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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - HJR 3 is on the House 2nd reading calendar for Monday

HJR 3 is now on the House calendar for second reading Monday, Jan. 27. The House convenes at 1:30 PM, but there are a number of other items on second reading that may precede it. The proposal will be eligible for "amendment, recommitment, or engrossment". Any proposed amendments must be filed in advance.

From House Rule 143 and 143.1 (p. 14):

When the bill is called, the Speaker shall hand down the bill to be read and then state that the bill is ready for amendment, recommitment or engrossment.

If a bill is eligible for second reading and no amendments to the bill have been filed pursuant to Rule 117.2, the Speaker may, upon the request of the author and with consent of the members, immediately move the bill to engrossment.

All this may happen in the blink of an eye: unless a motion is made to amend, the gavel comes down and the bill is moved on to engrossment, meaning it will be on the third reading calendar in a subsequent day.

If a motion is made to amend, there likely will be debate and a vote on the amendment or amendments, before the bill is moved to engrossment.

OR, the author may decide not to call HJR 3 down on Monday, in which case it will remain where it is on the calendar for the next session day.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 23, 2014 06:26 PM
Posted to Indiana Government