainings required of Indiana teachers recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to expand tax credit for classroom supplies passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would expand the tax credit teachers can receive for buying classroom supplies recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a unanimous vote. more »

Raatz: Bill to create tax credit for workforce education contributions passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) to create a tax credit for those who contribute to an Industry Credentialing Organization (ICO), a nonprofit that funds work-based learning for students, recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 9 to 1. more »

Raatz presents Douglas Gerber with a Distinguished Hoosier Award

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) recently presented Douglas Gerber, Richmond cattle farmer and former president of the American Hereford Association (AHA), with a Distinguished Hoosier Award at the Indiana State Fair. more »

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Senate

A bill that would require schools to include interdisciplinary employability skills standards in their curriculum recently passed out of the Senate by a vote of 48-0, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Committee

Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Committee more »

Raatz Honors East Central Football Team

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) presents Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 at the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 30. more »

Raatz: Computer Science Curriculum Bill Passes Senate

A bill that would require public and charter schools to offer students a computer science course as a one-semester elective at least once each school year recently passed out of the Senate by a vote of 48-1, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond). more »

Raatz Authors Bill for Computer Science Curriculum

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) has authored a bill that would require public and charter schools to offer high school students a computer science course as a one-semester elective at least once each school year. more »

Senate Republicans Detail 2018 Legislative Agenda

Members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus today announced their agenda for the 2018 legislative session. more »

Statement from State Sen. Jeff Raatz

State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) made the following statement regarding the Next Level Roads Plan: more »

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to Serve on Study Committees

STATEHOUSE (June 29, 2017) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) will serve on the following study committees and commission during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2018 session of the General Assembly: more »

Raatz: Bill to Establish Opioid Abuse Treatment Pilot Program Moves to Governor

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) — Legislation authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) to establish an opioid abuse treatment program is now headed to the governor for final consideration. more »

Raatz: Bill to Establish Opioid Abuse Treatment Pilot Program Passes Senate, Moves to House

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2017) — A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville) to establish an opioid abuse treatment program passed the Senate recently by a vote of 43-7. more »

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27

2022 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Raatz

2022 Summary of New Laws - Sen. RaatzDownload

Jeff Raatz

State Senator - District 27