STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) was recently reappointed to serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, on which he was also named chair of the Health and Medicaid subcommittee.
Baird was also named to the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, the House Statutory Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
“Committees allow lawmakers to gather input from experts and the public regarding legislative proposals,” Baird said. “Members of the public are encouraged to attend any committee meeting. They can also be viewed online. As a veteran with a background in agriculture, I look forward to contributing to my respective committees’ discussions and tackling issues that affect West Central Indiana.”
Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. On Jan. 4, House lawmakers will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the House Chamber for the first day of the 2017 legislative session.
Standing committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.
Click here to download the complete list of committee appointments.
State Rep. Jim Baird represents House District 44, which includes all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
A high resolution photo of Baird can be found here.