Republican Sen. Sue Glick of LaGrange says there wasn't enough support to move her bill forward. She cited amendments sought by fellow GOP Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel that would have gutted the bill.
"While I have made the decision not to move the bill this year, I will continue working on this issue in the coming months with the hopes of possibly bringing it back during next year’s legislative session,” Glick said in a statement.
The other four states are Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Wyoming.
The measure would have allowed judges to impose tougher sentences for crimes motivated by race, religion, sex, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Similar measures proposed in past years also failed.