New law lets some people remove addresses from online databases
INDIANAPOLIS — A new law will allow police, judges and victims of domestic violence to remove their address from local government databases that can be accessed online.
Gov. Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act 1219 on Monday, which allows those who qualify to be removed from any database that can be accessed by the public.
In order to be excluded, a written request must be submitted to the unit of government that maintains the website.
Indiana Public Access counselor Joe Hoage said the bill is designed to require an individual to request removal, and is restricted to only a select group of people who could be in danger if their address was easy to access.
It passed the House 96-4 and the Senate 47-0.
The law will take effect July 2014.