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Rescuing pets from hot cars approved by the Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers who have the urge to save pets from hot cars are on the way to getting that privilege. The Senate voted 39-9 Thursday to approve giving immunity from civil or criminal liability to a person who breaks into a vehicle to rescue a hot pet. However, for the […]

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Pet rescue bill passes Indiana House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation that would allow good Samaritans to rescue pets locked in hot cars passed through the House Monday with an 80-14 vote. Author of House Bill 1085, Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, said that the bill could prevent many needless injuries and deaths of domestic pets by giving rescuers […]

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Bill to give immunity for vehicle rescues heads to governor

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would give immunity to someone who breaks into a locked car to rescue a child who needs help. The bill is headed to Gov. Mike Pence to be signed into law. It does not extend civil immunity to someone who acts with negligence. […]