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Criminal use of drones penalties fly to governor

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The General Assembly is working to keep up with drone technology. Senate Bill 299, which creates penalties for Hoosiers who fly drones and knowingly violate a person’s privacy, is headed to the governor’s desk for his consideration. Under this legislation, misuse of a drone includes the following: a sex offender […]

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Bill proposing teens be tried as adults in pharmacy robberies advances

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require 16- and 17-year-olds who rob a pharmacy to be tried as adults passed the Senate Monday despite concerns about race and the treatment of juveniles. Senate Bill 170, authored by Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, passed the Senate with a 36-12 vote. Young wrote the […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for people to “come together in peace”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, issued a statement about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on behalf of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus. The shooting late Wednesday evening claimed the lives of nine people partaking in a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We find […]

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Bill to ban microbeads headed to governor’s office

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com House Bill 1185, which would prevent the sale of any products containing microbeads, is headed to the governor’s office for final approval. HB 1185 defines a “synthetic plastic microbead” as a spherical object that is five millimeters or less in diameter and not biodegradable. The beads are common in beauty products […]

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Bill would boost penalties for battery on sports officials

By Caitlin Soard TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An East Chicago legislator wants to boost penalties for battery against a sports official but a key lawmaker says the change may not be necessary. Democratic Sen. Lonnie Randolph, the author of Senate Bill 134, wants to increase the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. Under the proposed […]