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2020 Statement from State Sen. R. Michael Young

State Sen. R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis) made the following statement today regarding the conclusion of the 2020 legislative session:

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2020) — “This session, I have worked on many bills to improve the lives of all Hoosiers, especially those who live in Senate District 35.

"I authored legislation to protect dependents and endangered adults from being taken advantage of, particularly by people they trust, by toughening penalties for those who repeatedly exploit them.

"I also co-authored legislation that will require mobile home park owners to inform mobile home residents at least 180 days in advance if the mobile home park will be closing. Last year, mobile home owners in a nearby community were forced to leave their mobile home park with less than 60 days' notice, causing distress and hardship for the families affected. Thankfully, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General stepped in, extending the time period for residents to vacate the property. This legislation will ensure mobile home owners are given appropriate notice before a community closes so a situation like this does not need to happen again.

"In addition to supporting legislation that will improve our community and state, another important part of serving in the General Assembly is fighting against proposals that will have negative effects. This session, I opposed legislation that could have led to the consolidation of fire departments in our area, which in turn would have led to a decrease in road funding.

"It is an honor to serve the people of Senate District 35, and I look forward to seeing the legislation I supported this session positively impact Hoosiers."


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