Nearly half of cases reported in Marion County were dismissed because victims and witnesses wouldn't testify.
Advocates are concerned the AHCA will reduce protections for domestic violence victims who may suffer long-term physical and mental health problems.
It allows people protected by restraining orders to carry handguns without a license for up to 60 days.
The policy includes any prospective student-athlete, transfer student or incoming freshman.
The House voted 95-0 Monday to approve the measure. It returns now to the Senate to approve changes.
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Laura Berry says her organization didn’t ask lawmakers for a funding increase.
The bill would provide the option after a domestic violence victim gets a restraining order.
A House committee debated a series of firearm regulations, including one to allow people protected by restraining orders to carry a handgun without a license.
Between July 2013 and July 2014, more than 1700 people seeking shelter in domestic violence shelters were turned away due to lack of space.
Lawmakers will wrestle with the question of whether domestic violence victims should get insurance payouts when their spouse destroys property next session.