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 …

Indiana Legislative Update First Half of Session Wraps Up

Like college students before final exams, legislators crammed long hours into this short week of Session to beat 1st half deadlines in each house.  This year 426 Senate bills and 514 House bills died as they failed to obtain a positive third reading hearing or vote.  Beginning Monday, each house will spend the next 6-7 …

Indiana Legislative Update First Half Deadlines are Looming

With only a week left of Committee hearings for bills in their house of origin, this phase of the Session is rapidly coming to a close. With so many bills coming out of Committee by now, Legislators are now spending hours on the House and Senate floor considering bills on their 2ndand 3rd reading opportunities. Gaming …

Indiana Legislative Update Slow, Steady Work Goes On

After historically frigid weather the week prior, the Groundhog did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. And, we’re all hoping for an early end to Session. Lawmakers returned to work, and enjoyed a week of steady progress at the statehouse, buckling down to do the work of moving bills out of committee.  Two bills …

Indiana Legislative Update – Record Breaking Cold Doesn’t Slow Down the Legislature

This week Mother Nature brought historic winter weather to the region with widespread closings from the bitter wind chills. In spite of falling temperatures, Indiana lawmakers remained hard at work during the deep freeze with focus on Committee hearings and many bills making it through second and third reading this 5th week of session. Some have …