2014 Indiana General Assembly

Hal Slager the first region rep to get bill passed

2014-01-14T17:45:00Z 2014-01-14T21:09:37Z Hal Slager the first region rep to get bill passedDan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
January 14, 2014 5:45 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, is the first Northwest Indiana lawmaker to win approval of a legislative proposal by one chamber of the General Assembly during the 2014 session.

House Bill 1057, which passed 91-2 Tuesday and now goes to the Senate, makes technical corrections to a law Slager sponsored last year pertaining to sightlines at railroad crossings.

His new proposal is aimed at resolving multiple court interpretations of sightline measurements by empowering the Indiana Department of Transportation to set guidelines for how railroad crossing sightlines should be measured.

Across the rotunda, the Senate also approved its first legislative proposal Tuesday.

Senate Bill 16, which now goes to the House, permits microbreweries to sell their products for carry-out at nonprofit farmers markets and trade shows.

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