IFCL Legislative Issues & News

Feb. 2, 2019

At this point in the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly there are 1349 bills filed: 639 Senate bills and 710 House, a challenging number for any citizen to follow.

As Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation transitions from a designated lobbyist to a faith-based group that lobbies, we have divided traditional Quaker interests of health, education, environment and restorative justice among our members who study and discuss specific bills and support or challenge them as we are led.

The website currently includes the following summaries of bills to watch:

IFCL welcomes feedback for the bills described on the website and others that we should add as the legislative session evolves.

Earth Care:

Stewardship of the environment includes a variety of measures to use and preserve the earth’s resources.

Education:

IFCL supports local and state government funding of public schools. We encourage adequate funding so that all of Indiana’s children will have access to a good education. We also believe that children should be provided training in nonviolent conflict resolution including peace studies, alternatives to violence, and diversity awareness.

Restorative Justice:

IFCL supports a justice system that minimizes incarceration, maximizes rehabilitation, and seeks reconciliation and restoration as a healing response to crime and prevents harm to Indiana communities.

Public Health:

IFCL supports quality medical, dental and mental health care coverage for all of Indiana’s citizens.

Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation
1723 Ramsey Lane Plainfield, IN 46168

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