The House and Senate this past week were both focused on second reading and third reading deadlines. This led to some extended debate on the floor of each chamber as legislators communicated their final views on bills before conference committees begin.
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The end of the 2017 Indiana General Assembly is finally in sight. This past week we saw the final, full week of committee meetings for this year’s session.
Week twelve of the Legislative Session is now in the books and the Statehouse is headed into the final push towards sine die, or final adjournment, on or before April 21st.
With only two more weeks of committee meetings remaining, calendars quickly filled up this past week while Committee Chairs worked to clear their schedules of bills.
The second half of 2017’s General Assembly is getting off to a slow start at the Statehouse. So far there have been only a handful of hearings in the House. The Senate started its calendar by hearing Indiana’s biennial budget this past Monday morning.
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