Eric A. Koch

Eric A. Koch

Assistant Majority Caucus Chair | District 65

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9674

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h65@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Kathryn Frakes

Phone: 317-232-9659

Email: kathryn.frakes@iga.in.gov

It is a privilege to serve as State Representative for House District 65, which includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson Counties. South Central Indiana is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

I am committed to strengthening education, rebuilding Indiana's economic base, cutting government waste and reducing taxes. I take special pleasure in helping constituents solve problems and cut through government red tape.

Please use this website and its links to assist you. If I can be of service to you in any way, please contact me with your issues, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Eric A. Koch

House District 65

Indiana House of Representatives:  2002 - Present

House District 65:  Brown, Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson and Johnson Counties

Indiana House of Representatives:  2002 - Present

House District 65:  Brown, Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson and Johnson Counties

Leadership Position:  Assistant Caucus Chairman

Committees:

  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, Chair
  • Statutory Committee on Ethics
  • Judiciary
  • Rules and Legislative Procedures

Other Committees

  • Energy Producing States Coalition
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
  • Nuclear Legislative Workgroup, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • Energy Committee, The Council of State Governments Midwest (CSG)
  • Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives (JDAI) Steering Committee
  • Edinburgh Correctional Facility Community Advisory Board
  • National Conference of State Legislators Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee
  • Council of State Governments Energy & Environment Public Policy Committee

Address: P.O. Box 372

Bedford, IN 47421 

Telephone:

800-382-9841 (Statehouse) 

Occupation: Attorney

Education: 
B.S. Georgetown University; J.D., Indiana University School of Law

Community Activities:   

Chairman of the Board, St.Vincent Dunn Hospital 

Memberships:

  • Board of Advisors, Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Brown County Art Gallery Foundation
  • Indiana Farm Bureau
  • Indiana Heritage Arts (Life Member)
  • Brown County Art Guild (Patron Member)
  • National Rifle Association
  • Board of Legislative Advisors, The Heartland Institute
Awards and Recognition:
  • Randall T. Shepard Award, Indiana Pro Bono Commission (2012)
  • Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District (2010)
  • President's Award, Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living  (2006 & 2008)
  • Legislative Leadership Award, Indiana Rural Health Association (2006)
  • Government Leadership Award, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce (2005) 
     
  • Civil Air Patrol (2005)
  • Indiana Speech - Language - Hearing Association (2005)
  • Corporation for Educational Technology (2004)
  • Southern Indiana Drug Task Force (2004)

 

 House District 65 includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties in south central Indiana.

Rep. Koch Honored by REMCs

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, July 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Chairman of the House Utilities, Energy & Telecommunications Committee, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the Indiana Electric Cooperatives, formerly known as the Rural Electric Membership Cooperatives (REMC), on behalf of their 1.3 million Hoosier members ‘for his

Rep. Koch Comments on Proposed EPA Rules

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Friday, June 26, 2015

STATEHOUSE—“I support Governor Pence’s strong stand against the EPA’s proposed rules. As Chairman of the Indiana House Utilities, Energy, & Telecommunications Committee, I am deeply concerned with the negative effect these proposed regulations will have on Indiana consumers. We have to take a firm stand against this federal

Rep. Koch receives Legislator of the Year Award

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, June 25, 2015

STATEHOUSE—State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) was named 2015 Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association (IVFA) at the organization’s annual state convention. Rep. Koch was recognized for his work during the 2015 legislative session and advocating on behalf of volunteer firefighters. “Our

Brown County Students Honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, April 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE – The Brown County Junior High School “We the People” team was recently honored by the Indiana General Assembly. House Resolution (HR) 43, authored by Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) which recognized the team for winning five consecutive We the People state championships as well as the 2013-2014 national championship.

Sprunica Elementary School Recognized by General Assembly

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, April 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE –Sprunica Elementary School, along with eight other Indiana schools who received the National Blue Ribbon Award, was honored by the Indiana General Assembly through House Concurrent Resolution 59, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). “I was pleased to bring this resolution honoring Sprunica Elementary Schools and

Elder Heart Honored by General Assembly

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, March 12, 2015

STATEHOUSE–Brown County based Elder Heart was honored today by the Indiana General Assembly through House Concurrent Resolution 37, authored by Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). Elder Heart, a non-profit veteran-run organization, helps veterans heal from the effects of war through the creation of art. “An average of 22 American veterans

Wireless Telecommunications Investment Act Passes House

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Monday, February 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE—Hoosier consumers may see improved wireless service thanks to legislation authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) to promote investment in wireless telecommunications infrastructure by removing state and local regulatory obstacles. “Consumer demand for wireless telecommunications in Indiana continues to grow

Broadband Infrastructure Investment Act passes House

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Monday, February 2, 2015

STATEHOUSE- Hoosier communities and rural areas may see new broadband infrastructure investment thanks to legislation authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1101 establishes a “Broadband-Ready” certification program that removes regulatory obstacles to broadband deployment. “Many areas of our state still do

Statehouse now accepting page applications

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Friday, December 19, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “I highly encourage our local students to get involved in the House Page

Rep. Koch Named to Leadership Posts

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced committee chairmen and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election. State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has been reappointed to serve as the Assistant

Rep. Koch congratulates local families on Homestead farms

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) congratulates the Hunter family of Lawrence County and the Roush family of Brown County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair. “I want to congratulate the Hunter and Roush families as

[r65] Koch Tax Incentive Oversight Bill Signed into Law (4/23/2014)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Start Date: 4/23/2014 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 4/23/2014 End Time: 9:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1020, the Indiana Economic Development Tax Incentives Evaluation Act, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. Rep. Koch attended the bill signing ceremony at the Statehouse.

