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Senate committee votes down bill that would have relaxed local environmental rules

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– A bill limiting local communities’ ability to provide oversight and impose some control on construction site run-off was narrowly defeated by a 6-5 margin Monday. House Bill 1096, which was heard in the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee, would have barred local authorities from imposing more stringent run-off requirements than […]

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INSPECT bill could slow spread of opioid addiction

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would require all medical practitioners to use state prescription-monitoring software, before prescribing opioids, passes 47-1 in the Senate. Senate Bill 221, authored by Erin Houchin, R-Salem, requires doctors to have access to INSPECT, a website to allow practitioners to check a patient’s controlled substance prescription history. Houchin said […]

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Senate committee approves tougher abortion regulations

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would that would add more reporting and tracking requirements to Indiana’s abortion regulations passed a Senate committee Wednesday. Among the provisions in the 12 pages of Senate Bill 340 are more inspections of abortion clinics, additions to informed consent forms patients must review and sign, and the reporting of […]

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Senate committee approves K-12 funding fix

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—A Senate committee Thursday approved legislation that would ensure Indiana’s K-12 schools have enough funds for all students. The Senate Appropriations Committee reviewed Senate Bill 189, authored by committee chair Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen, which would permit a transfer from the state tuition reserve fund to cover the cost of all […]

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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Boosting awareness about cord blood donations

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehousefile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Teresa Meece first heard about the benefits of donating cord blood 11 years ago. Meece—who currently serves as a labor and delivery nurse manager at Community Hospital in Munster—recalls that at the time awareness on a pregnant women’s option to donate postnatal fluid was scarce. On July 1, legislators and […]

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Committee combines abortion measures

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee changed legislation regarding the handling of fetal remains to add stipulations on when a woman can have an abortion. House Bill 1337 is already a hotly contested piece of legislation, as it would require a miscarried or aborted fetus to be interred or cremated. “What if […]

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Lawmakers hope to curb Indiana’s meth problem with new legislation

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Methamphetamine has taken its toll on Indiana and the General Assembly is in the process of creating legislation to stop the problems connected to the drug. “We are number one in the last three years with meth labs that are created throughout state,” said Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis. “Certainly is […]

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Controversial bill would restrict women’s reasons to have an abortion

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would limit a woman’s reasons for seeking an abortion sparked heavy debate during the Health and Provider Services Committee meeting Wednesday. Senate Bill 313 would prohibit a doctor from performing an abortion if the pregnant woman’s decision is solely based on the fetus’ race, color, national […]

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Bill bans abortions for gender selection, disabilities

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Talk of banning abortions based on gender selection or fetal disability sparked a heated debate Wednesday in the Senate Public Health Committee. Senate Bill 334 – authored by Sens. Travis Holdman, R-Markle and Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne – would prohibit health providers from performing abortions if the doctor knows […]