Statewide smoking ban, resisting-police bills unsettled

Indiana lawmakers have just a few days left in this year's debates on whether there should be a statewide smoking ban and when residents might be legally justified in using force against police officers.

Those are a couple of the prominent issues that remain undecided ahead of Friday's planned adjournment of the 2012 legislative session.

A House-Senate conference committee was set to have a public meeting Wednesday on the bill reacting to the to a public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling last year that residents didn't have the right to resist police officers even during an illegal entry. Law enforcement groups have said they're worried the measure could spark more violence against police.

Legislators also are still talking about whether bars should be exempted from the smoking ban.

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