Rhonda Rhoads

Rhonda Rhoads

Representative | District 70

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Phone: 317-232-9863

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h70@iga.in.gov

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Phone: 317-234-9290

Email: kelly.sweeney@iga.in.gov

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Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to visit. It is a privilege to serve as a state legislator for House District 70, which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties.

It is my hope that this site will serve as a valuable resource for Southern Indiana, its residents and visitors to our communities.

I am always open to the ideas of my constituents, and I encourage you to contact me with any question or concerns that you may have. Please feel free to contact me by phone, mail, or e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you as we work together in our efforts to keep Indiana flourishing.

Sincerely,

Rhonda Rhoads
State Representative
District 70

Indiana House of Representatives: 2010-Present

House District 70: Majority of Harrison County, and portions of Floyd and Clark Counties

Address: 200 W Washington Street, Suite 401 Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone:

Toll-Free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
Direct line: (317) 232-9863

Committees:

Education, Vice Chair
Courts and Criminal Code
Family, Children and Human Affairs

Occupation: Retired elementary teacher from the North Harrison Community School Corporation after 29 years (23 years in kindergarten and six years in 2nd grade)

Education:

North Central High School (now North Harrison High School)
Associate of Arts from Freed-Hardeman College
Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University
Master of Science in Education from Indiana University

Community Activities:

Harrison County Council-at-Large, 2000-2004
Vice-Chairman of the Council, 2005-2006
Farm Bureau of Harrison County
Past treasurer and coach with the Harrison County Youth Soccer Association, 11 years

State Representative Rhonda Rhoads was born and raised in Harrison County. She and her husband, Les Rhoads, currently live in Corydon and are members of the Old Capitol United Methodist Church. They have one son, two step-daughters and one grandson.

House District 70 includes all of Harrison County and portions of Floyd and Clark counties in southern Indiana.

Rep. Rhoads congratulates Statehood Day Essay Competition winner

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, December 11, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulates the first place winner of the Annual Statehood Day Essay Competition, Olivia Abner. Olivia is a fourth grade student at Morgan Elementary in the North Harrison Community School district. “Being a retired teacher from Morgan Elementary, I am so proud of Olivia and all of

Rep. Rhoads supports charity, sworn in on Organization Day

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) was sworn into office at the Statehouse, marking the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. Rep. Rhoads was reelected to represent House District 70, which includes portions of portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.

Rep. Rhoads announces Indiana House Intern Program

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R–Corydon) encourages college students and recent graduates to apply for the 2015 Indiana Legislative Session Internship with the Indiana House of Representatives. 

[R70] Rep. Rhoads participates in bipartisan service day (2/19/2014)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Start Date: 2/19/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/19/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon), along with House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow House legislators and staff, joined students at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis to read to students as part of a bipartisan House service day.

[R70] Rep. Rhoads congratulates Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School on academic success (6/26/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) is pleased to congratulate Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School for being in the top 15 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced

[R70] Rep. Rhoads appointed to summer study committees (6/25/2013)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Date: 6/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Education, Interim Study Committee on Common Core Educational Standards and Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission. “The Interim Study Committee on Common

[R70] A look back at the 2013 legislative session (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM In what seems like the blink of an eye, the 2013 legislative session has come and gone. I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished over the past four months. As a body, the General Assembly worked together to pass a fiscally sound, balanced budget and provide relief

[R70] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, “Own Your American Dream” which

[R70] Borden boys' basketball championship team recognized at the Statehouse (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representatives Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) presented a resolution on the House floor on Tuesday honoring the Borden High School boys’ basketball team for winning the 2012-2013 state title. “The

[R70] New law addresses skills gap (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) joined Governor Mike Pence today as he signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 465 into law. SEA 465, cosponsored by Rep. Rhoads, creates Indiana Works Councils to evaluate the vocational, technical and career

[R70] Rep. Rhoads appointed to NCSL committee (4/10/2013)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Start Date: 4/10/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/10/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Education Committee. The NCSL Standing Committees are composed of legislators and legislative staff who are appointed by

[R70] National background checks to be required for prospective school employees (3/28/2013)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Start Date: 3/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) sponsored legislation regarding school employee background checks, which passed the Indiana House on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. Senate Bill (SB) 160 would require a national criminal history background check

