Rep. Morris is pleased with the outcome of the 2013 legislative session

Monday, April 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Start Date:  4/29/2013  Start Time:  12:00 PM
End Date:  4/29/2013  End Time:  12:00 PM

Rep. Morris is pleased with the outcome of the 2013 legislative session

STATEHOUSE— The 2013 legislative session has come to a finish. Rep. Bob Morris (R-Ft. Wayne) is pleased to see three of his top priority bills become law this session: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002, HEA 1486 and Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 582.

“Promoting job growth and supporting our veterans has remained my top priority this legislative session,” said Rep. Morris. “The General Assembly has worked hard to implement ways to help our veteran’s transition back into civilian life. I am determined to continue to support ways to help these brave men and women find employment opportunities and high-quality jobs.”          

HEA 1002 creates the Indiana Career Council to coordinate the participants in the state’s educational, job skills and career training systems to address the “skills gap.”

The Indiana Career Council will work to improve coordination, communication and vision for Indiana’s workforce training and career preparation systems, the ICC is a panel that will bring the principal stakeholders in the state’s workforce development efforts to a single table to create a stronger plan to move Indiana forward.

SEA 582 will allow action to be taken immediately by trained hospital police officers, insuring hospital staff and patients are in a safe environment at all times. Currently, if an issue arises at a Hoosier hospital, hospital authorities are required to call 911 and wait for local responders. Indiana will now be the 29th state in the nation that authorizes hospitals to recognize hospital police officers and permit hospitals to approve them.

HEA 1486 works to place veterans in an employment area with very high demand, emergency medical technicians. The bill will waive the application fee to the Emergency Medical Services Commission if a veteran has already met the requirements. Giving this access to veterans, many of which are veterans of the medical field, will allow the state to properly utilize their skills. 

I am honored to have the opportunity to express our community’s ideas here at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Morris. “It is imperative that we do whatever we can to continue to encourage legislation that creates highly educated workforce opportunities for Hoosiers, keeping Indiana’s economy moving forward for generations to come.”

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