Statements: Bosma, Long announce expectations for special session on May 14

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Friday, April 20, 2018

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) regarding their expectations for the special session of the Indiana General Assembly set for May 14:

“We are determined to complete our work quickly and efficiently while making sure the legislative process is open and transparent to the public. That’s why we will only focus on a handful of critical bills that were eligible for final votes but remained on the table when the session clock expired. Additionally, the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency has identified a few technical corrections that need to be addressed. We are taking unprecedented steps to ensure legislators and the public have time to review the legislation well in advance of the special session.”

-          House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis)


“The special session is going to be very focused and brief — only bills that had signed conference committee reports will be up for consideration. The issues we have decided to address include new funding and loan options to improve school safety, important tax matters and a bill that will help schools monitor their financial situations so they don’t fall into financial distress. 

“All of these bills were properly vetted during the regular session through the legislative process and merely needed an up-or-down vote, which they will get in the special session. We believe these issues are important and will benefit Hoosiers, which is always our priority.”

-          Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

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Click here for a link to the governor’s official proclamation regarding the special session set for May 14.