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Bauer proposal to protect Indiana environment gains endorsement from House committee

Bauer proposal to protect Indiana environment gains endorsement from House committee
For immediate release: Jan. 28, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana House committee today passed legislation authored by State Rep. B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) banning the use of synthetic plastic microbeads because of harmful effects on the environment, wildlife, and public health. The ban is contained in House Bill 1185 which was passed today (Wed., Jan. 28) by the Indiana House Environmental Affairs Committee. Non-biodegradable microbeads are less than five millimeters in Read More...

House committee endorses Rep. Christina Hale's legislation promoting passenger safety

House committee endorses Rep. Christina Hale's legislation promoting passenger safety
For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2015   STATEHOUSE - An Indiana House committee today (Tues., Jan. 27) passed legislation authored by State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) that focuses on protecting passengers using taxicab and ride-sharing services through further background screening before and throughout their drivers’ employment. The Employment, Labor & Pensions Committee approved House Bill 1090 requiring taxicab and driving service companies to conduct expanded Read More...

State Rep. Melanie Wright pleased to co-author human trafficking bill approved by the Indiana House

State Rep. Melanie Wright pleased to co-author human trafficking bill approved by the Indiana House
For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation championed by State Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) that accelerates the process of bringing human and sexual trafficking victims to safety was approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives today (Tue., Jan. 27) with a vote of 98-0. House Bill 1216 requires the state police department to dispense informational pamphlets containing the 24-hour-a-day toll-free numbers and a summary of services provided Read More...