State Legislation on Metal, Wiretaping

Indiana House Bill 1324 will address metal theft. With the rising theft of aluminum and copper, the bill will require anyone selling scrap to show an ID. The bill cleared the house unanimously and will now go to hearing in the Senate. Another bill originating in the Senate, Bill 411 is now in the house. It would allow police to tap cell phones and e-mail. The current law only allows for land line interceptions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is opposing the bill.