Committees

Overview

Committees are an important part of the legislative process. Bills are assigned by the Speaker of the House or the Senate President Pro Tempore to a standing committee upon “first reading”. It is the role of the committee to closely examine bills, take public testimony, and consider whether to recommend to the main legislative body passage of a bill in its original or amended form.

There are 25 standing committees in the House and 21 standing committees in the Senate for the 118th General Assembly.

Resources

Resource Description Alternative Representations
/{session}/committees The Committees collection resource  
/{session}/committees/{id} The Committee detail resource  
/{session}/standing-committees The Standing Committees for a specific session  
/{session}/conference-committees The Conference Committees for a specific session  
/{session}/interim-committees The Interim Committees for a specific session  
/{session}/chambers/{chamber}/committees Committees filtered by chamber  
/{session}/chambers/{chamber}/committees/standing Standing committees filtered by chamber  
/{session}/chambers/{chamber}/committees/conference Conference committees filtered by chamber  

Examples

List the 2014 Standing Committees.

curl -i \
     -X GET \
     -H "Accept: application/vnd.myiga.v1+json" \
     -H "Authorization: Token my4pp1c4t10nt0k3n" \
     https://api.iga.in.gov/2014/standing-committees
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    "pageIndex": 1,
    "itemsPerPage": 50,
    "pageCount": 2,
    "nextLink": "/2014/standing-committees?per_page=50&page=2",
    "items": [
        {
            "name": "Agriculture and Natural Resources",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_agriculture_and_natural_resources_3100"
        },
        {
            "name": "Agriculture and Rural Development",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_agriculture_and_rural_development_0100"
        },
        {
            "name": "Appropriations",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_appropriations_3700"
        },
        {
            "name": "Civil Law",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_civil_law_3200"
        },
        {
            "name": "Commerce, Economic Development & Technology",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_commerce_economic_development_and_technology_3300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_commerce_small_business_and_economic_development_0200"
        },
        {
            "name": "Corrections & Criminal Law",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_corrections_and_criminal_law_3000"
        },
        {
            "name": "Corrections Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_corrections_subcommittee_3020"
        },
        {
            "name": "Courts and Criminal Code",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_courts_and_criminal_code_0300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Courts and Juvenile Justice Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_courts_and_juvenile_justice_subcommittee_4220"
        },
        {
            "name": "Criminal Law Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_criminal_law_subcommittee_3010"
        },
        {
            "name": "Education",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_education_0400"
        },
        {
            "name": "Education and Career Development",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_education_and_career_development_3400"
        },
        {
            "name": "Elections",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_elections_3500"
        },
        {
            "name": "Elections and Apportionment",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_elections_and_apportionment_0500"
        },
        {
            "name": "Employment, Labor and Pensions",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_employment_labor_and_pensions_0600"
        },
        {
            "name": "Environmental Affairs",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_environmental_affairs_0700"
        },
        {
            "name": "Environmental Affairs",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_environmental_affairs_4800"
        },
        {
            "name": "Ethics",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_ethics_3600"
        },
        {
            "name": "Family, Children and Human Affairs",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_family_children_and_human_affairs_0800"
        },
        {
            "name": "Financial Institutions",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_financial_institutions_0900"
        },
        {
            "name": "Financial Institutions",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_financial_institutions_5000"
        },
        {
            "name": "Government and Regulatory Reform",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_government_and_regulatory_reform_1000"
        },
        {
            "name": "Health and Provider Services",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_health_and_provider_services_3900"
        },
        {
            "name": "Homeland Security, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_homeland_security_transportation_and_veterans_affairs_4100"
        },
        {
            "name": "Insurance",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_insurance_1100"
        },
        {
            "name": "Insurance",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_insurance_4000"
        },
        {
            "name": "Joint Rules",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_joint_rules_4900"
        },
        {
            "name": "Judiciary",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_judiciary_1200"
        },
        {
            "name": "Judiciary",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_judiciary_4200"
        },
        {
            "name": "Local Government",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_local_government_1300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Local Government",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_local_government_4300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Natural Resources",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_natural_resources_1400"
        },
        {
            "name": "Pensions and Labor",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_pensions_and_labor_4500"
        },
        {
            "name": "Probate Code and Trusts Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_probate_code_and_trusts_subcommittee_4210"
        },
        {
            "name": "Provider Services Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_provider_services_subcommittee_3963"
        },
        {
            "name": "Public Health",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_public_health_1500"
        },
        {
            "name": "Public Health Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_public_health_subcommittee_3962"
        },
        {
            "name": "Public Policy",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_public_policy_1600"
        },
        {
            "name": "Public Policy",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_public_policy_4400"
        },
        {
            "name": "Public Safety Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_public_safety_subcommittee_4110"
        },
        {
            "name": "Roads and Transportation",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_roads_and_transportation_1700"
        },
        {
            "name": "Rules and Legislative Procedure",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_rules_and_legislative_procedure_4700"
        },
        {
            "name": "Rules and Legislative Procedures",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_rules_and_legislative_procedures_1800"
        },
        {
            "name": "Select Committee on Government Reduction",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_select_committee_on_government_reduction_1900"
        },
        {
            "name": "Statutory Committee on Ethics",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_statutory_committee_on_ethics_2400"
        },
        {
            "name": "Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_statutory_committee_on_interstate_and_international_cooperation_2300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Tax and Fiscal Policy",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_tax_and_fiscal_policy_4600"
        },
        {
            "name": "Transportation Subcommittee",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_transportation_subcommittee_4120"
        },
        {
            "name": "Utilities",
            "link": "/2014/committees/committee_utilities_3800"
        }
    ],
    "revno": 86621
}

Show detail about the Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy

curl -i \
     -X GET \
     -H "Accept: application/vnd.myiga.v1+json" \
     -H "Authorization: Token my4pp1c4t10nt0k3n" \
     https://api.iga.in.gov/2014/committees/committee_tax_and_fiscal_policy_4600
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        "name": "Senate"
    },
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            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Brandt",
            "lastName": "Hershman",
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            "link": "/2014/legislators/brandt_hershman_643",
            "fullName": "Senator Brandt Hershman"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Travis",
            "lastName": "Holdman",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/travis_holdman_955",
            "fullName": "Senator Travis Holdman"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "James",
            "lastName": "Buck",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/james_buck_124",
            "fullName": "Senator James Buck"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Michael",
            "lastName": "Delph",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/michael_delph_844",
            "fullName": "Senator Michael Delph"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Luke",
            "lastName": "Kenley",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/luke_kenley_158",
            "fullName": "Senator Luke Kenley"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Sue",
            "lastName": "Landske",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/sue_landske_214",
            "fullName": "Senator Sue Landske"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Ryan",
            "lastName": "Mishler",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/ryan_mishler_801",
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        },
        {
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            "firstName": "James",
            "lastName": "Smith",
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            "link": "/2014/legislators/james_smith_1023",
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        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Greg",
            "lastName": "Walker",
            "party": "Republican",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/greg_walker_867",
            "fullName": "Senator Greg Walker"
        },
        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Timothy",
            "lastName": "Skinner",
            "party": "Democratic",
            "link": "/2014/legislators/timothy_skinner_696",
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        {
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            "firstName": "John",
            "lastName": "Broden",
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        {
            "position_title": "Senator",
            "firstName": "Lindel",
            "lastName": "Hume",
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            "link": "/2014/legislators/lindel_hume_157",
            "fullName": "Senator Lindel Hume"
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            "firstName": "Karen",
            "lastName": "Tallian",
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}

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