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Indiana: Emergency Powers/Workplace Protection Headed to the Governor!

Friday, March 5, 2010

On Thursday, March 4, House Bill 1065 passed in the Indiana State House by a margin of 74 to 20 and in the State Senate by a vote of 41 to 9. HB1065 now heads to Governor Mitch Daniels (R) desk for his consideration.  

HB1065, authored by State Representative Bob Bischoff (D-68) and sponsored by State Senator Johnny Nugent (R-43) and State Senator Brent Steele (R-44), would prevent state or local government authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during declared states of emergency, such as occurred in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  Moreover, this bill would also prohibit employers from firing employees who safely and lawfully store their firearms in their privately-owned locked vehicles while on an employer’s property. 

Please contact Governor Daniels and respectfully request he sign House Bill 1065 into law. Contact information can be found here.

 

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