PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) (left) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero) (right) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Reps. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) (left) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) (right) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) pairs his sneakers with his suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Left to right) State Reps. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil), Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) pair sneakers with their suits to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the most common type and leading cause of cancer deaths in both females and males. Ways to decrease your cancer risk include not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity.
The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) legislation that would make it easier for Hoosiers to submit important forms to state agencies.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) is asking fellow lawmakers to examine the benefits of Indiana joining a multistate compact to award prizes for curing diseases.
Taping up boxes of personal belongings and loading them on a truck is just one of many tasks that come with moving into a new home. And if that new home is in another state, that adds another level of stress to any family. But for families in the military those moves happen frequently when a parent gets orders to a new base and they may not coincide with a child’s academic calendar. I authored House Bill 1091 to ensure students’ education opportunity is not interrupted when their family is relocated to a new area.
In the court system, those involved in cases often give depositions, which are out-of-court statements provided under oath. Often, depositions involve a verbal examination followed by cross-examination from the opposing side. While this step helps those involved in court cases prepare for trials, it also causes child victims of sex crimes additional trauma as they tell their stories over and over again. At times this happens with the alleged perpetrator in the room. This session, I am sponsoring a proposal for a new law that would help prevent these children from being subjected to the trauma of discovery depositions, except in certain circumstances.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2020) – The Roads and Transportation Committee unanimously supported State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) efforts to rename a Bloomington bridge crossing over Interstate 69 in honor of Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones.
Photo Caption: State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) (right) welcomes Carmel resident Cooper Grabow (left) to the Statehouse Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently announced more than 27,000 new jobs with average wages of $28.60/hour are coming to our state. For some young Hoosiers, obtaining one of these positions may seem out of reach as they compete with other candidates with resumes filled with internships and apprenticeships. House Republicans want to remove a barrier that prevents some Hoosier students from low-income families from taking advantage of paid internships.
Across the nation, thousands of high school seniors graduate a semester early. Hoosiers are no exception when it comes to students taking advantage of the opportunities early graduation has to offer. This session, I am working on legislation to support schools so they can promote early graduation without being negatively impacted.
As we wrap up National School Choice Week, we continue celebrating the opportunities available to parents taking control of their child’s education. Parents understand their student’s strengths and challenges, and are in the best position to determine where their child will succeed academically. After visiting schools within our community and throughout the state, it is clear students excel when they are in a learning environment meeting their unique needs.
The General Assembly is nearing the halfway point of the legislative session, with the House of Representatives hard at work considering proposals for new laws. Over the last several weeks, I received many emails and phone calls from community members in regards to several bills related to education.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2020) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve State Rep. Chris May’s (R-Bedford) legislation fostering economic development in rural areas of the state.
The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Wendy McNamara’s (R-Evansville) bill that provides that if a person fails to yield to an emergency vehicle, causing serious bodily injury or death the infraction rises to a level 6 felony.
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