April 5th: Here's what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

As the fourteenth 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:

  • Hate Crimes Press Conference  

Bills that moved this week:

  • HB 1211 (‘Abortion matters’) Returned to the House without amendments, so we are waiting for a motion to concur to be filed.

  • SB201 (‘Health Provider Ethical Exemption’) Senate concurred in House amendments, so it should be appearing on the Governor’s desk here soon.

  • SB 192 (‘Nonconsensual pornography’) Returned to the Senate without amendments, so we are waiting for a motion to concur to be filed.

  • SB243 (‘Nonconsensual pornography’) Amendment #1 (Speedy) prevailed. This amendment takes out language that protects a victim if the intimate images were dispersed with “intent to (A) harm)”.

  • HB 1547 (‘Consent to pregnancy services of a minor’) Returned to the House with amendments, so we are waiting for a motion to concur to be filed.

  • HB1651 (‘Judicial evaluation of dangerous individuals and firearms’) Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b); reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy

  • SB198 (‘Sentencing’) was signed by the Governor, without gender, gender identity, and age in the bill.

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

Saturday, April 6th

Carroll County Chamber of Chamber of Commerce

8:00 AM

Hippensteel Tribute Center

405 Cottage St.

Delphi, IN

League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County

9:30 AM

City Hall - City Council Chambers

501 N Morton St.

Bloomington, IN

Crawfordsville-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

8:00 AM

Detchon Hall, Wabash College

301 W. Wabash Ave.

Crawfordsville, IN

Friday, April 12th

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

418 S Main St

Elkhart, IN


Saturday, April 13th

Meet Your Legislators at Evansville Central Library

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Evansville Central Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Evansville, IN  47713


Vigo County Cracker Barrel Session

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Main Library Meeting Rooms A, B & C

One Library Square

Terre Haute, IN 47807