SB373, which would protect farming operations from unauthorized photography or videotaping, went before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Bob Kraft with IFB says the bill underwent some major editing, "The bill now no longer even mentions videotaping, it is really a trespass bill."
SB373 on its way to passage by the Indiana House after quick approval by the Senate was sidetracked last week. Indiana Farm Bureau reports that, on Monday, the House of Representatives accepted the report of the Agriculture Committee on SB 373 (Sen. Eric Holdman, R-Markle, and, Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy) and in a surprise move recommitted it to the House Judiciary Committee.
A bill to protect Indiana farmers from unauthorized videotaping on their farms is running into stiff opposition at the Statehouse. After passing easily through the Senate, SB 373 drew a standing room only crowd before the House Ag Committee last Thursday.