Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community in the Indiana General Assembly.
My goal is to represent the ideas and concerns of House District 78 at the Statehouse. It is important to me that we work together to continue Indiana’s growth and success, and I encourage you to contact me with your thoughts on how we can make our state even better.
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I am focused on addressing issues such as job creation and economic development, increased education opportunities, limiting and reducing government, protecting family values, and supporting pro-life legislation.
I look forward to working with you to keep our community as one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.
House District 78
Indiana House of Representatives: 2014 - Present
House District 78: Portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties
House Standing Committees:
Interim Study Committees: Roads and Transportation and Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger Safer Tomorrow Task Force
Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Education: Industrial Engineering B.S., University of Missouri; Continued Education in Business Management, Lindenwood University
Occupation: Industrial Engineer
State Representative Holli Sullivan was first elected to serve House District 78 in 2014. Prior to serving as a state representative, Sullivan gained experience in the private sector at General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.
Sullivan also owned and operated her own consulting firm, Onward Consulting LLC, to provide services for the University of Southern Indiana Center for Applied Research.
Community involvement and leadership development are important to Sullivan. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service series, Secretary for the Indiana State Party Central Committee and Co-Chair of the CSG Committee for Smart Government. She also served as a member of the Alcoa Community Advisory Board, Young Life Evansville and the Minority Women’s Business Enterprise. She is also a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar series and Women’s Campaign School Yale University. Sullivan is an alumna of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, as well as the current Vice-Chairman of The Council of State Governments BiLLD Steering Committee, and a member of Family Bible Church.
In 2016, she was elected to serve as president of POWER, the Indiana House women’s caucus and continues to serve in this role. She hopes to empower Hoosier women to work together and succeed in life and in the workforce. POWER also awards scholarships to nontraditional female college students, like working mothers.
Sullivan has authored numerous laws since joining the House of Representatives. In 2017, she co-authored and voted for the largest road funding plan in the state’s history. The 20-year plan improves Indiana’s vital infrastructure to ensure Indiana continues to be the Crossroads of America. She also co-authored House Enrolled Act 1004, which expands the state’s pre-K pilot program. She has served on the Ways and Means Committee since 2015 and currently chairs the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
Sullivan is dedicated to representing House District 78’s time-tested Hoosier values of personal responsibility, hard work, family, faith and community and passing those values on to the next generation. She believes in smaller government, less regulation, more freedom, the sanctity of life and more local control.
Sullivan lives in Evansville with her husband, Chad, and their three children: Dalton, Savannah and Sawyer.
House District 78 consists of portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southwestern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) encourage communities in Southwest Indiana to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
Local legislators encourage area college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) encourage local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Vanderburgh County school systems recently received more than $1 million in grants to invest in remote learning equipment and internet connectivity, according to local legislators.
"Vanderburgh County is home to many small businesses that provide great services and products, and this funding comes at a much-needed time as they mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. Our local and state economy depends on hardworking entrepreneurs and employers as they offer jobs to Hoosiers and support our communities. This funding will be put to good use, and we will continue to find innovative solutions to help local business owners in rural areas of our state."
Schools in Warrick County recently received more than $900,000 in grants to invest in remote learning equipment and internet connectivity, according to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).
State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) encourage Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.
Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award recognizing their longstanding service in the community, according to Vanderburgh County legislators.
Heritage Federal Credit Union and Southern Indiana Resource Solutions recently received the Governor’s Half Century Award recognizing their longstanding service in the community, according to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).
According to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler), 2020 Census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
Many new laws took effect July 1 and State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) said several important changes support Hoosier teachers, patients and drivers.
Indiana Grown celebrates its five-year anniversary this month as it continues to attract more members and expand services, according to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).
To help lower Indiana's high maternal and infant mortality rates, State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) said there are new resources available for Hoosier moms and their newborns.
As Indiana continues to get back on track, State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) said the state is dedicating nearly $44 million in federal funds to help small businesses and manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.
Starting July 1, Hoosiers cannot hold handheld cell phones or other electronic devices while driving unless calling 911, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Vanderburgh County farmers and agricultural producers directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to local legislators.
Local farmers and agricultural producers directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).
Posey County and local communities are eligible for more than $1.1 million through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) and Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).
Vanderburgh County and local communities are eligible for more than $9.7 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to local legislators.
Warrick County and local communities are eligible for more than $2.5 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Gov. Eric Holcomb recently named Signature School student Ankush Dhawan to the 2020 Governor's STEM Team, according to State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Indiana's registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Several area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
Several area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to local legislators.
Vanderburgh County was recently awarded $435,590 in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to local legislators.
