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


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