Cost & Availability of Records at Issue

Cost & Availability of Records at Issue

Among the more than 1,600 bills filed with the 2017 General Assembly, The Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) is following a number that would either impact the cost of obtaining records or what records would be available electronically. Chief among those is H.B....
Legislative Update

Legislative Update

HB1001 STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other services, and various other distributions and purposes. Provides for bonding authority for...

Roadblock in access to police video

By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association All the work during the last Indiana legislative session to improve the public’s ability to access police body and cruiser camera video may have been for naught. The problem lies with prosecutors who say they are ethically...

Veto forces appeal to Indiana Supreme Court

The final word on private university police records is back in the hands of Indiana’s appellate court system. An attempt by the Indepen­dent Colleges of Indiana to inoculate private colleges from a recent court ruling was blocked by Gov. Mike Pence’s veto of H.E.A....

2016 Indiana General Assembly Wrap-up

Public Access The top focus for the Hoosier State Press Association during the 2016 Indiana General Assembly was H.E.A. 1019, which establishes the rules for public access to police cruiser and body camera video. Rarely does anyone get everything they want in...

HSPA supports veto

A bill HSPA opposed throughout the 2016 legislative session – that would have allowed private university police departments to keep more records secret than public police departments – will not go into law. HSPA supports Gov. Mike Pence’s veto of House Enrolled Act...