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Heather’s Law

Heather's Law Signing Ceremony

Heather's Law Signing Ceremony

On April 12, 2010  Governor Mitch Daniels held a ceremonial signing for SB 316.   This legislation is named in memory of Heather Norris, who was brutally murdered by her estranged high school boyfriend in 2007. State Senator Earline Rogers (D-Gary) was the primary author of the legislation. She was joined on the bill by Senators Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and Vi Simpson (D-Bloomington), and Representatives Gregory Porter (D-Indianapolis) and Robert Behning (R-Indianapolis).   This legislation requires the Indiana Department of Education to establish model curriculum for dating violence education in the schools.

To read Heather’s story:  http://heathersvoice.net/heathers_law.html

For Information on recommended curriculum and policies:  http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/identifying-teen-dating-violence