If a citizens wants to amend or create a new law:
Write in your own words what changes you want to see happen. If it relates to an existing law, refer to that law and if possible include the language from the current Indiana Code. You will then create a petition and obtain at least 200 voter signatures.
Find a legislator, a member of either the House of Representatives or Senate, who agrees with you and will be willing to introduce a bill to accomplish what you want done. The legislator will become the sponsor of the bill and introduce the bill in either the House or Senate. He or she will take the idea to the Legislative Services Agency staff to draft a bill in the proper legal language.When you meet with the legislator make sure that you have all the facts, to show why this bill should be passed.
- State Law: Submit the petition to your State Senator and State Representative/ [to find out who your state Sentator / Representative is http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/ ].
- Federal Law: Submit to your Congressman and US Senator [to find out who your Congressman or US Senator is http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/ ]