2013 Legislative Agenda

Leadership Issue

This level of involvement allows ICADV’s Legislative Committee to draft legislation, find sponsors, and/ or fully participate in developing and implementing legislative and/ or administrative strategy.

Domestic Violence Funding

ICADV will actively support legislation that increases domestic violence funding through the Indiana general budget by an additional $500,000.

Training for CASA and GAL

ICADV will actively support legislation that requires CASAs, GALs, parenting coordinators, and parenting group facilitators to receive training on the context, severity, and impact of domestic violence; screening and danger assessment and safety planning.

Employment Discrimination

ICADV will actively support legislation that provides an employee who has an active order of protection shall not (1) be subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual’s employment due to circumstances directly related to the individual’s filing of a petition for a protective order; and (2) an employer may not

terminate an employee or discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, benefits, or terms and conditions of employment based on the filing by the employee of a petition for a protective order, whether or not the order has been issued.

Limited Involvement

This level of involvement allows ICADV’s Legislative Committee to testify and write testimony when requested.

Monitoring

This level of involvement allows ICADV’s Legislative Committee to disseminate information, watch and report on the progress of an issue or piece of legislation.