From the Arc: The Arc of Indiana Legislative Memo #1 Thursday, January 10, 2008 The Indiana General Assembly convened the 2008 Legislative Session on Tuesday of this week and focus has been as expected, on property taxes. The House Ways and Means Committee held meetings in Fort Wayne and South Bend this week to receive public input on the property tax issue. Several bills relating to property tax reduction and elimination have already started receiving committee hearings. Legislative Bills are still being filed and released at this time. The deadline for filing bills is early next week. The deadline for bills to pass their house of origin is January 30th. It will be a quick month trying to keep up with bills and committee hearings! Bias Crimes Legislation Several bills have been filed regarding crimes against people with disabilities. The bills provide for harsher sentencing for offenders who choose their victim based on having a disability. The Arc of Indiana will be supporting t
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