I feel privileged to serve as the state representative for District 67 and the people of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties in southeastern Indiana. I envision government as a tool to help the citizens of Indiana as it provides the leadership to help citizens be successful.
I want to be an accessible resource for my constituents, and I encourage any comments, questions or concerns. Please contact me by phone or via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.
House District 67
Indiana House of Representatives: 2010 – Present
House District 67: Ohio and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Ripley, Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Direct Line: 317-234-3827
Occupation: Retired Firefighter
Batesville High School, 1973
Cincinnati Christian College, A.S., 1995
State Representative Randy Frye was elected to serve Indiana’s House District 67 in November 2010. HD 67 includes Ohio and Switzerland counties as well as portions of Ripley, Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties in southeastern Indiana.
He attended Cincinnati Christian College, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree. In December of 2010, Rep. Frye retired from the Indianapolis Fire Department after 26 years of service as a professional firefighter.
That same year, Rep. Frye was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives where he serves as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. He also serves on the Roads and Transportation Committee and the Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee.
Representative Frye envisions government as a tool to help the citizens of Indiana. His vision is to see that government provides the leadership to help citizens be successful while keeping government small and taxes to a minimum.
House District 67 includes all of Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties and sections of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties in south eastern Indiana. To find your House District, click here.
STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2021) – "Southeast Indiana is poised for economic growth and development, and this historic investment in our local roadways will propel our communities forward. We are capitalizing on our proximity to the Ohio River and connecting our communities, and I look forward to these transformational improvements as we hit the accelerator on job and business growth in our corner of the state."
As we enter the summer months, road construction season is in full swing. With more state investments pouring in to help improve our local roads and bridges, orange cones and construction signs will be dotting our roads. Since road construction can cause delays and traffic, Hoosier drivers must be on alert to protect themselves, our road workers and other drivers sharing the road.
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for the brave heroes who gave their lives defending the United States of America. No amount of gratitude can fully repay the debt owed to these servicemen and women, and their families. Whether it's May 31 or any other day, we owe a special salute to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
STATEHOUSE (May 12, 2021) – More Hoosier communities will be able to install devices to save vulnerable infants thanks to a new law authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Our local and state public safety officials risk their lives to protect all Hoosiers and our communities. As chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, I am committed to making sure they receive the state funding they need to do their jobs. This legislative session, I voted in favor of new laws and the state budget supporting our hardworking Hoosier public safety and law enforcement officers.
STATEHOUSE (April 28, 2021) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation making it easier for police and fire departments across the state to hire more Hoosiers.
Indiana entered 2021 cautiously optimistic, and as more Hoosiers head back to work and are vaccinated, projections indicate our state's economy will continue to get stronger by the day. Thanks to nearly a decade of conservative budgeting and reserves to protect the state during economic downturns, our economy is certainly bouncing back. Indiana's fiscal strength is reflected in the next two-year state budget, which makes historic investments in K-12 education, all while reducing taxpayer-funded debt and providing opportunities for future tax cuts.
STATEHOUSE (April 15, 2021) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation into law to help alleviate local jail overcrowding issues in Hoosier communities.
Hoosier first responders work daily to keep Hoosiers and their communities safe. Every time they leave for work, they are unsure of the threats they may face. Many of our firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics and EMTs are responding to calls where they come in contact with COVID-19. In the event that a first responder dies from this virus, I am sponsoring legislation that will provide line of duty death benefits to their families.
Crowded jails continue to impact local budgets across the state and divert money away from other investments like infrastructure and education. Jail overcrowding also affects our entire criminal justice system, from prosecutors and courts to judges and law enforcement. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute's latest data, 77% of Indiana's jails are overcrowded or at capacity. This session, I am authoring legislation to continue building on our efforts combating jail overcrowding.
STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2021) – Legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) laying the groundwork for municipalities to partner with companies to utilize personal delivery robots in Hoosier communities could soon be law.
More than 80% of Indiana's firefighters work on a volunteer basis, with many of the state's rural communities depending entirely on them to respond to emergencies at all hours of the day. These Hoosier volunteers put their lives on the line to protect us and our property and do so without financial compensation while also managing full-time jobs and family. Unfortunately, the number of volunteer firefighters fell by 12% nationally over the last three decades, as reported by the National Fire Protection Agency. To help our communities recruit and retain volunteers, academic incentives are offered to volunteers who want to jumpstart or advance their careers.
STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) providing line of duty death benefits to Hoosier first responders who die from COVID-19.
The Indiana General Assembly is now moving into the second half of the 2021 legislative session, where proposed bills passed out of the House and Senate swap chambers for further consideration. Bills moving through the legislative process include the House version of the proposed two-year state budget, which makes strong investments in Hoosier law enforcement and rural broadband.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted unanimously to advance legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) granting surviving spouses the ability to obtain a Purple Heart license plate in honor of their loved ones.
