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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Bills affecting judges which didn't make it

Updating yesterday's ILB entry about the three judges' bills which died in 2nd house committtee, a reader writes to remind me that nothing is ever dead until its over:

Saw something on the blog yesterday I think that I think is incorrect. You referred to various Senate bills affecting the judiciary as now dead because they died in committee. Not true.

Once language has passed one chamber, it is eligible for conference committee. Thus, the Senate bills that died in the house would have passed the Senate and would be eligible for conference committee insertion. Often such bills (on any subject) are used as bargaining chips late in the session to get an author’s vote on something else.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 16, 2013 01:49 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts