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Raatz: Bill to update teacher preparation program requirements passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would update requirements and improve transparency for teacher preparation programs in Indiana today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to help address the opioid epidemic passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would help address the opioid epidemic facing Indiana today passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Leising: Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill sponsored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would allow minors to receive pregnancy-related care today passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray

President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 198 in the Senate: more »

Grooms to serve on national and regional committees

State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) has been nominated by Indiana Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve as a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Early Learning Fellows program as well as The Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwestern Legislative Conference Health and Human Services Committee during 2019 and 2020. more »

Kruse: Bill to require Indiana public high schools to administer civics test passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) that would require Indiana public high schools to administer a civics test to students as part of the required high school curriculum today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 93 to 3. more »

Statement from State Sen. John Ruckelshaus

State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) made the following statement today following the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 198 in the Senate: more »

Merritt: Bill to improve addiction recovery treatment passes House

STATE HOUSE (April 2, 2019) — Today, a bill authored by State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) that would help improve addiction recovery treatment in Indiana passed the House of Representatives unanimously. more »

Freeman: Bill to help Hoosier businesses passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that would help Hoosier small businesses today passed the House of Representatives by a vote 79 to 15. more »