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AUDIO RELEASE: Tallian: Bill jeopardizes free press
Start Date: 2/26/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/26/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS— ON TUESDAY, THE INDIANA SENATE APPROVED LEGISLATION MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF AGRICULTURAL OR INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS WITHOUT CONSENT FROM THE OWNER. THE INITIATIVE ESTABLISHES A DEFENSE IF A PERSON RECORDS EVIDENCE OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IF THE INFORMATION IS PASSED ALONG TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WITHIN 48 HOURS. OPPONENTS OF THE BILL EXPRESSED CONCERNS TO A PROVISION MAKING IT A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR TO PASS ALONG ANY EVIDENCE TO THE MEDIA. STATE SENATOR KAREN TALLIAN (D-PORTAGE) ELABORATED ON THOSE CONCERNS SITING A WIDE IMPACT ON FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF PRESS AND SPEECH.

SEN. TALLIAN: “This bill may have started out as help for a few farmers who are being harassed, but this is about freedom of the press…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Tallian.SB373Ag.022613.MP3
(Length – 00:56)

Sen. Tallian represents Senate District 4 which encompasses portions of northern Porter County and Michigan City, Coolspring and New Durham townships in LaPorte County. For more information on Sen, Tallian, her legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s4.

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 NOTE: A photo of Sen. Karen Tallian can be downloaded at http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/images/headshots/Tallian.jpg

Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: emannies@iga.in.gov
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