A bill (H.R. 257) introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would require that all hospitals that receive reimbursements under Medicare implement security procedures to reduce infant abduction. These security measures would include procedures for identifying all infants that would help hospitals know when an infant was missing.
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.