"Chaos" at the Statehouse

Indiana's legislative session ended on a chaotic note. Lawmakers even worked past their midnight deadline. Several key issues fell short.

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 8:25 AM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 10:34 AM

INDIANA (WTHI) - Indiana's legislative session ended on a chaotic note. Lawmakers even worked past their midnight deadline.

Several key issues fell short, anywhere from school safety to gun rights.

A bill that would allow guns on school property during a worship session didn't make the cut. Another major bill that died would have allowed Ball State University to take over Muncie schools.

Lawmakers say the school district is more than $10 million in debt right now.

Several tax bills didn't make the midnight deadline either.

Lawmakers in the House are blasting the Senate after they took a half day Tuesday with several bills left unfinished.

Lawmakers did take steps forward last night on other key issues.

A bill allowing anyone to use CBD oil is now on its way to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. This bill had overwhelming support from both the House and Senate.

Last year, lawmakers voted to allow people with severe epilepsy to use CBD oil. Now, they're taking it a step further after a year of confusion over the substance.

Another bill that passed late last night allows parents to get their kids out of sex education classes in school.

Lawmakers also approved several bills that will improve jobs.

Governor Holcomb will need to sign these bills before they can become law.

News 10 will keep you updated which bills are signed.

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