-- A bill calling for Indiana authorities to use “any means necessary” to
keep roadways clear during a protest was softened in a Senate committee.
The bill by state
Sen. Jim Tomes now states police have a duty to protect the public and keep
roads clear. But instead of instructing police to use “any means necessary,”
the measure would now allow police to issue a ticket to those obstructing
The overhauled bill
was approved Wednesday by the Senate Local Government committee on a 5-1
vote. A spokeswoman for the Wadesville Republican says it will likely
undergo further changes if it is brought to the Senate floor.
The final product
will likely call for a summer study committee.