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.
The bill's author says hunting and fishing rights need to be protected, but opponents worry it would limit state regulation.
A Republican state senator wants each state agency to set aside 10 percent of its contracts each year for veteran-owned small businesses.
A committee is debating whether Indiana teens should have to wait until their 17th birthday to drive if they don’t take a driver’s education course.
Indianapolis State Senator Greg Taylor is back from to Illinois after visiting his House colleagues there Wednesday.
The Indiana Senate has passed a bill which would curtail sales of currently legal hallucinogens like a synthetic marijuana called “K2” or “Spice.”