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Lawmakers debate rescuing pets from hot cars

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Legislators considering a bill that would give immunity to good Samaritans who rescue pets locked in hot cars could be walking a fine line. Pet owner Arial Burrus thinks rescuing pets is a good idea, but is worried about how a Hoosier would know it was a dangerous situation […]

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Bill to give immunity for vehicle rescues heads to governor

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would give immunity to someone who breaks into a locked car to rescue a child who needs help. The bill is headed to Gov. Mike Pence to be signed into law. It does not extend civil immunity to someone who acts with negligence. […]

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Governor gets bill offering immunity to volunteer doctors, nurses

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House sent Gov. Mike Pence a bill that provides civil immunity to volunteer healthcare workers. House Bill 1145, authored by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, is meant to encourage doctors, nurses and other providers to volunteer their services. The bill does not give civil immunity for events that may occur […]

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Bill to give immunity to volunteer docs, nurses moves back to House

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that gives civil immunity to volunteer healthcare providers. House Bill 1145, authored by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, is meant to encourage doctors, nurses and other providers to volunteer their services. The bill does not give civil immunity for events that may occur […]

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Bills offer civil immunities for doctors, rescuers, others

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee heard three bills Monday that would grant civil immunities in certain cases for Hoosiers. Bills to provide immunity for volunteer health care providers and individuals who forcibly enter a car in order to rescue a child both passed the committee unanimously. But the committee postponed a […]

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House passes lifeline law expansion, study of sex assaults

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Lifeline Law that gives immunity to intoxicated minors who call 911 could be expanded under a bill that unanimously passed the House on Wednesday. Senate Bill 227, authored by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, would extend immunity to minors reporting any medical emergency, as well as minors who are […]

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Daniels credits student leaders with passage of alcohol Lifeline law

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – College leaders said Friday they are spreading the word about a new law that will grant limited immunity to minors who call 911 to help a friend who’s had too much to drink – and Gov. Mitch Daniels said state government may help out. State Lifeline Laws: […]

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Bill to give immunity to minors who help friend goes to governor

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would grant limited immunity to minors who call 911 to help a friend who’s had too much to drink passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday and is on its way to the governor’s office. Senate Bill 275 would grant limited immunity to so-called good […]

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Podcast: Legislative news for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

In today’s podcast, learn about a bill that would grant limited immunity to minors who are drinking but call 911 to help a friend in trouble. Also, learn what’s on tap at the General Assembly on Wednesday. Check back daily for our news summary.

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House passes alcohol immunity bill to help underaged drinkers

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Minors who call 911 to help a friend who’s had too much to drink would be free from prosecution on several alcohol-related charges under legislation the Indiana House passed unanimously Tuesday. Senate Bill 275 would grant limited immunity to so-called good Samaritans – but not to the […]

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