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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ind. Law - "Weakened ag-gag bill advances to full Senate"

Niki Kelly reported yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee neutered the disputed “ag-gag” bill [SB 101] Tuesday when the bill’s author brought an amendment that removed the problematic provision.

Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, said the revised bill now focuses solely on those who trespass on agricultural property and cause damage, such as broken doors, fences or more.

The bill in previous incarnations went much farther in an attempt to stop people from taking photos and videos at these operations that later cause the farm embarrassment or loss of business.

But First Amendment issues continued to vex lawmakers wrestling with the bill.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 23, 2014 08:45 AM
Posted to Indiana Law