[REP CAUCUS] Indiana House to Hit the Ground Running (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012
End Date: 1/3/2012

Government Reduction, Military Family Relief, Mass Transit, Smoking Ban and Right to Work Scheduled

STATEHOUSE – The Indiana House of Representatives will hear several key pieces of legislation the first two weeks of session. In years past, the House has frequently waited a few days or even weeks after the start of session before committees started holding substantive hearings. This year House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his intention to “hit the ground running” and announced the following preliminary committee schedule: 

Thursday, January 5th:

9:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs & Public Safety
Room 156B
[HB 1059, Baird, Military family relief fund]

11:00 a.m. Government & Regulatory Reform
Room 156D
[HB 1058, Baird/Grubb, Adoption of budget for reorganized school;
HB 1005, Mahan,  Nepotism; conflict of interest]

On adj. Ways & Means
Room 404
[HB 1073, Espich, Public mass transportation  (testimony only)]

Friday, January 6th: 

Joint Hearing:  House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee along with the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee in the House Chamber.

9:00 a.m. Employment, Labor & Pensions
House Chamber
[HB 1001, Torr, Employee’s right to work]
[Joint Hearing with Senate Pensions and Labor on SB 269]

“Representatives should be prepared to get to work as soon as they arrive in Indianapolis on Wednesday.  Jobs are by far the most important issue facing Hoosiers today, and we need to get to work immediately to help those who are hurting most,” said Speaker Bosma.

Additional committee hearings may be added to the list as committee chairmen return to resume their duties.  The 2012 legislative session convenes this Wednesday, January 4th in both the House and Senate.    This session, is referred to as a “short session” because it is a non-budget year. Session is scheduled to conclude by March 14th, 2012. 


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