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