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Provision could force Indiana attorney general from office

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators have taken their first step toward possibly forcing the state’s attorney general from office if his law license is suspended over allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of a female state legislator and inappropriately touched three other women.

The Indiana House voted 83-9 Monday in favor of a proposal that would prohibit anyone whose law license is suspended for at least 30 days from serving as attorney general.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill is awaiting a decision from the state Supreme Court on a recommendation that his law license be suspended for at least 60 days.

Hill has denied wrongdoing and is seeking reelection.