Indiana General Assembly Update – January 29, 2010
Since the 2010 Indiana General Assembly gaveled into session, IACED has been actively involved . IACED has testified in multiple committees on numerous issues important to members. IACED legislative priorities include microenterprise and economic improvement districts. As reported on this blog, these priorities have successfully passed out of committee and are expected to pass from their house of origin.
February 3 is the deadline for legislation to pass out of its house of origin. January 29 will likely be the last day for legislation to be heard in a committee. Many of the 420 Senate bills filed and the 391 bills filed in the House of Representatives will not pass from one legislative chamber to the other. Legislators will attempt to amend some of the concepts in these bills not successful in the house of origin into bills that did pass. The IACED public policy team and Public Policy Committee will be diligent in following these bills and we will keep you posted via this blog and action alerts of important issues and concerns that arise.
Monitor legislation of interest on IACED’s web site, under the Services > Public Policy & Advocacy tabs (Legislation of Interest – 2010 Indiana General Assembly). This page articulates IACED’s policy positions and connects you to the Indiana General Assembly web site. Once you reach the appropriate page discussing the legislation of interest, a good process is to read the bill synopsis and the latest Fiscal Analysis of the bills. These are created by the Legislative Services Agency and often clarifies the effects or intent of the bill in plain language. With this information you can envision the possibilities of how it may effect your organization. Remember to contact IACED – Andy Fraizer – if you contact a legislator regarding any of this legislation.