Winter is in full swing, ushering in extremely cold weather and layering our roads with ice and snow. Southeast Indiana continues to face cold temperatures and dangerous driving conditions. When it comes to the cold, preparation is key.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representative recently voted unanimously to advance State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation continuing to address jail overcrowding across the state.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2021) – The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously Tuesday in support of State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation that would make it easier for communities across the state to install Safe Haven Baby Boxes.
“This legislation not only supports our local law enforcement officers, but it also makes much-needed investments in training facilities and programs. State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, public safety officials and advocates worked together to develop new tools to help our valued police officers better serve our communities. Whether it’s increasing accountability with body cameras or helping departments weed out bad actors, these enhancements will help our communities stay safe."
This past year many schools temporarily shifted to a virtual or hybrid learning format, allowing Hoosier students to learn at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Even now, many continue operating under a hybrid model. Indiana law requires students to be in-person for classes to receive full funding. Many traditional public schools shared concerns about potentially losing out on much-needed funding – all because they had to make a shift to virtual for part of the year. That's why we are fast-tracking a bill to address this issue. Along with fully funding our students this year, we will work to find new ways to invest in education through expanding broadband access and creating a grant program to combat learning loss.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 28, 2021) – The House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) legislation that would help increase the number of Safe Haven Baby Boxes across the state.
Indiana recently installed its 51st Safe Haven Baby Box, and that's more than four times as many as all other states have combined. In 2020 alone, five Hoosier babies were safely surrendered in these life-saving boxes. This session, I proposed legislation to help increase the number of baby boxes across the state to help save even more vulnerable infants.
The year 2020 shared many challenges and trying times. As many states struggle to bounce back, Indiana is fortunate enough to remain fiscally strong and responsible, while also working to ensure public health and safety for all Hoosiers. Heading into 2021, let's count our blessings and work to make this coming year a better one. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as more people head back to work and COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be distributed to Hoosiers.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 22, 2020) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was recently reappointed to serve as the chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.
With the holidays here, Hoosiers need to keep Christmas tree safety in mind as real trees begin to dry out and become fire hazards. Between 2014-2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees and result in $10 million in direct property damage annually.
Hoosier farmers play an integral role in feeding the world, and supporting our state and local economies. Unfortunately, some are leaving the agriculture industry because of the high cost of health care and lack of health benefit options. To prevent farmers from leaving the industry or going without health care altogether, Indiana Farm Bureau is now offering flexible, affordable health care options to its members.
Communities rely on small businesses to provide jobs, goods and services, and they bring Hoosiers together. Our neighbors deserve our support, especially with the challenges they are facing due to the ongoing pandemic. With Small Business Saturday Nov. 28, let's all come together and participate by shopping local and supporting Indiana-based companies.
Veterans risked their lives to protect our country's freedoms. We all must take time and remember the many sacrifices these heroes made to keep us safe. This Veterans Day, let's honor all of our veterans, past and present, for bravely serving our state and nation.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 27, 2020) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said time is running out for local students to apply for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.
Halloween is quickly approaching, and many Hoosiers are taking part in fall festivities and getting their costumes together for trick-or-treating. While preparing to celebrate, it is a good time to remember a few tips to stay safe when participating in several fun events in our area.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Southeast Indiana communities to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 14, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Southeast Indiana until Nov. 2, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
As a state, we worked hard to provide more tools for mothers and improved care for infants who deserve the best chance at a healthy life. We are seeing the results of these actions, with Indiana's infant mortality rate falling to the lowest level in state recorded history, marking the third year of decline. Indiana is stepping up and investing in critical resources to keep moms and babies healthy before, during and after birth so more families can celebrate first birthdays.
October is fire prevention month and a great time to learn more about fire safety and steps to take to save lives. Fire prevention week, Oct. 4-Oct. 10, will “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" Cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries, and unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. As a retired firefighter, I wanted to help highlight actions you can take to prevent a home fire.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 23, 2020) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages 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.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in your coverage of the potential port purchase agreement in Lawrenceburg being withdrawn. The Ports of Indiana evaluated the site and determined the location was economically unviable as a port facility at this time.
Rural Indiana has so much to offer with its quality schools, strong communities and opportunities to get away from the big city noise. As more and more people go online to do business, attend class and connect with family and friends, unserved homes and businesses in our area need reliable, high-speed internet options.
Six southeastern Indiana projects expanding fast and reliable internet to unserved homes and businesses can now move forward thanks to more than $13.4 million in state broadband grants, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
With more than $565 million in unclaimed property available, State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said Hoosiers should visit IndianaUnclaimed.gov today to see if money is waiting for them.
It is no secret Hoosiers are proud military supporters. Our communities always find a way to pay their respects during somber moments, anniversaries and holidays, and celebrate the achievements of those who are serving. Soon, new banners will line the streets in Osgood and Versailles to further honor past and present military members, and their families.
