Indiana General Assembly 'short' session opens Jan. 3
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 01:08

The Indiana General Assembly 120th session will reconvene for the 2018 "short" session at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the statehouse in Indianapolis.

The short session will not involve drafting a state budget. The deadline for bill filing for the Senate is Jan. 5, and for the House is Jan. 9. The 2018 session must end no later than March 14.

Nearly 200 bills have been filed so far, with hundreds more expected by the filing deadlines.

Legislation topics likely to be considered will include the opioid epidemic, redistricting reform, Sunday alcohol sales, educational and motor vehicle issues and many more.

Pulaski County is represented in the General Assembly by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, District 5; and State Rep. Douglas Gutwein, District 16.

Charbonneau may be reached at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; Phone: 800-382-9467. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Website:

Gutwein may be reached through his legislative assistant Alyssa Jennings by calling 317-232-9613 or (toll free) 1-800-382-9841.


Bills for Session 2018

As bills are introduced during the legislative session, the bill number and short description are included in a list on the Indiana General Assembly website

All bills must achieve certain milestones within specific deadlines throughout the legislative process in order to remain active.