News Releases

Statement from State Sen. Jim Merritt

STATE HOUSE (May 3, 2019) — “I am pleased Gov. Holcomb recently signed Senate Enrolled Act 474 into law. This piece of legislation, which I authored, increases the penalties for animal abuse and keeps offenders from owning, harboring or training pets in the future. more »

Freeman: Bill to help Hoosier residents save money signed by Gov. Holcomb

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2019) — A bill amended by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that ensures Hoosiers living in a consolidated city are not forced to connect to a sanitary sewer system was signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Statement from State Sen. Erin Houchin

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) made the following statement today regarding the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session. more »

Kruse: Legislation to require Indiana public high schools to administer civics test signed by Gov. Holcomb

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that requires Indiana public high schools to administer a civics test to students as part of the required high school curriculum was recently signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Kruse: Legislation to engage students and senior citizen community signed by Gov. Holcomb

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that works to improve school environments by engaging the senior citizen community was recently signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb. more »

Statement from State Sen. Rodric Bray

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today following the passing of former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar: more »

Raatz: Bill to track hunting guide services moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help track hunting guide services in Indiana recently passed the Senate and House of Representatives. more »

Statement from State Sen. Rodric Bray

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding the final state budget proposal: more »

Statement from State Sen. Ryan Mishler

State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, made the following statement today regarding the conference committee report on House Bill 1001: more »

Raatz: Bill to help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs moves to governor

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would help ensure proper oversight of virtual education programs today passed the Senate by a vote of 39 to 7. more »