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Bassler to Serve on Conference Committee for Transportation Infrastructure Funding Bill

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) – State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as a Senate advisor on the Conference Committee for House Bill 1002.

HB 1002, commonly known as the road funding bill, has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 61-36 and the Senate 34-13. After HB 1002 passed out of the House, amendments were made to the bill by the Senate, which means it will go to a Conference Committee.

Conference Committees are made up of members of the House and the Senate. They work to craft a final version of the bill, which both the House and Senate must approve. If both chambers pass the final bill, it will move to the governor for consideration.

“It’s a privilege to serve as a Senate advisor on the House Bill 1002 Conference Committee as we address Indiana’s long-term road funding,” Bassler said. “I am hopeful that the final proposal will fund Indiana’s infrastructure needs through the next 20 years and will be a compromise based on the ongoing discussions among the Senate, House and governor.”

Committee hearings can be viewed online by visiting Schedules and meeting agendas can also be found on this site.


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