Bill sponsor Luke Kenley said the Senate stayed true to its goal of creating a budget that would not raise taxes or lead to deficit spending.
The amendment allows citizens to sue if their representatives fail to show up for session more than three consecutive days without an excused absence.
The Indiana Senate is considering a resolution that would require presidential candidates to show an official birth certificate.
The bill lost support from two sides – those who believe a smoking ban constitutes government intrusion and those who want a more comprehensive law.
The Senate also passed an amendment raising the percentage of charter school teachers who must be licensed.
A school vouchers bill that would offer money to parents to send their children to private school is on its way to the Indiana Senate.
Indiana Senate Democrats released their proposed redistricting maps Wednesday.
The senate voted 40-10 to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.
Indiana has a statute on its books defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp said that statute needs further protection.
The legislation originally banned only texting while driving.