Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday is Indiana General Assembly Organization Day for the 2013 session

Tuesday 20 November 2012 will be Organization Day at the Indiana State House for the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The date and duties of Organization Day are proscribed by statute as follows.

IC 2-2.1-1-2 Sec. 2. (a) The first regular session of each term of the general assembly shall convene on the third Tuesday after the first Monday of November of each even-numbered year to do the following:
(1) Organize itself.
(2) Elect its officers.
(3) Receive the oath of office.

This year will see 29 new legislators joining the General Assembly; twenty-five in the House and four in the Senate. This eclipses 2010 when 23 new members joined the General Assembly. The House had a high turnover rate of 25% while the Senate, whose members are elected every six years, remained much the same. Organization Day is an opportunity for freshman members to be introduced to the veteran members, become more informed of the process and take the oath of office.

Members generally start arriving to the Indiana State House around 10:00am. The House will meet in session at 1:00pm while the Senate will meet at 1:30pm. The day general concludes around 4:00-5:00pm.

While not in session or caucus members are free to tend to their own business or meet with constituents.

Members of the public are invited to attend Organization Day so I encourage you to do so. If you are interested in affecting child custody legislation and would like to meet your legislator please call me at 317.474.3143 or contact me by email.

If you are involved in a child custody battle and want to position yourself for the best outcome then please visit my website and contact my scheduler to make an appointment to meet with me.

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More information about child custody rights and procedures may be found on the Indiana Custodial Rights Advocates website.

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