2017 Indiana General Assembly: Good Government Bill Watch

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Bills

HB1014: Redistricting commission

Authors: Rep. Jerry Torr (R)Rep. Brian Bosma (R), Rep. John Bartlett (D), Rep. Justin Moed (D)

Status: Died in the House Elections and Apportionment Committee

Position: CAC supports this bill

Description:This bill will create redistricting commissions to bring accountably and transparency to the process of drawing legislative districts for the Indiana General Assembly and Indiana’s congressional districts. SB136 and SB278 are two similar bills that we are also watching.  The three bills do things a little differently and all three need a little work, but they are all a huge step in the right direction. 

 

SB289: Legislative ethics

Author: Sen. Michael Delph (R)

Status: Died in the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee

Position: CAC supports this bill

Description: The bill effectively bans gifts to legislators from lobbyists and places strict reporting and transparency requirements on legislators and lobbyists regarding their communications. 

 

Watching

SB136: Redistricting

SB278: Redistricting commission

HB1092: Enforcement of ALJ code of conduct

 

updated: Wednesday 4/12/17

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