Private colleges win, public loses

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that private university police departments are subject to the state’s Access to Public...

Camera shy: Bill improves current law, but lawsuit still only option if police won’t...

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Rarely does legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly please every interest perfectly, and that was the case with the police body camera bill...

Promote notices at crucial time

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As HSPA works to improve public notice advertising bills making their way through the 2016 Indiana General Assembly, newspapers can do their part to...

HSPA pushing for amendments to public notice bills

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HSPA is attempting to amend two bills as they move forward in the Indiana General Assembly. Both are close to being acceptable changes to current...

At the Statehouse: Police video bill to be amended

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As the Indiana House and Senate exchange bills, the Hoosier State Press Association focuses on four public access-related proposals moving through the 2016 General...

5 things amiss in body cam bill

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The original language of the “body cam bill” – now up for amendment in the Senate – gives law enforcement all the incentives to...

Bill would put public notices in free papers

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Legislation giving certain free publications the authority to publish public notice advertising has resurfaced. HSPA opposes language in H.B. 1017, filed by Rep. Jerry Torr,...

Who’s policing body cameras?

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HSPA made no headway in initial efforts to change a bill giving police departments total discretion on the release of police car and body...

Transparency should rule body cams

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association A legislative interim committee will tackle whether the footage from police body cameras should be available to the public. More...

Law changes newspapers need to know

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Hoosiers’ official causes of death are now available in records collected by the state Department of Health. It’s one of the legislative changes now part...