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Bill requiring DNA collection with a felony arrest on final step

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require all felony arrestees to submit a DNA sample is headed to the governor’s desk for his final decision. Senate Bill 322 requires the sample to be taken by a cheek swab along with fingerprints, photographs during the arrest. The DNA will go to through […]

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Cannabidiol bill advances to full Senate for action

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation to make it easier for parents whose children have medical conditions like epilepsy get access to cannabidiol passed a Senate committee Wednesday. House Bill 1148, authored by Rep. William Friend, R-Macy, cleared the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee by a 7-2 despite objections from prosecutors. Cannabidiol, also known […]

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Synthetic urine could soon be illegal

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Synthetic urine is causing problems for companies trying to drug testing employees. “We definitely see a lot of people using these products on a day to day basis,” Tiffany Ellefson, ‎vice president at Midwest Toxicology Services, said. The Midwest Toxicology Service, an organization based in Indianapolis, helps companies manage […]

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DNA swabs for felony arrests passes Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­ – The Indiana Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would require every person arrested on a felony charge to provide a DNA sample. Senate Bill 322, which was approved 36-13, makes it mandatory that the arrestee submit to a mouth swab to provide the DNA sample. The DNA […]

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‘Sanctuary campus’ bill passes Senate after debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana colleges could soon see changes to what they are required to disclose with the government through one Republican lawmaker’s bill. Indianapolis Republican Sen. Michael Young’s legislation is an addition to a law, which took effect in 2011, that prohibits sanctuary cities — cities that said they will not […]

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Anti-abortion bills advance in Indiana House and Senate

By Taylor Brown and Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Both the House and the Senate are advancing bills that reignite debate over the limits that can be placed on abortion. In the House, legislators passed a bill that would make doctors provide a form containing information that a chemical abortion might be reversible. House Bill 1128 […]

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Sanctuary bill passes committee over students’ objections

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — College students across the state gathered on their campuses in November to urge administrators to keep students’ citizenship information confidential from the government. Three months later, students gathered again. This time, they were at the Statehouse. Ball State University student Erika Espinoza is living in constant fear. She was […]

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Teenagers could be tried as adults with pharmacy robbery bill

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation that would require 16- or 17-year-olds who rob a pharmacy to be tried as adults had some raising concerns about race and the treatment of juvenile delinquents. Senate Bill 170, authored by Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, was heard during the Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. Young was inspired […]

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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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Debate surrounding what should be done with fetal remains

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill looks to add stipulations to the procedures dealing with abortions, including procedures surrounding what should be done with fetal remains. Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, said a facility in his district was fined for receiving and disposing of fetal remains without the proper permits. “There are four other […]

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