The legislation passed out of the House by overwhelming majority, but died once it reached the Senate and its sponsor was not re-elected back to office.
Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson said she believes the public meetings are merely partisan efforts.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says time is up for House Democrats to return to the Statehouse.
House Democrats say they want to be satisfied some Republican legislation is not unconstitutional before they return to the Statehouse from Illinois.
A bill on its way to the Indiana House would mandate that 10 percent of Indiana power come from renewable sources by 2020.
After threatening fines for nearly two weeks, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma announced them for all House Democrats that remain out of the Statehouse.
House Minority Leader Pat Bauer broke his silence Wednesday afternoon, talking about the Democrats’ walkout and what would bring them back.
Representative Ron Bacon says the bill protects kids from buying dissolvable products containing such large doses of nicotine.
It appears the first bill to reach the Governor’s desk this legislative session may be one requiring that vote centers be used in all Indiana counties.
This week may have seen the first of a series of skirmishes illustrating the gulf between minority Democrats and the Republican majority in the Statehouse.