The Senate passed Sen. Steele’s SJR 9 out of committee which amends the Indiana Constitution to provide, among other things, that the commercial production of poultry is a valued part of our heritage which should be preserved forever.
Specifically, it adds a new section to the bill of rights article of the constitution that reads:
Section 38. The people have a right to hunt, fish, harvest game, or engage in the agricultural or commercial production of meat, fish, or poultry, which is a valued part of our heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good, subject to laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the General Assembly.
I would suggest, respectfully (or maybe not so respectfully), that this is a waste of time. I mean, it doesn’t *do* anything. It says right in the text that the General Assembly regulate these things as it sees fit. And, really, is “harvesting game” (as distinct from hunting) a proud part of our Hoosier tradition?