Area schools recently received more than $2.6 million in grants to invest in remote learning equipment and internet connectivity, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Our police protect our families, our roads, property and communities. While we normally think of police officers as the ones who run toward danger and keep us safe, they also find time to support our local neighborhoods in smaller ways, whether it's passing out Halloween candy or participating in Shop with a Cop programs.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently announced the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosier small-business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for a free program that provides direct technical support to help build their online presence.
These last few months have made many workers want to evaluate their careers and pursue a better-paying, high-demand job. Recently, Indiana's Next Level Jobs program expanded to help even more people obtain high-value certificates and enter a growing industry.
Indiana Grown celebrates its five-year anniversary this month as it continues to attract more members and expand services, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
With more than 1,500 acres, Clifty Falls State Park is a destination for Hoosiers and people from neighboring states. The park's trails, campground, falls and inn are all reasons visitors return time and time again. As one of Indiana's oldest state parks, Clifty Falls celebrates its first century as one of the state's best outdoor sites.
According to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), 2020 census responses are critical to future federal funding in local communities, and Hoosiers should respond now if they have not already done so.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages veterans and Indiana companies to sign up for INvet's next-generation website that connects service members directly with Hoosier businesses.
With many new laws effective this month, State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said several important changes support Hoosier public safety officers, schools, patients and farmers.
Our American flag is more than a symbol for our country. It signifies the blood, sweat and tears so many have put into our nation's birth and growth. Independence Day is a time to celebrate where the United States of America is now and where it has come from.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosiers who may be struggling to make ends meet and needing food assistance to turn to the state's recently launched Operation Food program for help.
Starting July 1, a new law goes into effect banning drivers in Indiana from holding their cellphones and other electronic devices. The Indiana State Police estimates roughly 130 lives could be saved each year due to this new law.
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 Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
For the past couple months a variety of relief programs launched to provide aid to Hoosiers and businesses across the state. Our farmers are also feeling the effects of this terrible public health crisis.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosiers whose jobs were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of tuition-free training grants offered through Indiana's Next Level Jobs program.
Jefferson, Ohio and Switzerland counties, as well as several local communities, are eligible for more than $2.2 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
The public health crisis has caused many communities to cancel traditional Memorial Day parades and services, but this weekend is still the time to reflect and remember the courageous men and women who gave their life defending the United States of America.
Local small businesses and nonprofits can now utilize the state's new online marketplace to request personal protective equipment, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Countless Hoosier heroes are answering the call to keep us all safe and healthy. Health care workers, emergency responders, law enforcement, correctional professionals and many others are bravely helping Indiana manage this on-going public health emergency.
Indiana's registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Several area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
The city of Madison has 100 available seasonal positions for residents at a pay rate of $15 an hour for roughly 30 hours of work per week. These jobs are part of a new and innovative program underway in the community to help residents get back to work during this public health crisis.
Local communities were recently awarded more than $3.4 million in state matching grants to bolster road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
The past few weeks have been uncharted territory for many of us. The public health crisis is forcing numerous people to stay home, putting the health and safety of themselves, their loved ones and their communities above all else.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
With agriculture contributing an estimated $31.2 billion to Indiana's economy each year, it's important steps are taken to keep Hoosier farmers working in the industry. Since the majority of local farmers are sole proprietors and operators, an obstacle they face is accessing affordable health care options. Through a new law I supported, non-profit agriculture agencies like the Indiana Farm Bureau will be able to provide health plans to its members, helping many local farmers qualify for affordable health benefits.
Indiana has more than 750 fire departments, with thousands of firefighters. Whether they are a career firefighter or a volunteer, they all contribute to public safety by guarding us, our homes and our communities. A new law will help protect firefighters by establishing a list of best practices for fire departments to promote safety and create healthier work environments.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (left) welcomes Vevay resident Martha Bladen (right) to the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists awards ceremony Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Statehouse. State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said Bladen's stamps collage, "Ladies for Liberty," will be displayed for one year in Crouch's office.
Artist Rebecca Davies (right) of Dillsboro greets a guest attending the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists awards ceremony Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. Davies' painting, "1953: Four Generations of Voters ... every time.," depicts four female members of her family sitting at their farmhouse. State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said Davies' piece will hang for one year in Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch's office.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse where they served as pages during the 2020 legislative session.
State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation to allow Indiana's jails to report population data to a new statewide database could soon become a state law.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently honored Indiana volunteer firefighters with a resolution at the Indiana Statehouse who have served their communities for 50 years or more.
When thinking of public safety, loud sirens and flashing lights may come to mind, with images of men and women rushing to save the day. Behind all this action is a group always involved, although rarely seen. Dispatchers play a critical role in keeping Hoosiers safe, and they should be reclassified as first responders.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) (right) welcomes Craig Beckley (left) to the Statehouse Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Beckley is an elder at the Bridge of Hope Worship Center in Milan, and was invited by Frye to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer before the opening of session.
