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Take Action Now to Support Passage of a Strong Bias Crimes Law

Indiana companies are in an intense battle for talent as they struggle to find enough skilled workers. That’s why it’s so critical for the state to remove any real or perceived mark against it. We simply can’t fill all the jobs and expand business by relying on Hoosiers alone. Indiana must be seen as a welcoming place. Not having [...]

2019-03-08T12:33:54-04:00March 8th, 2019|

Senate Majority Fails to Follow Will of Voters, Passes Generic Bias Crimes Bill

Senate Bill 12  – Sentencing and Bias Crimes Authored by Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michigan City) and Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) As amended, says the court may consider bias in imposing a criminal sentence. The Latest: Approved by the Senate Public Policy Committee 9-1 on Monday. On second reading on Tuesday, the list of protected categories was removed via a Senate [...]

2019-02-22T12:37:25-04:00February 22nd, 2019|

Chamber on Senate Passage of Generic Bias Crimes Bill

(INDIANAPOLIS) — President and CEO Kevin Brinegar says the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is deeply disappointed with the actions taken by the Republican majority in removing the categories of victims protected by the bias crimes legislation (Senate Bill 12): “Unfortunately, what passed the Senate today does not meet the all-important criteria of a meaningful bias crimes law. The Indiana Chamber [...]

2019-02-21T16:23:00-04:00February 21st, 2019|

Chamber Take on Bias Crimes Hearing This Morning

*UPDATED*: Legislation to pass a bias crimes law took center stage this morning as SB 12, authored by Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michigan City), went before the Senate Public Policy Committee. This is a priority issue for the Indiana Chamber and we will be pushing for the most all-encompassing measure to be enacted. Senate Bill [...]

2019-02-18T13:56:20-04:00February 18th, 2019|

Top Story: Bias Crimes Hearing on Monday

Legislation to pass a bias crimes law takes center stage next week as SB 12, authored by Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michigan City), is set to go before the Senate Public Policy Committee Monday morning. This is a priority issue for the Indiana Chamber and we will be pushing for the most all-encompassing measure to [...]

2019-02-15T13:36:15-04:00February 15th, 2019|

New Statewide Poll: Hoosiers Support Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Pass Bias Crimes Law

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A new statewide poll of Hoosier voters shows strong support for two of the Indiana Chamber’s leading policy priorities for the 2019 Indiana General Assembly session. The Indiana Chamber and allies are advocating for improving health outcomes for smokers through increasing the cigarette tax by $2 a pack and raising the legal smoking age to 21. In the [...]

2019-01-22T11:25:46-04:00January 22nd, 2019|

Indiana Chamber: Bias Crimes Law Needed

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is in support of the state passing a bias/hate crimes law. The organization’s board of directors, which includes more than 100 business leaders from throughout the state, voted in favor of the stance at yesterday’s fall board meeting. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar: “We are pleased that Governor Holcomb is making [...]

2018-11-14T09:29:33-04:00November 14th, 2018|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00-04:00October 15th, 2018|