A bipartisan group of Senators led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has introduced legislation implementing the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. The bill, unnamed at press time, essentially puts the 9-11 report recommendations into legislative language with one exception--the head of intelligence would not be in the White House, a change the commission concurred with based on concerns about the future politicization of intelligence.
A new Indiana law (formerly S.B 411) prohibits employers from asking prospective or current employees questions about firearm ownership. Employers may not ask whether the employee owns, possesses, uses, or transports a firearm or ammunition unless these activities are required to fulfill the employee’s job duties.
A bill (S. 401) that would revise the criminal code to strengthen penalties for bribery and corruption convictions has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate.