Social Justice Early start to session?

Early start to session?

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The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee and House Ways and Means Committee have already been assigned big issues on the first official day of the 2010 session. We’re hearing that these committees may begin hearings in December on some of the following bills – before the General Assembly reconvenes on Jan 5. Is this a trend for Indiana’s part-time legislature?

Two bills filed in the Senate on Tuesday:

SJR 1: Constitutional amendment for already enacted 1-2-3% property tax caps
SB 23: Delay of unemployment insurance employer contributions changes by one year

Five bills filed in the House on Tuesday:

HJR 1: Constitutional amendment for already enacted 1-2-3% property tax caps
HB 1001: Ethics reform on lobby gifts, legislator to lobbyist transitions, and political contributions by state contractors
HB 1002: Worker Preference on public works projects
HB 1003: Halts the contracting and privatization of services for FSSA’s Medicaid and Food Stamp program
HB 1004: Limit the annual increase of homestead and farmland assessments

To track legislation visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/