Indiana lawmakers pass numerous bills on last day of session
Lawmakers rushing to find agreement on several key issues during the final day of Indiana’s legislative session reached consensus on some measures, shipping them to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk.
A two-year budget and roads funding plan still awaits approval, as does a measure addressing the state’s much-maligned ISTEP exam.
Here’s a look at what’s succeeded so far:
CBD OIL FOR EPILEPSY
People with certain types of epilepsy could use a marijuana-derived oil as treatment under a bill that passed the House unanimously. Lawmakers have long resisted efforts to allow substances containing cannabidiol — a compound studies suggest lessen the severity of seizures found in the marijuana or hemp plant — but that changed this year. Holcomb hasn’t signaled whether he plans to sign the bill. Spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson said he will consider it carefully.