updated: 1/3/2012 4:19:38 PM
A hearing is set for what is expected to be the dominant issue of this year's session of the General Assembly. Right to work will go before a joint committee meeting Friday morning. House Republicans say passing right to work tops their agenda for the session, which begins Wednesday.
The hearing in the House Chamber will involved the House Employment Labor and Pensions Committee and the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee.
Other key issues are also on a preliminary hearing schedule. They include a mass transportation bill, which will be heard Thursday.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
January 3, 2012
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Indiana House of Representatives will hear several key pieces of legislation the first two weeks of session. In years past, the House has frequently waited a few days or even weeks after the start of session before committees started holding substantive hearings.
This year House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his intention to "hit the ground running" and announced the following preliminary committee schedule:
Thursday, January 5:
9:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs & Public Safety
[HB 1059, Baird, Military family relief fund]
11 a.m. Government & Regulatory Reform
[HB 1058, Baird/Grubb, Adoption of budget for reorganized school; HB
1005, Mahan, Nepotism; conflict of interest]
On adj. Ways & Means
[HB 1073, Espich, Public mass transportation (testimony only)]
Friday, January 6:
Joint Hearing: House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee along with the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee in the House Chamber.
9 a.m. Employment, Labor & Pensions
[HB 1001, Torr, Employee's Right to Work]
[Joint Hearing with Senate Pensions and Labor on SB 269]
"Representatives should be prepared to get to work as soon as they arrive in Indianapolis on Wednesday, "Speaker Bosma said. "Jobs are by far the most important issue facing Hoosiers today, and we need to get to work immediately to help those who are hurting most."
Additional committee hearings may be added to the list as committee chairmen return to resume their duties. The 2012 legislative session convenes this Wednesday, January 4, in both the House and Senate. This session, is referred to as a "short session" because it is a non-budget year. Session is scheduled to conclude by March 14.
Source: Indiana House of Representatives, Republican Caucus