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Indiana Catholic Conference

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ICC priority bills pass in final hours of Indiana General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS — State lawmakers passed several Indiana Catholic Conference priority bills during the final days and hours of the Indiana General Assembly, before they adjourned March 14. “It’s been a […]

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Bill to restore access to professional licenses for ‘Dreamers’ passes House, awaits Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to restore the ability of “Dreamers” to obtain professional licenses in Indiana passed the House March 5 by a vote of 88-8. The Senate is expected […]

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Bill to regulate Indiana abortion industry passes House

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill aimed at updating regulations to keep up with the abortion industry in Indiana passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Feb. 28 by a 67-26 vote. […]

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Bill to recognize fetus as person in homicides clears House panel

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to recognize the fetus as a person in cases of homicide cleared the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee by a unanimous vote Feb. 21. The […]

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Sex education ‘opt-in’ bill receives hearing in House committee

A bill to establish the state’s sex education program as an “opt-in” rather than an “opt-out” program received a lengthy hearing in the House Education Committee on Feb. 15. The […]

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Bill to expand IVF eggs source across state lines clears House

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to expand the source of eggs for in vitro fertilization cleared the House by a vote of 88-8, Jan. 23, and moves to the Senate. The […]

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Abortion regulation bill passes Senate, moves to House

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to enhance Indiana’s informed consent law for abortion has passed the Senate and now moves to the House for further consideration, as the Indiana General Assembly […]

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New loan product preys on low-income persons

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposal to expand short-term loan products that prey on low-income persons advanced in the Indiana House. The Indiana Catholic Conference opposed the proposal. House Bill 1319 would […]

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Nutrition eligibility plan for reformed drug felons passes Senate

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposal to lift a ban on nutrition program eligibility for reformed drug felons advanced in the Senate. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the measure. Indiana is one […]

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Payday lending bill makes practice more equitable for borrowers

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to make payday lending more equitable for borrowers is under consideration at the Indiana General Assembly this year. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the proposal. Senate […]

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Indiana General Assembly 2018 legislative session expected to be ‘fast and furious’

“Fast and furious” — these are the words used by Glenn Tebbe, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, to describe what’s ahead for the less than three-month session of […]

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ICC makes advances as Indiana General Assembly adjourns

INDIANAPOLIS — Each session of the Indiana General Assembly offers opportunities to promote the consistent life ethic and further the common good says Glenn Tebbe, executive director of the Indiana […]