McNamara Bill Banning Violent Criminals From Changing Their Names Approved
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara that would prohibit violent offenders from legally changing their names. McNamara said under House Bill 1208, individuals convicted of murder, rape, sexual battery, kidnapping, human trafficking, and other heinous crimes would be restricted from filing for a name change in Indiana. She said this measure would better protect Hoosiers by ensuring serious offenders are not able to use an existing loophole to hide their identities, especially with statistics showing sex offenders are repeat criminals.
House Supports McNamara’s Bill Strengthening School Safety
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s legislation strengthening school safety. McNamara said House Bill 1004 would establish grant funding flexibility for school safety initiatives, implement active shooter drills and ensure threat assessments are conducted in Indiana school