Our partners at The Arc of Indiana recently announced that Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be in attendance at the Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI) picnic this Friday, July 24 at Eagle Crest Park, Indianapolis. Gov. Pence is joining the SAI picnic for a special reason – to conduct a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill (SB) 420. SB 420, which passed in the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly, will change all instances of the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in Indiana’s legal code. We invite everyone to join us for this important event as well as to join in the picnic fun.
The bill signing is scheduled for 11AM at the Eagle Crest Picnic Area, 7201 Fishback Road, Indianapolis. INARF would like to thank the authors, co-authors, and sponsors of the bill listed below.
Authors: Senator Ronald Grooms, Senator Vaneta Becker, Senator Dennis Kruse.
Co-Authors: Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Ron Alting, Senator Liz Brown, Senator Susan Glick, Senator Greg Walker.
Sponsors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Sheila Klinker, Representative Wendy McNamara, Representative Gregory Porter.