The legislation prohibits local governments from establishing ordinances regulating firearms…instead leaving that authority to the state and federal government.
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.
Part of the legislation now includes canceling all state contracts with facilities providing abortions…and one of those contracts is Medicaid.
The Indiana Senate is considering a resolution that would require presidential candidates to show an official birth certificate.
The legislation shifts authority to the governor to appoint a replacement when statewide office holders are determined to be ineligible.
Opponents of the bill say it will drain money from the traditional public school system.
Under current law, anyone buying alcohol must be asked to show identification.
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.