On March 30, the Indiana Senate's Local Government Committee deadlocked on House Bill 1079, the bill that would permit public access to veterans' discharge records once the Social Security numbers are removed.
The bill has the support of the committee's chair, Senator Connie Lawson (Hendricks & Putnam counties), and she intends to bring it before the committee when they meet again next week. If HB 1079 does not pass the committee then, it is unlikely it will survive this legislative session.
Please e-mail the committee members before next week's meeting and let them know the importance of this bill:
Phil Boots (Boone, Clinton, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery & Warren counties) - Senator.Boots@iga.in.gov
Jean D. Breaux (Marion County) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Eckerty (Delaware & Madison counties) - Senator.Eckerty@iga.in.gov
Beverly J. Gard (Hamilton, Hancock & Henry counties) - Senator.Gard@iga.in.gov
Travis Holdman (Adams, Allen, Blackford, Grant & Wells counties) - Senator.Holdman@iga.in.gov
Lindel Hume (Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Orange & Pike counties) - email@example.com
Jim Smith (Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Switzerland & Washington counties) - Senator.Smith@iga.in.gov
Thomas J. Wyss (Allen County) - Senator.Wyss@iga.in.gov
Richard D. Young, Jr. (Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Perry, Spencer, Warrick & Washington counties) - firstname.lastname@example.org