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Proposed law would increase charges for drug dealing resulting in death

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– A bill that increases punitive measures for drug dealing that results in death passed a Senate committee Tuesday by a wide margin. Only Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, voted against House Bill 1359, which was heard by the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. He voiced concerns that the bill could […]

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Drug dealers could face felony charges in overdose deaths

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would hold drug dealers responsible if their customers die after using the dealers’ products passed a House committee Monday. House Bill 1359 would have dealers facing a more severe felony charge if someone overdoses on the controlled substance they sold. HB 1359 was proposed by Rep. Gregory Steuerwald, R-Avon, […]

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Bill for 211 services sails through Statehouse

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana legislators are hoping to improve the 211 telephone system with a change in overseers. Indiana 211 offers information to Hoosiers who need help with emotional or physical abuse, public health, housing, veteran’s aid, and other health and human services. The line is accessible in all 92 counties, 24/7, […]