At issue is whether private university police departments must comply with public records laws.
The groups filed a lawsuit last year to gain access to emails between a House Republican lawmaker and utility companies.
Citizen advocacy groups filed a lawsuit to gain access to emails between a House Republican legislator and utility companies.
The legislation comes after ESPN filed a lawsuit claiming Notre Dame Security Police violated public records laws.
At stake is whether the private university's police department should have to comply with state public records requests.
Whatever the courts decide, the ruling will impact private universities throughout the state that have police forces.
The Indiana House Republican Caucus is facing a lawsuit over its decision to withhold e-mails shared between one of its members and several utility companies.
Of 90 records requests the IU Media School made to local agencies such as sheriff's and health departments, only 48 received responses.
Ancestry.com will digitize more 13 million state records with no cost to the state.
The new rule would only be in place long enough until an administrative decision with the rule of law could be adopted.