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2012 Indiana General Assembly Legislative Calendar; Fast pace expected–“Don’t blink” or you might miss it January 3, 2012

Posted by Laura Arnold in 2012 Indiana General Assembly, Uncategorized.
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The 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly reconvenes tomorrow on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. The short session or non-budget session of the Indiana state legislature takers place at a very quick pace. In the recent past state legislators were not in session on Fridays, however, because state lawmakers will be in recess for the Super Bowl from February 1-6 (Super Bowl is on February 5, 2012) the Indiana House plans to be in session on Friday’s in January.

Some deadlines have already passed. The internal deadline for most House members to request bill drafts from Legislative Services Agency was in mid-December 2011. Also Friday, January 27th will be the deadline for Committee Reports to be filed in the Indiana House. Therefore, bills introduced in the House will likely need to receive a committee hearing no later than Thursday, January 26th. That gives just three weeks for committee hearings.

Rep. David Yarde II (R-Garrett) is expected to file a bill addressing expansion of the state property tax exemption for solar pv. WATCH THIS BLOG FOR DETAILS! If you are interested please send an email to: IndianaDG.org@gmail.com.

Get involved! Check with your local Chamber of Commerce, newspaper or public library to find out when Third House or Legislative Town Hall meetings will be held in your community. This is one of the best ways to meet and to talk to your state legislators without coming to the State House.

Laura Ann Arnold

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FOR 2012 SESSION 

Mon., Oct. 24, 2011 Senators may begin filing bills for the 2012 Session.
(Senate Rule 42) Senators can file no more than a total of ten bills or joint resolutions (Senate Rule 48(b))
Tues., Nov. 22, 2011 Organization Day for the 2012 Session (IC 2-2.1-1-3(a)) –Representatives may begin filing bills (House Rule 104). Representatives shall be permitted to file no more than five bills (House Rule 109.2)
Thurs., Dec. 29, 2011 Senators may file only two bills per business day
beginning today. (Senate Rule 48(b))
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 Latest day session must reconvene (IC 2-2.1-1-3(b))
Fri., Jan. 6, 2012 Deadline for filing Senate bills (Senate Rule 48(b)) not later than 4:00 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012 Deadline for filing House bills (Fourth meeting day in January)(House Rule 108.2, not later than 2:00 p.m.)
Thurs., Jan. 10, 2012 Filing of House vehicle bills (Fifth meeting day in
January)(House Rule 107
Seven (7) calendar days after last filing Last day Senate bills may be assigned to Senate committees. (Seven (7) calendar days following the last day for filing Senate bills and resolutions (Senate Rule 49(a))
Ten (10) calendar days after filing Last day House bi11s may be assigned to committees
unless committees have not been appointed, in which case bills shall be referred within ten (10) calendar days after the appointment of committees. (House Rule 113)
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012 Deadline for Committee Reports in House on House Bills
Wed., Feb. 1, 2012 Last day for 3rd reading of Senate bills in Senate (Senate Rule 79(a), subject to Senate Rule 88(b))
Noon Wed., Feb. 1, 2012 Last day for Senate to receive House bills (Senate Rule 79(c), subject to Senate Rule 88(b))
Tues., Jan. 31, 2012 Last day for 3rd reading of House bills in House (House Rule 147.2 )
Mon., Mar. 5, 2012 Last day for 3rd reading of Senate bills in House (House Rule 148.2)
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012 Last day for 3rd reading of House bills in the Senate
(Senate Rule 79(b))
Sat., Mar. 3, 2012 Last day for House adoption of conference committee
reports without Rules Committee approval (House Rule 162.2)
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012 Last day for Senate adoption of conference committee
reports without Rules Committee approval (Senate Rule 86(k))
Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 Last day for adjournment of both houses (IC 2-2.1-1-3(b)).
Sine Die!

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