[r65] Rep. Koch's Privacy Bill Signed into Law (4/22/2014)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Start Date: 4/22/2014 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Date: 4/22/2014 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – A bill that would allow Hoosiers to enjoy greater privacy protections, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. Rep. Koch attended the bill signing ceremony today at the Statehouse.

[r65] Legislation reducing bureaucracy signed into law (3/31/2014)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Start Date: 3/31/2014 Start Time: 3:00 PMEnd Date: 3/31/2014 End Time: 3:00 PMSTATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1005, co-authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. Rep. Koch attended the bill signing today at the Statehouse. The Government Reduction Committee was established in 2010 to

r65 - Rep. Koch's Privacy Bill Passes Senate; Indiana Privacy Protection Act (3/4/2014)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Start Date: 3/4/2014 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Date: 3/4/2014 End Time: 2:30 PM STATEHOUSE – A bill that would allow Hoosiers to enjoy greater privacy protections, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), passed unanimously out of the Senate today. “I am pleased that HB 1009 has progressed through both Houses with the

r65 - Koch Tax Incentive Oversight Bill Passes Senate; State and Local Tax Breaks Would be Regularly Evaluated (2/27/2014)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Start Date: 2/27/2014 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 2/27/2014 End Time: 4:30 PMSTATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1020, the Indiana Economic Development Tax Incentives Evaluation Act, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), passed out of the Senate today with a vote of 41-8. HB 1020 would require state and local tax incentives to be subject

r65 - Brown County students honored at Statehouse (2/13/2014)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Start Date: 2/13/2014 Start Time: 1:00 PMEnd Date: 2/13/2014 End Time: 1:00 PMSTATEHOUSE – Students from Brown County schools were honored at the Statehouse today with House Resolution 18 authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). The school’s group, “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Team,” was recognized

r65 - GM Bedford Plant Honored at Statehouse; Legislature Recognizes "Center of Expertise" Designation (2/4/2014)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Start Date: 2/4/2014 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 2/4/2014 End Time: 12:00 PMSTATEHOUSE – The General Motors Bedford Powertrain plant and its employees were honored today during the legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse. House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 16, authored by State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), recognized the "Center of Expertise"

r65 - Rep. Koch's Privacy Bill Passes House; Indiana Privacy Protection Act moves to the Indiana Senate (2/3/2014)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Start Date: 2/3/2014 Start Time: 5:00 PM End Date: 2/3/2014 End Time: 5:00 PM STATEHOUSE – A bill that would allow Hoosiers to enjoy greater privacy protections, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), passed out of the House today by a vote of 85-11. House Bill (HB) 1009, the Indiana Privacy Protection Act, would

r65 - Koch Tax Incentive Oversight Bill Passes House (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 1/23/2014 End Time: 12:30 PMSTATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1020, the Indiana Economic Development Tax Incentives Evaluation Act, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), passed unanimously out of the House today. HB 1020 would require state and local tax incentives to be subject to

r65 - Rep. Koch comments on State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 9:00 PMEnd Date: 1/14/2014 End Time: 9:00 PMRep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) issued the following statement in reaction to the governor’s State of the State address at the Statehouse. STATEHOUSE – “The Governor did a great job of setting both the tone and priorities for the work ahead. Working together, we

r65 - Rep. Koch Named to Rural Broadband Working Group (12/30/2013)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Start Date: 12/30/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 12/30/2013 End Time: 8:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann named State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) a member of the Rural Broadband Working Group after completing her 92-County Listen and Learn Tour throughout the state. During this tour, Lt. Gov. Ellspermann heard

[r65] Koch Files Bill to Review Economic Development Incentives (12/27/2013)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Start Date: 12/27/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 12/27/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State and local tax incentives would be subject to regular review and evaluation under a bill filed by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). The bill would require the Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy (CSTFP) to review, analyze and evaluate

[r65] Rep. Koch to host U.S. - Canada Trade Conference (12/20/2013)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Start Date: 12/20/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AMEnd Date: 12/20/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM STATEHOUSE – Working to increase Hoosier exports, grow local companies and attract investment, State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), in partnership with the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, will host a U.S. - Canada Trade Conference in Bedford on Friday,

[r65] Rep. Koch Files Comprehensive Privacy Bill (12/19/2013)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Start Date: 12/19/2013 Start Time: 11:00 AMEnd Date: 12/19/2013 End Time: 11:00 AM STATEHOUSE – Hoosiers would enjoy greater privacy protections under a bill filed by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). The bill would prohibit warrantless searches of electronic communications, user data and geolocation information, put limits upon use of

[r65] Rep. Koch - Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 12:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) joined fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse. “Special Olympics Indiana is honored to

[r65] Rep. Koch appointed to interim study committees (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AMEnd Date: 6/21/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) to serve on the following interim study committees: • Regulatory Flexibility Committee (Co-Chair) • Military Base Planning Council • Probate Code

[r65] Rep. Koch: Protecting children and seniors (5/13/2013)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Start Date: 5/13/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/13/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – Hoosier children and seniors will be safer under bills passed by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence. “Use of the Internet by child predators is growing,” said Rep. Koch. “It was time to update

[r65] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/27/2013)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Date: 4/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/27/2013 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, which was released in October, centered on making

[65]Rep. Koch receives religious liberties award (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has received the Health Care Sharing Protection Award from the Alliance for Health Care Sharing Ministries, an organization that serves the common interests of faith-based ministries that facilitate the sharing of

