Having placed it on the calendar for second reading on March 25th, the Indiana state Senate will likely have its next hearing on House Bill 1284, which will enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others. Should it advance from second reading, a final Senate vote may come soon afterwards. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1284. Click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator.
House Bill 1284, sponsored by Representative Jim Lucas (R-69) and Senator Jim Tomes (R-49), would provide immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances to help prevent frivolous lawsuits. Victims of violent crime shouldn’t be subjected to unnecessary civil suits, therefore being victimized twice. This bill would also require a court to award, in certain instances, reasonable attorney's fees if it determines a suit was brought unjustly, helping to prevent financial ruin for individuals protecting themselves and others.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1284.