State senator Young removed from Judiciary Committee

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The Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis (IL file photo)

Indianapolis Republican Sen. Michael Young has been removed from the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee and replaced by Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell.

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray made the move public Monday in the latest chapter of a rocky relationship with Young.

Bray spokeswoman Molly Fishell said Young was removed because he wasn’t attending the committee meetings.

Sen. Michael Young

Young also hasn’t attended several Senate Family and Children Services Committee meetings.

He left the Senate Republican caucus last summer during a special session so that he could offer an amendment removing exceptions for rape and incest from a proposed abortion ban.

Since then, Young has also lost his chairmanship of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee to Sen. Aaron Freeman, another Indianapolis Republican.

Additionally, Young’s longtime chamber seat surrounded by fellow Republicans was moved to the corner by the Democrats.

He declined to discuss the matter with the Indiana Capital Chronicle.

The Indiana Capital Chronicle is an independent, not-for-profit news organization that covers state government, policy and elections.

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