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February 29, 2016

 

cancer screening

Lawmakers Again Consider Increasing Medical Malpractice Cap

Different sides in the medical malpractice issue worked on a solution for months.

February 25, 2016

 

Air pollution.

‘No More Stringent Than’ Advances With Significant Edits

As it stands, IDEM would report plans for stricter rules and be barred from enacting them until the General Assembly has a chance to review them.

February 25, 2016

 

The bill was largely controversial because teachers unions said the law would pit teachers against one another.

Senate Kills Bill That Would Have Bypassed Teachers Unions

The Senate will not go forward with HB 1004, which addressed teacher pay and collective bargaining issues.

February 24, 2016

 

BPD body camera

Updated Police Body Cam Bill Has Bi-Partisan Support

The remaining point of contention involves videos that potentially show the use of excessive force or civil rights violations by the police.

February 24, 2016

 

The amended bans abortions based on disabilities, gender or race.

Combined Abortion Proposals Pass Senate Committee

A Senate committee added an amendment banning abortion for certain reasons to a House bill that deals with the disposal of fetal tissue.

February 23, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Senate Passes Two Ed Bills, Tabling Controversial Third

A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.

February 23, 2016

 

The proposed fee structure is significantly simpler than the current version.

Senate Committee Passes BMV Simplification Bill

The words “streamline” and “simplify” came up a lot during the hearing.

February 22, 2016

 

adoption

Adoption Records Bill Passes House, Advances To Gov. Pence

Last year’s version of the bill was killed in a House committee after fears arose over birth mother privacy.

February 22, 2016

 

Rep. David Wolkins, R-Warsaw, has introduced a similar bill for four consecutive sessions.

Environmental Regulation Bill Undergoes Significant Edits

The bill now simply requires IDEM to inform the legislature each year on new rules it’s developing and enacting.

February 18, 2016

 

Legislation authored this year would allow cosmetologists to shave beards and mustaches.

Senate Considers Allowing Cosmetologists To Shave Beards

An interpretation from the Indiana Attorney General’s office last year said state law bars cosmetologists from shaving customers’ beards and mustaches.

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