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Friday, May 03, 2013

Ind. Law - Enrolled acts at the Governor's office [Corrected]

Here is Governor Pence's bill watch page. As of April 30th, he had received all some of the bills passed by the General Assembly. Receipt is called "presentment". Under Article 5, section 14 of the Indiana Constitution:

(a) Every bill which shall have passed the General Assembly shall be presented to the Governor. The Governor shall have seven days after the day of presentment to act upon such bill as follows:
(1) He may sign it, in which event it shall become a law.
(2) He may veto it * * *
(3) He may refuse to sign or veto such bill in which event it shall become a law without his signature on the eighth day after presentment to the Governor.
Section 14 has much more on the veto option, but for now what is important is that the Governor has through Tuesday, May 7th, to act on the remaining bills in his possession. seven days to act on a bill after he receives it.

[Corrected at 11:32 AM] The original version, before the corrections, was wrong! Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette tweeted:

He still has more bills coming. None of the big ones from the last night are on that list yet, like the budget.
The ILB apologizes!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 3, 2013 10:59 AM
Posted to Indiana Law