Indiana Senate Democrats will push for several ideas in the 2018 legislative session they’ve tried to advance before.
In the vote, 11 members supported a resolution opposing decriminalization of marijuana for any purpose. Three opposed, two members abstained.
Legislation is headed to the governor that eliminates many of the state’s monopoly-creating, vaping regulations.
Indiana’s existing vaping regulations created a de facto monopoly, forcing dozens of manufacturers to shut down or move.
The original bill required police to clear protesters who block traffic from roadways using “any means necessary.”
Senate lawmakers approved legislation to allow legislative staffers to carry guns in the Statehouse.
The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.
Sen. Greg Taylor says recent incidents – including vandalized churches – underline the need for such a bill, which he’ll author this session.
The proposal would create an automatic enhancement for hate crimes, making misdemeanors felonies and raising each felony one level.
The proposed legislation says motorists who do not give cyclists the three-foot clearance could be fined up to $500.