Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers his second State of the State address at the Indiana State Building Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Holcomb focused on continuing his five-year pillar plan. Andrew Smith, DN
Gov. Eric Holcomb calls special legislative session
After the legislative session ended just after midnight Thursday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced legislators will meet again in May for unfinished business, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Holcomb said during a press conference Monday the session will focus on items that would have been successful if the legislative session had more time.
The added session will focus on five main points and won't cover any new legislation.
The focus will be on schools and school safety and federal compliance issues including: increasing funding for the Indiana Secured School Fund by $5 million now and in FY19 [fiscal year 2019]; allowing school corporations to obtain funding advances for school security equipment and capital purchase; providing Muncie Community School Corporation with a one-time, $12-million loan from Common School Fund; conforming with federal tax reform changes by updating state's conformity date to Feb. 11, 2018; and complying with IRS rules to protect federal taxpayer information and assure access to federal tax data.
It is unclear if House Bill 1315, which would allow Ball State to assume responsibility for Muncie Community Schools, will be addressed, though Holcomb said he would prefer to wait to address that particular bill.
This story will be updated.