[r65] Law signed allowing Nashville to use food and beverage taxes for infrastructure improvements (4/17/2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Start Date: 4/17/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 4/17/2013 End Time: 10:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) authored legislation that would authorize the town of Nashville to use its food and beverage taxes to finance, construct, improve, equip, operate and maintain sidewalks and other streetscape improvements. The bill,

[R65]House Republicans honor 2013 legislative interns (4/16/2013)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Start Date: 4/16/2013 Start Time: 9:00 AM End Date: 4/16/2013 End Time: 9:00 AM STATEHOUSE — The Indiana House of Representatives took time this week to honor their legislative interns for their hard work, dedication and service to the General Assembly. Interns working in the areas of member services, media, policy and IT were

[R65]New law eliminates signature requirement on vehicle registration (4/9/2013)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Start Date: 4/9/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 4/9/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE — House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1082, authored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and coauthored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week. “This issue was brought to my attention by a

[R65]Rep. Koch invites Beretta USA to locate in Indiana (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE — In the spirit of continued job growth, State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has reached out to firearm manufacturer Beretta USA, inviting them to relocate their facilities to south central Indiana. Beretta has considered relocating its gun manufacturing

[R65]Tax relief for farmers passes both house (2/19/2013)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Start Date: 2/19/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AMEnd Date: 2/19/2013 End Time: 10:00 AM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of legislation

[R65]Fighting Hoosier Hunger (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 2/12/2013 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist with the state’s domestic hunger relief efforts through the

[R65]Brown County Jr. High students honored at Statehouse (2/8/2013)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Start Date: 2/8/2013 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 2/8/2013 End Time: 4:00 PM STATEHOUSE – Students from Brown County Junior High School were honored at the Statehouse yesterday with a resolution authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). The school’s group, “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Team,” was

[R65]Bill allows Nashville to use food and beverage taxes for infrastructure improvements (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 Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has authored legislation that would authorize the town of Nashville to use its food and beverage taxes to finance, construct, improve, equip, operate and maintain sidewalks and other streetscape improvements. The bill,

[65]House supports increased school employee background checks (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 5:00 PMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 5:00 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) co-authored legislation with Reps. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) to strengthen school background checks for potential employees. The bill, House Bill (HB) 1160, passed out of the House on third

[R65]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 4:30 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and other 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

[R65]Rep. Koch urges public input on area code changes (1/24/2013 - 1/25/2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE– State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Chairman of the House Utilities & Energy Committee, is encouraging the public to weigh in on proposed changes to the area codes throughout south-central Indiana. According to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

[R65]Rep. Koch honors Gov. Whitcomb at dedication (1/16/2013)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Start Date: 1/16/2013 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 1/16/2013 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE - In a ceremony yesterday, former Governor Edgar Whitcomb was honored with the dedication of his bust to be displayed at the Indiana Statehouse. Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann spoke at the event. State Representative Eric Koch

[R65] Rep. Koch to honor Gov. Whitcomb at dedication (1/10/2013 - 1/11/2013)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Start Date: 1/10/2013 Start Time: 3:30 PMEnd Date: 1/11/2013 End Time: 3:30 PM STATEHOUSE - In a ceremony this Sunday, Jan. 13, former Governor Edgar Whitcomb will be honored with the dedication of his bust to be displayed at the Indiana Statehouse. Governor-elect Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor-elect Sue Ellspermann will be speaking at the event.

[r65] Statehouse now accepting Page Applications (12/27/2012)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Start Date: 12/27/2012 Start Time: 8:30 AMEnd Date: 12/27/2012 End Time: 8:30 AM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “I strongly

[r65] Rep. Koch named to House Leadership (11/30/2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Start Date: 11/30/2012 Start Time: 3:30 PMEnd Date: 11/30/2012 End Time: 3:30 PM STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the 118th General Assembly of the Indiana House of Representatives. State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) was appointed to four House Committees,

[r65] Bedford lawmakers recognized for helping provide Pro Bono Legal Serivces to Hoosiers (11/14/2012)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Start Date: 11/14/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 11/14/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM STATEHOUSE – State Sen. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) and Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) have been named recipients of the 2012 Indiana Pro Bono Commission’s Randall T. Shepard Award for excellence in pro bono publico. The Bedford legislators were recognized for their

[r65] Rep. Koch urges students to apply for House Republican legislative internship program (9/13/2012)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Start Date: 9/13/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/13/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) announces that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional experience as

[r65] Rep. Koch: New Indiana laws, part 2 (8/2/2012)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Start Date: 8/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 8/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM This past session, I supported several pieces of education-related legislation that benefit Hoosier students, and on July 1, those new laws went into effect. It is important that we are all aware of these changes, so I have highlighted a few below. House Enrolled Act 1134–

[r65] July 4 (7/4/2012)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Start Date: 7/4/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/4/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM 4th of July: Freedom & Bravery ...O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. The Land of the Free Freedom is what our country has been founded on and freedom is what we celebrate on Independence Day.

