HB 1077, the Indiana Constitutional Carry Bill, was filed in the legislature for the 2022 session and has already been set for a hearing in the Public Policy Committee TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 5 at 1:30 pm in Room 404 of the Statehouse. ISRPA Members are encouraged to attend as your support makes a difference. (Note: we usually receive at least a little more notice regarding Bill hearings, but this is a special circumstance and it is important to let everyone know)
HB1077 is authored by Rep. Ben Smaltz (chairman of the Public Policy Committee) and Rep. Matt Lehman; it will be one of the very first bills of the 2022 Session to move and should create positive momentum for the issue.
Senator Tomes, along with Senators Brown and Doriot have filed the Senate version of Constitutional Carry and we should hear soon regarding the hearing status.
The legislature began its work today and we will see a number of new bills impacting the 2A, hunting, and shooting sports; ISRPA will send out a comprehensive bill track for members each Friday throughout the legislative session.
Charlie Hiltunen, President Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association