SB 415

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 15, 2021
  • House
  • Governor

Political activity of employees and contractors.


Provides that notwithstanding any ordinance or resolution of a political subdivision, an employee of the political subdivision may serve as the chairman of a county political party while continuing to serve as an employee of the unit free from any discipline or other sanctions. Provides that a unit may not adopt an ordinance or resolution that: (1) provides that an individual who does business with the unit may not hold an office or other position in a political party; or (2) prohibits an individual who holds an office or other position in a political party from doing business with the city. Provides that such an ordinance or resolution is void. Provides that except when on duty or acting in an official capacity and except where otherwise provided by Indiana or federal law, an employee of a political subdivision may not be discouraged from engaging in political activity or denied the right to choose to refrain from engaging in political activity provided such activities do not impede or impair the efficient operation of the employee's employing agency.

Bill Sponsors (3)



Mar 02, 2021


First reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
elections and apportionment

Feb 16, 2021


Referred to the House

Feb 15, 2021


House sponsor: Representative Speedy


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 117: yeas 39, nays 7

Feb 11, 2021


Senator Gaskill added as second author


Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 08, 2021


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 25, 2021


Authored by Senator Sandlin


First reading: referred to Committee on Elections

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee

Bill Text

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

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0415.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0415.02.COMS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0415.02.COMS.FN003 PDF


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