Sean Eberhart

A House committee Wednesday added the entire contents of a controversial bill on gun regulations to a different bill dealing with firearms.

House Bill 1071 allows people protected by restraining orders to carry handguns without a license for up to 60 days. The controversial measure passed the House last month and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate.

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House lawmakers approved a bill Monday that regulates Indiana’s high-fenced deer hunting preserves, sending the measure to the governor. That comes more than a decade after the legislature first began working on the issue.

The state tried to shut down high-fenced hunting preserves more than 10 years ago.  A court battle finally ended last year with a ruling that said the state couldn’t regulate the facilities at all, under current law. 

A Shelbyville state representative is sponsoring legislation that aims to help Hoosiers save for retirement.

Rep. Sean Eberhart says upwards of 50-percent of all Hoosier workers don't have access to employer-sponsored retirement savings plans.

That's why he says he's sponsoring the "HERO," or Hoosier Employee Retirement Options, bill during the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly.

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House Republicans have selected Matthew Lehman (R-Berne) as their new majority leader.

Lehman defeated Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) in a Republican caucus after what Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) describes as a friendly discussion.

“In a very respectful discussion from both veteran legislators, both with their own unique talents and characteristics, it was good. It was healthy,” Bosma says.

Amended High-Fenced Deer Hunting Bill Passes Committee

Mar 31, 2015
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A Senate committee passed an amended version of a bill Monday that would regulate Indiana’s high-fenced hunting industry.

Legislators have been debating the issue for a decade.

The bill attempts to address some of the issues deer farmers, hunting preserve owners and wildlife advocates have been at odds over for years.

It would regulate deer hunting preserves, fees and setting up licensing requirements.

Republican Representative Sean Eberhart says it would also address concerns about Chronic Wasting Disease making its way into Indiana.

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Controversial changes to Indiana’s gaming tax made in a House committee were taken out of a bill on the House floor Tuesday.

An amendment in the Ways and Means committee to gaming legislation last week eliminated the state’s admissions tax, changed the wagering tax and forced communities with casinos to renegotiate local agreements with those gaming facilities. 

Those changes could have cost local communities tens of millions of dollars.