Cellphone ban, pregnancy accommodations face Indiana debates


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse after deadlines last week on advancing bills for action during the last half of this year’s legislative session.

Bills to combat distracted driving with a ban on the use of handheld cellphones and toughen penalties for stores caught selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 appear on their way to becoming law.

But a proposal supported by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb that would require more Indiana businesses to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant women is in trouble after facing resistance from some business groups.

The 10-week legislative session that resumed Monday is s scheduled to end by mid-March.


  1. Hello Jon
    I live in Michigan, but Elkhart is a primary city of travel, shopping, my wife and son’s employment, etc.
    What more can you tell us about the cell phone debate? Is there a link or any information on this you can provide?
    Thanks for your help.


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