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.
The author of the law says the measure is still misunderstood among students and parents.
The Indiana General Assembly passed 224 laws this year, including a pre-k pilot program and changes to the state's criminal code.
Indiana liquor stores and alcohol distributors are partnering on a new campaign to combat underage drinking called 'We Don’t Serve Teens.'
Legislation passed this sessions builds upon a law created in 2012.
The bill includes an expansion of the Lifeline law and seeks to study Indiana's high rate of sexual assault.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is proposing an expanded version of a law that gives minors immunity from underage drinking charges when seeking medical help.
A state senator wants to expand a law giving legal protection to those under 21 who call 911 when alcohol leads to a medical emergency.
Underage drinkers in Indiana can seek medical help for an injured or incapacitated friend without fear of prosecution.
Rachael Fiege's friends did not call the police for several hours after she fell down a flight of stairs.