Indiana lawmakers say they have consulted with Governor Eric Holcomb and the special session to deal with abortion and the taxpayer refund will be on July 25th.
In an e-mail statement, House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Pro Tem Rod Bray said the following…
In coordination with Gov. Eric Holcomb, House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray plan to convene state lawmakers at the Statehouse for a special session on July 25. In light of the historic Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, legislative leaders are anticipating a multi-week special session versus one or two days. Due to this extended session and to minimize logistical issues, leaders worked with the governor to push the start date to July 25.
Bray and Huston also expect to address the state’s budget surplus and provide financial relief for Hoosiers during the special session. Bray and Huston also expect state legislators to take action to further protect life, and support new and expectant mothers. Statehouse leaders said the General Assembly will vet bills through the full legislative process, including committee hearings and public testimony.
Currently, the special session will begin on July 6, but state law allows legislators to use up to 40 calendar days to complete their work. Further details about the special session and potential legislation have not yet been announced, but updates will be posted to iga.in.gov.
House Democratic Leader Phil Giaquinta said the following, ““Access to lifesaving health care and abortion are still safe and legal in Indiana, and House Democrats will fight to ensure Hoosier women continue to have these protections.”