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Drug Dealing Resulting In Death Bill Goes To Governor

Feb 27, 2018

Legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday creates a new crime to charge drug dealers with higher penalties if the person they deliver those drugs to overdoses and dies. But some lawmakers worry the measure will ensnare otherwise innocent people.

A recently published study from Indiana researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and IUPUI identifies what conditions patients may face based on their social situations. The look “upstream” to try to predict and prevent illness.

The study focused on the conditions that most impact health including the physical, economic, behavioral and social environments where people are born, live and die.

Sweeping Changes Made To Teacher Licensing Bill

Feb 27, 2018

Lawmakers are looking for ways to address the state teacher shortage, and a House committee amended a bill Tuesday, to allow more people to work before they pass their licensing exam.

Senate Committee Changes Self-Driving Vehicles Bill

Feb 27, 2018

A Senate committee made changes Tuesday to a bill regulating autonomous vehicles. The bill’s Senate sponsor says the amendment seeks to find a middle ground between self-driving car manufacturers and those who want tighter controls on the industry.

Indiana House lawmakers took steps Tuesday to ensure recipients of the federal immigration program known as DACA will be able to receive and renew professional licenses.

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency recently changed its applications to better comply with a 2011 state immigration law. The move meant thousands of DACA recipients were barred from professional licenses.

Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) says PLA is only following state law – but that law has serious consequences.

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