BIC MATTERS: Ways & Means Committee to Hear HB 1002 Tomorrow

TO: BIC Grassroots Network
FROM: Vicki Kitchin, Executive Director
DATE: February 7, 2017

SUBJECT: House Ways & Means to Hear HB 1002 Tomorrow

Chairman Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) has scheduled the Ways & Means Committee to hear HB 1002 tomorrow. This is the bill that creates long-term, dedicated and stable road funding for Indiana highways, roads, streets and bridges. BIC strongly supports HB 1002. The committee will hear the bill on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 PM in Room 404. The chairman has posted it for “amend and vote only,” meaning he will allow very limited testimony. You can watch the hearing here.

NOTE: this is NOT a call out for members to attend the hearing. You will recall that we did that when the House Roads and Transportation Committee and the Ways and Means Committee jointly heard the bill in January, and we had a great turnout from members. So, thank you, but that is not needed tomorrow.

We are asking you to attend Road Funding Day at the statehouse on February 21. We are lining up an impressive list of speakers and you won’t want to miss this event. Also, we need members from all corners of the state to attend so that we can impress upon legislators that their constituents back home support them on road funding legislation. Please sign up today.