House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says members of the GOP caucus - many of whom represent rural areas - had concerns with the township reform bill.
Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) proposed an amendment that would require voters to approve of consolidation before it went forward.
A House committee cautiously began debate on a bill that would force more than three hundred townships across the state to consolidate.
Legislation this session could eliminate nearly a third of all Indiana townships – potentially getting rid of more than 1,200 elected officials.
Some council members say they’re confused about their involvement since they have no authority over other governmental budgets.
Lieutenant Governor Skillman will make a final push to enact local government restructuring next year, visiting all 92 counties in Indiana before her term ends.
Representatives Peggy Welch and Matt Pierce issued responses following Governor Mitch Daniel's annual address to the legislature.
Several bills filed this legislative session focus on reforming or eliminating government at the township level.
On Tuesday, a blue-ribbon commission evaluating the efficiency of local government in Indiana called for reducing or abolishing township government.