The Committee Process
When a senator drafts legislation it’s assigned to one of the Senate’s 29 standing committees for further consideration. In committee, members of the public and other interested parties can testify in favor or against a bill. Legislators on the committee can also offer amendments to change elements of the bill during committee.
As bills are assigned to committees, the committee chairperson determines the schedule for when bills are to be heard. Hoosiers can contact a committee chairperson via email, phone or conventional mail to express their support for an issue or bill and request that bill be heard.