Rep. Jim Lucas’, R-Seymour, proposed legislation would lower the penalty of carrying a gun on school property from a level six felony to a class A misdemeanor.
Legislators are considering measures regarding same-sex marriage, state-funded preschool and trespassing on agricultural facilities.
Legislators renamed House Joint Resolution 6 to HJR-3 and filed a companion bill that permits existing private sector benefits.
A proposed Senate bill wants to ban teenagers under 16 from tanning beds in Indiana. Currently teenagers must have written consent from a parent.
The legislature will not convene Monday as originally planned because of the low temperatures and heavy snow.
Gov. Pence outlined his 2014 legislative goals yesterday, which include suggestions for education policy and ways to improve Indiana's economy.
Despite GOP assurances to the contrary, the House Minority Leader's prediction comes as Glenda Ritz battles with the State Board of Education.
Republican leaders say the decision to move forward on the amendment will be made internally by House and Senate Republican caucuses.
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.