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.
The Senate will not go forward with HB 1004, which addressed teacher pay and collective bargaining issues.
The remaining point of contention involves videos that potentially show the use of excessive force or civil rights violations by the police.
A Senate committee added an amendment banning abortion for certain reasons to a House bill that deals with the disposal of fetal tissue.
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.
The words “streamline” and “simplify” came up a lot during the hearing.
Last year’s version of the bill was killed in a House committee after fears arose over birth mother privacy.
The bill now simply requires IDEM to inform the legislature each year on new rules it’s developing and enacting.
An interpretation from the Indiana Attorney General’s office last year said state law bars cosmetologists from shaving customers’ beards and mustaches.
The Democrats’ efforts to keep the LGBT debate alive took the form of an amendment on the House floor to a bill on workforce policies.