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Frye protects riverboat communities’ gaming revenue

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives this week approved an amendment authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would help protect the revenue local communities receive from riverboat earnings.

Miller: House passes bill protecting the manufactured home industry, consumers

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Doug Miller’s (R-Elkhart) bill that would require manufactured home dealers to be licensed through the Secretary of State.

House passes Frye’s bill providing leeway when hauling wood products

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in favor of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would give truck drivers more leeway when transporting wood products. 

House approves Mayfield’s bill helping reserve police officers

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) bill that would task lawmakers with studying how the state can better meet the needs of reserve police officers. 

House passes Schaibley’s bill aimed at combating crimes through DNA

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted 81-16 in support of a bill co-authored  State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) that would allow law enforcement to expand the use of DNA to combat and solve crimes. 

Rep. Cook honors Farm Bureau with House resolution

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently recognized the Indiana Farm Bureau for its dedication to infusing agriculture in Hoosier classrooms. 

House passes VanNatter’s legislation prioritizing clean drinking water

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed State Rep. Heath VanNatter’s (R-Kokomo) bill Wednesday that would provide for the responsible, accountable expansion of clean water sources by utilities in Indiana. “Expanding our water and wastewater service systems into new communities is crucial as

Rep. Ziemke: House passes bills to combat Indiana’s drug crisis

Posted by: Zach Weismiller & Emily Messmer  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously supported a pair of State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) bills Tuesday to address the state’s growing drug epidemic. According to a recent report, three in 10 new mothers who gave birth at a hospital located in Richmond last year tested positive for illegal

House approves McNamara’s bill aimed at solving crimes through DNA

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) bill Tuesday that would allow law enforcement to expand the use of DNA to combat and solve crimes. Under House Bill 1577, those arrested for a felony would have a DNA sample taken through a cheek swab. The sample would be

House advances Morrison’s proposal to study autism-related programs, services

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The House of Representatives passed a proposal co-authored by State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) that would task a study committee with examining autism-related programs and services. “More Hoosiers are being diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders, and we need to make sure they have resources

Friend’s CBD oil bill moves to the Senate

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – State Rep. Bill Friend’s (R-Macy) legislation to allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for severe epilepsy passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday with a vote of 98-0.

Rep. Frye welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

Local grads gain valuable experience with Rep. Negele at the Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller & Emily Messmer  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Abigail Campbell, a resident of Veedersburg, is the daughter of Greg and Stephanie Campbell. She is a Fountain Central High School graduate

Key committee advances Huston's workforce development legislation

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – The House Committee on Ways and Means passed a proposal authored by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) that works to attract, retain and improve Indiana’s workforce. “There is no more important issue in Indiana than developing a strong, well-trained workforce,” Huston said. “In an economy that is

Local grad gains valuable experience with Rep. Pressel at the Statehouse

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – A South Central High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.

House passes Eberhart’s bill adding a Shelby Co. magistrate

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – The House of Representatives Monday voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow for the appointment of a full-time magistrate in Shelby County. 

Cook's bill providing students more course options moves to Senate

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Tony Cook’s (R-Cicero) bill that would give students more access to specialty classes and programs that their schools may not provide. 

Ellington’s controlled substance bill passes out of House

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington’s (R-Bloomington) proposal that would add two drugs to the controlled substance list passed out of the House of Representatives today. According to Ellington, one of the substances, U-47700, is typically produced overseas in unregulated labs in China or Eastern Europe. The most common

Lehe honors FFA with House resolution

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CELEBRATING FFA: State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) recognizes the FFA on Monday by sponsoring a House concurrent resolution during the FFA Page Day at the Indiana Statehouse. Jessica Mars, Indiana FFA state president, looks on as Lehe introduces the state officers. The FFA was established in 1928 to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a

House passes Arnold’s legislation allowing CBD oil treatment for Hoosiers with epilepsy

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday, which would allow Hoosiers to use cannibidiol oil to treat epilepsy, according to the bill’s co-author, State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth). House Bill 1148 would allow a person to possess CBD oil if they or their child have been diagnosed

Olthoff’s domestic violence bill passes out of House

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — State Rep. Julie Olthoff’s (R-Crown Point) proposal that would create a statewide domestic violence fatality review committee passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives today. “In 2003, legislation was written that would allow counties to establish a domestic violence fatality review team,”

House approves Steuerwald’s bill aimed at solving crimes through DNA

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives passed State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) bill Tuesday that would allow law enforcement to expand the use of DNA to combat and solve crimes. Under House Bill 1577, those arrested for a felony would have a DNA profile taken through a cheek swab. The profile would be run through

House passes Zent’s resolution to help returning veterans

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) is urging U.S. Congress to enact legislation that would help veterans receive their GI Bill benefits to become railroad conductors. 

Rep. Smith welcomes student pages to the Statehouse

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — State Rep. Milo Smith (R- Columbus) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Smith on the House floor as he conducted the people’s business: Axel Adlen, from Columbus, attends ABC Stewart; Zoe Bishop,

House approves Davisson’s bill establishing mobile addiction teams

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously today in favor of State Rep. Steve Davisson’s (R-Salem) bill that would create mobile addiction teams to serve more rural areas of Indiana affected by the opioid crisis. Davisson said many families struggling with opioid addiction often cannot find appropriate

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