The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.
Senate Committee Chair Mike Young refused to hear the bill.
Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.
The proposed legislation comes with the backing of Governor Mike Pence and the state’s drug abuse task force.
State lawmakers will debate drug abuse legislation this session. Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) says the first step is recognizing addiction is a disease.
Indiana's Lifeline Law has expanded to include more situations where students might need to call the police but fear getting in trouble for drinking.
Both the House and Senate have now approved a program that would give utility companies more flexibility when it comes to energy savings.
Lost revenue recovery means utilities can raise customers’ rates to recover revenue lost because of energy efficiency.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, authored Senate Bill 93, which would list all illegal substances used in these drugs within the state’s administrative code.
The new proposal would provide flexible energy efficiency goals for utility companies.