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New Indiana laws for 2013

IL Staff
July 3, 2013
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Many of the laws enacted during the 2013 legislative session took effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law numbers, that have already taken effect.

Any section of the law not in effect as of July 1 will be noted. Unless otherwise indicated, effective dates listed are in 2013. For more information on these new laws, visit www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm.

SEA 1 (P.L. 172) – School resource officers

SEA 4 (P.L. 206) – Altering historic-preservation districts

SEA 5 (P.L. 173) – Hospital liens and ambulance liens

SEA 6 (P.L. 207) – Petitioning for support for educational needs

SEA 11 (P.L. 12) – Motorsports trailers

SEA 24 (P.L. 42) – County extradition and sheriff’s assistance fund

SEA 31 (P.L. 24) – Habitual-offender charge filing deadline

SEA 32 (P.L. 25) – County executive meeting dates

SEA 33 (P.L. 26) – Deposit of sex- or violent-offender fees

SEA 53 (P.L. 208) – Child seduction

SEA 85 (P.L. 13) – Technical corrections

SEA 94 (P.L. 174) – Electric-transmission owners

SEA 98 (P.L. 209) – Regional campus governance

SEA 115 (P.L. 27) – Combat to college program

SEA 116 (P.L. 14) – Voter identification numbers

SEA 117 (P.L. 77) – Ice-skating rink liability

SEA 125 (P.L. 119) – Committee on child services oversight

SEA 126 (P.L. 43) – Homeowners association covenants

SEA 142 (P.L. 44) – Statutes of limitations involving child sex abuse

SEA 152 (P.L. 235) – Property tax assessments

SEA 153 (P.L. 41) – Employment of children

SEA 162 (P.L. 175) – Economic development incentives and reports

SEA 164 (P.L. 236) – Child in need of services petitions

SEA 168 (P.L. 237) – Chemical tests for intoxication

SEA 169 (P.L. 238) – Fire insurance proceeds escrow account

SEA 173 (P.L. 176) – Lakefront-development project alcohol permit

SEA 175 (P.L. 28) – Public contract for services

SEA 177 (P.L. 137) – Tuition rates for veterans

SEA 180 (P.L. 177) – Higher-education grading practices and faculty organization

SEA 182 (P.L. 120) – State educational institutions; credit transfers

SEA 189 (P.L. 201) – Performance-qualified school districts

SEA 202 (P.L. 239) – Petitions to modify custody and visitation

SEA 203 (P.L. 45) – Protection and advocacy services commission

SEA 204 (P.L. 178) – Sewer connections

SEA 205 (P.L. 179) – Regional sewer districts

SEA 207 (P.L. 180) – Resident tuition rate and other educational aid

SEA 213 (P.L. 88) – Employee benefits

SEA 222 (P.L. 46) – Unclaimed property

SEA 223 (P.L. 181) – Child exploitation

SEA 224 (P.L. 182) – Duties of Article V convention delegates

SEA 225 (P.L. 183) – Appointment of delegates to Article V convention

SEA 226 (P.L. 240) – Suspension of local officeholders

SEA 228 (P.L. 15) – Indiana public retirement system administrative matters

SEA 235 (P.L. 241) – Video service providers

SEA 238 (P.L. 91) – Charges for consumer loans and credit sales

SEA 242 (P.L. 78) – Homeland-security matters

SEA 243 (P.L. 184) – Public records

SEA 246 (P.L. 185) – Certification of controlled-drug clinics

SEA 248 (P.L. 242) – State employee deferred-compensation contributions

SEA 249 (P.L. 47) – Pension plan reporting

SEA 250 (P.L. 186) – Petition carriers

SEA 263 (P.L. 187) – Faith-based and community-initiatives foundation

SEA 265 (P.L. 29) – Health care provider peer review committees

SEA 267 (P.L. 188) – Mental health matters

SEA 275 (P.L. 48) – Property tax installment payments (Section 2 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 277 (P.L. 76) – Methamphetamine vehicle information disclosure

SEA 279 (P.L. 189) – Nonnamed parties in foreclosure actions

SEA 285 (P.L. 243) – Waiver of the right to remonstrate against annexation

SEA 290 (P.L. 16) – Military-trained emergency medical providers

SEA 293 (P.L. 121) – Government accounting study committee

SEA 297 (P.L. 244) – Payments from excess liability trust fund

SEA 305 (P.L. 225) – Child care regulation

SEA 319 (P.L. 1) – Soil productivity factors

SEA 323 (P.L. 30) – Battle flag preservation

SEA 324 (P.L. 245) – State employee death benefit

SEA 338 (P.L. 246) – Chronic school absenteeism (Section 6 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 343 (P.L. 202) – Local government reorganization (Sections 1-16, 18-21 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 345 (P.L. 122) – Use of restraints and seclusion in schools

