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Bill Watch: HB 1568 passed the Senate 28-20 and now heads to Governor Holcomb for his signature

House Bill 1568 allows pharmacists who meet certain requirements to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives (contraceptives). Establishes requirements for pharmacists who elect to prescribe and dispense contraceptives. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy (board) to adopt rules. Provides that a pharmacist is not required to prescribe a contraceptive to a woman if the pharmacist believes the contraceptive is contraindicated or objects on ethical, moral, or religious grounds.

Eric Koch Voted - Yes

Chris May Voted - Yes


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Bill Watch: House Bill 1177 Passes and heads to the Senate

Handgun training for teachers. Creates a specialized firearms safety, education, and training curriculum (curriculum) for teachers, school staff, and school employees. Specifies curriculum requirements. Authorizes funds from the: (1) Indiana safe schools fund; (2) Indiana secured schools fund; and (3) school corporation and charter school safety advance program; to be used for the purpose of providing specialized firearms instruction to certain teachers, school staff, and school employees, and for providing counseling services to students, teachers, school staff, and school employees in the event of a school shooting.

Chris May Voted - Yes


Chris May voted yes for House Bill 1177.

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Indiana bill to protect tenants who lose water, heat dies in the Senate

The bill was heard in the Judiciary Committee, where senators amended the bill by gutting it and adding language recommending it be sent to a study committee.

Senate Bill 2

Taxation of pass through entities. Authorizes certain pass through entities to make an election to pay tax at the entity level based on each owner's aggregate share of adjusted gross income. Provides a refundable tax credit equal to the amount of tax paid by the electing entity with regard to the owner's share. Allows a credit for pass through entity taxes that are imposed by and paid to another state. Makes certain changes to provisions that apply to taxpayers who file a combined return for the financial institutions tax. Makes conforming changes for purposes of partnership audit and administrative adjustments.

Eric Koch Voted - YES

Senate Bill 265

Senate Bill 265, authored by Sen. Ford, would increase the maximum income threshold for families to qualify for TANF to 50 percent of the federal poverty level after two years. Currently, a family of three has to have a net monthly income below about $300 to qualify for TANF.

Eric Koch Voted - YES


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Eric Koch


State Senator District 44

200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400

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Representative District 65

Chris May

200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-9981 or 1-800-382-9841

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State Representative for House District 65, which includes all of Lawrence County, and portions of Jackson, Orange and Washington counties. 

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Indiana Governor

Eric J. Holcomb

51st Governor of the State of Indiana

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