Thursday, April 19, 2007 :: news: "INDIANAPOLIS | The House failed to pass legislation Wednesday that would require nearly everyone to wear seat belts in Indiana -- including people riding in back seats and those traveling in SUVs and pickup trucks.

The House voted 65-34 against a request by Democratic Rep. Peggy Welch of Bloomington that members agree to changes the Senate made to the bill so it would go directly to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his consideration.

Welch said she would now take the bill to a House-Senate conference committee in hopes of negotiating a version that could pass. She said the bill was about saving lives, and she would continue fighting for it.

Some opponents said the bill was government intrusion, and others wanted to keep a provision the Senate removed that would have changed a formula used to dole out money for local road funding."

Sometimes, you are just embarrassed to be a Hoosier.

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