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Senate vaping bill moves full steam ahead to the House

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that strives to fix Indiana’s current vaping law, part of which was ruled unconstitutional, passed the Senate Tuesday. Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, said she voted and spoke against Indiana’s current law regarding the vaping industry last year with the fear it would give undue control to […]

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Bill aims to protect pets of abuse victims

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Victims of domestic violence often leave behind their animals when they escape abusive relationships and getting these animals back can be difficult and dangerous. A bill authored by Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, would help victims of domestic abuse more easily retrieve their animals with help from law enforcement. It […]

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Bill restricting abortions based on disability, ethnicity advances

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A bill placing restrictions on abortions passed through the Senate with opposition from Democrats and three Republicans. In committee, lawmakers amended House Bill 1337, which prevents aborted remains from being discarded as medical waste, to include Senate Bill 313. That legislation prohibits an abortion if the provider knows that […]

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Committee combines abortion measures

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee changed legislation regarding the handling of fetal remains to add stipulations on when a woman can have an abortion. House Bill 1337 is already a hotly contested piece of legislation, as it would require a miscarried or aborted fetus to be interred or cremated. “What if […]

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Becker fails to alter bill restricting a woman’s reasons to have an abortion

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to change an abortion bill and shift responsibility to the state to help provide services for disabled children failed in the Senate Monday. Senate Bill 313 would prevent women from having an abortion if the decision is only based on gender or disabilities. “The bill requires that […]

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First biannual Civility in Government Awards presented

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The first winners of the biannual Civility in Government Awards are said to embody politeness, good communication and emotional control. Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly created the award to showcase the civility of senators and representatives of both parties during their tenure. “ARMIGA is a […]

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Senate sends e-liquids bill back to House, legislation is just steps from law

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that places new security requirements on e-liquid producers and bans retailers from selling them to minors. House Bill 1432, authored by Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, defines e-liquid as a substance that is vaporized and inhaled by vapor pens. The bill would […]

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Bill bans abortions for gender selection, disabilities

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Talk of banning abortions based on gender selection or fetal disability sparked a heated debate Wednesday in the Senate Public Health Committee. Senate Bill 334 – authored by Sens. Travis Holdman, R-Markle and Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne – would prohibit health providers from performing abortions if the doctor knows […]

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Senate approves bill to train minimum security inmates

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow the Department of Corrections to establish a specialized vocational program to train minimum-security inmates in various trades passed the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 173, authored by Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, passed 49-1. The bill is meant to help minimum security inmates get back […]

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Video & story: Veterans visit Statehouse for Military and Legislative Day

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 people filled the Statehouse on Tuesday for Indiana’s inaugural Military and Legislative Day. Prior to the Gov. Mike Pence’s speech, many veterans testified at meetings, including the Veteran Affairs and Military Committee. Senate Bill 298, authored by Sen. Amanda Banks, R-Columbia City, would allow private employers […]

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