New push to expand Lifeline Law

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana’s Lifeline Law may soon give legal protection to minors who report any type of emergency.

A state Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to expand the law which currently gives protection to minors who report alcohol offenses.

Dawn Finbloom of Carmel, whose son Brett died of alcohol poisoning in 2012, testified in favor of the change.

“I’ve been told about six young lives that have been saved by what I call Brett’s message,” she said. “Brett’s message is the Lifeline Law.”

Indiana University students also testified about a need for the law to cover sexual offenses and drug overdoses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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