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30 Laws in 30 Days: Making advanced courses more available to rural, urban schools

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana students will soon have more access to advanced courses not offered at their school, but at a price. Under House Enrolled Act 1007, the Indiana […]

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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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Statewide emergency contact database proposed

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation moving through the General Assembly would create a statewide emergency contact database that would enable Hoosiers to be more quickly notified of a family member’s death or serious injury in the case of a road accident. House Bill 1084 would let anyone with a BMV-issued card submit two […]

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Pet rescue bill passes Indiana House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation that would allow good Samaritans to rescue pets locked in hot cars passed through the House Monday with an 80-14 vote. Author of House Bill 1085, Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, said that the bill could prevent many needless injuries and deaths of domestic pets by giving rescuers […]

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Lawmakers debate rescuing pets from hot cars

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Legislators considering a bill that would give immunity to good Samaritans who rescue pets locked in hot cars could be walking a fine line. Pet owner Arial Burrus thinks rescuing pets is a good idea, but is worried about how a Hoosier would know it was a dangerous situation […]

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Rescuing pets from hot cars could become legal

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers would be allowed to smash a car window in order to rescue dog from a hot car if a proposed bill becomes law. Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, and Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, are working on a bill to provide immunity to people who save pets from locked hot […]

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Proposed program would provide additional pay to experienced educators

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed program could provide additional pay to educators who demonstrate effective instruction in the classroom and take on a leadership role. The Career Pathways and Mentorship Program, proposed under House Bill 1005, would provide experienced educators with extra pay in exchange for mentoring new teachers. The goal is […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Tony Cook, focused on representing his district

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Meet Rep. Tony Cook Age: 63 Hometown: Cicero Party: Republican Occupation: Retired School Superintendent INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, had an unusual path to his seat in the Indiana House. Eric Turner, […]