SEA 347 (P.L. 247) – Child seduction (Sections 5-7 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 349 (P.L. 226) – Municipal utility funds and economic development

SEA 350 (P.L. 31) – Selection of alumni trustees for Wabash College

SEA 352 (P.L. 190) – School policies on gang activities

SEA 361 (P.L. 123) – Intimidation

SEA 364 (P.L. 124) – Indiana sportsmen’s benevolence account

SEA 365 (P.L. 79) – Utility facility relocation

SEA 367 (P.L. 49) – Conservation easements

SEA 369 (P.L. 248) – Public records

SEA 370 (P.L. 80) – Title insurance

SEA 371 (P.L. 136) – Abortion-inducing drugs

SEA 372 (P.L. 249) – Youth athletic concussions

SEA 382 (P.L. 250) – Senior consumer protection act

SEA 385 (P.L. 251) – Regional sewer districts

SEA 387 (P.L. 50) – Parking for persons with disabilities

SEA 388 (P.L. 252) – Election matters

SEA 402 (P.L. 253) – Principal leadership academy

SEA 403 (P.L. 51) – Disabled Hoosier veteran license plate

SEA 406 (P.L. 125) – Postsecondary enrollment opportunities

SEA 409 (P.L. 254) – Teacher licensing

SEA 414 (P.L. 126) – Insurance coverage for breast ultrasound exams

SEA 415 (P.L. 191) – Department of Health matters

SEA 421 (P.L. 192) – School bus safety belts

SEA 422 (P.L. 127) – Family-friendly school designation

SEA 431 (P.L. 52) – Property and casualty guaranty association

SEA 432 (P.L. 81) – Self-storage insurance

SEA 433 (P.L. 203) – Abandoned property

SEA 457 (P.L. 128) – Farming practices and inspections

SEA 459 (P.L. 225) – Local government reorganization

SEA 464 (P.L. 129) – Education funding for children in residential care

SEA 465 (P.L. 53) – Indiana works councils

SEA 471 (P.L. 32) – Prescriptions for brand name drugs

SEA 475 (P.L. 82) – Local government issues

SEA 479 (P.L. 227) – Use tax on gasoline (Sections 1-17 – July 1, 2014; Section 21 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 486 (P.L. 83) – Judicial officers

SEA 492 (P.L. 256) – Various telecommunications matters

SEA 494 (P.L. 228) – State and local taxation

SEA 496 (P.L. 193) – Control of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine

SEA 499 (P.L. 54) – Service credit for prosecutor pension

SEA 500 (P.L. 130) – Residential settings for developmentally disabled individuals

SEA 506 (P.L. 33) – Unemployment insurance (Section 6 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 509 (P.L. 55) – Human trafficking

SEA 517 (P.L. 257) – Local government finance (Sections 3-4 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 518 (P.L. 194) – Various election law matters

SEA 519 (P.L. 258) – Various election law matters

SEA 523 (P.L. 259) – Registration of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles

SEA 524 (P.L. 131) – Indiana-Michigan state boundary commission

SEA 526 (P.L. 195) – PERF membership and retirement benefits

SEA 527 (P.L. 56) – Judges’ and prosecutors’ pensions

SEA 528 (P.L. 229) – Gaming

SEA 529 (P.L. 34) – Office of energy development

SEA 530 (P.L. 260) – Schedule for electronic benefits transfers

SEA 532 (P.L. 132) – Higher-education student loans

SEA 535 (P.L. 84) – Airport authorities and economic development

SEA 536 (P.L. 196) – Synthetic drugs

SEA 537 (P.L. 92) – Secretary of state, dealer services and vehicles

SEA 538 (P.L. 85) – Various motor vehicle issues

SEA 544 (P.L. 261) – State and local tax administration (Sections 34-37, 44 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 553 (P.L. 89) – Vision testing

SEA 554 (P.L. 204) – Telehealth services under Medicaid

SEA 558 (P.L. 57) – Land surveyors

SEA 559 (P.L. 197) – Fraud

SEA 560 (P.L. 133) – Utility transmission

SEA 561 (P.L. 198) – Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission

SEA 563 (P.L. 262) – Various motor vehicle issues

SEA 564 (P.L. 90) – Veterans preference on state contracts

SEA 567 (P.L. 35) – Uniform crime reporting system

SEA 582 (P.L. 199) – Hospital police departments

SEA 585 (P.L. 230) – State and local administration (Sections 4-5 – Sept. 1)

