2014 General Assembly kicks off despite weather delaysJanuary 7th, 2014 at 5:04 pm by Jim Shella under Jim Shella's Political Blog
The weather forced state lawmakers to cancel the start of the 2014 General Assembly on Monday and it almost forced another delay on Tuesday.
The Indiana House barely achieved the attendance level of two-thirds that is necessary to conduct business and that was the case in the State Senate, too. Nevertheless legislative leaders said it was important to meet.
“We do need to get going,” said Sen. David Long (R-President Pro Tem.) “It’s a short session, as you know. We have a limited amount of time and it’ll be over with and we have a lot of issues to deal with.”
“The bill list that was just handed down with 15 or 16 bills on it is the beginning point for committee chairmen,” said GOP House Speaker Brian Bosma, “and it’s critical that happens.”
That means committee meetings can now begin. The Indiana House will not meet Wednesday but the state Senate will.