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.