INDIANAPOLIS | A region state senator says now that President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate is public, there's no need for the Legislature to consider requiring presidential candidates produce their birth certificates to qualify for the ballot.
"Since that birth certificate has been released, it really is a moot point," said state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake. "I think we have more important things to spend our time on."
Landske and state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, co-sponsored a resolution requesting a summer study committee on presidential ballot qualifications.
Delph said he believes the study should go forward because the qualification question does not just apply to Obama.
"It seems to me that we ought to be requiring a certified copy of the birth certificate for those whose seek to be commander-in-chief," Delph said. "Especially when you consider we require such for everybody that gets a driver's license in the state of Indiana."