A bill (H.R. 3916) that would encourage the development of new border security technology—especially with regard to unmanned aerial vehicles, technology to detect tunnels, and an anticounterfeiting program—has been approved by the House Science and Technology Committee. (The bill has also been approved by the Homeland Security Committee.) The House of Representatives must take up the measure for it to proceed.
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.