News & Update for 8th District GOP Officers
Indiana General Assembly – Part Two
First Regular Session of the 122nd General Assembly
The First Regular Session of the 122nd General Assembly convened on Monday, January 4th. Hundreds of bills will be filed before the deadline for filing. See a list of Senate and House bills here.
While this is generally called the “long” session, it will pass rapidly. See the Senate Calendar and the House Calendar here
. The major deadlines are:
Monday, February 22 – Last day for 3rd reading of House bills in House
Tuesday, February 23 – Last day for Senate to receive House bills
Last day for 3rd reading of Senate bills in Senate
Monday, April 19 – Last day for House adoption of Conference
Last day for 3rd reading of Senate bills in the
Tuesday, April 20 – Last day for 3rd reading of House bills in the
Last day for Senate adoption of Conference
Thursday, April 29 – Last day for adjournment of both houses
The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the General Assembly just as it is disrupting our personal lives. This session of the General Assembly has special “Safety Protocols” for committee hearings, floor sessions and general access. Face masks and social distancing are required and access to meeting rooms and offices is restricted.
The best way to keep up with legislative activity is through the website for the General Assembly, www.iga.in.gov
. It provides a wealth of information including:
Live streaming of each chamber and committee meetings when a meeting is scheduled and in progress (check the Daily Schedule).
Find your Representative or Senator by opening the Information box at the top of the screen.
Bills can be searched using the Legislation box at the top of the screen. They may be searched by bill number, keyword, legislator or subject. You may also use the Search tab in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
You can search the Indiana Code by using the Search tab at the top right of the screen. Select the Code tab to fill in the Title, Article, Chapter, or Section you wish to search. There is also a keyword search. The Indiana Code can also be searched under the Laws box at the top of the screen.
Committees are organized in the Committees box. The names of the committees may be viewed by clicking All, or the list of committees may be narrowed by clicking on the type of committee. Using the Search tab in the upper right-hand corner of the screen will also work. If you know the name of a member of the committee, try a legislator search. When you get to the individual legislator’s page, a list of committees will appear at the bottom of the screen.
The Upcoming Meetings panel displays a list of all committee meetings scheduled for a selected day. Click on a committee name to view more information about the bills being heard that day.