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Ruckelshaus: Bill to Help Employment of Individuals with Disabilities Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — A bill authored by State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) passed the full Senate yesterday by a vote of 48-0.

Senate Bill 390 would increase the number of people on the Commission on Rehabilitation Services in addition to increasing its duties. The bill would also state that Indiana’s policy is to promote employment as the first and preferred option when providing services to individuals with disabilities who are of working age.

“This bill is a big step in helping Hoosiers with disabilities gain employment,” Ruckelshaus said. “I am thankful to work with State Sen. Mark Stoops, a Democrat from Bloomington, on this bill. I applaud his efforts to help those with disabilities become self-sufficient.”

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.


Contact: Matt Werner, Press Secretary