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 …

Indiana Legislative Update Second Half of the 2019 Session Underway

The legislative process reset this week as lawmakers entered the second phase of the 2019 Indiana General Assembly Session. It was a transition week as each house begins to truly pay attention to and assign to Committee the bills passed by the opposite house. Overall, Senators initially filed 636 pieces of legislation this year. Of …