SEA 586 (P.L. 263) – IDEM certified mail

SEA 589 (P.L. 134) – Occupational licensing issues (Section 22 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 590 (P.L. 264) – Dental matters

SEA 608 (P.L. 265) – Sales tax exemption and SSUTA compliance

SEA 609 (P.L. 210) – Horse racing (Sections 2, 7-10 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 615 (P.L. 200) – Real estate agents and brokers (Sections 1-2, 5 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 616 (P.L. 58) – Study of electronic medial records

SEA 620 (P.L. 59) – Proof of financial responsibility

SEA 621 (P.L. 266) – Local government issues

HEA 1001 (P.L. 205) – Biennial budget (Sections 77, 126, 292, 298 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1002 (P.L. 60) – Indiana career council

HEA 1003 (P.L. 211) – School scholarships

HEA 1004 (P.L. 267) – Early-education scholarship pilot program

HEA 1005 (P.L. 268) – Remediation

HEA 1006 (P.L. 158) – Various changes to the criminal code (Sections 1-68, 71-73, 76-77, 79-167, 169-250, 252-316, 318, 320-590, 592-672, 674-682 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1011 (P.L. 212) – Public mass transportation

HEA 1012 (P.L. 17) – Sale of a public school building

HEA 1015 (P.L. 94) – School safety

HEA 1016 (P.L. 95) – Problem-solving courts

HEA 1018 (P.L. 93) – Financial institutions tax rate reduction

HEA 1027 (P.L. 96) – Civil immunity for services in emergency

HEA 1028 (P.L. 61) – State police death benefit

HEA 1029 (P.L. 97) – Adoption history information

HEA 1034 (P.L. 98) – Physical therapy services without a referral

HEA 1037 (P.L. 2) – Railroad crossings

HEA 1038 (P.L. 213) – Blood donation testing (Section 18 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1044 (P.L. 138) – Public-safety training on Alzheimer’s and dementia

HEA 1045 (P.L. 139) – State airport systems plan

HEA 1052 (P.L. 62) – Electronic meetings

HEA 1053 (P.L. 214) – Sex-offender registration (Sections 2, 15-29, 31-32, 34-37, 40, 44-46 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1054 (P.L. 86) – Secretary of state filings and recordings

HEA 1055 (P.L. 140) – Emergency rulemaking statute

HEA 1056 (P.L. 99) – Probate and trust administration

HEA 1057 (P.L. 160) – Prosecuting attorneys retirement fund

HEA 1061 (P.L. 100) – Warrick County courts magistrate

HEA 1067 (P.L. 141) – Federal fund exchange program

HEA 1068 (P.L. 215) – Transportation relating to agriculture

HEA 1069 (P.L. 142) – Outdoor event equipment

HEA 1070 (P.L. 157) – Cloverdale food and beverage tax

HEA 1077 (P.L. 36) – Fund transfers

HEA 1079 (P.L. 18) – Mortgages and liens on real property

HEA 1080 (P.L. 101) – Pension thirteenth checks

HEA 1081 (P.L. 216) – Financial institutions and consumer credit (Section 47 – Nov. 1; Sections 41-42, 46 – Jan. 1, 2014; Sections 3, 10, 14, 23, 35-36, 45, 48, 51-54, 57-58, 64 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1082 (P.L. 37) – Failure to sign vehicle registration

HEA 1084 (P.L. 231) – Various property issues

HEA 1093 (P.L. 161) – Killing a law enforcement animal

HEA 1098 (P.L. 63) – Noneconomic damages for uninsured motorists

HEA 1099 (P.L. 102) – Physician assistants

HEA 1102 (P.L. 103) – Executive sessions of public boards

HEA 1105 (P.L. 3) – Anatomic pathology services

HEA 1108 (P.L. 104) – Sentencing alternatives for youthful offenders

HEA 1110 (P.L. 162) – Flexibility in use of school funds

HEA 1111 (P.L. 64) – Tactical emergency medicine

HEA 1112 (P.L. 217) – Write-in candidates

HEA 1116 (P.L. 218) – Property taxes

HEA 1124 (P.L. 143) – City and town court late-payment fees

HEA 1130 (P.L. 4) – Immediate detention

HEA 1132 (P.L. 144) – Mortgage release by title insurance companies

HEA 1133 (P.L. 65) – Use of food and beverage taxes

HEA 1135 (P.L. 232) – Midwives

HEA 1137 (P.L. 163) – IURC review of extraterritorial water rates

HEA 1145 (P.L. 105) – Payments to political subdivisions or utilities

HEA 1148 (P.L. 66) – Public employees’ defined contribution plan

HEA 1151 (P.L. 38) – Blue alert program

HEA 1157 (P.L. 219) – Various election law matters (Sections 94, 96 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1159 (P.L. 220) – Liability for use of school facilities

