Stop SB-590 From Passing In Indiana.
Hey guys! We've created this petition to help bring attention to SB-590. Here's what passing SB-590 will cause. Requires that only English be used, with certain exceptions, in public meetings, public documents, by officers and employees of state or political subdivisions in performing their duties, and providing information communicated electronically by the state or a political subdivision. • Permits law enforcement officers to verify the citizenship or immigration status of individuals in certain situations. • Provides that the duration of time that an individual may be detained for verification purposes be reasonable and consistent with standard law enforcement procedures. • Allows a law enforcement officer to release an individual if the law enforcement officer is unable to receive verification within a reasonable time unless the individual is being detained for another lawful purpose. • Establishes certain state crimes, including: (a) offenses related to identification numbers and documents; (b) knowingly or intentionally transporting or moving an alien, for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of the law; and (c) knowingly or intentionally concealing, harboring, or shielding from detection an alien in any place, including a building or means of transportation, for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law. • Allows a law enforcement officer to arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe the person is an alien who meets certain criteria. • Prohibits a law enforcement agency or law enforcement officer from requesting verification of the citizenship or immigration status of an individual from federal immigration authorities if the individual has contact with the agency or officer only as a witness to or a victim of a crime or for purposes of reporting a crime.