[r65] New Indiana laws part 1 (7/2/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Start Date: 7/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM While some new Indiana laws from this past session have already gone into effect, the majority just went into effect July 1. It is important that everyone know what changes our state is making, which is why this will be part one of a four-part series of columns discussing new

Rep. Heuer: New Indiana Laws part 1 (7/2/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Start Date: 7/2/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AMEnd Date: 7/2/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM A select few of the new Indiana laws from this past session have already gone into effect. However, the majority just went into effect July 1. It is important that everyone is aware of changes Indiana is making, which is why this will be part one of a four-part series of columns

Rep. Koch update: Teacher Appreciation Week (5/7/2012)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Start Date: 5/7/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/7/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11 Teaching is one of the most important occupations that one could pursue. Teachers not only equip students with how to read and write but leave long lasting wisdom to help young people succeed in their academia, career and

Rep. Koch to host community forum (5/2/2012 - 5/3/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Start Date: 5/2/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 5/3/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) will host a community forum with leaders of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity for DCS officials to report on progress made by the agency

Rep. Koch update: California company brings jobs to Bartholomew County (4/23/2012)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Start Date: 4/23/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/23/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM House Republicans worked hard this session to pass legislation that would bring jobs to Indiana, and it looks like our hard work is paying off - quite close to home. Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has announced its plans to relocate its North

Rep. Koch update: Work Zone Awareness Week (4/23/2012)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Start Date: 4/23/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/23/2012 National Work Zone Awareness Week April 23-27 National Work Zone Awareness week is April 23-27. Considering the amount of road construction taking place all throughout our state, it is important to take some time and review work zone safety issues.

[r65] Rep. Koch Targets School Discipline (1/12/2012)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Start Date: 1/12/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2012 Bartholomew County Brown County Jackson County Lawrence County Rep. Koch Targets School DisciplineLegislation Improves Classroom Safety, Learning Atmosphere STATEHOUSE – Education leaders are praising legislation introduced by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) that would give local schools

[r65] Rep. Koch Offers Paging Opportunity (1/3/2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Start Date: 1/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 1/3/2012 Bartholomew County Brown County Jackson County Lawrence County Rep. Koch Offers Paging Opportunity (STATEHOUSE) — State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is offering opportunities for area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives. By serving as a

[r65] Education Amendment (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011Rep. Koch Passes Parental Accountability LegislationReforms Strengthen Indiana's Educational Neglect Law STATEHOUSE- An amendment to Senate Bill 1 passed by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) in the House Education Committee will strengthen Indiana's educational neglect law by providing a

[r65] 500 Festival Princess Resolution (4/11/2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start Date: 4/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2011House Recognizes 500 Festival Queen Brooke Dorsett STATEHOUSE- The Indiana House of Representatives today presented a House Concurrent Resolution authored by Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) honoring Brooke Dorsett, the 2010 500 Festival Queen. "Brooke is an outstanding young lady and I am pleased that the General

[r65] Redistricting (4/11/2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start Date: 4/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2011Elections and Apportionment Committee Present Unprecedented Legislative Maps STATEHOUSE - Today Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Chairman of the Elections and Apportionment Committee and Co-Chair of the committee, Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) presented the boundaries of state House Legislative and

[r65] Rep. Koch Named to Nuclear Workgroup (4/1/2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Date: 4/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2011Rep. Koch Named to National Nuclear Energy Workgroup STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures Nuclear Legislative Workgroup by Speaker of the House Brian Bosma. The Workgroup, which is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of

[r65] Rep. Koch to Chair Redistricting (4/1/2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Date: 4/1/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2011Rep. Koch to Chair Redistricting Hearings STATEHOUSE- Members of the House and Senate Election Committees will be holding public hearings on redistricting in eight separate locations throughout the State this weekend. The hearings are designed to provide the opportunity for public input regarding new

[r65] Letter to the Editor (3/25/2011)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Start Date: 3/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/25/2011Dear Bedford Third House friends, I apologize that I am unable to join you this morning for the Third House session. This weekend, as chairman of the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, I am chairing Redistricting field hearings and will be in Jeffersonville on Saturday morning. I am scheduled

[r65] Rep. Koch Do Not Call My Cell (2/18/2011)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start Date: 2/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2011 "Cell phone users deserve the same level of privacy protection afforded to landlines," Koch said. "This bill aligns the law with technology." -30- Rep. Koch serves in District 65 which includes Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, and Lawrence counties. For the 2011 legislative session, Rep. Koch currently serves as

[r65] Rep. Koch Legislation Prohibits In-state Tuition for Illegal Aliens (2/18/2011)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start Date: 2/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2011 House Bill 1402 passed through the House by a vote of 75 to 14 and will now move to the Senate for consideration. "Persons illegally in the country-who should not be here in the first place- should not receive taxpayer-subsidized higher education," said Rep. Koch. -30- Rep. Koch serves in District

[r65] Rep. Koch Page Press Release (2/18/2011)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start Date: 2/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2011 State Rep. Eric Koch Contact: Gareth Evans Indiana House Republican Caucus House Communications Division Room 401-3, Statehouse 1-317-232-9659 or 1-800-382-9841 Indianapolis, IN 46204 e-mail:

[r65] Rep. Koch Proposes End to Video Franchise (1/10/2011)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Start Date: 1/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/10/2011 -30-

[r65] Rep. Koch Offers Paging Opportunity (12/22/2010)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Start Date: 12/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 12/22/2010

[r65] Rep. Koch: Calling All Fourth Graders! (9/21/2010)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Start Date: 9/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/21/2010STATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is encouraging local fourth graders to participate in a statewide essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday. The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the competition. Winners will be

Rep. Koch Files Legal Brief Supporting Arizona Against Obama Lawsuit (9/14/2010 - 9/15/2010)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Start Date: 9/14/2010 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 9/15/2010 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE—State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) was among a nationwide coalition of state legislators that has filed an amicus brief with the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the Obama administration’s legal challenge to Arizona’s

[r65] Rep. Koch Receives 100% Score from Small Business Organization (9/7/2010)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Start Date: 9/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/7/2010STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) received a 100 percent score for his voting record from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on the impacts of current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small

