Legislation allowing police to collect DNA samples from anyone they arrest for a felony took a step closer to becoming law.
House lawmakers sent a bill to the Senate that allows law enforcement to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony.
Some lawmakers question whether some of those topics – including Indiana’s sexual assault crisis – will get the attention they need.
The legislation requires offenders to serve more jail time but also reduces penalties for lower-level felonies.
Legislators expect to move quickly to plug a loophole in Indiana prostitution laws before the Super Bowl.
The first few weeks of the 2011 legislative session have seen both charged language and an unexpected amount of laughs on the floor of the Indiana House.