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Mrvan: Week in Review 3/20-3/24

As this session of the General Assembly nears completion, state legislators have been working diligently to advance significant proposals through the process. Lawmakers are working long hours to get major initiatives through both chambers as crucial committee deadlines loom. Joint House-Senate conference committees will begin soon. When the two chambers disagree on a bill’s content, [...]

2017-03-23T15:43:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Mrvan: Week in Review March 13-17

Lawmakers are in the midst of making crucial revisions to more than 360 proposals that survived out of over 1,200 introduced in January. Committee activities dominate session schedules as senators consider bills already approved by the House of Representatives and stay abreast of Senate initiatives under House review. Amended legislation must return to its house [...]

2017-03-16T16:20:15+00:00 March 16th, 2017|

Mrvan: Week in Review 3/6-3/10

As the General Assembly moves into the second half of this year’s legislative session, proposals housing a two-year state budget plan, road funding and an expansion of the state’s prekindergarten pilot program are now under Senate review. Senate-approved bills dealing with various issues including the state’s opioid crisis, civil forfeiture, E-liquids and net metering are [...]

2017-03-09T14:57:29+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Mrvan: Week in Review 2/27-3/2

  Lawmakers pushed through mid-session deadlines this week completing work on bills that gained approval in their house of origin. Moving forward, the Senate and House of Representatives will begin deliberations on each other’s bills. Legislation approved by both chambers will proceed to the Governor for final review. There were 570 Senate bills introduced in [...]

2017-03-01T08:36:18+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

Mrvan mental health education proposal passes Senate

INDIANAPOLIS— On Monday, a proposal authored by State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) that would include mental health awareness in the Indiana health education curricula and establish mental health wellness education program was approved by a vote of 26-23 by the full Senate. “In 2015, 55 teens committed suicide which means Indiana leads the nation in [...]

2017-02-27T20:22:03+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Melton, Mrvan dismantle long term payday loan bill

INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, State Senators Eddie Melton (D-Merriville) and Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) worked together to defeat Senate Bill (SB) 245 in the Senate Insurance and Finance Committee. Similar forms of the bill have been offered in the past and failed to move out of committee. During SB 245’s testimony, faith-based organizations and consumer advocacy groups [...]

2017-02-20T09:50:03+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

Week in review: education update

The following bills on education issues have gained Senate approval and proceed to the House for its review: SB 29 (Vote: 47-3) Requires schools to provide an elective course on Indiana studies. If fewer than 15 students enroll in the course, the school may offer the course as an independent study course. SB 30 (Vote: [...]

2017-02-20T09:51:27+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

Senator Frank Mrvan: Week in Review

Numerous proposals are receiving committee hearings and advancing through the legislative process. Priorities this session include establishing a new two-year state budget plan (House Bill (HB) 1001), and developing a long-term funding plan to support the state’s road and infrastructure needs (HB 1002). Both bills are currently under negotiations in the House of Representatives. The [...]

2017-02-16T10:08:40+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

Mrvan: Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

State Senator Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond February 6 – 9, 2017 Major deadlines are fast approaching for action to be taken on more than 1200 bills introduced this session. Legislation approved by its house of origin will advance to the opposite chamber for its consideration beginning in early March. Proposals approved by both chambers proceed to [...]

2017-02-10T14:51:55+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Mrvan: Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

State Senator Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond January 30 – February 2, 2017 Numerous proposals are receiving committee hearings and advancing through the legislative process. Priorities this session include establishing a new two-year state budget plan (House Bill (HB) 1001), and developing a long-term funding plan to support the state’s road and infrastructure needs (HB 1002). Both [...]

2017-02-03T11:06:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|