The Legislature continued its frenzied schedule last week with a wealth of committee hearings.
This year is a “short session,” which is statutorily due to end by March 14th. Legislative leaders have indicated they would like to finish sooner.
The idea of Hoosier government consolidation has been in focus for over ten years and supported by many organizations, including Aspire. The merger of three Johnson County townships will be the first such merger in Indiana history.
The Indiana General Assembly convened its 2021 session to tackle the large issues facing our State during the COVID-19 pandemic. And so, they did, in an unprecedented fashion.
This week is the Second and Third reading deadlines in both chambers.
Sine die date subsequently advanced the timetable for bills to make it out of committee to this Thursday.
The second half of the legislative session ramped up last week, with committees meeting in full swing and longer daily session calendars.
During the second half of the session, bills that passed out of their originating chamber in the first half are sent to the opposite chamber to start the entire review and debate process over again.
As various measures gain traction, more constituents take notice and use their voice.
Here are updates on some key issues Aspire has been following.
Bills to help businesses stay open moved fast, and we are seeing progress on other bills to help address the long-term business environment.
Several of Aspire’s priority issues resumed moving forward this week, notably Employer Liability Protections.
The bill filing deadlines have now passed in both the Senate and House. All bill lists are now complete and public.
Broadband, employer liability, tobacco and work share included on list.
Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy
Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities.
Here are session highlights, beginning with an update on House leadership and Aspire’s 2020 session top priorities.
The House and Senate are past their bill reading deadlines and our days (and nights) are now spent focusing on concurrence votes and conference committees.
The legislation-making process contains more than a dozen steps before a bill becomes a law. This process is built to foster transparency, due diligence, and dialogue.
Studies have shown distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents and fatalities. The penalty for breaking this law would be a ticket and fine up to $500.
The countdown to sine die (the end of session) is officially on.
It is officially halftime for the 2020 legislative session. What does this mean?
Any piece of legislation that hasn’t crossed the desk of its originating Chamber for a second time for potential amendment is considered “dead” for the session.
Priority bills are continuing to make progress in both houses – especially policies related to health care and tobacco.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Fiat-Chrysler has chosen Indiana for diversification and will invest nearly $400 million in its Kokomo facility.