On the Record: Bosma on HJR3, business tax issues

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Speaker Brian Bosma sits down with Fox59 in the first installment of “On the Record: Your Voice, Your Vote.”

Watch the video above to see Bosma answer your questions on the controversy over same-sex marriage and other issues.

A committee of lawmakers will hold a hearing next week on the proposed constitutional ban being discussed in the Indiana General Assembly.

The resolution, now known as HJR3, was handed down Thursday on the House floor, and was again authored by Rep. Eric Turner, R-Marion. Turner’s resolution had been filed last session as HJR6, but was set aside.

Turner has also authored a companion bill, House Bill 1153, which attempts to clarify the controversial second sentence in the marriage amendment which states that “a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”

Bosma said HB1153 would clarify the second sentence to protect most domestic partnership rights, but not allow for civil unions.

In the video below, we ask Bosma about other issues facing the legislature, including the proposal to phase out the state’s business personal property tax.