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Alting: Bill to expand charity gaming, help Indiana businesses, passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would make changes to charity gaming laws to help businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Indiana Senate today by a vote of 38 to 10. more »

Alting: Bill to allow limited alcohol and gambling on Madam Carroll passes Senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would permit limited dockside gambling and carryout of alcoholic beverages on jumbo boats, such as the Madam Carroll, passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 40-7. more »

Alting: COVID-19 liability protections bill passes Senate

A bill co-authored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) that would provide liability protections to Indiana businesses, organizations and individuals in coronavirus-related lawsuits passed the Senate today by a vote of 40 to 8. more »

Zay: Bill to expand rural internet access passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would expand rural internet access passed the Indiana Senate today unanimously. more »

Zay: Pharmacy benefit management bill passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 24, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would protect pharmacies and people who are prescribed drugs passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday, Feb. 23 by a vote of 45-3. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray 2.18.2021

State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today following Gov. Holcomb signing Senate Enrolled Act 1 into law: more »

Zay: Bill to free up money for teacher pay passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2021) — A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would allow Indiana schools to claim federal Medicaid reimbursements for providing Individualized Education Program (IEP) services and special education services recently passed the Indiana Senate by an unanimous vote. more »

Bill to study IMPD oversight passes committee

A bill authored by State Sen. Jack E. Sandlin that would request a study of creating a five-member state board to oversee the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) passed out of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today. more »

Statement from Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Connie Lawson's resignation announcement: more »

Op-ed: Leising: Free mental health services available for communities across Senate District 42

As a retired nurse, I have advocated for statewide health and well-being throughout my tenure as a state senator. The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the mental health of many people throughout the state, but programs like the Be Well Crisis Helpline serve as excellent resources for those who are struggling during this difficult time. more »