March 15th: Here’s what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

As the eleventh full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

A big thank you to our members for continuing to our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activity:

  1. Thank you to those who continue to write letters on behalf of comprehensive and inclusive hate crimes legislation. You can read more about this effort here.

Next week:

  1. HB 1211 ('Abortion matters') is scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Senate Chamber.

  2. HB 1007 ('Perinatal care') is scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee on Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in State House Room 431.

If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these town hall meetings.

Saturday, March 16th

Warrick County Chamber of Commerce

9:00 AM

Warrick County School Corporation Central Services Building

930 W Main Street

Boonville, IN 47601


Saturday, March 23rd

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

7:30AM

Courtyard by Marriott

115 Fairington Ave

Lafayette, Indiana



Monday, March 25th

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

7:30 AM

Mill Race Center

900 Lindsey Street

Columbus, Indiana

Lawmakers TBA

7:00 AM

Hendricks County Farm Bureau

4-H Fairgrounds Conference Center

1900 E Main St.

Danville, IN




March 8th: Here's what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

As the tenth full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

Here is what we were following this week:

  1. SB201 (‘Health Provider Ethical Exemption’) passed out of House committee this week and is scheduled for a second reading on the House floor on Monday, March 11th.

  2. Because this was the first week back to law-making after “half-time”, not many bills moved. This past week was filled with informational meetings among legislators. However, the upcoming week is when we should start to see more movement again, so be on the lookout!

A big thank you to our members for continuing to support our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activity:

  1. Write to Amend SB12: Letter Writing Pizza Party


Next week:

  1. SB201 (‘Health Provider Ethical Exemption’) has a second reading in the House on Monday, 11 Mar 2019 in the House Chamber.


If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these town hall meetings:

Saturday, March 9th

Vigo County Crackerbarrel Session

Vigo County

10:00 AM

Vigo County Public Library

1 Library Square

 Terre Haute, IN 47807

LWV Southwest Indiana

Vanderburgh County

9:00 AM

Evansville Central Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Evansville, IN 47713


Saturday, March 16th

Warrick County Chamber of Commerce

Warrick County

9:00 AM

Warrick County School Corporation Central Services Building

930 W Main Street

Boonville, IN 47601




March 1st: Here's what happened this week at the Statehouse

As the ninth full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

Here is what else we were following this week:

  1. SB 243 ('Nonconsensual pornography') had a third reading in the Senate and was passed on to the House.

  2. SB 192 (‘Nonconsensual pornography’) had its first reading in the House and was assigned to Courts and Criminal Code

  3. SB 201 (‘Health provider ethical exemption’) had its first reading in the House and was assigned to Public Policy

A big thank you to our members for continuing to our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activity:

  1. Hate Crimes One-Click tool


Next week:

We are now at the halfway point for the Indiana General Assembly’s 2019 legislative session. Both chambers were required to have passed all bills on third reading by Monday, February 25th for the House, and Tuesday, February 26th for the Senate, in order to continue on in the process towards becoming law. If a bill did not reach this benchmark, the bill is presumably “dead” for the session, although language may be inserted into another bill in the second half.

Both the House and Senate will reconvene Monday, March 4th to begin the second half of session.

If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these town hall meetings:

Saturday, March 2nd

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Senate Districts 7, 18 and House Districts 25, 38

8:00AM

Flora Park 4-H Building

800 E Main St

Flora, IN 46929


Friday, March 8th

Kokomo Chamber of Commerce

Howard County

4:00 PM

Inventrek Technology Park Auditorium

700 E. Firmin St.

Kokomo, Indiana 46902

Greater Elkhart Chamber

Elkhart County

12:00 PM

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

418 S Main St

Elkhart, IN 46516



Saturday, March 9th

Vigo County Cracker Barrel Session

Vigo County

10:00 AM

Vigo County Public Library

1 Library Square

Terre Haute, IN 47807

LWV Southwest Indiana

Vanderburgh County

9:00 AM

Evansville Central Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Evansville, IN 47713




February 22nd: Here's what happened this week at the Statehouse

As the seventh full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

URGENT! Time is running short on a comprehensive hate crimes law! We need as many people as possible to reach out to their state representative and urge them to support CLEAR and INCLUSIVE legislation as SB12 moves to the House floor in two weeks without an enumerated list. We are very disappointed in this amendment that was added and need you to contact your representative RIGHT NOW and tell them that a comprehensive hate crimes law is exactly what Hoosiers need!

