Bosma Vows Fines for House No-Shows

Jan 18, 2012

If Indiana House Democrats don’t show up for work Wednesday, they will be fined.

Speaker Brian Bosma says he will penalize members who abstain from participating in the session $1,000 for every day they are absent.

Democrats didn’t show up to the floor Tuesday in protest of Right-To-Work legislation, even though, according to Bosma, Minority Leader Pat Bauer promised his party would.

Bauer insists Democrats need more time to draft a new amendment because he says the proposal to put the issue to a statewide referendum may be unconstitutional.

Right-To-Work bans unions and companies from collecting dues from non-union members.

The session is to convene at 9 a.m. this Wednesday.