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Merritt Announces 2018 Law Enforcement Bills

STATE HOUSE (Oct. 10, 2017) – State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) today announced bills he plans to author for the 2018 legislative session to help law enforcement work effectively, protect officers and help reduce violent crime.

“After conversations with law enforcement representatives, we determined areas in state code that need to be changed or updated to help them continue to do their jobs well,” Merritt said. “I will continue to advocate for and support legislation that helps those in law enforcement, which in turn will improve the safety of all Hoosiers.”

These bills include increasing penalties for drug dealers and violent criminals, eliminating the synthetic drug statute, returning to the three-gram threshold for drug dealing charges, and reintroducing a bill that would protect off-duty law enforcement officers.


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