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Here is what else we were following this week:

  1. SB 12 ('Sentencing and bias crimes') had a third reading in the Senate. The vote was: passed.

  2. HB 1211 ('Abortion matters') had a third reading in the House. The vote was: passed.

  3. SB 105 ('Redistricting standards') had a third reading in the Senate. The vote was: passed.

  4. SB 243 ('Nonconsensual pornography') had a committee hearing in the Senate. The vote was: amend do pass, adopted.


A big thank you to our members for continuing to our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activity:

  1. Emailing their legislators through One-Click tool for Hate Crimes (SB12)

  2. Emailing their legislators through One-Click tool for Nonconsensual Pornography (HB1333)

Next week, we will be showing our support for the following bills:

  • SB 243 ('Nonconsensual pornography') is scheduled for a second reading on Monday, February 25th at 1:30PM in the Senate Chamber.



If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these town hall meetings:

Saturday, Feb 23rd

Crawfordsville-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Senate District 23 and House District 13, 41

8:00AM

Detchon Hall, Wabash College

301 W. Wabash Ave.

Crawfordsville, IN


Monday, Feb 25th

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Senate Districts 41, 43, 45 and House Districts 59, 57

7:30 AM

Mill Race Center

900 Lindsey Street

Columbus, IN

Hendricks County Farm Bureau

Senate Districts 23, 24, 35, 37 and House Districts 28, 40, 91

7:00AM

4-H Fairgrounds Conference Center

1900 E Main St.

Danville, IN



Saturday, March 2nd

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Senate Districts 7, 18

House Districts 25, 38

8:00AM

Flora Park 4-H Building

800 E Main St

 Flora, IN 46929

February 15th: Here's what happened this week at the Statehouse

Here’s what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

As the sixth full week of the 2019 legislative session comes to an end, Women4Change continues to be YOUR eyes and ears in the Indiana Statehouse.

Here is what we were following this week:

  1. SB 192 ('Nonconsensual pornography') had a third reading in the Senate on Wednesday, February 13th. The vote was: yeas 47, nays 1. It was then referred to the House.

  2. HB 1333 (‘Nonconsensual pornography’) had a second reading in the House on Wednesday, February 13th. The vote was: amend do pass, adopted.

  3. HB 1651 ('Seizure of firearms from dangerous individuals') had a third reading in the House on Wednesday, February 13th. The vote was:yeas 90, nays 2. It was then referred to the Senate.

  4. HB 1075 (‘Child victim of human or sexual trafficking’) had a second reading in the House on Thursday, February 14th. The vote was: amended, ordered engrossed.  


A big thank you to our members for continuing our work at the Statehouse. We had Women4Change members sending a clear message to our lawmakers through the following activities:

  1. Equality Pay$ Press Conference

  2. Valentine’s Day Letter-Writing Campaign


Next week, we will be showing our support for the following bills:

  • SB12 (Bias Crimes) - Monday, February 18th in the Public Policy Committee at 8:00 AM in the Senate Chamber

  • SB 243 (Nonconsensual Pornography) - Tuesday, February 19th in the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee, at 10:00 AM in Statehouse Room 130.

We will also be opposing:

  • HB 1211 (Abortion Matters) - Monday, February 18th in the Public Policy Committee, at 11:00 AM in Statehouse Room 156-B.


If you can not attend a meeting at the Statehouse during the legislative session consider attending these town hall meetings.

Saturday, Feb 16th

Warrick County Chamber of Commerce

Senate District 48, 50 and House District 75, 78

9:00AM

First Methodist Church

601 Main Street

Mt. Vernon, IN 47620


Friday, Feb 22nd

South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce

Senate Districts 8, 10, 11 and House Districts 5, 6, 8, 21

12:00 PM

The History Museum

808 W Washington St

South Bend, IN 46601


Saturday, Feb 23rd

Crawfordsville-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Senate District 23 and House District 13, 41

8:00AM

Detchon Hall, Wabash College

301 W. Wabash Ave.

Crawfordsville, IN