A bill (S. 1053) making it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of genetic information was approved by the Senate but was not taken up by the House of Representatives. The bill would have prohibited discriminatory acts by health insurance companies and employers.
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.