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Wright laments bill reducing role of elected Supt. of Public Instruction

Wright laments bill reducing role of elected Supt. of Public Instruction
For immediate release: April 16, 2015         INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Melanie Wright today issued the following statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 1 by the Indiana House of Representatives yesterday (Wed., April 15):       "This week, the Indiana House passed Senate Bill 1, which takes another step toward taking control of education policy in our state away from the elected Superintendent of Public Instruction and into the hands of appointed members on the state Read More...

Now up to the governor: does rescuing a child warrant civil immunity?

Now up to the governor: does rescuing a child warrant civil immunity?
For immediate release: April 16, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation authored by State Rep. Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) that would grant a person civil immunity for any damages they cause while rescuing a child is making its way to Governor Mike Pence for final approval. Members of the Indiana House today concurred with changes made to House Bill 1161 originally made in the Senate. The bill applies to situations when a person must forcibly enter a locked motor vehicle to rescue a Read More...

Bill extending benefits to EMS providers who die in the line of duty moves to governor

Bill extending benefits to EMS providers who die in the line of duty moves to governor
For immediate release: April 16, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation authored by State Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) that will extend special benefits to emergency medical service (EMS) providers, who die in the line of duty, now moves to Governor Mike Pence for final approval. Members of the Indiana House today concurred with changes to House Bill 1080 originally made in the Senate. The bill establishes the Public Safety Officer Special Death Benefit Fund. Benefits in the Read More...