This week wraps up the first half of the 2016 legislative session. All bills that have not passed their house of origin by Wednesday evening are considered dead.
There are many bills still working their way through the process. Senate Bill 11, ABLE Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 48-0. It now moves to the House, co-sponsored by industry supporters Rep. Clere (R-New Albany), Rep. Porter (D-Indianapolis), Rep. Olthoff (R-Merrillville), Rep. T. Brown (R-Crawfordsville), Rep. Klinker (D-Lafayette), Rep. Bacon (R-Chandler), and Rep. Koch (R-Bedford).
In last week’s public policy letter, an update on Senate Bill 321 was included. INARF Members, lobbyists, and staff worked with Senator Pete Miller to amend the bill to lessen the fiscal impact on providers. While the bill still caps the amount of money counties can appropriate to providers, the cap does not limit the appropriations to the extent it did in the original bill. Rep. Huston (R-Fishers) will sponsor the bill in the House.
For a list of bills being tracked, click here.
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