Welcome to the 7th edition of FV Indiana's Guide to the Legislative Session. This year brings a "long session" that began on January 7, 2013 and is expected to last through April 29, when a two year state budget will be set. This session marks the first under the administration of Governor Mike Pence; also of political note, both the Indiana House and Senate maintain Republican majorities. This session will provide many opportunities for families to be involved, share your experience, and build relationships with legislators that will impact current and future decisions. This guide is intended to be a reference issue; in it you will find information on how a bill becomes a law, definitions and translations of acronyms and information on the House and Senate leadership. We encourage you to contact your legislators, make the effort to introduce yourself, share your perspective and continue to build a relationship. Watch FV Indiana and other sources for action alerts
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.