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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Legislative voting records listed for wide range of i:00si The Indiana Catholic Confer- ence (ICC) tracked the voting records of Indiana&apos;s senators and representatives in 1996. Following are summaries of a wide range of issues, and the votes cast by Indiana senators and representatives serving the Diocese of Evansville. HB 1045: Feticide. Would have increased current penalties for feticide m knowingly or in- tentionally terminating a human pregnancy with the in- tention other than to produce a live birth or remove a dead fetus. Would not have applied to legal abortions. HB 1045 was supported by the ICC; it was passed by the house, but de- feated in a Senate committee. House Votes Yes: Avery, D-Evansville; Bales, R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Denbo, D-French Lick; Gregg, D-Sandborn; Hays, D-Evansville; Heeke, D-Dubois; Hume, D-Winslow; Lambert, R- Boonville; Lutz, D-Evansville; McConnell, D-Princeton. HB 1075 Minimum Mater- nity Benefits. Requires certain insurance plans that provide maternity benefits to cover min- imum hospital stays for the mother and newborn of 48 hours after a normal delivery or 96 hours after a caesarean delivery. Allows for a physician-approved shorter stay. HB 1075, sup- ported by the ICC, was passed 47-3 in the Senate and 85-12 in the House; signed by the gover- nor March 6. Senate Votes Yes: Hume, D-Princeton; O'Day, D-Evansville; Server, R- Evansville; Waterman, R-Shel- burn; Young, D-Milltown. House Votes Yes: Avery, D-Evansville; Bales," R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Denbo, D-French Lick; Gregg, D-Sandborn; Hays, D-Evansville; Heeke, D-Dubois; Hume, D-Winslow; Lambert, R- Boonville; Lutz, D-Evansville; McConnell, D-Princeton. HB 1381: Surrogacy. Would have recognized and placed re- strictions on surrogate contracts made in Indiana. Would have established guidelines for sur- . rogate parenthood agreements. HB 1381 was opposed by the ICC; it was passed in the House, not heard in the Senate. FORD @ MERCURY LINCOLN JOHN MANGIN Owner i The Decorating Corner 21 East South Washington, IN 47501 Business: 254-7794 Home: 254-3087 Fresh Flowers. Silk Arrangements Gift Items 207 N.E. 5th Street Washington, Indiana 47501 (812) 254-7200 ii DAVIESS CO. ABSTRACT CO., INC. Joan Grannan, Mgr. Peoples Bank Building Washington, Indiana House Votes Yes: Avery, D-Evansville; Bales, R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Denbo, D-French Lick; Hays, D-Evansville; Heeke, D-Dubois; Hume, D- Winslow; Lambert, R-Boonville; Lutz, D-Evansville; McConnell, D-Princeton. No: Gregg, D-Sandborn. HB 1384: Caseworker Caseload Standards. Requires Division of Family and Children to submit semiannual reports to the budget committee and legis- lature providing data and sta- tistical information regarding caseworker caseloads in each county. If caseloads for child protection and child welfare caseworkers exceed standards of 25 cases a month for child pro- tection and 35 a month for child welfare caseworkers, then a written plan to bring the coun- ties into compliance is required. HB 1384 was supported by the ICC; it passed in the House and Senate, and was signed by the governor March 14. Senate Votes Yes: Hume, D-Princeton; O2)ay, D-Evansville; Server, R-Evansville; Young, D-Milltown. No: Waterman, R-Shelburn. House Votes Yes: Avery, D-Evansville; Bales, R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Denbo, D-French Lick; Gregg, D-Sandborn; Hays, D-Evansville; Heeke, D-Dubois; Hume, D-Winslow; Lambert, R- Boonville; Lutz, D-Evansville; McConnell, D-Princeton. SB 381: Profiting from an Adoption. Allows adoptive par- ents to provide additional fi- nancial support to the birth- mother for pregnancy and adoption-related expenses in- cluding maternity clothing, travel, utilities, psychological counseling (for birth parents), additional living expenses dis- closed to the court of up to $1,000, and lost wages due to a physician-d0cumented medical condition related to the preg- nancy. The limits on additional expenses and lost wages were worked out on a conference com- mittee. The committee report passed the House and Senate; it was signed by the governor on March 21. SB 381 was sup- ported by the ICC Senate Votes RUXER How did they vote? Legislative Records-,1 Legislators with all or pa of districts in the Diocese of Evansville. HB HB HB HB SB 1045 1075 1381 13 42 Senators Hume 48 D-Princeton Yes Y __.------ O'Day 49 D-Evansville Yes. Y Server 50 R-Evansville Yes Y Waterman 39 R-Shelburn Yes I Young 47 D-Milltown Yes Y _Re__ep_(e_se ntatives Avery 75 Bales 60 Bucker 78 Denbo Gregg 'i 62 T 45 Hays, J  77 I i Heeke !73 1 Hume, D Lambert 163 i ! ,74 i Lutz, L ', 76 i McConnell i64 SB  / J : NO  / NO / No 7 Yes Yes D-Evansville Yes Yes Yes Y No No- yes R-Bloomington Yes Yes Yes Y 1------  ye  R-Evansville Yes Yes Yes Y  Yes .___+____t yes D-French Lick Yes i Yes Yes Y No yes D-Sandborn Yes Yes No Y N - yes D-Evansville Yes Yes Yes Y No yes D-Dubois Yes Yes Yes Y No / yes D-Winslow Yes Yes Yes _ Y ' No I R-Boonville Yes Yes Yes Y ' Yes Yes yes D-Evansville Yes Yes Yes -y -- No yes D-Princeton Yes Yes Yes Y No / Voting records compiled by the Indiana Catholic Conference' Yes: Waterman, R-Shelburn; Young, D-Milltown. No: Hume, D-Princeton; O'Day, D-Evansville; Server, R- Evansville. House Votes Yes: Bales, R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Denbo, D- French Lick; Hays, D-Evansville; Heeke, D-Dubois; Hume, D- Winslow; Lambert, R-BoorLville; Lutz, D-Evansville; McConnell, D-Princeton. No: Avery, D-Evansville. SB 442: (Reorganization of the Department of Health). Amendment m Indianapolis Independence Initiative. Would have established this pro- gram in Marion County to replace the AFDC cash assistance pro- gram. The I-3 program would have been administered by the Private Industry Council through FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY & Coffee "Quality Comes First" JASPER , 482-1200 "Something good is right on your way" DELICIOUS DONLTFS, CAKES, BAGELS, & COOKIES contracts with certain agencies to provide AFDC-eligible recipients with job training and placement assistance. Second time the ini- tiative was defeated in the House. The ICC opposed SB 442. House Votes Yes: Bales, R-Bloomington; Bucker, R-Evansville; Gregg, D- Sandborn; Lambert, R-Boonville. 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