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2019 Legislative Session

Indiana lawmakers will convene on the Statehouse in January for the 2019 legislative session, where they'll determine the state budget for the next two years.

Lawmakers are also expected to consider bills about enhanced penalties for hate crimes, medical marijuana, sports wagering, workforce development, school safety, teacher pay, and much more. 

The session began January 3 and will end by April 29. Coverage from WFIU/WTIU and Indiana Public Broadcasting will be posted here throughout the session. 

Keep track of bills on the General Assembly website. Follow discussions about the session on Twitter by following our reporters and the hashtag #INLegis.

Key Stories

Apr 25, 2019

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2019 Session: Quiet With Few Major Controversies

A lot of Indiana lawmakers described the 2019 session the same way – it was a quiet one, with no big blowups or major controversies that typically characterize the General Assembly’s annual term.

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Apr 26, 2019

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2019 Session: How Did Lawmakers Address Big Education Issues This Year?

The 2019 legislative session has officially come to an end, and lawmakers’ attempts to address a number of education issues are receiving mixed reviews.

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All 2019 Session Coverage

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August 5, 2019

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Police Get Federal Funds For School Bus Stop Safety Enforcement

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are heading to law enforcement agencies across the state for increased school bus stop safety.

August 1, 2019

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Indiana Policymakers Fall Short In Cancer Prevention, New Report Says

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a report Thursday on what states have done to reduce cancer deaths – and organization leaders say Indiana lawmakers have largely fallen short.

July 5, 2019

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2 New Laws Take Aim At Those Accused Of Posting 'Revenge Porn'

One of the new laws that took effect Monday would make posting revenge porn a misdemeanor for a first offense, and a felony for a second offense.

July 4, 2019

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Some New 2019 Laws Not Yet In Effect

While most new Indiana laws took effect July 1, there are still a few that aren’t yet being enforced. 

July 4, 2019

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New Law Impacts Annexation Remonstrance Waivers

A bill that will impact the ability of property owners to challenge annexation is among hundreds that went into effect this week.

July 3, 2019

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New Laws Aim To Address Infant And Maternal Mortality

One new law will create a statewide program to connect mothers with perinatal navigators throughout their pregnancy. 

July 1, 2019

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Federal Judge Blocks 2019 Indiana Anti-Abortion Law

Another Indiana anti-abortion law has been – at least temporarily – halted by a federal judge. 

July 1, 2019

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Most 2019 Legislation Takes Effect July 1

Most of the nearly 300 new laws crafted by the General Assembly this year take effect Monday.

June 3, 2019

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ACLU Asks Federal Judge To Stop Latest Anti-Abortion Law From Taking Effect July 1

The ACLU was in court Monday to ask a judge to prevent Indiana’s latest anti-abortion law from going into effect – it would largely ban the most common form of second trimester abortions from being performed in Indiana.

June 3, 2019

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Judge To Hear Arguments Over 2019 Indiana Abortion Lawsuit

The 2019 legislation largely bans the second trimester procedures known as dilation and evacuation abortions, or D&Es.

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May 27, 2019

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Scaled-Back Volunteer Coach Discipline Measure Becomes Law

A law set to take effect this year closes a loophole in how state statute deals with volunteer coaches at schools who commit felonies.

May 22, 2019

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State To Study Logging, Forest Management Over The Summer

The idea for the study committee came from a failed House motion by Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) that would have set up a task force to look at practices like logging and make recommendations to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

May 21, 2019

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Lawmakers Approve Study Topics For Summer Committees

Prescription drug prices and rising health care costs, ticket scalping, and adoption subsidies are just some of the issues lawmakers will tackle in study committees this year.

May 17, 2019

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Indiana Black Caucus To Focus On Advocacy At 2019 Town Halls

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will hold a series of town halls in communities across the state over the next few months.

May 16, 2019

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Hill, Curry Again Clash Over Abortion Lawsuit

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry are again clashing over a state abortion lawsuit.

May 10, 2019

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Holcomb Signs Off On Carbon Storage Project

The carbon dioxide storage is part of a $450 million project proposed by Wabash Valley Resources LLC for an anhydrous ammonia fertilizer plant near Terre Haute.

May 10, 2019

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Ellington: Local Government Bill Gives Voice To Monroe Co. Residents Outside Bloomington

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill earlier this week that voids annexation remonstrance waivers from before July 2003.

