Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crimes law.
The bills give pharmacists a bigger role in helping stem the state’s meth cooking crisis.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers and LGBT advocates agree that the LGBT rights debate won’t end.
Lawmakers and advocacy groups were expecting a public debate in the Senate Tuesday.
Senate Republicans’ attempt at balancing gay rights with religious freedom took its first step in the legislative process this week.
The bill that passed is slightly different because of approved amendments.
Democrats on Ways and Means opposed the cut, saying it will weaken state revenues and won’t really help low-income Hoosiers.
The bill would codify that daily fantasy is not gambling, and would impose some insider information protections.
Both are similar to bills advanced last week through Senate committee.
The proposed bill would codify protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not gender identity.