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Attorney General Hill fires back at disciplinary commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill, facing the potential loss of his license to practice law and his job as Indiana’s top law enforcement officer, is arguing that the accusation of sexual battery against him is not a crime of dishonesty nor a violation of his position of trust. In documents filed […]

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Questions on gender identity complicate hate crimes issue

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The already-contentious debate over including a comprehensive list in the hate crimes bill just got more complicated. Since the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced last week that residents can list an “X” on their license in the place of a male or female gender identification, lawmakers have been […]

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School safety debate focused on mental health provisions in bill

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The main opposition of a catch-all school safety House bill is focused on a public school’s place in evaluating mental health –– an aspect of school safety the governor and lawmakers want to focus on. The Senate Education and Career Development Committee listened to testimony only on House Bill […]

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Self-defense bill would expand “Stand Your Ground” law

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Legislation that would expand Indiana’s “Stand Your Law” to cover civil lawsuits would lead to more deaths of Hoosiers, opponents of the proposed bill told a Senate committee Wednesday. House Bill 1284 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-3 over the objections of Sens. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, Lonnie Randolph, D-East […]

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GOP lawmakers want to make it tougher to change gender on driver’s license

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the vote count on the amendment. It is 9-4, not 5-4. By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One day after a Republican lawmaker withdrew an amendment to change gender identification rules for Indiana motorists, a colleague succeeded in passing a separate proposal that accomplishes a similar […]

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Families defend rights for special needs students amid changes to complaint process

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “Like an empty barrel floating in the middle of the ocean, I felt alone…I just wanted to die.” That’s what Caiden Wetherald, 17, said to the House Education Committee Wednesday, where lawmakers and community stakeholders gathered to review a bill that would change how schools and families serve students […]

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GOP lawmaker backs down on his gender identity amendment

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment taking aim at gender-neutral designations on one type of  state-issued IDs Tuesday, but dropped the idea after a lengthy closed-door meeting with his GOP colleagues. The amendment arrived just before session opened and targeted Senate Bill 324 by Sen. Michael Crider, R- Greenfield. Crider’s […]

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Attorney General Curtis Hill accused of misconduct by court disciplinary commission

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped four women have been revived by a state commission, which Tuesday accused him of committing both felony-level and misdemeanor battery while acting “with the selfish motive to arouse his sexual desires.” The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission released a 10-page complaint […]

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Senate committee expands window for exonerees seeking compensation

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Wrongfully convicted Hoosiers may soon have an opportunity to recover state funds for their time spent in prison, thanks to a bill moved by the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee Tuesday. And now, after the committee advanced an amended version House Bill 1150, authored by long-time advocate Rep. […]

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Indiana is in the driver’s seat for school safety improvements

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to help keep young Hoosiers feeling safe while at school rather than sitting in fear. House Bill 1225, authored by Rep. Greg Steuerwald, R- Avon, would allow school corporations, charter schools and accredited nonpublic schools to join with the sheriff for the […]

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