May 9, 2019

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Governor Signs Perinatal Bill To Address Infant Mortality

The perinatal navigator program provides care to low-income, first time mothers in Indiana and was referenced as a model during the legislative session.

May 8, 2019

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Holcomb Signs Landmark Gambling Bill

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Wednesday legislation that makes seismic shifts in Indiana’s gaming industry.

May 7, 2019

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Adult Diploma Reimbursement Bill Signed Into Law

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law this week that will fund adult high school diploma programs based on performance – not just enrollment. The requirements will affect programs across the state.

May 3, 2019

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Bills Penalizing Revenge Porn Become Law

Legislation that imposes civil and criminal penalties on those who share so-called “revenge porn” is now state law.

May 1, 2019

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State Funding At 4? Minor Budget Shift Means More Younger Kindergartners Count Too

The state is willing to send funding to schools even if they enroll some 4-year-olds in kindergarten at the start of the upcoming school year.

April 30, 2019

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Efforts To Reduce Smoking Sidelined During Legislative Session

An effort to raise Indiana’s tobacco tax failed during this year’s legislative session as well as other attempts to reduce smoking in the Hoosier state.

April 30, 2019

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Holcomb Signs Career And Technical Education Bill Into Law

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a career and technical education bill into law Tuesday afternoon at a high school manufacturing center in Seymour, Indiana.

April 30, 2019

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Indiana Governor Signs Stadium, Pacers Arena Subsidy Plan

The dedication of nearly $400 million in public subsidies toward two Indianapolis sports stadium projects has been signed into law.

April 29, 2019

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Governor Says He Could Boost Child Services Agency Again

Indiana's governor signed a new two-year budget Monday and pledged to work to restore some of the money lawmakers trimmed from his proposal to boost funding for the state's child welfare agency if the amount ends up being insufficient.

April 29, 2019

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Holcomb Defends Signing Latest Anti-Abortion Bill

The bill largely bans the second trimester procedure known as dilation and evacuation abortions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has already filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down the legislation.

April 29, 2019

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Holcomb Defends Spending Priorities As He Signs New State Budget

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the state’s next two-year budget into law Monday as he defended how Republican budget writers prioritized the state’s dollars.

April 29, 2019

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Lawmakers Impose New Taxes On Short Term Rental Owners

Hoosiers who rent out their homes through platforms such as Airbnb will now have to pay sales and innkeeper’s taxes to the state.

April 26, 2019

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Weekly Statehouse Update: Budget-Writing Session Wraps Up, Gaming Overhaul

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

April 26, 2019

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Mixed Bag For Monroe County School Districts Following Funding Formula Tweaks

Indiana legislators passed a two-year budget this week that increases tuition support across the state by $539 million. But that money won’t go to all schools.

April 25, 2019

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Environment Legislation 2019: What's A Law, What Failed & What's Waiting

There were a lot of surprises on the energy and environment front in this 2019 legislative session.

April 25, 2019

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Funding For Doulas Cut Out Of Budget

A bill to cover doulas under Medicaid passed the Indiana legislature and was signed into law. The money for the measure, however, was stripped out of the budget in the last days of session.

April 25, 2019

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Hemp Regulation Bill Goes To The Governor

Lawmakers in both chambers passed legislation Wednesday that would allow Indiana to regulate the growth and sale of hemp.

April 25, 2019

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ACLU Sues Indiana Over Latest Anti-Abortion Law

This latest legal action is the seventh abortion lawsuit the ACLU filed in the last eight years. It's secured court victories in every one.

April 25, 2019

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Vaping Tax Bill Dies As 2019 Session Ends

A bill to impose a tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes couldn’t make it to the finish line as the 2019 legislative session ended.

April 25, 2019

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Juvenile Law Change Nixed Despite Noblesville School Shooting

The push for the law came after prosecutors couldn't seek adult charges against the 13-year-old boy who wounded a classmate and teacher at a Noblesville middle school because no one died in the May 25 shooting .

April 25, 2019

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General Assembly Passes Two-Year Budget

Hoosiers now know what the state budget will look like for the next two years. It boosts funding for education, but schools with declining enrollment will still lose money.

April 24, 2019

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General Assembly Sends Adult Education Bill to Governor

The Indiana General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would give money to adult high school programs to reward student achievement.

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