[r65] Koch to Announce State Cultural District Designation (9/3/2010)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Start Date: 9/3/2010 All DayEnd Date: 9/3/2010State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), author of HEA 1017 (2008), which established Indiana's Arts and Cultural District Program, will announce the certification of Bloomington's Arts and Entertainment District. WHAT: Announcement of the State Designation of the Bloomington Arts and Entertainment District

[r65] Koch to Keynote NARFE (8/23/2010)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Start Date: 8/23/2010 All DayEnd Date: 8/23/2010 WHAT: NARFE Annual Meeting WHO: Chapter 578 of Bedford (Hosting)WHERE: Avoca Baptist Church, 1 Center Street, Avoca, IN 47420 WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.-30- Rep. Koch serves House District 65, which includes parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, and Lawrence Counties, and serves as

[r65] Rep. Koch: Gun Owners Win Today (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010

[r65] State Leaders Announce Partnership to Improve Public Safety and Control Costs (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/28/2010 . Evaluating policies and requirements for offenders to receive post-incarceration supervision. Some of Indiana's most non-compliant and dangerous offenders do not receive post-incarceration supervision once they are released from prison because they have served their full term and follow up is not legally

Rep. Koch: Gun Owners Win Today (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/28/2010 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) commended the United States Supreme Court’s decision today restraining the government’s ability to significantly limit “the right to keep and bear arms.” The Supreme Court held in McDonald v. Chicago

State Leaders Announce Partnership to Improve Public Safety and Control Costs (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/28/2010 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Ranking Republican Member of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee, joined Governor Mitch Daniels, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, and other legislative

[r65] Rep. Koch: Seymour to receive funds for energy efficient projects (6/24/2010)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Start Date: 6/24/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/24/2010 The purpose of the Indiana Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) Program is to assist eligible entities in creating and implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that will reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities, increase energy efficiency, reduce

Rep. Koch: Seymour to receive funds for energy efficient projects (6/24/2010)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Start Date: 6/24/2010 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/24/2010 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) congratulates the City of Seymour for qualifying for a grant to fund an energy efficient project. The award was given on June 22, 2010 at the Statehouse. Seymour received $210,000 to install variable frequency drives (VFDs) on

[r65] Rep. Koch Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/11/2010)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Start Date: 6/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/11/2010Rep. Koch Appointed to Interim Study Committees STATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is serving as a member of two interim study committees that will make policy recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly when it reconvenes in January. Rep. Koch has been named to the Commission on Courts

Rep. Koch Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/11/2010)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Start Date: 6/11/2010 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/11/2010 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE— State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is serving as a member of two interim study committees that will make policy recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly when it reconvenes in January. Rep. Koch has been named to the Commission on Courts and the

[r65] Rep. Koch Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/10/2010)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Start Date: 6/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/10/2010 . The use of mechanic's liens in the state as contemplated in House Bill 1179 . Renter safety The website for the commission is: www.in.gov/legislative/interim/committee/crts.html. The Regulatory Flexibility Committee will study the following, among other topics: . The use of cloud computing technology

[r65] Rep. Koch to Join AG Greg Zoeller for Unclaimed Property Annoucement (6/7/2010)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Start Date: 6/7/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/7/2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 7, 2010 STATEHOUSE-Rep. Eric A. Koch will join Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller in Bloomington Tuesday for an announcement about unclaimed property.

[r65] Rep. Koch to Deliver Brown Co. High School Commencement Address (6/3/2010)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Start Date: 6/3/2010 All DayEnd Date: 6/3/2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 3, 2010STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Eric A. Koch (R-Bedford) will deliver the Brown County High School commencement address this Saturday, June 5. WHO:

[r65] Rep. Koch to Deliever Keynote Remarks at ILIA Meeting (5/21/2010)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Start Date: 5/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 5/21/2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 21, 2010STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Eric A. Koch (R-Bedford) will be the keynote speaker at the spring meeting of the Indiana Limestone Insitute of America (ILIA).

[r65] Koch Partners With Master Gardeners (4/30/2010)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Start Date: 4/30/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2010BEDFORD-In recognition of Arbor Day, State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and the Lawrence County Master Gardeners are partnering to distribute 100 tree seedlings from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) nursery at Vallonia for the benefit of the local community. Rep. Koch has asked to Lawrence

[r65] Arts Commission to adopt modified restructuring plan to sustain grants, programs and services (4/16/2010)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Start Date: 4/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2010(Indianapolis, Indiana) - After extensive review of public input and recommendations from its regional re-granting organizations, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) today approved a modified version of a restructuring plan unveiled last month. "The Commission's desire to gather additional public input as well

[r65] Rep. Koch helps find financial assistance for victims of American Escrow's fraud (4/16/2010)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Start Date: 4/16/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/16/2010BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Thousands of homeowners across the Midwest trusted American Escrow to make their tax and insurance payments on time, but through no fault of their own, discovered their escrow accounts were drained and taxes and insurance bills left unpaid. For the past year, those homeowners have struggled

[r65] Rep. Koch Reflects on 2010 Legislative Session (3/15/2010)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Start Date: 3/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/15/2010STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has issued the following statement regarding the 2010 legislative session: "We finished the session with a spirit of bipartisanship on the major issues before the General Assembly knowing that the challenges we face as a state transcend partisan politics. We were

[r65] PERF/TRF Change Nets Big Savings (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2010STATEHOUSE-Legislation co-authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) could save an estimated $44.6 million annually by combining the investment management of the Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF) and the Indiana State Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRF). Today House Bill 1205 passed the