Our heroes currently serving and who have served in the military provide so much to our country. Too often, our veterans are met with challenging times when returning home to civilian life. These brave men and women can encounter addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, joblessness and other contributors that cause homelessness. In 2019, Indiana saw its homeless veteran population increase by 6%. The American Legion, Department of Indiana can help these courageous service men and women in need.
The Indiana House of Representatives and the American Legion, Department of Indiana joined forces at the Statehouse Monday to fill care packages for homeless Hoosier veterans.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) (right) fills a care package to donate to a veteran in need on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse. In 2019, there was a 6% increase in homelessness among Indiana veterans. To help those who served and raise awareness of this important issue, the Indiana House of Representatives partnered with the American Legion, Department of Indiana to collect more than 7,000 hygiene and food items for care packages. These packages will be distributed to homeless Hoosier veterans across the state.
The House of Representatives voted Monday in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would establish a statewide helmet fund for children.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) pairs his sneakers with his suit 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 the National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, screenings for people between the ages of 55 and 74 who have certain risk factors has shown to reduce mortality from lung cancer.
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.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) welcomes local pastor Tommy Beatley Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, to the Statehouse. Beatley is the pastor at Delaware United Methodist Church in Osgood, and was invited by Frye to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in prayer before the opening of session.
The Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday voted in favor of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would make interfering with fire scenes a crime.
Many Hoosier homeowners and those who have bought a car have likely gone through the loan process. When it comes to financing, the longer the loan takes to pay back, the more interest is paid over time. When a debt is paid faster, less money goes toward interest and you keep more of your money. The same applies for the state, which can save hundreds of millions of dollars by paying for capital projects in cash, rather than using bonds.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.
A new year is here and with it a new legislative session. School safety remains a priority, including protecting students from Mother Nature. Indiana averages 22 tornadoes a year, which is why I am authoring legislation to further protect our students, teachers and staff during these storms.
Christmas is here and winter is in full swing. We have already seen significant snow and some Hoosiers may be struggling to keep their homes warm during the coldest days of the year. The lower temperatures mean an increase in heating and energy costs, and Indiana offers low-income households financial assistance to keep everyone warm.
Many of our local jails are at or over capacity. In recent years, the criminal justice system has seen more repeat offenders, especially those struggling with addition. To further explore this complex issue, I authored a law creating the Jail Overcrowding Task Force to learn more about the root causes. While each community is unique, there are some common themes.
As many enjoy Thanksgiving and the abundance of food it often brings, let’s challenge ourselves to help others. Our area food banks and pantries are always stocking up on nutritious food to provide Hoosier families facing hunger, and they need our help. This winter, farmers and hunters can give back by donating meat, including wild game, beef, poultry and pork to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.
Veterans Day is one of our most important holidays. Throughout the decades, our veterans played important roles in protecting our freedoms. Let us all come together to honor our veterans, past and present, for answering the call of duty.
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently traveled House District 67 to hear from constituents and local tourism advocates to discuss issues important to them as the legislative session rapidly approaches.
The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary recommended Thursday that the General Assembly votes to allow Jennings County to hire an additional magistrate, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Local communities were recently awarded more than $5.8 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
“Mr. Pendleton dedicated his life to his country, state and community. By renaming a section of road in his honor, Hoosiers can forever remember the bravery, accomplishments and contributions he made throughout his hometown and in Indiana. To his family and friends, thank you for supporting him throughout his career of improving Madison, Jefferson County and the surrounding area.”
College students and recent graduates interested in interning at our state’s Capitol with Indiana House Republicans should apply now. This 12-week internship is a unique, paid, resume-building experience offering opportunities for students to see the legislative process in action. Applications are due by Oct. 31.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2019) — A new statewide, bipartisan taskforce is focused on addressing jail overcrowding in Indiana thanks to a law authored this year by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) encourages active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to apply for the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship.
Your vehicle can show your gratitude for our emergency personnel. Purchasing a First Responders license plate tells these men and women thank you for their commitment and dedication to protecting your family and community. Money from these plates go to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Foundation and provides financial support for critical public safety needs across the state.
Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Firefighters and EMS personnel play a big role in keeping us safe. The majority of them – 7 out of 10 – work on a volunteer basis. We need even more of these public servants in our community. A new Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Scholarship encourages students to become an active volunteer with local fire departments or EMS agencies.
In Indiana, our veterans will soon no longer pay a state tax on their income from their military retirement pensions. A new law now in effect phases in the full exemption over four years, decreasing financial burdens for nearly 30,000 Hoosier veterans and surviving spouses. This exemption will keep millions of dollars in the pockets of veterans and their families.
Six local farms were recently honored with Hoosier Homestead awards for their continuous family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
It is always exciting when the bell rings for the first time in a new school year. Students flock back to classrooms and hallways with their young minds ready to face new challenges and new assignments while reconnecting with friends. Chapter one of this school year begins with new laws to better protect students and staff.
While many states are dealing with big financial headaches to address their infrastructure needs, Indiana had the foresight to invest in our roads and bridges. In fact, CNBC America’s Top States for Business recently ranked Indiana No. 1 in the nation for infrastructure.
