Indiana Legislative Update Interim Study Committee Update

The Senate President Pro Tem and the House Speaker have announced the appointments to this year’s Interim Study Committees. Generally these Committees won’t start meeting until late August/early September. As of right now, only one meeting is on the books for August 28th. Here’s a rundown of the Committees studying topics of significance to Southwest …

Indiana Legislative Update Interim Study Issues Assigned

The Legislative Council met Tuesday to discuss Interim Study Committee topics and assign members. Additionally, they confirmed that there were no significant statutory conflicts in legislation passed this year, so there is no need for a Technical Corrections Day originally considered for June 4th. In approving the topics for study, Council members noted that there …

Indiana Legislative Update Sine Die Came Early

The 121st General Assembly finished five days early this year with first term Senate President Pro Tempore Rodrick Bray (R-Martinsville) announcing at 10:26 p.m. on April 24th for the Senate, and retiring Representative David Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) announcing sine die for the House shortly thereafter at 11:10 p.m.  Sine Die is Latin for “without a day” …

Indiana Legislative Update Deadlines Approaching

On Tuesday the controversial, newly minted “bias crimes bill” SB198, received a 34-14 concurrence vote in the Senate. This was the last procedural step before the bill went to the Governor. Governor Eric Holcomb received the brunt of the anger from those opposed to the bill, Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis), who called SB198 a “transphobic …