[r65] Rep. Koch's Problem-Solving Courts Bill Moves to Governor's Desk (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2010-0 and the Senate 37-13. House Bill 1271 is a comprehensive measure designed to promote the certification and operation of problem solving courts in Indiana by not only streamlining the process but also creating a framework for models of other such courts."Judge Barbara Brugnaux, who has worked in Vigo

[r65] Koch Promotes Indiana Limestone Industry (3/12/2010)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Start Date: 3/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/12/2010Koch Promotes Indiana Limestone IndustryLegislative Resolution Encourages Limestone Use STATEHOUSE - A longtime local industry received a boost Wednesday from the Indiana State Legislature. House Concurrent Resolution 8, authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), supports the efforts of the

[r65] Legislation Brings Cellular Service for Cordry-Sweetwater (3/11/2010)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Start Date: 3/11/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/11/2010Legislation Brings Cellular Service for Cordry-SweetwaterLegislature Amends Conservancy District Act STATEHOUSE-Residents of the Cordry-Sweetwater area will soon have cellular telephone service as a result of legislation passed recently by the Indiana General Assembly. Senate Bill 110, co-sponsored

[r65] Legislature Honors Fallen Marine (3/8/2010)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Start Date: 3/8/2010 All DayEnd Date: 3/8/2010Legislature Honors Fallen MarineBrown and Bartholomew County Delegations Sponsor ResolutionSTATEHOUSE- United States Marine Sergeant Jeremy R. McQueary, a resident of Brown County and a native of Columbus, Indiana, who was killed by an improvised explosive device on February 18, 2010, while supporting combat

[r65] Koch Amendment Protects Motorists (2/2/2010)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Start Date: 2/2/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/2/2010Koch Amendment Protects MotoristsLocal Incident Prompts Legislation STATEHOUSE-Hoosier motorists will be safer as a result of an amendment passed yesterday by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). Rep. Koch's amendment to House Bill 1084 would require the certification of commercial motor vehicle

[r65] Koch Bill To Ban Texting While Driving Passes House (2/2/2010)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Start Date: 2/2/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/2/2010Koch Bill To Ban Texting While Driving Passes HouseSTATEHOUSE-Indiana would join 19 other states in prohibiting text messaging while operating a motor vehicle under a bill co-authored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1279, which passed the Indiana House by a vote of 95-3 on Tuesday,

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Volunteerism, Protects Seniors (1/22/2010)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Start Date: 1/22/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/22/2010Rep. Koch Boosts Volunteerism, Protects SeniorsLegislation Would Improve and Expand VAS/VAIA ProgramsSTATEHOUSE-The development and operation of Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Volunteer Advocates for Incapacitated Adults Programs across the state would be improved and expanded by legislation co-authored

[r65] Koch Legislation Incentivizes Local Rail Use (1/21/2010)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Start Date: 1/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2010Koch Legislation Incentivizes Local Rail Use Bill Part of Effort to Save Local Rail Access STATEHOUSE-Local efforts to save freight rail access will receive a boost under legislation introduced by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1268 authorizes the Indiana Economic Development

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Problem-Solving Courts (1/21/2010)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Start Date: 1/21/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2010Rep. Koch Boosts Problem-Solving CourtsLegislation Highlighted by Chief Justice Shepard STATEHOUSE-Use of problem-solving courts in Indiana could expand under legislation introduced by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1271 is a comprehensive measure designed to promote the certification

[r20] Koch Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All Day End Date: 1/20/2010 <![CDATA[ STATEHOUSE- Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "The governor's address tonight reflected realistic optimism. Realistic, in that he acknowledged we are not out the woods yet and

[r65] Koch Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010STATEHOUSE- Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "The governor's address tonight reflected realistic optimism. Realistic, in that he acknowledged we are not out the woods yet and that there are more hard choices

[r65] Koch Statement on Governor Daniels' State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010STATEHOUSE- Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address: "The governor's address tonight reflected realistic optimism. Realistic, in that he acknowledged we are not out the woods yet and that there are more hard choices

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Local Industrial Development Efforts (1/19/2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Start Date: 1/19/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/19/2010Rep. Koch Boosts Local Industrial Development EffortsBill Would Designate Grissom as an Airport Development ZoneSTATEHOUSE-Lawrence County would have a new tool for industrial development under legislation introduced by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1023 would allow the Lawrence

[r65] Koch Receives AG Opinion on Rural Fire Protection (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Date: 1/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2010Koch Receives AG Opinion on Rural Fire ProtectionPublic Safety LOIT Revenue can be Shared with TownshipsSTATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has received an Advisory Letter he requested from the Office of the Attorney General concerning the question of whether or not county Public Safety

[r65] Koch Requests Indiana Attorney General to Prepare Challenge to Federal Healthcare Legislation (12/30/2009)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Start Date: 12/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/30/2009Koch Requests Indiana Attorney General to Prepare Challenge to Federal Healthcare LegislationWashington Political Deals Will Cost Hoosiers BillionsSTATEHOUSE-State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has requested that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller prepare to take appropriate legal action against

[r65] Test (12/30/2009)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Start Date: 12/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/30/2009

[r65] Test (12/30/2009)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Start Date: 12/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/30/2009

[r65] Koch Requests Indiana Attorney General to Prepare Challenge to Federal Healthcare Legislation (12/29/2009)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Start Date: 12/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 12/29/2009Koch Requests Indiana Attorney General to Prepare Challenge to Federal Healthcare LegislationWashington Political Deals Will Cost Hoosiers BillionsSTATEHOUSE-State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has requested that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller prepare to take appropriate legal action against