As the dust settles from the glorious fireworks displays celebrating the birth of our nation, thousands of brave American men and women remain deployed, protecting our country. While Independence Day has concluded, we can all work each day to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and military members who dedicate their lives so that we may be free.
STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2019) — Hoosier schools will now have access to emergency response kits based on legislation authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) signed into law Thursday by the governor.
Nearly 80,000 miles of roadways wind through Indiana. From well-traveled interstates to curving country roads, hardworking Hoosiers maintain this vital infrastructure connecting us. As we make record investments in infrastructure improvements and construction crews ramp up work this summer, we must all do our part to ensure those maintaining our roads and fellow motorists traveling through work zones are safe.
With the rising cost of tuition, it is important to plan for college and other higher education expenses. From textbooks to room and board, the costs can add up quickly. It is never too early to start saving for your student’s future. Fortunately, there are financial aid opportunities available for students interested in pursuing education after high school.
STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) — After receiving support in the House and Senate, State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation calling for more oversight for Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund could soon become law.
STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently honored Indiana Task Force One at the Statehouse for their services around the country.
STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.
STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2019) — The House Veteran’s Affairs and Public Safety Committee recently supported a bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) providing transparency throughout the forensic process for sexual assault survivors.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee Tuesday voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation calling for more oversight for Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 12, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives Monday voted in favor of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation working to alleviate jail overcrowding by giving county jails the option to relocate certain felons.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2019) — The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in favor of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would expand recruitment opportunities for Indiana fire departments.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee Tuesday supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that could help Indiana fire departments struggling to fill much-needed positions.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2019) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation creating a scholarship for Indiana’s public safety officers.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) honors drivers and members of the motorsport industry with a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The motorsports industry has stimulated economic growth and attracted millions of visitors to Indiana annually for events like the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the NHRA Drag Racing U.S. Nationals. (Pictured left to right) IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, IndyCar driver Jack Harvey, NHRA Top Fuel driver Terry McMillen, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, Sprint Car driver Justin Grant, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann, Frye, former IndyCar team manager Andrew O’Gara, former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher, IndyCar driver Conor Daly, IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2019) — The House of Representatives today voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in Indiana public schools.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation Tuesday that would establish the Ivy Tech Public Safety Scholarship.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2019) — The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee supported State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in public schools.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 20, 2018) – State Reps. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was recently reappointed to chair the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
PHOTO ATTACHED: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb to congratulate the Town of Versailles on receiving more than $260,000 in state matching grants on Nov. 9, 2018, in Vernon. Versailles Town Councilor Roxanne Snodgrass accepted the grant on behalf of the town.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 14, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $5.3 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet Tuesday at the Statehouse to discuss employment challenges facing military personnel and their spouses who hold occupational licenses, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Ripley County family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to local legislators.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Decatur County family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to local lawmakers.
STATEHOUSE (July 27, 2018) – State Reps. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for an internship with the House of Representatives for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.
STATEHOUSE (July 12, 2018) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) received the Legislator of the Year Award on Tuesday from the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association for his continued work to modernize telecommunications and broadband in Indiana.
Road construction and summer months are familiar partners in Indiana. We are continually investing in our state and local roadways and implementing Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative. Patience is a key component when dealing with road construction. Investing in our infrastructure and making our communities open and accessible to motorists is important for maintaining our status as the Crossroads of America.
STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2018) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently received the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award from the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association for his dedication and support of fire services.
STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2018) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented a Golden Hoosier Award to Michael Stephens of Versailles at the Statehouse Thursday for his service and commitment to the community, according to State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) and State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
State Rep. Randy Frye (R- Greensburg) was recently selected to chair the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs.
STATEHOUSE (June 1, 2018) – Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday ceremonially signed into law legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) supporting firefighter safety.
STATEHOUSE (May 15, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday signed into law legislation supported by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) putting more protections in place for Hoosier students.
STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Several students in Decatur and Ripley counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2018) — Baylor Trucking, Inc. on Wednesday at the Statehouse received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for its contributions to the community, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation into law sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that will require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue permanent parking placards for Hoosier veterans with disabilities.
Pictured: Olympic skier Nick Goepper (center) meets with (from left to right) State Reps. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison), Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Goepper started his skiing career at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg and recently competed in this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, earning a silver medal.
STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2018) — A South Ripley High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (March 2, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) Tuesday at the Statehouse honored Indiana Task Force One, one of the 28 Urban Search and Rescue teams in the country.
STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today that would empower rural telephone cooperatives with more options to engage and receive feedback from their members.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today at the Statehouse honored Indiana volunteer firefighters who have served their communities for 50 years or more.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) pairs sneakers with his suit on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual awareness event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. About 2.4 million Indiana residents, or 2 out of every 5 people now living in Indiana, will eventually develop cancer.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is working to help resolve township fire contract disputes more quickly.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2018) — “Every human life deserves to be protected. The decision given by the Indiana State Department of Health was the right choice and follows the strict standards set in place by state law. I will continue to support pro-life efforts and fight for the health and safety of Hoosier women.”
