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Chapter 1. General Information
A. INDIANA CONSTITUTION
Introduction
Arrangement
Citations
B. INDIANA CODE
Introduction
Arrangement
Citations
C. SESSION LAWS (ACTS)
Introduction
Arrangement
Citations
D. INDIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Introduction
Arrangement
Citations
E. INDIANA REGISTER
Introduction
Arrangement
Citations
Voiding Administrative Rules
F. TYPES OF LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Introduction
Bill
Joint Resolutions
Concurrent Resolutions
Simple Resolutions

Chapter 2. Drafting Rules
A. INTRODUCTION
B. GENERAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY CONSIDERATIONS
C. RULES
Sentence Structure
Subject of Sentence
Tense
Mood
Voice
Number: Singular vs. Plural
Gender
Consistency
Brevity
Commanding, Authorizing, Forbidding, and Negating
And; Or; And/Or
Such; Said
Which; That
Limitations, Exceptions, and Conditions
Designation
Redesignation
Tabulation
Capitalization
Commas
Parentheses
Brackets
Apostrophes
Semicolons
Colons
Quotation Marks
Hyphens
Expression of Numbers
Indiana; State

Chapter 3. Bills
A. PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS OF BILL
Introduction
Order of Provisions in New Chapter or Article
B. BILL DIGEST
Introduction
Form of a Digest
C. BILL TITLE
Introduction
Emergency
Appropriations
Repeal of Code Provisions
Noncode Bill
D. BILL PREAMBLE
E. BILL ENACTING CLAUSE
F. INTRODUCTORY CLAUSE (LEAD-IN LINE)
Introduction
Amendments to the Code
Additions to the Code
Repealers
Noncode Provisions
G. CODE PROVISIONS GENERALLY
Numbering System
Headings
Printing Style
Internal References
H. SPECIFIC TYPES OF CODE PROVISIONS
Short Titles
Purpose Provisions
Applicability Provisions
Definitions
Creation of Agency or Office
Criminal and Civil Penalties
Population Parameters
Appropriation Provisions
Funds
Legislative Oversight
Executive Committees and Commissions: Travel Expenses, Per Diem, Membership, Voting Practices, and Other Matters
Legislative Committees and Commissions: Travel Expenses, Per Diem, Membership, Voting Practices, and Other Matters
Administrative Rules
Construction Provisions
Nonseverability Provisions
Expiration Provisions
Vehicle Bills
I. REPEALERS
Code Provisions
Noncode Provisions
J. NONCODE PROVISIONS GENERALLY
Defined
Expiration Date
K. SPECIFIC TYPES OF NONCODE PROVISIONS
Transitional Provisions
Legalizing Provisions
Savings Provisions
Severability Provisions
Appropriation Provisions
Special Relief Bills
Medicaid Waiver Provisions
L. EFFECTIVE DATES
Uniform Effective Date
Other Effective Dates
Early Effective Dates
Effective Dates for Code Provisions
Effective Dates for Repealers
Effective Dates for Noncode Provisions
Effective Dates Upon Passage
Effective Dates to be Avoided
Delayed Effective Dates
Fiscal Years
Retroactivity
Contingent on Some Event

Chapter 4. Joint Resolutions
A. AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA
Introduction
Printing Style Types
Form
B. RATIFYING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
C. CALLING A UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Approach 1: Specific Language
Approach 2: General Subject Matter

Chapter 5. Concurrent Resolutions
A. GENERAL FORM
B. INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE FORM


Chapter 6. Simple Resolutions

Chapter 7. Post-Introductory Drafting
A. REFERENCE LINES
Introduced Version (First House Committee Amendments)
First Printing (First House Floor Amendments and Second House Committee Amendments)
Reprinted First Printing (Second House Committee Amendments)
Engrossed Printing (Second House Floor Amendments)
B. DRAFTING TERMINOLOGY
Altering Introductory Clauses
Altering Nonamendatory SECTIONS of a Bill
Altering Amendatory SECTIONS of a Bill
Adding New SECTIONS to a Bill
Altering the Entire Body of a Bill by Bill Stripping
Changing a Title
Use of Quotation Marks
Renumbering SECTIONS of a Bill
Changing Effective Dates in a SECTION
Miscellaneous Drafting Commands
C. AMENDMENT OF PROVISIONS NOT FOUND IN A PRINTED BILL (SECOND HOUSE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS); TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS
Deleting a Second Reading Amendment
Deleting a Part of a Second Reading Amendment
Restoring Language Stricken in a Second Reading Amendment
Reinserting Language Deleted by a Second Reading Motion in an Amendatory SECTION
Reinserting Language Deleted by a Second Reading Motion in a Nonamendatory SECTION
Deleting Language that Includes an Amendment
Technical Corrections
D. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORTS
Introduction
Checklist for a Conference Committee Report
E. ALTERING PROVISIONS ADDED OR AMENDED EARLIER IN THE SAME SESSION
Introduction
Introductory Clause
Text (Amendments Only)
Effective Date
F. JOINT RULE 20 CORRECTIONS
Introduction
Committee Action
Preparation
Form
G. JOINT RULE 21 CORRECTIONS
Introduction
Form

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