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Pressure Now on ADL to Properly Recognize State’s New Hate Crimes Law

Indiana is officially the 46th state with a hate crimes statute! On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 198 into law. The previous day, the Senate concurred on the House-amended measure 34-14. While language in the bill (see bolded text) isn’t as delineated as we originally advocated for, it’s still a very meaningful hate crimes bill. It is [...]

2019-04-05T15:38:45-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Hate Crimes Bill Signed by Governor; Pressure Now on ADL to Properly Recognize State’s Actions

Indiana is officially the 46th state with a hate crimes statute! On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 198 into law. The previous day, the Senate concurred on the House-amended measure 34-14. While language in the bill (see bolded text) isn’t as delineated as we originally advocated for, it’s still a very meaningful hate crimes bill. It is [...]

2019-04-05T13:49:37-04:00April 5th, 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|

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|

Trump Administration Delays Burdensome WOTUS Rule; Donnelly Approves

This week, the Trump administration formally suspended the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule for two more years, which will be well after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to have its replacement ready to go. WOTUS would have given the EPA greater jurisdiction, leading to small waterways like wetlands and ponds being subject to federal rule. This [...]

2018-02-02T13:05:11-04:00February 2nd, 2018|