State Rep. Chuck
Moseley, D-Portage, is pursuing a strong agenda on behalf of Hoosiers during
the 2016 Indiana General Assembly.
Moseley saw four
pieces of legislation, two of which he authored and two he coauthored, pass
through the House in the past week.
House Bill 1187, which addresses the issue of stolen valor.
intentionally present themselves as an active member or a veteran of the
United States military in order to obtain money or property, they are
disrespecting our service members and the real sacrifices that they have
made,” said Moseley. “This legislation will increase the penalty for this
proposed legislation, individuals who lie about their status as an active
member or veteran of the United States military, use false military
certification or claim to have military honors, will be charged with a Class
A misdemeanor, which carries penalties of up to one year of imprisonment and
$5,000 in fines.
A second piece of
legislation, authored by Moseley, will suspend a motorist’s license if that
person is caught speeding in a worksite for a second time.
“Speeding in these
areas poses a particular threat to worker safety. Drivers who make this
error repeatedly are showing a reckless disregard for other people’s lives,”
said Moseley. “By suspending a person’s license for 60 days, we can
emphasize the seriousness of this offense.”
The bill will allow
special licenses to be granted for people who need a vehicle to drive to and
“In 2014 alone, 14
people were killed and numerous individuals were injured because of
accidents that occurred in Indiana worksites,” commented Moseley. “By
encouraging drivers to adhere to the listed speed, we should prevent some of
Moseley has also
coauthored two pieces of legislation. House Bill 1222 makes some changes to
the rules that condominium and homeowner associations have to follow. House
Bill 1313 changes the definition of a veteran, ensuring that all Indiana
service members who were discharged honorably have the same access to
“Each piece of
legislation that I have pursued during this session reflects the needs of my
constituents,” said Moseley. “I’m looking forward to seeing what other
issues we can tackle this year.”