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Bill would eliminate ban of sawed-off shotguns

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A lawmaker is pushing a bill to repeal the prohibition against manufacturing, importing, selling or possessing a sawed-off shotgun. Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, authored Senate Bill 433, which would also provide a 10-year sentence enhancement for a person who possesses a sawed-off shotgun in violation of federal law while […]

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Bill opens up wine shipments for Hoosiers

By Caitlin Soard TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would change the way wine consumers make purchases passed the Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, authored Senate Bill 113, which passed 40-10. “It’s a great bill for consumers in Indiana,” said Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, during testimony before the bill passed. The legislation will […]

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Legislation meant to help children who are runaways

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth runaway every year in the United States. Often, their parents don’t always know where to turn. But a proposed bill could help push parents in the right direction. If passed into law, House Bill 1216 would require the Indiana State Police to distribute […]

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Bill loosens rules for combined wineries, distilleries & breweries

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Combined distilleries, microbreweries, and farm wineries are one step closer to selling their alcohol from the same serving area after a bill passed the Indiana House on Tuesday. House Bill 1053, authored by Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, removes a literal wall between a microbrewery, farm winery, and artisan distillery. […]

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Committee tackles alcohol bills

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Combined wineries, distillers and brewers could take down the walls between their sales floors under legislation the House Public Policy Committee passed unanimously Wednesday. House Bill 1053 now moves to the full House for consideration. The bill is among several alcohol distribution bills the committee considered Wednesday but it […]

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Dermody authors bill to allow live dealers at racinos

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A key lawmaker has filed legislation to allow live dealers at Indiana casinos, a move meant to help stave off competition from gambling operations in neighboring states. Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, is the author of the bill and chairman of the House Public Policy Committee, where most proposed gambling […]

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Sen. Tim Lanane urges Pence to consider more funding for DCS workers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate’s top Democrat reiterated his disappointment with Gov. Mike Pence’s failure to include funds for additional family case managers for the Department of Child Services in his two-year budget proposal. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, made an emergency request for funding to Pence on Monday for more DCS […]

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‘Right to Try’ legislation faces first test

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Terminally-ill patients would gain access to experimental medication under a proposal heard by the House Public Health Committee on Monday. The measure, authored by state Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, would allow terminally-ill individuals to use drugs which have not yet reached the final stage of approval by the Food […]

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Video & story: Bill would fund 211 social service program

Lawmakers ask for 2-1-1 funding from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Levi Lotz TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If a bill unveiled Thursday by a bipartisan contingent of legislators becomes law, the philanthropic sector – including emergency services such as Indiana 211 – could receive funding from the state. Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, announced during a press conference […]

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Long: State should wait, watch before legalizing marijuana

By Levi Lotz TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The leader of the Indiana Senate said Tuesday that a bill to legalize the use and distribution of medical marijuana in Indiana needs work and lawmakers should wait before approving it. Senate President Pro-Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said the bill – proposed by Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage – […]

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