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Gutted farm trespassing bill gets lawmaker support

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By Associated Press

The shell of Indiana legislation known as the "Ag Gag" bill has lawmakers' support after a measure to protect farmers from financial loss was nixed.

Senators passed the bill 45-5 on Thursday.

An earlier version of the bill would have banned videotaping or photography on farms without permission. Another version would allow farmers to ban any activities on their property that could cause financial loss. Animal rights and free speech advocates criticized the legislation as a crackdown on whistleblowers.

The revised bill increases penalties for property damage on a farm. Legislation also defines entering the production area of a farm without permission as trespassing.

The bill now heads to the House. Support from the full House and governor is needed before the bill becomes law.

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