[r65] Rep. Koch Examining Energy, Court Issues (10/19/2009)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Start Date: 10/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/19/2009 STATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is serving as a member of two commissions and a task force that will make policy recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly when it reconvenes in January. The Commission on Courts will evaluate and make recommendations to the legislature

[r65] Rep. Koch Statement on FSSA Modernization Changes (10/15/2009)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Start Date: 10/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 10/15/2009

[r65] Rep. Koch to Speak at IUPUI (9/29/2009)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Start Date: 9/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/29/2009Rep. Koch to Speak at IUPUISymposium Panel to Discuss Nuclear Energy in Indiana STATEHOUSE-State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) will speak on state policy toward nuclear energy at the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis on Friday, October 2, 2009. The Program on Law and State Government

[r65] Koch Requests Budget Agency Certification on ACORN (9/22/2009)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Start Date: 9/22/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/22/2009 STATEHOUSE - State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has requested and received confirmation from the Indiana State Budget Agency that no Indiana state tax revenue is being received by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). "In light of the recent action by the U.S.

[r65] Rep. Koch Joins Comcast and Discovery Education (9/21/2009)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Start Date: 9/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 9/21/2009STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) today joined with Comcast and Discovery Education to announce the launch of Discovery Education On Demand By Comcast, a first-in-the-nation service delivering Indiana families instant and convenient at-home access to digital educational media, homework help tools

[r65] Rep. Koch Statement on HB1001 (6/30/2009)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Start Date: 6/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/30/2009(STATEHOUSE) - Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) offered the following statement about today's passage of House Bill 1001, the budget bill: "Like any state budget, it's a compromise and no one-including me-likes everything in it," said Rep. Koch. "But while other states are raising taxes and making deep

[r65] Rep. Koch: Budget Brings Relief to Brown County Schools (6/30/2009)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Start Date: 6/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/30/2009 Budget Brings Relief to Brown County SchoolsPrincipal and Interest Payments on Loan to be Waived STATEHOUSE - Brown County schools will see relief under a provision of the recently passed Indiana state budget. A provision of the budget relieves the Brown County School Corp. from interest and principal

[r65] Rep. Koch Opposes Cap-and-Trade (6/24/2009)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Start Date: 6/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/24/2009State Legislators Oppose Cap-and-Trade Koch among legislators, business leaders & think-tanks from 39 states opposing energy tax bill STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is one of 186 national and state leaders who signed an Americans for Tax Reform letter to all members of Congress, urging them

[r65] Koch Legislation Boosts Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (5/14/2009)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Start Date: 5/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/14/2009Koch Legislation Boosts Alternative Fuel InfrastructureCompressed Natural Gas, Propane at the PumpSTATEHOUSE-Hoosiers could have more fuel choices at the pump under legislation co-authored by Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels. House Enrolled Act 1554 includes an amendment

[r65] Rep. Koch Named to 9-1-1 Panel (5/8/2009)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Start Date: 5/8/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/8/2009Rep. Koch Named to 9-1-1 PanelWorking Group to Modernize Indiana LawSTATEHOUSE - State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has been named to a working group tasked with updating and modernizing Indiana's 9-1-1 statute. Rep. Koch has been asked by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock to serve on a 17-member working

[r65] Rep. Koch Discusses Key Energy Legislation with InREA Members (4/14/2009)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Start Date: 4/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2009Rep. Koch Discusses Key Energy Legislation with InREA Members STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2009) - Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is pushing to make Indiana a leader in energy initiatives. Rep. Koch recently addressed the membership of the Indiana Renewable Energy Association (InREA) at its spring meeting in Bloomington,

[r65] Rep. Koch Co-Sponsors Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients (3/26/2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start Date: 3/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2009 "Our wounded veterans have made a special sacrifice for our nation, which we today recognize by expanding the tuition exemption to include all Purple Heart recipients," said Rep. Koch. If Gov. Daniels signs the bill into law, it will become effective July

[r65] Rep. Koch Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2009) - Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) today joined the Indiana General Assembly in honoring the families of Indiana soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending their country, especially those fighting the war on terrorism. In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered

[r65] Eligible Hoosiers to Receive Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extension (3/19/2009)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Start Date: 3/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/19/2009STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2009) - Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) would like to make Hoosiers aware that the Indiana Department of Workforce Development today announced that those who have exhausted their state and federal unemployment benefits, may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment

[r65] Rural Legislative Caucus Organized (3/17/2009)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Start Date: 3/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/17/2009(STATEHOUSE) Mar. 17, 2009 - Hoosiers in rural areas will have a stronger voice in state policy thanks to the efforts of a bipartisan group of rural legislators. The Indiana Rural Caucus, a newly formed organization within the Indiana General Assembly, includes members of the Indiana Senate and House of

[r65] Koch Amendment Energizes Jobs (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2009) - Manufacturers and businesses considering investments in renewable energy technology in Indiana would be eligible for tax credits under a bill amendment authored by Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). Rep. Koch's amendment to HB 1347 also expands opportunities for net metering in Indiana by

[r65] Koch Amendment Promotes Alternative Fuel Availability (2/17/2009)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Start Date: 2/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2009STATEHOUSE (Feb. 17, 2009) - Hoosiers would have more fuel choices at the pump under a bill carrying an amendment by Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). Rep. Koch's amendment to House Bill 1554 would incentivize the installation of compressed natural gas and propane pumps at retail stations and encourage the purchase

[r65] Rep. Koch Joins Indiana Lawmakers in Call to Feds: "No Gitmo Detainees in Indiana" (2/3/2009)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Start Date: 2/3/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/3/2009