HEA 1169 (P.L. 145) – Drainage issues

HEA 1170 (P.L. 67) – Training 2000 program

HEA 1176 (P.L. 221) – Prohibited horse-racing wagers

HEA 1179 (P.L. 146) – Securities matters

HEA 1182 (P.L. 164) – Physician order for scope of treatment forms

HEA 1186 (P.L. 147) – Incorporation of towns

HEA 1188 (P.L. 222) – Precious-metal dealers (Sections 1-3, 6, 8 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1190 (P.L. 148) – Uninsured- and underinsured-motorist coverage

HEA 1215 (P.L. 19) – Fire protection districts

HEA 1219 (P.L. 106) – Privacy of law enforcement officer addresses

HEA 1222 (P.L. 165) – Notice and procedural requirements (Sections 3, 5 – Nov. 1; Section 6 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1224 (P.L. 39) – UCC fund transfer provisions

HEA 1225 (P.L. 20) – Sale of electronic cigarettes to minors

HEA 1246 (P.L. 166) – Indiana state museum

HEA 1256 (P.L. 5) – Unlawful possession of items in penal facilities

HEA 1261 (P.L. 11) – Property taxes in a covered county

HEA 1262 (P.L. 269) – Alcohol server online and self-study training

HEA 1270 (P.L. 68) – TIF districts for housing programs

HEA 1276 (P.L. 6) – Township board meetings

HEA 1279 (P.L. 107) – Special group and National Guard license plates

HEA 1289 (P.L. 108) – Levee repair and reimbursement

HEA 1293 (P.L. 109) – Artisan distiller’s permit

HEA 1295 (P.L. 21) – Indiana University school of public health

HEA 1307 (P.L. 270) – Extraterritorial utility rates and charges

HEA 1310 (P.L. 69) – Bell requirements on a locomotive

HEA 1311 (P.L. 271) – Election matters

HEA 1312 (P.L. 272) – EARN Indiana program

HEA 1313 (P.L. 149) – Regulation of Indiana leases

HEA 1314 (P.L. 273) – Proprietary education

HEA 1315 (P.L. 274) – Biosimilar biological products

HEA 1317 (P.L. 110) – Land banks and tax sale issues

HEA 1320 (P.L. 275) – Workers’ compensation

HEA 1321 (P.L. 276) – Insurance matters

HEA 1322 (P.L. 70) – Certificates of insurance

HEA 1324 (P.L. 277) – Motor fuels (Sections 2, 4-15 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1325 (P.L. 71) – Mobile support unit personnel for disaster relief

HEA 1328 (P.L. 278) – School health care clinic pilot project

HEA 1333 (P.L. 279) – County officials’ training

HEA 1334 (P.L. 223) – Liability insurance for Indiana teachers

HEA 1338 (P.L. 280) – Charter school administration

HEA 1341 (P.L. 111) – Standard transcripts and college applications

HEA 1347 (P.L. 22) – Chaplain driving personal vehicle to emergency

HEA 1348 (P.L. 281) – Administration of scholarships and grants (Sections 2, 5- 7, 18, 25, 27-29, 31-33 – Sept. 1)

HEA 1357 (P.L. 167) – School administrators

HEA 1359 (P.L. 7) – Age-restricted housing programs

HEA 1372 (P.L. 150) – Knowledge imputed to real estate broker (Section 2 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1374 (P.L. 168) – Customer-generator

HEA 1376 (P.L. 151) – Various privacy issues

HEA 1380 (P.L. 8) – Port authority purchase of petroleum products

HEA 1381 (P.L. 282) – Public school transfers

HEA 1382 (P.L. 283) – Controlled substances

HEA 1386 (P.L. 152) – Motor vehicle review board

HEA 1387 (P.L. 169) – Local veterans’ service officers

HEA 1389 (P.L. 9) – Veterinarians

HEA 1391 (P.L. 153) – Election administration

HEA 1392 (P.L. 112) – Restricting criminal background checks

HEA 1393 (P.L. 284) – Judicial technology and automation

HEA 1394 (P.L. 40) – Various business law matters

HEA 1423 (P.L. 285) – Antibullying (Sections 2, 7 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1427 (P.L. 286) – Various education matters

