In mad dash by state lawmakers, errors can happen
Indiana's legislative leaders called lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a special one-day meeting last week to fix critical errors made earlier this year, but it's not the first time they've made mistakes.
In 2011, they accidentally repealed the law creating the Family and Social Services Administration. This year, Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said problems in the criminal sentencing overhaul lawmakers had approved were pressing because they could have let child sex offenders off with lighter sentences.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long said errors are bound to happen when lawmakers are rushing to finish their work at the end of each session and have limited resources.
A 1995 law allows lawmakers to use a "technical corrections day" to fix errors that can't wait until the next session.
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