General Assembly Due to Wrap up Friday

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Several key measures remain unresolved as the current session of the General Assembly enters its final week. One bill, which is scheduled for a House conference committee this morning, involves transferring up to $200 million in funding from a Major Moves 2020 trust fund. You can view the full House Bill 1002 by clicking here.

Two measures designed to remove what some legislators call a hurdle for economic development are still being hotly debated in the General Assembly.

House Bill 1001 and Senate Bill 1 both concern the business personal property tax, which Governor Pence has been pushing to cut. Several Mayors have suggested removing the tax would hurt local governments that would have a difficult time making up that revenue.

Legislation dealing with a state-funded pre-kindergarten program includes language to create a summer study committee to further examine the issue.

A version of HB 1004 is available by clicking here.

A bill that would set up a referendum on funding mass transit in multiple central Indiana counties will be heard in conference committee this week after it was approved last week in the House.

You can view SB 176 by clicking here.

Also, a Senate-authored measure to create state licensing for cultivation and production of industrial hemp will be examined by conference committee this week.

Source: The Indiana General Assembly, Inside INdiana Business