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 9, 2018) — The House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety recently passed a bill Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) co-authored that would protect college students when they are called to active military duty.
Last year, nearly 64,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses, and half of those deaths were opioid related. In Indiana, opioid overdose deaths rose 52 percent between 2015 and 2016, and have more than doubled over the last three years. In Southeast Indiana, our communities are all too familiar with the opioid crisis, as many of us have family members or close friends who have been affected by drug addiction.
Automakers throughout the world are growing the market for electric-powered vehicles. In the past few months, several companies announced plans to develop electric semi-trucks. Living in the Crossroads of America, this innovation is bound to have an impact on Hoosiers. While these electric trucks could be a smart, environmentally friendly innovation, they also present many questions for the future of the trucking industry and what that means for Indiana’s infrastructure.
Halloween is a time for spooky fun for children, families and local communities. Trick-or-treating, dressing up and eating candy are all part of the festivities. With the holiday quickly approaching, it’s a good time to remember a few safety tips from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to help everyone enjoy Halloween.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Fall is here, which means farmers throughout the state are in the fields for another harvest season. With more than 57,000 farms in Indiana, it’s likely you will encounter farm equipment on the roadways. Please remember to be alert, slow down and share the road.
Next month is fire prevention month, and as a retired firefighter, I cannot stress enough the importance of implementing a fire safety plan. Unfortunately, seven people in the United States dies in home fires each day. Every second counts, which is why a fire safety plan is imperative to preventing you and your loved ones from becoming a statistic.
Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in your coverage of the announcement of a potential fourth port location yesterday by Gov. Eric Holcomb:
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
As of July, the state and our local unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent, which is well below the national average of 4.3 percent. More Hoosiers are working today than ever before, but we are facing another challenge of filling open positions with skilled workers.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 28, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Indiana’s unemployment rate is 3.1 percent, which is one of the lowest rates in the nation. In order to keep up this momentum with the ever-changing technology and job market, Hoosiers need to be prepared to meet the increased demands of employers that are locating and expanding here. I recently joined Gov. Eric Holcomb when he visited Batesville and Madison to launch the Next Level Jobs initiative. This initiative provides Hoosiers access to new resources to secure advanced and better-paying jobs, and gives employers additional tools to help fill positions in high-demand fields.
Many drivers have started to encounter orange barrels, closed road signs and construction crews in our area. All of this is the beginning phase of Indiana’s five-year ‘Next Level Roads’ initiative. Even though construction means closures and traffic delays, let’s look down the road to a smoothly paved future benefiting Hoosier communities.
STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.
The state offers multiple free resources available through a phone call or the click of a mouse. These resources can help with finding a job, locating unclaimed property or registering for a hunting license, among other things. A one-stop shop for many of these resources can be found online at www.in.gov, the state’s comprehensive website.
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “It is great to see that more than $200 million is being invested in local road and bridge improvements in our area.
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was recently named to five summer study committees that will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
This week, we celebrate our country’s 241st birthday. This time of year always brings out the patriot in us all, with fervent pride in the country we call home. It has become a tradition to memorialize this holiday with parades, cookouts and fireworks. As we celebrate, let’s remember to put safety first.
Indiana’s state motto is The Crossroads of America. Some historians say this is due to Indianapolis being the hub of several major interstate highways that criss-cross Indiana and connect Hoosiers to the rest of the U.S. Others say Highways 40 and 41 opened the West for settlement and were designated as part of the original federal highway system in 1926. The intersection of these two highways in Terre Haute became the Crossroads of America. Either way, we have been labeled as such, and with thousands of out-of-state motorists traveling our roadways, it makes sense to support a user-pays approach when developing a system for improving our infrastructure.
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. The last weekend in May symbolizes the kick-off to summer. Some of us enjoyed cookouts, parades, the Indy 500, swimming and just relaxing with family and friends. However, we need to remember what the true meaning is behind Memorial Day.
Lawmakers recently concluded business for this year’s legislative session. As policymakers, we worked to pass new laws improving Indiana’s infrastructure and funding state operations for the next two years, including supporting education.
STATEHOUSE (April 28, 2017) – Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation into law Thursday that will make the largest investment in state and local infrastructure in Indiana’s history, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (April 27, 2017) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
Planting season is here for many Hoosier farmers. As the weather warms up in Indiana, drivers may notice more farming equipment on the roads.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) today honored several locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years.
Lawmakers are in the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. The Indiana House of Representatives passed 164 bills to be considered by the Indiana Senate, and the Senate passed 199 bills that the House is now looking over.
