Kokomo's city council may cut the number of hearings required before voting on an issue from three to two.
Some council members say they’re confused about their involvement since they have no authority over other governmental budgets.
The $12K fine is the maximum allowed by state law.
The House has completed the work it was supposed to finish six weeks ago. But legislators have just four weeks left to finish the rest of their assignments.
Imam Mikal Saahir says his congregation, comprised almost entirely of U.S. citizens, does not see the hearings as constructive or responsible.