HEA 1441 (P.L. 224) – Valuable metal and scrap vehicles

HEA 1450 (P.L. 72) – Commuter transportation districts

HEA 1457 (P.L. 154) – Unemployment insurance

HEA 1458 (P.L. 73) – Department of Toxicology fees

HEA 1464 (P.L. 113) – Immunizations by pharmacists and pharmacy students

HEA 1465 (P.L. 114) – INSPECT program

HEA 1477 (P.L. 170) – Cosmetologists

HEA 1480 (P.L. 10) – Residential onsite sewage systems

HEA 1481 (P.L. 135) – Divisible load permits for overweight loads

HEA 1482 (P.L. 159) – Expungement

HEA 1486 (P.L. 115) – Military-trained emergency medical providers

HEA 1494 (P.L. 287) – National criminal history background checks for child care

HEA 1497 (P.L. 292) – Sewer connections

HEA 1518 (P.L. 74) – State board of nursing

HEA 1519 (P.L. 155) – Donations of agricultural products and livestock

HEA 1536 (P.L. 116) – Solid waste management districts

HEA 1544 (P.L. 233) – Various tax matters (Section 9 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1545 (P.L. 288) – Tax credits (Sections 1-2, 21-22, 26-28, 32-33, 44-46, 48, 52-59, 70, 72 – Jan. 1, 2014; Section 69 – Jan. 1, 2015)

HEA 1558 (P.L. 75) – Long-term care insurance

HEA 1560 (P.L. 23) – Rollovers of school retirement accounts

HEA 1561 (P.L. 117) – 1977 Fund membership

HEA 1563 (P.L. 289) – Fish and wildlife matters

HEA 1564 (P.L. 171) – Motorboat registration

HEA 1568 (P.L. 118) – Student-loan terms and conditions

HEA 1575 (P.L. 87) – Commission for a drug-free Indiana

HEA 1579 (P.L. 290) – Open-container laws

HEA 1583 (P.L. 291) – Review of administrative rules

HEA 1585 (P.L. 234) – Transfer of certain municipal territory

HEA 1589 (P.L. 156) – Public works•

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  1. I have been on this program while on parole from 2011-2013. No person should be forced mentally to share private details of their personal life with total strangers. Also giving permission for a mental therapist to report to your parole agent that your not participating in group therapy because you don't have the financial mean to be in the group therapy. I was personally singled out and sent back three times for not having money and also sent back within the six month when you aren't to be sent according to state law. I will work to het this INSOMM's removed from this state. I also had twelve or thirteen parole agents with a fifteen month period. Thanks for your time.

  2. Our nation produces very few jurists of the caliber of Justice DOUGLAS and his peers these days. Here is that great civil libertarian, who recognized government as both a blessing and, when corrupted by ideological interests, a curse: "Once the investigator has only the conscience of government as a guide, the conscience can become ‘ravenous,’ as Cromwell, bent on destroying Thomas More, said in Bolt, A Man For All Seasons (1960), p. 120. The First Amendment mirrors many episodes where men, harried and harassed by government, sought refuge in their conscience, as these lines of Thomas More show: ‘MORE: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, *575 and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? ‘CRANMER: So those of us whose names are there are damned, Sir Thomas? ‘MORE: I don't know, Your Grace. I have no window to look into another man's conscience. I condemn no one. ‘CRANMER: Then the matter is capable of question? ‘MORE: Certainly. ‘CRANMER: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty—and sign. ‘MORE: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.’ Id., pp. 132—133. DOUGLAS THEN WROTE: Where government is the Big Brother,11 privacy gives way to surveillance. **909 But our commitment is otherwise. *576 By the First Amendment we have staked our security on freedom to promote a multiplicity of ideas, to associate at will with kindred spirits, and to defy governmental intrusion into these precincts" Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Comm., 372 U.S. 539, 574-76, 83 S. Ct. 889, 908-09, 9 L. Ed. 2d 929 (1963) Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, concurring. I write: Happy Memorial Day to all -- God please bless our fallen who lived and died to preserve constitutional governance in our wonderful series of Republics. And God open the eyes of those government officials who denounce the constitutions of these Republics by arbitrary actions arising out capricious motives.

  3. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  4. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  5. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

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