Amendments

Overview

As each bill is considered, changes or amendments may be made to the bill either by a committee or by the full chamber. Committee rules and the decisions of the chairperson determine what amendments are considered and how they are adopted. Committee reports must be adopted by the full chamber for the committee amendments to become part of the bill. Parliamentary procedure governs the amendment process in the chambers, and most chamber amendments are made during the bill’s second reading. Amendments under bills are amendments that are actually discussed and considered while in committee or during floor session (and have associated action motions tied to them that move them to the bill’s respective amendments and committee amendments folders). Those are documents that have been acted upon in some way.

Resources

Resource

Description

Alternative Representations

/{session}/amendments

All the actions for this session

/{session}/bills/{bill_name}/versions/{bill_versions}/amendments

All the actions for this session

/{session}/bills/{bill_name}/versions/{bill_version}/amendments/{amendment_id}

Detail of a particular amendment

application/pdf

Supported Filter Parameters

Parameter

Description

date Can be set to find amendments released on a specific date and time

along

with minFiledDate and maxFiledDate. Use the format from the ‘publishtime’ field

Examples

List the amendments for the COMH version of sb0220.

curl -i \
     -X GET \
     -H "Accept: application/vnd.myiga.v1+json" \
     -H "Authorization: Token my4pp1c4t10nt0k3n" \
     https://api.iga.in.gov/2014/bills/sb0220/versions/sb0220.04.comh/amendments
{
    "availableFilters": [],
    "itemCount": 1,
    "items": [
        {
            "name": "SB0220.04.COMH.AMH001",
            "description": "None",
            "state": "F",
            "author": {
                "position_title": "Representative",
                "firstName": "Edward",
                "lastName": "DeLaney",
                "party": "Democratic",
                "link": "/2014/legislators/edward_delaney_988",
                "fullName": "Representative Edward DeLaney"
            },
            "publishtime": "2017-02-13T18:11:25",
            "billVersion": {
                "link": "/2014/bills/sb0220/versions/sb0220.04.comh"
            },
            "link": "/2014/bills/sb0220/versions/sb0220.04.comh/amendments/SB0220.04.COMH.AMH001"
        }
    ],
    "revno": 86930
}