Of all of the bills sent to Daniels' desk this session, the ONLY one he didn't sign was SEA1 (as of 8:21 pm on the 20th), which would have restored both Indianan's 4th Amendment rights as well as Indiana Constitution Section 11 rights. It is truly amazing that this is the only one he didn't sign. But maybe not so amazing considering it was HIS appointee that orchestrated the taking away of this right in the first place. For a guy who purports to be conservative, not a good move.
He was all about a statewide smoking ban (except for casinos and such--any law containing exemptions is a bad law to start), but against citizens being able to legally defend their homes against UNLAWFUL entry into their homes. Unbe-frickin-lievable.
ETA: apparently in Indiana, passivity works so that if the governor does not sign a bill, it becomes a law automatically. That way Mitchy-boy can have his cake and eat it too. Still, not taking a stand is still telling, I think.
4 months ago