Local communities were recently awarded over $1.8 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, Vanderburgh County legislators said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
Nearly 750 miles of roadways stretch through Warrick County, providing critical connections to our loved ones, jobs and schools. This infrastructure not only enhances our quality of life, but also strengthens our local economy. Through Indiana's Community Crossings Matching Grant program, Warrick County recently received more than $1.8 million to continue improving local roads and bridges.
Nearly 550 miles of roads wind through Vanderburgh County. The quality of our infrastructure is key to attracting employers, growing our economy and enhancing quality of life. To continue improving local roads and bridges, Vanderburgh County recently received more than $400,000 through Indiana's Community Crossings Matching Grant program.
With Indiana school buildings closed for the academic year, State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) said there are several online resources available to help students continue learning at home.
Vanderburgh County legislators are encouraging Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) encourage Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
"This is a challenging time for our community and the state, and the health and wellbeing of Hoosiers is top priority. By postponing the primary election one month, the state will have additional time to prepare and plan, and Hoosiers can use the mail-in absentee ballot process to make sure their vote is counted. While we continue to monitor the evolving situation, it is important to remember Hoosiers stand together and we will address this pandemic one step at a time."
State Rep. Holli Sullivan's (R-Evansville) hands-free driving proposal could soon become law.
PHOTO CAPTION: (From left to right) State Reps. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch), Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) 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. The American Cancer Society recommends a healthy diet and exercise to significantly reduce cancer risks.
State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) bill that would prohibit holding a hand-held electronic device while driving passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee Wednesday.
Investing in infrastructure includes more than just roads and bridges. Improving our infrastructure also means creating and maintaining trails, bike lanes and greenways to increase the quality of life for Hoosiers and visitors. Indiana is taking a number of exciting steps to improve the state’s trails system, which is great for our health, safety, environment and economy.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $1.1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Vanderburgh County and the city of Evansville recently received over $1.1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to area legislators.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 13, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) encourages non-traditional female students to apply for the POWER Caucus Scholarship to further their education and career aspirations.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 30, 2019) – Vanderburgh County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
It is easy to take for granted the rights and liberties we possess as Americans. A right many often overlook is the ability to choose our local, state and national leaders. The coming year marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured right to vote for women. This historic occasion is an opportunity for us to reflect on the legacy of women’s suffrage and continue the fight for more equal representation in our government and in our society.
STATEHOUSE (July 11, 2019) – “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana’s infrastructure is crucial to keeping our state running smoothly and connecting the country. Our long-term investment and commitment to roads and bridges has cemented Indiana as the top state in the nation for infrastructure. While others neglected to tackle this important issue, we moved forward with a responsible road funding plan ensuring Indiana will continue to have solid infrastructure for years to come.”
STATEHOUSE (July 3, 2019) — State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation, which examines issues impacting Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and recommends potential legislation.
STATEHOUSE (June 5, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has been selected to co-chair a national committee focused on government efficiency.
Indiana will need to fill more than 1 million jobs over the next 10 years. As record job openings tug at our already low unemployment rate, employers are struggling to fill positions with qualified workers.
It’s clear we have to do more to strengthen the pipeline of young Hoosier talent to help fill the jobs of today and into the future.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) will serve as vice chair of the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to continue strengthening Indiana’s workforce pipeline.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would provide at-risk mothers with better access to health care and reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation to strengthen Indiana’s workforce pipeline.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2019) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently re-elected president of POWER, which is the Indiana women’s caucus.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 30, 2018) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 29, 2018) – “When passing Indiana’s largest infrastructure investment in state history in 2017, we focused on implementing a comprehensive plan backed by significant data. I appreciate the governor’s announcement to not toll at this time, and am committed to working with Governor Holcomb’s administration and my colleagues in the House and Senate. In the future, it is important to keep our options open, remain aware of our state’s needs, and utilize the same kind of data-driven approach down the line. I look forward to the upcoming session as we continue to improve our state and local infrastructure.”
STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Evansville Day School for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed into law legislation sponsored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) expanding student access to computer science classes in Indiana schools.
STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law legislation co-authored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) helping streamline Hoosier workforce programs and funding.
STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2018) — More safe homes will soon be available to Hoosier foster children due to a new law sponsored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation sponsored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would incorporate interdisciplinary employability skills standards into every school corporation’s curriculum.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2018) — State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and POWER, which is Indiana’s women’s caucus, recently presented awards to the 2018 POWER Scholarship winners.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday supported State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) efforts to secure safe homes for more foster children in need.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2018) — The House Committee on Education today passed legislation sponsored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would expand access to computer science classes in Indiana schools.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 6, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives yesterday voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would help streamline Hoosier workforce programs and funding.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Holli Sullivan‘s (R-Evansville) legislation to streamline administrative operations for public colleges and universities in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2018) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 25, 2017) — "The Evansville Regional Airport is the gateway to Indiana's great Southwest,” Sullivan said. “The renovations will improve the region’s connectivity and help local companies grow their businesses and attract talent to the Hoosier state. These updates will continue to set Indiana apart as the top state in the Midwest for business.”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 24, 2017) – Applications for the 2018 POWER Scholarship will be accepted through Dec. 20, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2017) — State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently named State Representative of the Year by Aviation Indiana for her support of the state’s balanced biennial budget, which included funding for local airports.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2017) – Area legislators joined Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell at The Arc in Evansville today for the launch of a new health savings option for Hoosiers living with disabilities.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “With the Next Level Roads Plan, we are going to see many improvements in our state and local infrastructure. Over the next five years, Warrick County will receive more than $18 million and Vanderburgh County will receive nearly $20 million to support local road projects, from resurfacing over 200 miles to 23 bridge replacements and more – all to make our roads more efficient and safe. These projects will have a long-term positive affect on our community, now and for years to come.”
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2017) — State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) today announced they will author legislation aimed at reducing the number of Hoosier deaths resulting from cervical cancer.
Negele and Sullivan, the bill co-author, formally announced their plan at the Statehouse where they were joined by fellow state lawmakers and officials from health organizations across Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 2016) – Ten entities will receive nearly $13 million in Safety PIN grants aimed at reducing infant mortality in Indiana, as a result of a law championed by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).
House Republicans are prioritizing a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan to address our state’s road and bridge funding needs. House Bill 1001 focuses on three principles: fiscal responsibility, data-driven metrics and sustainability. As a mother of three and a member of the Roads and Transportation Committee, I am committed to supporting a safe and efficient transportation system without creating long-term debt for our children and grandchildren.
The 2016 legislative session is here and I would like your input on several important issues.
I am committed to keeping the momentum going this session as we work toward developing a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable plan to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure. As the Crossroads of America, our infrastructure plays a key role in our state's economy.
I will also continue to focus on attracting and retaining great teachers to our classrooms, especially in high-demand areas like STEM and special education. Hoosier children are our most precious resource, and I'm committed to making sure they have the best possible education to succeed in today's economy.
How are you and your family giving thanks this holiday season?
My family and I will be celebrating in several ways, including running our first 5K together. The Turkey Day 5K benefits Goodwill and provides us an opportunity to spend time together. This is just one way the community can give back this holiday season. If you are interested in participating in this event click here. I would love to see you there!
Great news! The downtown Evansville Indiana University medical and research facility broke ground last week.
As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, I worked to secure $25 million in funding for this new development because of the transformational impact it will have on our community. The school expects 500 students to be enrolled when the campus opens for its first semester in spring 2018.
Working with the medical community
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with members of the Vanderburgh County Medical Society about the many health care issues that were addressed during the 2015 legislative session.
Understanding the needs of the medical community is imperative for me to remain informed during the legislative process. When health related legislation is authored, I do my best to understand the impact it would have on the health care community including patients and providers.
While the Environmental Protection Agency continues it’s war on coal, you can count on me to support Indiana’s coal industry and the 26,000 Hoosiers it employs across our state.
Recently, I joined the Indiana Coal Council on an underground tour of the Sunrise Coal mine in Oaktown. Once we were underground, we drove more than five miles to get to the mine. I was impressed by the workers, especially as I watched a 26-year-old operator maneuver a complex machine with ease and precision. The work and talent of these miners is essential to maintaining affordable and reliable energy for Hoosier families and businesses.
This past legislative session, I supported an honestly balanced budget which allocated additional funding to Indiana's Department of Child Services (DCS). This funding was provided to allow DCS to increase their staff and better serve Hoosier families and children.
The state is looking to hire additional Family Case Managers across Indiana to serve our communities. To meet these needs, the DCS Vanderburgh County office is hosting a career fair to recruit quality applicants.
Join me in congratulating the Arc of Evansville for receiving accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)! This is their eighth consecutive time achieving the accreditation.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1617, which increases workforce development by clarifying Indiana’s mineral rights laws, was ceremoniously signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
“As a professional, I understand the importance of having efficient avenues for conducting business and this legislation streamlines the process for developers when mineral rights become difficult to establish,” said Rep. Sullivan. “This clarification to Indiana’s code will help secure jobs as developers will be able to continue their work and not stop projects prematurely.”
