We are now in this final stage of the process - conference committees. These committees consist of four members, two from the House and two from the Senate, with a representative from both parties. These four legislators study the bill in its entirety with the added amendments and try to come to an agreement on what the final bill should look like, which is then voted on by both chambers. If they both approve the amended bill, it goes to the governor for his signature, making it law. If an agreement cannot be reached, the bill essentially dies and the idea has to wait until the next session to be brought up again.
The legislative process is a complex one, but it keeps our state on the right path. I will continue working hard to represent our district in Indianapolis and keep you informed throughout the process. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you, and I look forward to spending more time in our community during the upcoming interim.
Rep. Ziemke represents portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley and Decatur counties.