Legislators heard from rehabilitation center officials and ex-convicts on how best to reduce recidivism as they overhaul the state's criminal code.
A new state law requires Indiana high schools to take steps to make sure students are ready for college-level coursework.
Laws the General Assembly passed this year include a biennial budget, school safety measures and initiatives aimed at boosting career education.
During the last session of the General Assembly, a bill requiring all school buses to have seat belts by 2015 did not pass.
Democrats say the most pressing healthcare issues the state faces aren’t on the committee’s agenda.
State lawmakers say putting the “ag-gag” bill in a summer study committee could help pass the measure after dying on the final day of the 2013 session.
The full General Assembly will meet this summer to consider overriding one of Governor Mike Pence’s vetoes.
Senator Joe Donnelly emphasized the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that provides help to the agriculture community while reducing the deficit.
Legislative leaders worry about the high number of issues it must consider this year.
Finances, economic development and legislation passed in the last session of the General Assembly are topics at the meeting.