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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - More on "School gun amendment slips into House bill"

Updating this post from yesterday re a story by Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, in a new story Kelly reports:

House Republicans tried to pull a fast one Tuesday by amending a bill on government reduction with language allowing teachers, students and parents to bring guns onto school grounds.

But the provision was removed by the end of the day by leadership. * * *

“I didn’t realize it was going to be a big deal,” [Rep. David] Wolkins said.

He was called to House Speaker Brian Bosma’s office about the situation Tuesday morning.

A spokeswoman said Bosma is concerned with what happened and that he would address it.

As a result, there was an emergency meeting of the House Rules Committee on Tuesday afternoon where the gun provision was removed so the rest of House Bill 1005 could move forward.

“I support the language 100 percent in another context,” said Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, chairman of the Rules Committee.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 29, 2014 09:56 AM
Posted to Indiana Government