On Monday, Indiana Senate Bill 98 was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. Sponsored by state Representative Ben Smaltz (R-52) and state Senator James Tomes (R-49), SB 98 modifies the current law that prohibits reckless lawsuits against a firearms manufacturer for the unlawful misuse of their products by third parties by preventing a person from bringing or maintaining certain actions against a firearms manufacturer, ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or seller.
Additionally, the new law benefits Indiana by attracting manufacturing companies to the state that bring new employment opportunities for Hoosiers. This law provides the protection that many manufacturers are looking for in development and expansion areas for their businesses.
Please contact Governor Pence and thank him for signing this important piece of legislation into law.