Rep. Bob Alderman, R-Fort Wayne, is author of bill that would create gaming agents as a new, separate law enforcement department. Bill contains language that would allow gaming agents investigations greater secrecy than any other police department. Rep. Alderman has agreed to consider amendment if bill gets a hearing.

Update (4/18/05): Rep. Bob Alderman, R-Fort Wayne, and Gaming Commissioner Ernest Yelton agreed to amend out secrecy provision. Bill died, but concept expected to resurface in amended form.

For a full version of the bill online, click here.