February 1st: Here’s what happened this week at the Indiana Statehouse

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

There are many bills that are starting to move. Here’s what we were following this week:

  1. HB 1394 ('Women's suffrage centennial commission') had a third reading in the House. The vote was: passed.

  2. HB 424 ( ‘Privacy and tracking of rape kits’) had a second reading in the House. The vote was: amended, ordered engrossed.

    1. This means that the bill was certified by the Secretary of the Senate.

  3. SB 352 ('Consent to pregnancy services of a minor') is scheduled for a third reading on Monday, 4 Feb 2019 in the Senate Chamber.

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 activity:

A. Dial in for Redistricting - Remote Phone Banking

Next week, we will be showing our support for:

SB 105 (Redistricting Standards), which will be heard on Monday, February 4th in the Elections Committee, at 10:00 AM in  Statehouse Room 431.

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

Saturday, Feb 2nd

Senator Stoops (D) Senate District 40, majority of Monroe County

9:30-11 AM

Bloomington City Council Chambers

501 N Morton St.

Bloomington, IN

SB284 Prohibition on Conversion Therapy

SJR9 Ballot and Initiative Referendum

Senator Alting (R) Senate District 22, Tippecanoe County

7:30-9:30 AM

Courtyard by Marriott

150 Fairington Ave

Lafayette, IN

SB12 Bias Motivated Crimes

SB192 Nonconsensual Pornography

Representative Reardon (D) House District 12, around Hammond, IN

11A-12:30PM

Wicker Memorial Park Clubhouse

8554 Indianapolis Blvd

Highland, IN

Griffith Town Hall

1-2:30PM

111 N Broad St

Griffith, IN

HB1573 Removal of Elected Officials

HB1574 Lewd Touching

HB1577 Workplace Discrimination

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce - Senator Buchanon District 7 Representative Lehe District 25

8:00AM

Hippensteel Tribute Center

405 Cottage St.

Delphi, IN



Friday, Feb 8th

Representative Stutzman (R) House District 49, Elkhart, Goshen

12-1:30PM

Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.

Elkhart, IN

HB1532 Nonconsensual Pornography


Saturday, Feb 9th

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce - Senator Lanane District 25

10:00AM

Huntington City Township Public Library

255 W Park Dr

Huntington, IN

SB37 Redistricting Commission

SB32 Same Day Registration

Vigo County Cracker Barrel Session - Senator Ford District 38 Representative Pfaff District 43

10:00AM

Vigo County Public Library

1 Library Square

Terre Haute, IN

HB1256 Same Day Registration; Close of the Polls

LWV Southwest Indiana - Senator Becker District 50

9:00-11:00AM

Evansville Central Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Evansville, IN

SB590 Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination