Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb signing into law today Senate Enrolled Act 198, the state’s historical and all-inclusive hate crimes bill, and House Enrolled Act 1005, a bill moving up the appointment date for the state school superintendent from 2025 to 2021:
STATEHOUSE (April 3, 2019) – “Indiana took a historic step forward today as the governor signed the bias crimes bill into law, which strengthens our reputation as a welcoming state for all. Lawmakers worked hard to craft legislation to protect all Hoosiers equally and leave no one out.
“For state education policy to be consistent and to have a unified approach, it’s important for the governor and the education chief to be in sync – regardless of which party is in office. Accelerating the start date for the appointment of the secretary of education is a commonsense move given the current superintendent’s decision to not pursue another term.”
Bosma authored House Enrolled Act 1005 and authored the 2017 law, which made the superintendent of public instruction position appointed rather than elected. ‘
Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents
House District 88, which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.