STATEHOUSE - Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Mt. Vernon) authored House Bill 1418, which establishes a child protection registry. This bill requires the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office to establish a child protection registry, which will create a list of contact points for minors.
"This bill gives parents the ability to protect their children and will enable the state of Indiana to ensure Hoosier children are safeguarded against receiving inappropriate content," said Rep. McNamara.
House Bill 1418 received bipartisan support and passed on its third reading by a unanimous vote at Thursday's session. The bill will now move to the Senate to receive discussion.
Currently, Michigan and Utah are the only two states who have established child protection registries. Both states' child protection registries are self sustaining programs. Indiana's child protection registry will closely resemble these two states' programs.
The main provisions of this bill are:
"House Bill 1418 takes significant steps forward in protecting Indiana's youth and I look forward to seeing those protections extended," said Rep. McNamara.