Recently, the American Red Cross hosted the annual blood drive competition at the Statehouse. I was able to make a donation and speak with representatives about how Hoosiers in our area can support their goals and services. Volunteers and donors are always called to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing for our communities, armed services and those in need.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives on Monday will consider State Rep. Tom Saunders’ (R-Lewisville) legislation extending the time for citizens to send in absentee ballots.
Each year, nearly 350,000 incidents of cardiac arrest occur outside of a hospital. While almost all of these events result in a 911 call, there are additional actions that can be taken by bystanders to prolong survival until an ambulance arrives. Legislation I authored would require 911 emergency dispatchers to complete training on giving hands-only CPR instructions over the phone.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation authored by State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) that would make intentionally interfering with law enforcement a crime.
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. Also known as CTE month, this is a way to recognize the importance of programs that encourage students to explore career opportunities, and the doors it opens to employment. Northeast Indiana enjoys a rich manufacturing history and this industry currently employs almost 30 percent of our area’s workforce. But like our nation and state, our community faces a shortage of skilled tradespeople. As a lawmaker, I want to maintain northeast Indiana’s momentum by supporting legislation that provides more access to CTE.
For the past several years, there has been an increase in the number of bias-motivated crimes reported throughout the country. Because of these growing numbers, a statewide hate crimes statute is in high demand from businesses and religious groups. In an effort to protect all Hoosiers from criminals who may target them for who they are, I authored House Bill 1020 to increase penalties for these crimes.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2019) – The House of Representatives recently advanced State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer’s (R-Beech Grove) legislation that would allow Hoosiers in need of addiction services to be admitted to an inpatient treatment facility, regardless of their sobriety.
This week, I welcomed my first student page, Nicholas Yax from Logansport High School. I have known Nick now for a couple of years, and he is a bright, young man with unlimited potential. It was great to see him in the House Chamber and talk about issues lawmakers are working on this session. The House Page Program is a wonderful opportunity for students ages 13-18 to come see how their state government works. You can learn more and apply online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/page-program.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Ryan Lauer’s (R-Columbus) legislation imposing tougher penalties on government officials and employees who are convicted of stealing public funds.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Ron Bacon’s (R-Chandler) legislation requiring 911 operators be trained to coach callers through performing hands-only CPR on a cardiac arrest victim.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) – The House of Representatives Tuesday supported State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) legislation allowing more qualified health professionals to treat services to Hoosiers struggling with addiction or mental health.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) – The House of Representatives Tuesday supported State Rep. Karen Engleman’s (R-Georgetown) legislation ensuring local elected officials are properly trained before they start their position.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee Tuesday voted in favor of legislation authored by State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) that would allow local law enforcement to share student information with schools for security purposes.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 13, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives supported State Reps. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and Heath VanNatter’s (R-Kokomo) legislation allowing Howard County courts to appoint a magistrate to assist with cases.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in favor of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation working to alleviate jail overcrowding by giving county jails the option to relocate certain felons.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) — The House of Representatives Monday voted in support of State Rep. Jim Lucas’s (R-Seymour) bill that would provide legal protections for Hoosiers acting in self-defense.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) to increase state tourism and its economic impact.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives supported legislation authored by State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) to increase state tourism and its economic impact.
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