Earlier this week, the Republican Caucus announced our agenda for the 2018 legislative session.
Over the next two months, we will work to fight the drug epidemic, improve workforce development, support Indiana schools, reform civil forfeiture laws, and pursue many other important matters.
To accomplish these goals, the following bills have been filed in the Senate:
- Senate Bill 221 would prevent opioid abuse by phasing in a requirement for doctors to check INSPECT, the state’s prescription-monitoring service, when prescribing opioids to a patient.
- Senate Bill 50 would expand financial aid for job-training programs.
- Senate Bill 172 would require high schools to offer computer science courses.
- Senate Bill 189 would increase school funding to account for higher-than-expected enrollment.
- Senate Bill 177 would adjust Indiana’s diploma system to make sure all high-school graduates are provided with a better, more effective pathway into college or the workforce.
- Senate Bill 99 would reform Indiana’s civil forfeiture laws to better balance law-enforcement needs and property owners’ Constitutional rights.