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Bill requiring DNA collection with a felony arrest on final step

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require all felony arrestees to submit a DNA sample is headed to the governor’s desk for his final decision. Senate Bill 322 requires the sample to be taken by a cheek swab along with fingerprints, photographs during the arrest. The DNA will go to through […]

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Rescuing pets from hot cars approved by the Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers who have the urge to save pets from hot cars are on the way to getting that privilege. The Senate voted 39-9 Thursday to approve giving immunity from civil or criminal liability to a person who breaks into a vehicle to rescue a hot pet. However, for the […]

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‘Tesla bill’ passes Senate with zero changes

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would prevent Hoosiers from buying cars directly from auto manufacturers passed the Senate Thursday with no changes. With the exception of Tesla, House Bill 1592 specifically bars direct customer sales by auto manufacturers if more than 1,000 vehicles are sold or six years after the initial […]

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Senate changes the combination of taxes in road funding plan

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A road funding plan that would cost drivers more money at the pump and could add tolls to Indiana roadways moves forward in the Senate with a new combination of tax increases. The House Republican plan included a 10-cent increase on both diesel and gas taxes. However, the Senate […]

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Significant changes coming to solar bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee is expected to make significant changes to a solar bill before voting on it Wednesday. Nearly 60 people testified on the controversial bill last week, which could decrease the amount of money credited to rooftop solar generators through net metering. Over the past three months, the […]

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Bill could make investing in solar energy less desirable for Hoosiers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three years ago, Phil Teague made the decision to quit his job, relocate from California to Indiana, and build his own solar business in hopes that the state’s clean energy market might flourish. To his delight, it did. “The thought process was if we started in Indiana and became […]

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DNA swabs for felony arrests passes Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­ – The Indiana Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would require every person arrested on a felony charge to provide a DNA sample. Senate Bill 322, which was approved 36-13, makes it mandatory that the arrestee submit to a mouth swab to provide the DNA sample. The DNA […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Traffic tickets in apartment complex parking lots

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Starting July 1, law enforcement officers will be allowed to issue tickets in apartment complexes for traffic violations such as speeding, driving on the wrong […]

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Argument breaks out over odd amendment

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate crushed an amendment about a state historic site Thursday. House Bill 1246 deals with various natural resources matters and the debate intensified when Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood, proposed an amendment to establish a First State Capital Commission that would employ five people at the Corydon Capitol State […]

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Becker fails to alter bill restricting a woman’s reasons to have an abortion

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to change an abortion bill and shift responsibility to the state to help provide services for disabled children failed in the Senate Monday. Senate Bill 313 would prevent women from having an abortion if the decision is only based on gender or disabilities. “The bill requires that […]

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