I recently had the opportunity to visit Alcoa in Warrick County. With my background in manufacturing and production, I was interested in Alcoa’s operations and learning more about this successful, local business. Knowing that June is National Safety Month, I was also intrigued by Alcoa’s dedication to maintaining a safe working environment by going above and beyond the required safety standards to implement the best practices for their employees’ needs. While touring the facility, I learned that in a five year period, ending in 2014, the plant had a recordable Occupational Safety and Health Administration rate of 1.8, lower than the national average.
Once school lets out for summer, many families are busy with sports, vacations and the array of activities that take place when the weather gets warm. Knowing this, I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you about the resources available on your mobile device that the state of Indiana offers for Hoosiers on the go. All these apps are free and offer a diverse range of information to help you better connect with your government or find a great state park that you can take your family to this summer.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004, which creates the Safety P.I.N. (Protecting Indiana’s Newborns) grant program to combat infant mortality in Indiana. Recently signed into law by Governor Mike Pence, this legislation was co-authored by House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) and State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis).
Indiana is starting the summer travel season off with a week devoted to showcasing Hoosier destinations. Visit Indiana along with Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann are hosting "Visit Indiana Week" starting May 2 and lasting until May 10.
The end of the legislative session, also known as Sine Die, has finally come after months of working on Indiana’s biennial budget and other House Republican priorities. We have worked diligently to develop and pass legislation that remains accountable to Hoosier taxpayers, students, teachers, families and more. I am very excited to discuss some of those accomplishments with you, which will improve the quality of life for Hoosiers in our community.
STATEHOUSE - “I was proud to craft and help pass our state’s biennial budget, which provides $25.2 million for the Southwest Indiana Regional Medical School in Evansville. Throughout session, I worked diligently and advocated for this funding to be included in the budget, knowing it could grow our economy, increase residency opportunities for Hoosier medical students and support physician retention.
I am so excited that an Honor Flight hub was recently established in southern Indiana. The Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization, was established to honor veteran's for their sacrifices by providing them free transportation to visit and reflect at war memorials in Washington, D.C.
This week you may have seen an email newsletter from me about the upcoming U.S. Service Academy informational meeting. Hosted by Congressman Larry Buschon, the meeting will take place this Saturday, April 18th at the Vincennes University Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will learn about the details of becoming a service academy cadet including the application process, congressional nominations and the daily routine of cadets.
I recently invited families from our community to spend the day with me in Indianapolis. They had the opportunity to meet with state leaders and spend time learning about the Statehouse. I was so pleased with the number of families that participated, and I hope they enjoyed this experience as much as I did.
The month of March is dedicated to bringing awareness and promoting independence, inclusion and integration of people who have disabilities in Indiana, known as Disability Awareness Month. The theme this year is “Love Where You Live” and in that spirit, I wanted to share with you how you can get involved.
Vanderburgh County is blessed to be home to the Arc of Evansville, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities and empowers them to gain independence, build relationships and achieve their full potential. Throughout March, they are hosting multiple events in our community, and I encourage you to attend an upcoming “Giveback Day” where a local restaurant will donate 10 percent of their sales to this organization, supporting those with disabilities.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has authored a bill to benefit taxpayers and Hoosier motorists. House Bill (HB) 1362 would extend the amount of time that Indiana is required to reissue license plates. The bill passed unanimously out of the Senate with a 48-1 vote.
“I was pleased to see HB 1362 receive such bipartisan support and pass out of the Senate,” said Rep. Sullivan. “This legislation will allow the state to save tax dollars which can then be passed onto consumers.”
Currently, license plates must be issued by the state every five years. If enacted, HB 1362 could extend the life cycle of license plates by up to 10 years, which could save the state on average around $10 million per year starting in July 2016.
HB 1362 gives the Bureau of Motor Vehicles the ability to set the license plate life cycle at no less than five years, but no more than 10 years. The bill does not change the exemptions for certain plates like municipal or commercial motor vehicles.
“With updated technology, license plates are able to withstand more and last longer,” said Rep. Sullivan. “This change would allow Indiana to keep the cost of license plates low while maintaining quality.”
HB 1362 now goes to the governor to be signed into law. To learn more about Rep. Sullivan, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com.
Rep. Sullivan (R-Evansville) represents portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 100 businesses on their best places to work list for 2015. I am proud to say that one of the businesses on this list is from House District 78! United Leasing, Inc. is one of 24 medium-sized companies that received this distinguished recognition and deserves to be acknowledged as a business that creates an exemplary environment for their employees to grow and thrive.
