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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill passes out of committee again

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial bill regarding a possible reversal of a chemical abortion passed out of committee for the second time on Tuesday. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about a possible reversal of an abortion-inducing drug.  However, the reversal […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill advances with amendments

By Taylor Brown TheStatehousefile.com INDIANPOLIS—Doctors are one step closer to being required to tell those who receive an abortion-inducing drug that the procedure may be reversed. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about an abortion reversal procedure. There was controversy in a previous committee […]

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Airbnb-style rental bill resurrected in Indiana House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Over the past 17 years, Shannon Minnaar has grown comfortable in her Carmel neighborhood, surrounded by a community of families. But when she bought her home, Minnaar did not expect the revolving door of newcomers that would move in every weekend, just steps away from her front lawn.    A […]

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Sunday alcohol sales bill dies in committee

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Sunday sales of alcohol will remain illegal. Once again, a bill making the sales possible has failed. “I think the committee really needs to take a better look – and frankly some more time – with regards to the alcohol policy with regards to hard liquor,” said Rep. Phil Giaquinta, […]

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Bill lets Sun King, other small brewers produce more beer

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sun King and other Indiana beer makers could produce more barrels while remaining small breweries under a bill the House Public Policy Committee passed on Wednesday. Senate Bill 297, authored by Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, changes the maximum number of barrels that a small brewery can produce in a […]

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Powdered alcohol bill ban moves to full House

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Public Policy Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that bans powdered alcohol use and distribution in the state. Less than an hour after the committee met last time to discuss the bill, the federal government approved the distribution of the first powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol. Senate […]

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Bill to require insurance for shared ride services passes House

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would specify the financial responsibility for a car used to transport passengers for pay passed the House of Representatives and is moving to the full Senate. House Bill 1278 says that companies like Uber and Lyft – which use apps to connect riders to drivers using […]