A look at bills bottled up in Indiana Senate

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The following bills have been assigned by Senate President Pro Tem David Long to the Senate's rules committee, a step typically used to bottle up a proposal and prevent further action toward it becoming law:

- Prohibit state agencies or public universities from limiting firearms possession except for buildings that house courtrooms.

- Make any firearms or ammunition made in Indiana and remaining in the state not subject to federal laws or regulation.

- Allow public school districts to require recitation of the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of each school day.

- Prohibit abortions being sought based on the gender of the fetus or because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.

- Prohibit many arrests or searches by federal agents without written permission from the local county sheriff.

- Ban the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by law enforcement agencies or others to monitor a person or property without consent.

- Eliminate the use of grand juries by prosecutors to decide the filing of criminal charges.

- Prohibit Indiana government entities from implementing any policies relating to the United Nation's 1992 conference on the environment, the subject of the novel titled "Agenda 21" by conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

- Block public school districts from starting the school year until after Labor Day unless the district follows a year-round calendar or takes other steps.


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