[R70] Rep. Rhoads testifies about the impact of gaming revenue in Harrison Co. (3/20/2013)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Start Date: 3/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/20/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) testified in the House Committee on Public Policy on Wednesday regarding Senate Bill (SB) 528 and gaming revenue in Harrison Co. Rep. Rhoads spoke in favor of an amendment restoring revenue sharing. The amendment

[R70] Fighting against Hoosier Hunger (2/14/2013)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Start Date: 2/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Inc., a statewide association of Feeding America affiliated food banks, lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist

[R70] Indiana Statehouse goes red for American Heart Association Day (2/5/2013)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Start Date: 2/5/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/5/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) participated in American Heart Association Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and more deadly than all other forms of cancer combined, yet only one in five women believe that

[R70] Reps. Clere and Rhoads and Sen. Grooms host town hall in Georgetown (2/4/2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Start Date: 2/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Georgetown. What: Town hall with Reps. Clere and Rhoads and Sen. Grooms When:

[R70] Winter weather reminders (1/31/2013)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Start Date: 1/31/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/31/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM One issue that is very important to me is the safety and well-being of Hoosier children. Protecting and caring for our children is one of our most critical tasks. With the changing weather conditions, it is important to remember how to best ensure our children are prepared in

[R70] House supports increased school employee background checks (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) authored legislation strengthening school background checks for potential employees, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a 97-0 vote. The bill is coauthored by Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem)

[REP CAUCUS] ADVISORY: Speaker and the House accept the "Suits and Sneakers" Challenge (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has taken the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge (attached) to the Statehouse and will be joined wearing sneakers by other House of Representative members and staff to raise awareness of cancer prevention. Coach Greg

[REP CAUCUS] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer

[R70] Legislation focused on young Hoosiers (1/18/2013)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Start Date: 1/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/18/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM The General Assembly is back at work for the 2013 legislative session. Focusing on jobs and education is what will propel us forward and make a stronger Indiana for generations to come. Educating a workforce that is able to meet the high demands of the growing marketplace will

[R70] Rep. Rhoads: The focus is on jobs and education (1/7/2013)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Start Date: 1/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) was sworn in today as a member of the 118th General Assembly. “Hoosiers expect Indiana’s public servants to lead with integrity and humility, and I expect nothing less of every member here,” said

[R70] Hoosier Homestead Awards Presented to Local Farms (8/9/2012)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Start Date: 8/9/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/9/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay honored the Mayfield Farm and the Everett and Annette Albin Farm at Wednesday’s Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes

[R70] Rep. Rhoads designated as a "Pro-Jobs" legislator (7/11/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Start Date: 7/11/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/11/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) as having a 97 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. "We want employers and citizens to take

[R70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation signed by Gov. Daniels (3/27/2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Start Date: 3/27/2012 All Day End Date: 3/27/2012 Harrison County State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation ensuring state colleges and universities control the amount of credit hours imposed for degree programs was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1220 requires the Commission of

[r70] The 2012 Session under review (3/14/2012)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Start Date: 3/14/2012End Date: 3/14/2012 At approximately 1:45 a.m. early Saturday morning, we finished our work for the 117th Indiana General Assembly. Despite the late night, we actually concluded session half a week earlier than previously scheduled – something I would not have believed could have been done after what we experienced during the

[r70] Rep. Rhoads speaks on completion of 2012 legislative session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 STATEHOUSE — “We just finished a short session at the Indiana Statehouse, and – although it was not a budget year – we were able to pass monumental legislation benefitting all Hoosiers. Additionally, we worked in a bipartisan effort to continue keeping Indiana competitive and viable.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads celebrates Georgetown Elementary School's academic achievement (3/2/2012)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Start Date: 3/2/2012 End Date: 3/2/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulated the fourth and fifth grade students of Georgetown Elementary School for their significant academic growth in the field of mathematics over the past year. Georgetown Elementary School was honored today at the Indiana Statehouse for

[r70] Rep. Rhoads honors Providence High School girls soccer team (2/23/2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Start Date: 2/23/2012End Date: 2/23/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) congratulated the Providence High School girls soccer team today for their Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Class A Championship this past fall. The team’s victory marks the first time Providence – located in Clarksville, IN –