STATEHOUSE (April 5, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives approved State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) bill to foster regional infrastructure development in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (March 30, 2017) – New data released by the Indiana State Police indicates a decline in methamphetamine lab seizures in Southeast Indiana, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) at the Statehouse this week led the Indiana House of Representatives in honoring a local hero who saved a fellow Hoosier’s life by performing CPR.
As a retired firefighter, I often responded to the scene of car accidents. These are intense situations that sadly, sometimes resulted in death. Last summer, a teenager was in a car accident and had to be airlifted to the hospital. His mother was only six miles from the wreck and did not receive a call notifying her of the situation until six hours later.
STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) bill ensuring that service members who are also employed by the state receive fair compensation and are granted time off when called to duty could soon be law.
STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously today in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would better ensure spouses of military veterans receive their benefits.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2017) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today at the Statehouse recognized the motorsports industry with a House resolution for its contributions to the Hoosier state.
STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) requiring a refresher training course for law enforcement officers.
A few of the issues lawmakers are addressing this legislative session include passing the state’s biennial budget, enacting a comprehensive road funding plan and tackling Indiana’s drug epidemic. Another piece of legislation that has a significant local impact concerns the revenue coming from the three riverboats located in the region.
STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – State Reps. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today at the Statehouse honored Indiana volunteer firefighters who have served their communities for 50 years or more.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today supported an amendment to the state budget proposal to allow for a pay increase for Indiana Conservation Officers.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives this week approved an amendment authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would help protect the revenue local communities receive from riverboat earnings.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in favor of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would give truck drivers more leeway when transporting wood products.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2017) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives provides opportunities to college students and recent graduates to participate in the legislative process at the Statehouse while gaining hands-on experience through paid internships. Currently, there are two students interning with me as they prepare to enter the workforce.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in favor of a bill co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would help ensure service members receive compensation pay.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2017) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today at the Statehouse recognized SkillsUSA with a House Resolution.
The state of Indiana functions on a biennial budget. Every two years, lawmakers work together to pass a law outlining appropriations for Medicaid, higher education, health services, public safety, general government, capital projects and K-12 education. My goal for the next state budget is to make sure we keep it responsibly balanced and remain prudent with taxpayer’s money, while adequately funding vital services like education and public safety.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 24, 2017) – The House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety today approved State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) proposal that would provide funding for the Indiana Fire Academy.
As a member of the House Committee on Roads and Transportation and a user of Indiana’s roads and bridges, I know our state needs a long-term investment plan to maintain and improve our roads. One of my goals this session is to support a sustainable and comprehensive funding solution that will keep Indiana’s infrastructure functioning for years to come.
The Indiana House of Representatives offers a hands-on learning experience through its page program. This program helps our young Hoosiers understand how laws are made in Indiana.
Frye will be available to visit with all members of law enforcement, fire, EMS and public safety personnel from House District 67 to gather input and provide an update regarding the 2017 legislative session. A free breakfast will be served. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
The Indiana House of Representatives will reconvene for the 2017 session on Jan. 4. Some of the matters I want to see addressed by the General Assembly is keeping Indiana as one of the best states to do business, having a long-term sustainable plan to fund Hoosier roads, ensuring our state lives within its means when crafting the budget, and supporting our rural and vocational school programs.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was recently selected to continue serving as chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
This week, we celebrate Statehood Day. On Sunday, Dec. 11, Indiana turns 200 years old. That’s two centuries full of innovation and history, including how we developed our state’s motto, the Crossroads of America.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
Thanksgiving is a time to come together with friends and family to acknowledge all the blessings we have in our lives. Whether this Thursday is filled with food, football or 5K runs, we must remember the less fortunate in our area. It is important to be thankful for what we have while giving back to those in our community.
Despite the warm weather we are experiencing, we can expect winter and cold temperatures to eventually arrive in Indiana. Our state offers low-income households financial assistance to keep their utilities connected during the winter months through the Energy Assistance Program.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 4, 2016) – If the weather holds out, paving projects throughout Aurora will be completed by the end of the weekend, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
A favorite fall activity for many Hoosiers is spending time in the great outdoors hunting. Indiana has always welcomed hunters and hosts more than 300,000 people participating in deer-hunting activities. Before going out to get your fill of the fall game, there is important information to know to better ensure your safety and keep those around you out of harm’s way.
Sadly, one in seven people die in home fires each day in the United States. Don’t become a statistic, it is never too late to implement fire safety practices.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – Local communities recently received more than $8 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives offers opportunities to participate in the legislative process at the Statehouse while gaining hands-on experience through paid internships. Applications for internships with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2017 legislative session are now being accepted.
To memorialize Sept. 11, 2001, Alan Jackson penned a song titled, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” Answers to this question vary, but for myself, I vividly remember I was on duty at the fire station when those four planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Pentagon and that lonely field in Pennsylvania, claiming thousands of American lives. Even though 15 years have passed, we are still feeling the effects of that fateful day.
