The bill was inspired by Jenny Wendt, whose perpetrator confessed to raping her but could not be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations.
Under current law, the statute of limitations to prosecute for rape is five years.
There will likely be several new bills when the General Assembly reconvenes next year dealing with sexual assault.
Sexual assault survivor Jenny Wendt is advocating a change to legislature that allows her accused rapist - who confessed to the crime - to walk free.
The man who raped Jenny Wendt confessed this year but he can't be prosecuted because of Indiana's statute of limitations.
The current statute of limitation on rape is five years in Indiana, but a rape survivor is challenging this with a petition to extend the limitation.
A 39-year-old man will not face charges from a 2005 rape because the statute of limitations has passed.
The proposal would require Indiana study the factors causing the state's high rate of sexual assault.
Sheriff John Layton says a male and a female inmate were left unsupervised in the same part of the jail.
Days before the General Election, Richard Mourdock is trying to regain voter support after his controversial remarks about rape.