A look at bills bottled up in Indiana Senate... Created by kblakeslee on 1/8/2013 6:22:49 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ 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.