By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly is trying to crack down on animal fighting by going after people who attend the events. Senate Bill 11, which would make simply attending an animal fighting contest a Class D felony, moved Tuesday out of the Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee. […]
Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, filed a bill Monday that would mean more money for victims of last summer’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. House Bill 1234 would increase the state’s liability cap to $1.3 million per person or $22 million per incident. In current law, the […]
By Shelby Salazar The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are divided about whether a measure that would allow people to use force to prevent police officers from illegally entering their homes will become law. Senate Bill 1 is a response to an Indiana Supreme Court decision last year in Barnes v. State. The court ruled […]
A Senate committee on Thursday unanimously passed Senate Bill 4, which is meant to strengthen the state’s human trafficking law. The bill’s author, Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said his goal is to make the bill law before the Super Bowl. Untitled from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.
By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS- A bill that enacts much harsher penalties on human traffickers passed a Senate committee 9-0 Thursday as lawmakers pushed to get the bill passed quickly. With the Super Bowl one month away, legislators are facing a time crunch to get Senate Bill 4 – and other legislation – […]
By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS–A Marion County circuit court judge will decide Wednesday morning if Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White can stay in office while White appeals a ruling that he was ineligible to run for office. Judge Louis Rosenberg heard arguments Tuesday from White’s lawyers and attorneys for the Indiana Democratic […]
By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s highest court said Thursday that a law that bans some automated calls with recorded messages does not violate the free speech clause of the Indiana Constitution and can be enforced. Click here to read the Indiana Supreme Court’s robo-call decision. But the law remains under […]
Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A judicial nominating committee is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the five-member Indiana Supreme Court that will be created when Chief Justice Randall Shepard retires in March. Applications are due Jan. 27. Indiana attorneys who have been members of the bar for 10 years or have […]