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