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' construction contracting legislation signed by Governor Daniels (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE —Governor Mitch Daniels signed State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation into law today allowing fire protection districts the opportunity to utilize the design-build contracting method for public projects. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1016 is the third bill of this

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation passes Senate (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads’ (R-Corydon) legislation ensuring state colleges and universities do not require an excessive number of credit hours for varying degrees passed out of the Senate with a 39-11 vote late Tuesday afternoon. HB 1220 would require higher education

[r70] Education legislation sitting in committee (2/20/2012)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Start Date: 2/20/2012End Date: 2/20/2012 As we head into the final stretch of our short session, legislation is advancing through both chambers. In the Indiana House, we are hearing bills from the Senate and vice versa. In fact, House Bill (HB) 1016 – concerning design-build projects – passed through both houses and now awaits the

[70] Rep. Rhoads honors Super Bowl committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) along with her colleagues in the Indiana House took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in hosting Super Bowl XLVI. The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s ambassadors for

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' construction contracting legislation passes Senate (2/13/2012)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Start Date: 2/13/2012 End Date: 2/13/2012 STATEHOUSE —Legislation authored by State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) regarding the design-build contracting method for public projects made it through the final stage of legislative procedure as it passed out of the Indiana Senate today. In a design-build contracting method, both the

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' higher education legislation passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012 End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) presented legislation today she authored to ensure state colleges and universities are requiring an appropriate number of credit hours for varying degrees. House Bill (HB) 1220 passed out of the House of Representatives with a 60-35 vote.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads' legislation passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012 End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE —Legislation authored by State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) regarding the design-build contracting method for public projects passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives with a 92-1 vote today. In a design-build contracting method, both the design and construction project

[r70] Making Indiana better is top priority (1/17/2012)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Start Date: 1/17/2012End Date: 1/17/2012 Despite some small hiccups, the 2012 legislative session finally got underway after Gov. Mitch Daniels gave his final State of the State Address on Tuesday night. His speech was nothing short of inspiring and helped set the tone for this session for all legislators. He compared Indiana to the rest of the nation,

[r70] Rep. Rhoads reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 Harrison County “I was very inspired by Gov. Daniel’s State of the State address tonight. He is a true leader who has helped make Indiana a state respected by our neighbors and our nation. Gov. Daniels continues to hold education high on his list of priorities. House Bill 1220, for example, supports a

[r70] Rep. Rhoads to Host Town Halls (10/12/2011)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Start Date: 10/12/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2011State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) will be holding two town hall meetings with Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) in order to discuss various community concerns to better prepare for the upcoming legislative session. All interested and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.

[r70] Rep. Rhoads assigned to interim study committees (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 . Determine whether an essay question or a scoring rubric complies with specific statutory requirements Interim Study Committee on Education Issues . Study the causes of low graduation rates in Indiana high schools . Identify the best practices that increase graduation rates in high schools in Indiana and

[r70] Rep. Rhoads ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 "I am in full support of legislation that will bring jobs to our state and our community, while also improving our economy," said Rep. Rhoads. "Even in tough times, we must continue our efforts to find more and more ways to further Indiana's economic development for the benefit of our state and its Hoosiers."

[r70] The Rhoads Review: Delivered Promises (5/17/2011)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Start Date: 5/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/17/2011 But I won't stop there. I also promised a more transparent government. This year we passed legislation that will require state and local governments, public schools and universities to post financial data on a user-friendly website. I believe in giving Hoosiers the option to see where their hard-earned

[r70] Reps present as governor signs major education reform bills (5/5/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Start Date: 5/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/5/2011STATEHOUSE -Two education reform bills, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002 and 1003, were signed by Governor Mitch Daniels today. HEA 1002 expands options for charter schools by allowing them more access to charter school sponsors and will provide more opportunities for charters to innovate. The bill removes many

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Delivers on Promises (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011STATEHOUSE - The 2011 legislative session has been a session of historic challenges and historic accomplishments. Despite the many road bumps, House Republicans have delivered on the promises they made in 2010. State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) along with other House Republican legislators presented the

[r70] Reps. Clere and Rhoads gets River Ridge bill enacted into law (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011 "Designating the River Ridge Commerce Corridor area as an extra heavy-duty highway will increase economic growth in Southern Indiana, and it's an important tie-in to the Ohio River Bridge Project," said Rep. Clere. The corridor is meant to enhance economic growth in an area that is expected to experience

