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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Legislative Council meets today to decide summer study topics [Updated]

A story by Tony Cook of the Indianapolis Star asks:

When Indiana legislative leaders meet today to determine which topics to study this summer, they'll have to decide whether to include statewide nondiscrimination protections for gays, lesbians, and transgender people.

Democrats have pushed for a study of the issue in anticipation of a debate during next year's legislative session. But Republicans who control both chambers have blocked such efforts in the past.

It's unclear whether the issue will even make it onto the list of potential study topics. The Legislative Council — a group of top lawmakers from both chambers — is expected to make final decisions about which topics to study during a 1:30 p.m. meeting today. * * *

Other topics being considered for study this summer include BMV reforms, drug testing for welfare recipients, casino taxes and how to draw new districts for legislative races after the next census.

Here is the agenda for today's meeting. The documents referred to in the agenda do not appear to be available to the public. But you may be able to watch the meeting, beginning at 1:30, here.

[Updated at 1:54 PM]
A tweet from Tony Cook ‏@indystartony:
Indiana lawmakers have approved topics for summer study committees. Not on the list: statewide LGBT nondiscrimination law

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 28, 2015 11:40 AM
Posted to Indiana Government