Sen. Larry Lutz, D-Evansville, introduced this bill that would have reduced the maximum time that a sheriff’s deputy may be suspended without a public hearing. Under current law, a sheriff can punish a deputy in secret without public hearings for up to 15 days. This proposal would have shortened that time frame to five days. The bill failed to get a hearing in Senate committees. The bill failed to get a hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and Interstate Cooperation chaired by Sen. Marvin Riegsecker, R-Goshen.