Time to address a flaw in Indiana's legislative process?

Leigh Morris

We Hoosiers are incredibly fortunate to have many capable and dedicated legislators representing us in the Indiana General Assembly. I know many of them personally, and I appreciate and applaud their good work. They are part-time, citizen legislators who carry out the awesome task of dealing with myriad important issues facing our state, not career politicians who depend on their positions for their livelihood.

I’ve heard it said that laws are like sausage, and it’s better not to see them being made. The law-making process in the Indiana General Assembly is simple. When introduced, a bill Is heard for first reading. The bill is assigned to committee. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives can choose not to refer the bill to a committee. In this event, the bill dies.

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