"This does not allow people to become a vigilante," state Rep Jim Lucas said. "That's the farthest thing from it."
Indiana legislators are looking at teacher handgun training, animal cruelty, hemp and teacher pay.
"There's good people dying every day because they don't have access to services. It's life and death."
One opponent said, "We're talking about financially distressed households that are then paying exorbitant rates to borrow small amounts of money that are due on their next payday."
A bill approved by the Indiana Senate would require the state's Health Department every three years to give public schools a "best practices" manual for indoor air-quality management.
"There are folks who want to do nothing," the Republican governor said at a news conference. "They think what we have suffices. I disagree respectfully."
Updates on teacher pay and the hate crimes bill, plus added videos of the Republican House leader and Democrat legislative leaders talking about the session so far.
The legislation also would allow live dealers at the racetrack casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville.
The author of the changes to the bill said, "I want both sides to work together, and I want to find a compromise on this issue."
You know the traditional tools of animal dissection with the microscope and scalpel. Well, State Rep. Rahen Hatcher wants schoolkids to be able to go digital.