[r65] Koch Legislation Protects Jobs of National Guardsmen (1/29/2009)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Start Date: 1/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 29, 2008 - Members of the Indiana National Guard would no longer have to worry about losing their jobs if called into service for fewer than 30 days under legislation introduced by state Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1269, authored by Rep. Koch, provides that a member of the

[r65] Koch Bill Protects Artists (1/28/2009)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Start Date: 1/28/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 28, 2009 - Hoosier artists would have more protections in consignment relationships under a bill co-authored by State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1271 provides that if an artist places a work of art for exhibition or sale on commission, the work of art is considered to be for sale

[r65] Rep. Koch Targets the Uninsured (1/27/2009)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Start Date: 1/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/27/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 27, 2009 - Uninsured Hoosiers would have three new options for healthcare coverage under legislation introduced by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford). Rep. Koch has proposed three innovative, market-based solutions to increase access to healthcare for the uninsured in

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Rural Telecommunications (1/26/2009)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Start Date: 1/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 26, 2008 - Rural Indiana would see access to wireless broadband Internet service and improved cellular telephone service under legislation introduced by state Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1534, authored by Rep. Koch, would bring wireless telecommunications infrastructure to rural

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Farmers' Markets (1/21/2009)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start Date: 1/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 21, 2008 - Hoosiers on food stamps would be able to purchase fresh locally grown food at Indiana farmers' markets under a proposal introduced by state Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1535 would enable vendors who sell produce at a farmers' market to connect to the electronic benefits

[r65] Rep. Koch Boosts Farmers' Markets (1/21/2009)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Start Date: 1/21/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 21, 2008 - Hoosiers on food stamps would be able to purchase fresh locally grown food at Indiana farmers' markets under a proposal introduced by state Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1535 would enable vendors who sell produce at a farmers' market to connect to the electronic benefits

[r65] Koch Legislation Helps Military Children (1/15/2009)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Start Date: 1/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 15, 2009 - Children of military families would experience easier academic transitions under a proposal by state Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford). House Bill 1268, authored by Rep. Koch, would enact the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, an interstate

[r65] Rep. Koch Offers Paging Opportunity (1/13/2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start Date: 1/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/13/2009 Selected students will spend most of the day in the House chamber, assisting Rep. Koch. The day's work involves responding to representatives' requests, delivering messages and running errands. Pages also receive a tour of the Statehouse, including the governor's office and the chambers of the Indiana House,

[r65] Rep. Koch Named to House Leadership Post (1/7/2009)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Start Date: 1/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/7/2009 State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) has been named assistant Republican caucus chairman by House Republican Leader Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). "Eric is a valuable addition to our leadership team," said Rep. Bosma. "This upcoming legislative session presents a number of significant challenges, and I

[r65] Reaction of State Rep. Eric Koch to Passage of the Property Tax Relief Plan (3/14/2008)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Start Date: 3/14/2008 All DayEnd Date: 3/14/2008 "When we began this process some months ago, I established for myself - and shared with my constituents - the criteria I would use in evaluating any property tax reform plan. I wanted to make sure that in whatever we did, we avoided the failures of past efforts to reform the system. "In addition to

[r65] Governor Signs Rep. Koch's Arts and Cultural District Bill (2/26/2008)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Start Date: 2/26/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/26/2008 The impact of cultural districts is measurable. The arts and areas with historic structures attract residents and tourists who also support adjacent businesses such as restaurants, lodging, retail and entertainment. The presence of arts and cultural opportunities enhances property values, the profitability of

[r65] Koch Resolution Honors Whitcomb (2/13/2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Start Date: 2/13/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/13/2008 "Gov. Whitcomb served our state and nation with great distinction," said Rep. Koch. "Naming Highway 50 in his honor would both recognize his service and identify the area from where his values came." Whitcomb was born in Hayden and, after his distinguished service in World War II, practiced law in North

[r65] Rep. Koch's Junk Fax Law Sees Results (2/12/2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Date: 2/12/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/12/2008The Indiana attorney general's office announced last week that eight lawsuits had been filed against suspected violators of the Indiana Do Not Fax Law, and voluntary compliance has been obtained from another 250 companies since enforcement of the law began January 1, 2007. State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford)

[r65] Rep. Koch Honors Nascar's Tony Stewart (2/5/2008)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Start Date: 2/5/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2008 "It is an honor to recognize such an astounding Hoosier, who has given back to his community through his many gracious charitable contributions," said Rep. Koch. "Tony Stewart has proven to be a champion every step of the way with his remarkable achievements in the NASCAR circuit." Stewart takes pride in his

[r65] Koch Targets Illegal Immigration (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008 "Legal immigration helped build America," Rep. Koch said in announcing the filing of House Bill 1225. "However, the federal government has failed in its constitutional duty to defend our borders, and we are now faced with more than 12 million illegal aliens in the country and an estimated 80,000 right here

[r65] Rep. Koch's Telecommunications Bill Clears Senate (4/11/2007)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Start Date: 4/11/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2007

[r65] Rep. Koch's Telecommunications Bill Clears Senate Committee (4/4/2007)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Start Date: 4/4/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/4/2007

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Rep. Koch
Rep. Koch gives the Lawrence County Youth Leadership Academy a tour of the Statehouse.
Rep. Koch launches the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Arts in the Parks Bicentennial Initiative and the Indiana Arts Commission Bicentennial Project at Brown County State Park.
Rep. Koch was named Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association Legislator of the Year
Rep. Koch was honored by the Indiana Electric Cooperatives (REMC's) for his work during the 2015 legislative session.