[r70] The Rhoads Review: Addressing True Education Reform (4/25/2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Start Date: 4/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/25/2011 House Bill 1003, to start, will provide school choice scholarships to low-income students in order to supplement or pay the cost of tuition and fees at a public or private elementary or high school that charges tuition. For students to be eligible, they would have to not only meet the income guidelines but

[r70] Rep. Rhoads urges female students to apply for leadership scholarship (4/20/2011)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Start Date: 4/20/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/20/2011Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) is encouraging high school junior and senior female students to apply for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) scholarship. Each year, the NFWL and the National Rifle Association (NRA) co-sponsor an academic scholarship for seven recipients. Winners receive a

[r70] Rep. Rhoads: Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011In a rare joint announcement, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) along with Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Governor Mitch Daniels announced their support for an additional $150 million investment in K-12 education emphasizing early learning opportunities for Hoosier

[r70] Bill to provide college scholarships to early high school graduates passes House (4/14/2011)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Start Date: 4/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2011Rep. Rhonda Rhoads' (R-Corydon) legislation to provide an early graduation college scholarship to students who graduate before grade 12 passed out of the House today with a 57-38 vote. "We should be rewarding the efforts made by students who are eager to further their education by giving them the additional

[r70] Giving students even more education choices (4/13/2011)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Start Date: 4/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/13/2011 When I was in school, things were a little different. But that is what is so great about our education system-it's constantly evolving, with new opportunities knocking at the door. Senate Bill 497, for example, would provide an Early Graduation Scholarship to students who graduate from high school before

[r70] Progress Continues in House Chamber (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011As the House got back to business today, Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) were successful in passing House Bill 1132 and House Bill 1265-bills they both co-authored-out of the House chamber. Both bills passed unanimously out of the House. House Bill 1132 would allow Indiana wineries

[r70] Rhoads: House modifies state abortion regulations (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) supported legislation today that dealt with physician requirements for abortions and various other abortion matters. House Bill 1210 passed with a 72-23 vote. The bill would allow an abortion to be performed after the first trimester, but before the earlier of viability of

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Releases Statement Regarding Democrat Walkout: (3/29/2011)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Start Date: 3/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2011"As a freshman legislator, I have been frustrated over the past five weeks, with the House minority's refusal to participate in the democratic process. It is very satisfying, to say the least, that they have decided to return to their legislative duty and that negotiations and compromise can finally be worked

[r70] House Republican Freshmen Galvanized for Democracy (3/16/2011)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start Date: 3/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2011We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement. In November we took an oath to uphold Indiana and our country's constitution. We quickly got to work

[r70] Building the educational framework (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 One of those bills I discussed was House Bill 1002, which would set guidelines for charter schools to be created or for a public school to be converted into a charter school. The bill received more than 16 hours of discussion, public testimony and debate before its vote late Tuesday evening. Although no

[r70] Getting down to business (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 Many bills have already passed out of their assigned committees, and are now receiving their second or third hearings. This week in the House Education Committee, we heard several bills dealing with education reform and ways to improve the education system. One of those bills we heard testimony that dealt

[r70] Rep. Rhoads supports "Texting and Driving Ban" (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011 House Bill 1129 would make sending or reading a text message or e-mail while driving a motor vehicle a Class C infraction. In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that would ban teen drivers under the age of 18 from texting or emailing while driving a motor vehicle. Since 2009, the

[r70] Putting our students first (1/14/2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Start Date: 1/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2011 Too often we see passionate teachers who simply don't have access to the tools they need to get the job done. Fifty-four percent of the state budget goes to education funding, and it is our responsibility to find better ways to use every education dollar. The economy continues to change, and we have to make

[r70] Rep. Rhoads Appointed to House Committees (1/4/2011)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Start Date: 1/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/4/2011 "As a newly-elected official, I am eager to get the ball rolling for this session and have the opportunity to make my district proud," said Rep. Rhoads. "I am very thankful to Speaker Bosma for the appointment. "Having been a teacher, I am very excited to be selected to serve on the Education Committee,

[r70] test (10/12/2010)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Start Date: 10/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2010

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