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What Bills Are Left In The Legislative Session?

Lawmakers are winding down the 2017 legislative session, with nearly 80Â bills already signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The official deadline for adjournment of both the House and Senate is April 29, but legislators are expected to wrap up about a week early.

Here's a summary of what's left in the session.

Bills Signed Into Law



For a complete list of bills signed into law and awaiting final approval, click here

  • HB 1250, granting a lifetime handgun license to police officers, sheriffs or their deputies and law enforcement officers of the United States government who have 20 or more years of service.
  • HB 1080, establishing a a commission on improving the status of children.


Bills Awaiting Final Approval Or Veto From Gov. Holcomb



For a complete list of bills signed into law and awaiting final approval, click here

Once legislators send a bill to Gov. Holcomb for final approval, he has seven days to review the legislation and make a decision. If the bill is unsigned, it automatically becomes law on the eighth day.Â

  • SB 404, grants a judge the right to notify a minor's parents after a judicial hearing to grant consent for an abortion.
  • SB 309, gradually reducing the amount of credit a person can get for sending excess energy generated by solar panels or wind turbines back to the grid.
  • HB 1200, requiring that children under age 18 wear a helmet while operating an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV.
  • SB 322, requiring law enforcement take a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a felony offense.
  • SB 423, banning higher education institutions from establishing "sanctuary" policies.
  • HB 1438, allowing local officials to establish a syringe exchange program without state approval.
  • HB 1024, codifying religious freedoms for students in schools.
  • SB 246, legalizing baby boxes in Indiana hospitals.


Bills No Longer In Consideration



  • SB 420, requiring the preservation of 10 percent of the Indiana State Forests where no logging could take place.
  • SB 439, establishing stricter penalties for crimes motivated by an individual's race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
  • SB 136, establishing an independent redistricting commission that would draw legislative maps.
  • HB 1494, amending regulations for confined feeding operations (CFOs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), large livestock farms.


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