Even lawmakers called the end of the 2018 legislative session chaotic, as several bills didn’t make the midnight deadline.
As a result, Gov. Eric Holcomb has called for the first non-budget special legislative session in 16 years. State lawmakers are targeting May 14 for the session, and say they’re confident they can wrap up the agenda in a single day.
Keep track of bills as they move through the process on the General Assembly website HERE. Follow discussions about the session on Twitter with the hashtag #INLegis.
April 17, 2018
Lawmakers Target May 14 For Special Session
State lawmakers are targeting May 14 for a special session to address a few issues that couldn’t get over the finish line during the regular session that ended last month.
March 15, 2018
2018 Legislative Session Comes To Chaotic End
Chaos reigned as the 2018 legislative session came to an abrupt end. Leaders played the blame game as a handful of bills died because lawmakers ran out of time.
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April 30, 2018
Bills For Special Session Largely Unchanged
Legislation lawmakers will consider during their special session is now online for the public to view. The bills are mostly unchanged from the regular session’s end.
March 27, 2018
State Lawmakers Spar Over Special Session Salaries
Indiana’s special legislative session could cost the state up to $30,000 a day, in order to pay lawmakers’ salaries. It’s unclear how long the session will last, although the House Speaker has said he wants to keep it to one day.
March 25, 2018
Holcomb Signs Controversial Abortion Reporting Bill
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the remaining legislation from the 2018 session Sunday. That includes a measure that creates new abortion reporting requirements for all Indiana doctors and hospitals.
March 21, 2018
House Speaker Aims For Short Special Legislative Session
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says he's aiming for May's special legislative session to be a one-day job in which lawmakers take up only key bills that were on the cusp of passing during last week's legislative meltdown.
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