Football season is upon us, which not only means my Sundays are booked until next February, but that I also get to enjoy watching my grandsons grow into great sportsmen. From being a college athlete myself and having a son and daughter-in-law play sports in college, I know that safety always comes first. Winning is great, but safety needs to be the top priority on and off the field.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) – Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) – Four local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).
Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services play a vital role in our community. Our first responders are always on-call and ready to act when there is a threat to the health and well-being of Hoosiers. These brave men and women who devote their lives to our safety require appropriate equipment and training to do their jobs.
In the midst of fair season, I wanted to take time to talk about agriculture and how farming has been a way of life since the founding of our state 200 years ago. In fact, our economy thrives off of Indiana’s agriculture industry, bringing in more than $44 billion and employing 190,000 Hoosiers. Indiana is part of the Corn Belt and is one of the leading states for soybean, pork and egg production in the U.S. As a legislator, I know agriculture plays a vital role in our livelihood and I will continue to promote legislation benefiting our farming industry.
Indiana is celebrating 200 years of statehood. On Dec. 11, 1816, President James Madison signed a congressional resolution admitting Indiana into the Union as the 19th state. The origin of our state’s name dates back to when settlers first made this territory their home, as it was known as the “The Land of the Indians.”
STATEHOUSE (July 12, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently accepted the American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his work to help Hoosier veterans.
The Fourth of July is celebrated nationwide in remembrance of our independence from Great Britain long ago, back in 1776. Still to this day we celebrate July 4 with the pomp and circumstance John Adams described to his wife with parades, fireworks and family reunions. Regardless of how this special holiday is celebrated we need to remember the reason behind Independence Day and what led up to the signing of the declaration.
STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation.
Congratulations to all graduates of the class of 2016! Hard work and dedication from graduating high school students, their teachers, administrators and families deserve recognition.
Indiana has a part-time legislature, but that does not mean being a state representative is a part-time job. The majority of my work takes place during the summer and fall months when I, along with fellow legislators, conduct research, fact-checks and collaborate on potential legislation by serving on interim study committees.
STATEHOUSE (June 2, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) this week welcomed students from Milan Community School Corp. to the Statehouse where they learned about state government, toured the Indiana Supreme Court and visited both the House and Senate chambers.
Memorial Day brings families and communities together, whether it be through parades, memorial services, cookouts or the first day spent by the pool. Regardless of how you celebrate Memorial Day, remember to reflect on the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes.
Currently, our state has three ports operating under the authority of the Ports of Indiana. These ports are ideally situated on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan and serve the world’s most productive industrial and agricultural regions.
STATEHOUSE (April 28, 2016) – As a member of the House Committee on Roads and Transportation, State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is traveling around Indiana learning about alternative fuel sources, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
STATEHOUSE (April 19, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) today addressed the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) on laws passed by the Indiana General Assembly in the 2016 session.
With the changing of the seasons and approaching warmer weather, more Hoosiers will begin to venture outdoors. I know my family is eager to go on a trip, and being Hoosiers, we have a lot of options right in our home state.
STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) congratulates the Pavy, Lewis and Keith family from Switzerland County for their designation as a Hoosier Homestead Award recipient for 100 years of family farm ownership.
Multiple pieces of legislation supporting Hoosier veterans were signed into law this week by Gov. Mike Pence. As chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, it is encouraging to see 13 bills that passed through my committee made it through the legislative process and will now benefit our veterans.
STATEHOUSE (March 16, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
This session, House Republicans set out with a legislative priority focused on funding Indiana’s infrastructure needs. As session came to a close this week, lawmakers worked out a compromise that will address our immediate road funding needs while ensuring legislators come back next year to discuss a more comprehensive, long-term plan.
Frye will be available to visit with all members of law enforcement, fire, EMS and public safety personnel from House District 67 to gather input and provide an update regarding the 2016 legislative session. A free breakfast will be served
The 2016 legislative session is a busy one. Lawmakers are discussing a variety of topics ranging from infrastructure funding, education, veterans affairs and combating drug abuse in our Hoosier state.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) welcomed Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs and Public Safety meeting today to raise awareness of the naloxone grant program.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 15, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
The Indiana House of Representatives recently reached the halfway point in this year’s legislative session. The House passed 116 bills, sending them to the Senate for further consideration. Some of the bills being examined by the Senate pertain to funding roads and infrastructure, curbing illegal drug use and supporting Hoosier veterans.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 9, 2016) — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
In this year’s State of the State Address given by Governor Mike Pence, he announced his support for developing a fourth port of Indiana located in southeastern Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS (JAN. 26, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.
Frye will be available to visit with constituents, gather input and provide an update regarding the 2016 legislative session.
We are ringing in the New Year, a chance for a clean slate and a new beginning. Just days after creating my New Year’s resolution, the 2016 legislative session will begin. Even though this year is a short, 10-week session, many topics and proposals will be discussed by state policymakers.
Many are gearing up for the holidays with last minute Christmas shopping and decorating. With the unseasonably warm temperatures this past weekend, I was able to hang up my Christmas lights around my house.
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