House supports Washburne’s bill to clarify Indiana Code

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:11 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — State Rep. Tom Washburne’s (R-Evansville) legislation to remove outdated and vague language from Indiana Code passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives today with a vote of 95-0.

Washburne said House Bill 1031 would simplify Indiana Code by removing terms like herein, hereafter and hereinafter, and replacing them with clearer, more specific terms.

“During contract discussions or in the courtroom, the use of these archaic terms can often cause confusion,” Washburne said. “This proposal would provide more clarity and replace these terms, which were once common in code drafting, with language that matches today’s standards.”

Washburne said this legislation is a product of the Code Revision Commission, which meets annually to find issues in Indiana Code and develop solutions to correct them.

House Bill 1031 now moves to the Senate for consideration. To learn more about this legislation, visit


State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) represents Gibson County

and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

A high-resolution photo of Washburne can be downloaded by clicking here.