Indiana Lawmakers Hit Snag on 'Puppy Mill' Bill
State Senate and House members appeared to hit a snag in negotiations Monday on a bill that would regulate large-scale dog breeding operations.

Republican Sen. Brent Steele of Bedford suggested several changes to the proposal to regulate so-called puppy mills. Steele's proposal would prohibit cities and counties from enacting local ordinances that more strictly regulate dog breeders.

Democratic Rep. Linda Lawson of Hammond says local governments should be allowed to have more stringent regulations.

Steele says he's willing to change other parts of his proposal, but he isn't willing to budge on that portion of the bill.

Lawmakers on a joint House-Senate conference committee are working to see whether a compromise can be reached before the legislative session ends Wednesday.