News Releases

Leising: Bill to Reduce Emotional Support Animal Fraud Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) to reduce emotional support animal fraud passed the Senate Committee on Civil Law today by a vote of 6 to 3. more »

Ford: Foster Parent Bill of Rights Bill Passes Senate

A bill that would require the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to enact a foster parent bill of rights recently passed out of the Indiana Senate by a vote of 48-0, said State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute). more »

Bray: Civil Forfeiture Bill Passes Committee

A bill reforming Indiana’s civil forfeiture laws recently passed out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary by a vote of 7-0, said State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville). more »

Zay: Bill to Allow More Foster Children in Homes and Families Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2018) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) to increase the number of foster children allowed in a foster home recently passed the Senate by a vote of 49-0. more »

Sen. Merritt: Bill for Investigation of Overdose Deaths Passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) that would require county coroners to further investigate suspected overdose deaths passed the Senate today by a vote of 47-2. more »

Ford: Bill to Encourage Tourism Passes Committee

A bill that would authorize the County Council of Vigo County to adopt a county food and beverage tax recently passed out of Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy by a vote of 11-0, said State Sen. Jon Ford (R- Terre Haute). more »

Ruckelshaus: Food Desert Bill Passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) recently passed the Senate by a vote of 46-3. more »

Crider: Bill to Help Families of Fallen Public Safety Officers Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — A bill authored by State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) to expand survivor health coverage to families of fallen public safety officers passed the Senate today by a vote of 49 to 0. more »

Kruse: Bill to Allow Auctioneer Commission to Approve and Offer Online Courses Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to allow the Auctioneer Commission to approve and offer online courses recently passed the full Senate by a vote of 49-0. more »

Sen Delph: Savannah's Law to be Voted on by Full Senate

State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) authored a bill that would allow fire departments to provide voluntary vehicle carbon monoxide testing to the driver of a vehicle that will be voted on by the full Senate today during session. John and Wendy Bettis, the parents of Savannah Bettis, whom the bill is named after, will be in attendance in the balcony during the vote. more »