INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A proposal making it illegal to secretly take videos or photographs that could make a business look bad has failed in the Indiana Legislature.
Bill sponsor Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle said Friday night he wouldn’t try to advance another version of the bill a few hours after it was withdrawn in the House. That followed a lengthy debate during which several opponents criticized it for exposing industrial whistleblowers or even unhappy restaurant customers to possible criminal charges.
Holdman said state law should protect factories and farms from “vigilantes.”
The Senate approved the bill in a 29-21 vote earlier Friday.