In a 3-2 decision, the state Supreme Court decided the fines imposed on Democrats for walking out of the statehouse are a legislative, not a judicial matter.
Republicans charged Democrats thousands of dollars each in fines for walking out of the House of Representatives in 2011.
Democrats boycotted a right-to-work hearing Monday in the Senate as a sign of protest.
Confusion over which Democrat was to offer the next amendment may have halted the process.
A Marion County judge ruled that the fines being issued to the Democrats for their walkout over right to work.
Right-to-work legislation has caused a major debate in the Indiana General Assembly Join us for a discussion on what it could mean for local workers.
The fines levied on Democrats are allowed under House rules; they do not involve the anti-bolting statute passed last year.
House Democrats refused to attend a 1:30 p.m. session called today. They are in caucus with no sign of coming out.
The amendment allows citizens to sue if their representatives fail to show up for session more than three consecutive days without an excused absence.
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.