Indiana Beacon Basic Sites
Governor Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act (HEA) No. 1371 on May 5, 2015. HEA 171 became effective on July 1, 2015 and affects our Beacon™ clients in Indiana.
Among other things, the law states that a unit of government that operates a public property database website (directly or through a 3rd party) shall establish a process to prevent a member of the general public from gaining access to the "home address" of a "covered person" by means of the public property data base website if the covered person requests access to his or her home address be restricted. A "covered person" is defined as a "judge", "law enforcement officer", "a victim of domestic violence," or a "public official."
While we have the ability within Beacon™ for Cities and Counties to suppress the individual records in accordance with this law, our Beacon™ Basic sites are not managed by a unit of local government (and as such, we do not receive requests for record suppression), and thus we have no way to be compliant with this law as the sites are currently structured. In order to be compliant, Schneider has taken these sites offline until further notice.
All of our Beacon™ sites that we have under contract with individual local governments are still online and available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.