State Rep. Pat Boy announces 2021 legislative agenda
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Pat Boy (D-Michigan City) today announced her legislative agenda for the 2021 Legislative Session. Boy plans to focus on cleaning up the state's environmental health, improving salaries and conditions for Hoosier workers, and supporting justice reform efforts.
“After the passage of House Enrolled Act 1385 last year, I encouraged Governor Holcomb to keep the momentum going and address the environmental issues my district and other lakefront communities are enduring,” said Boy.
“The lakefront communities have a long recovery ahead of them and I shudder to think of what they will have to recover from next should we fail to act. As ranking minority member on the House Natural Resources Committee, I will introduce and advocate for legislation that promotes education on and the use of cleaner energy resources.
“Our state's health depends on a variety of factors, from environmental to economic to quality of life. Hoosier workers faced unprecedented challenges this past year and deserve our praise for their endurance. This session, I will continue to fight for Hoosier workers by supporting legislation that increases the minimum wage, records and corrects worker misclassification, and promotes continued education for workers.
“Finally, we must not leave the fight for justice reform behind in the new year. This session, I will be introducing legislation that will enhance the penalties for those who commit a bias-motivated crime and would require that such crimes be reported to the FBI for recording purposes. I am hopeful that this legislation will work to prevent injustices that African American communities have faced this past year.”