I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a Family Day at the Statehouse this session on Monday, March 23rd. I invite families from our local community to join me at our state's capital. This will be a great chance to experience the legislative process, hear from state leaders and learn about other student opportunities.
STATEHOUSE - “As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I was pleased to be a part of the team that helped craft our state’s biennial budget. This session, our top priority is to pass an honestly balanced budget without raising taxes on hardworking Hoosiers, and I am pleased our budget accomplishes that goal. The budget also builds on Indiana’s envious fiscal condition while supporting the Hoosier workforce and helping fund projects that benefit southwest Indiana like the Southern Indiana Regional Medical Center.”
The legislative session is nearly halfway done, and I am proud of all that has been accomplished to improve our area of the state. I have worked diligently to serve our community and want to take this opportunity to discuss some of what has been accomplished so far.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) authored House Bill (HB) 1004, creating the Safety P.I.N. (Protecting Indiana’s Newborns) grant program to combat infant mortality in Indiana. The bill was co-authored by House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) and State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) and passed unanimously out of the House today.
There are many different views I bring to the table as a legislator. My experiences as a southwest Indiana citizen, engineer and mother are just a few of the roles that provide me with unique perspectives I use to evaluate the impact of legislation on my community and state. This session in particular I have used my passion as a mother to address Indiana’s devastating infant mortality rate through House Bill 1004.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has authored a bill to benefit taxpayers and Hoosier motorists. House Bill (HB) 1362 would extend the amount of time that Indiana is required to reissue license plates. The bill passed unanimously out of the House.
This week, House Bill (HB) 1362 passed out of the Roads and Transportation Committee with unanimous support. If enacted, this bill would extend the amount of time by up to five years that Hoosiers would be required to replace their license plates, excluding trucks. By extending the life cycling by up to 10 years, the state could save on average around $10 million per year starting in July 2016.
The bill now moves on to second reading where members of the full Indiana House will have the opportunity to discuss, debate and offer their amendments on this legislation. You can also learn about HB 1362 and follow it through the legislative process by clicking here.
Today, more people are using social media as a means to access information. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @RepSullivanHD78 to learn about what I am up to at the statehouse as well as happenings in our community.
I'm very excited about the launch of the Indiana House Republicans new, user-friendly website. Click here to view my page where you will find my biography, a downloadable headshot, constituent resources and how to sign up for my e-newsletters.
As an engineer, I enjoy analyzing data and looking for innovative solutions. That is one reason I was pleased to be assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee which is tasked with reviewing our state’s finances and funding our constituents’ priorities while remaining fiscally responsible. Education, economic development and transportation infrastructure are a few of this session’s priorities, but the most important priority is to pass an honestly balanced budget without increasing taxes on hardworking Hoosiers. By continuing to live within our means, we will secure our economy for future generations.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has launched their "Cash for College" campaign website. This website provides several links to help students financially prepare for higher education.
This Cash for College site allows students to compare college costs, factoring in financial aid, using the Indiana College Costs Estimator and the Indiana State Award Estimator. If students are interested in creating a college savings plan, the site also provides resources along with a step-by-step guide to make that process easier.
Students wanting information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form can find answers to FAQs like when is the application deadline and what forms need to be filled out. Click here for more information about the Cash for College campaign.
This is a great resource to help Hoosiers better prepare for the cost of a higher education. I encourage those interested in pursuing a higher education to read through each of the resources provided by Learn More Indiana.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Holli Sullivan (R–Evansville) 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.
STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) co-sponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 153, which was signed into law today by Governor Pence. SB 153 amends Indiana's child labor laws to allow Hoosiers under age 14 to work as referees, umpires or officials for youth athletic programs.
Learn how laws are made in Indiana and where to find important resources like committee calendars, bill proposals and legislative archives.Download
When high school graduation approaches, the question of whether to pursue further education lingers in the minds of many students. Throughout this booklet are addresses, phone numbers and websites which may be very helpful in a student’s search for the right school.Download
This guide contains information on state and federal assistance programs for senior citizens, as well as tax deduction information, identity theft protection and other helpful resources.Download
This guide contains information on state and federal programs available for our veterans, along with additional information pertaining to legacy and honor.Download
This booklet gives an overview of Indiana's state agencies and includes contact information.Download
Did you know that Indiana is the 15th largest state? We are also the second largest producer of popcorn in the country. Indiana has a rich, fascinating history, and this guide contains fun facts and other interesting items related to our Hoosier heritage.Download
Color your way through Indiana government in this exciting coloring book!Download