INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement on the news that Senate Bill 167 would no longer be considered in the Senate:

“I’m glad that Senate Republicans listened to our well-trained and experienced teachers who testified about the damaging consequences of this bill,” Sen. Taylor said. “If we really want to help students, we should look at bills to address student suicide, get rid of school book fees, take COVID-19 seriously so schools can stay open and encourage critical thinking in our students. Addressing these issues are what our schools and communities need, not divisive culture wars like SB 167.

“I’m glad to see SB 167 stopped, and I hope that bills like it, such as House Bill 1134, are also blocked from advancing. Indiana’s classrooms should be a place where students can learn about facts and history without censorship. My caucus will continue to stand with our teachers and students in opposition to bringing partisanship and misinformation into our classrooms.”


Senate Minority Leader Greg Taylor represents Senate District 33 which includes portions of Wayne, Pike, Washington and Center townships in Marion County. For more information on Sen. Taylor, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit