Another sterling report from the people at Indiana Public Media.
More than 200 new pieces of legislation go into effect today . The bills vary in subject from texting while driving and guns to small crimes and kindergarten.
Because of their variety, the new bills impact virtually everyone in some way. Indiana University Political Science and Philanthropic Studies professor Marjorie Hershey said that almost everything the legislature does influences people in ways they don’t realize.
During the session, the Indiana State General Assembly debated more that 40-pieces of education related education. Many of those bills went into effect including legislation limiting teacher collective bargaining and pay, expanding charter schools, and altering the school funding formula.