SB 291

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 04, 2020
  • House
  • Governor

Law enforcement officers and handguns in a casino.


Defines "licensed facility" to include gambling game facilities, satellite facilities, riverboats, and property that contains both a gambling game facility and a racetrack with live horse racing. Defines "law enforcement officer" to also include an off-duty law enforcement officer and a qualified retired law enforcement officer under 18 U.S.C. 926C. Requires the gaming commission (commission) to adopt rules: (1) permitting a law enforcement officer to carry a handgun in a licensed facility; (2) requiring a law enforcement officer who is carrying a handgun to notify an enforcement agent or the commission that the law enforcement officer is carrying a handgun; (3) requiring the licensed facility to provide the law enforcement officer with a wristband or other identifiable item that will inform the licensed facility and its agents that the law enforcement officer is carrying a handgun; and (4) implementing a reasonable method to enforce the new rules. Provides that the commission is not prohibited from adopting its own rules or policies concerning the carrying of handguns by its employees or enforcement agents.

Bill Sponsors (8)



Feb 11, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
public policy

Feb 05, 2020


Referred to the House

Feb 04, 2020


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 157: yeas 40, nays 9


Senator Leising added as coauthor


Cosponsors: Representatives Engleman, Eberhart, Goodin


House sponsor: Representative Clere

Feb 03, 2020


Amendment #2 (Grooms) prevailed; voice vote


Reread second time: amended, ordered engrossed

Jan 28, 2020


Placed back on second reading

Jan 27, 2020


Amendment #1 (Grooms) prevailed; Division of the Senate: yeas 39, nays 9


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Jan 23, 2020


Senator Sandlin added as coauthor


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 21, 2020


Senator Koch added as second author

Jan 09, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee


Authored by Senator Grooms

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0291.04.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0291.04.ENGS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0291.03.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0291.03.ENGS.AMS002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0291.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0291.02.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0291.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0291.01.INTR.FN001 PDF


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