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Human sexuality bill would require parent permission for classroom instruction

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A House committee passed a bill requiring schools provide parents with details about any curriculum on human sexuality, but not before rejecting an amendment that would have made sure the content was evidence-based. Senate Bill 65, which passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by a 6-5 vote, would require schools to […]

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House drops fees for lifetime gun permits

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would eliminate the fee for a lifetime gun permit passed the Indiana House Monday in spite of concerns that it would affect funding for police training. House Bill 1424, which passed 70-20, also changes a four-year handgun license to five years. In its original form, the bill proposed eliminating […]

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Bill to remove handgun licensing gets last-minute changes

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Law enforcement and community representatives packed a House Public Policy Committee Wednesday to testify on a bill to lessen restrictions on handgun ownership. Instead, author Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, told the room to “forget the bill.” Soon after the hearing convened, Wesco proposed an amendment that retracted his original […]

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Sunday alcohol sales approved 12-1 in House committee

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana House committee said yes to Sunday alcohol sales, making it likely the popular measure will become law in the current legislative session. House Bill 1051 passed the House Public Policy Committee Wednesday by a 12-1 vote. A week earlier, a similar piece of legislation, Senate Bill 1, […]

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Bill would make hair braiding without a license legal

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A House bill would change requirements for professional hair braiding by allowing individuals to braid hair and get paid for it without a license. “This is predominantly an issue in the African American community of those who have learned this craft from someone who they have inherited, from basically […]

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30 Laws: New standards could prevent drunk driving, save lives

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS — With new standards in place, Dan Towery hopes one cell-phone sized, $105 device has the potential to save more lives than ever before. “In 1999, my […]