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House District 69
Indiana House of Representatives: 2012-present
House District 69: Covering portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties
Government and Regulatory Reform (Vice-Chair)
Elections and Apportionment
Statehouse Phone Number: 317-234-9499
State Representative Jim Lucas is a proud Seymour resident where he lives with his wife Lynn. He is a father of three children, Suzanne, Jack and Maddie.
Prior to being elected to the General Assembly, Rep. Lucas served on the Seymour City Council. He also owns a local small business, The Awning Guy, Inc. Rep. Lucas is active in the community. He is a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.
As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a small business owner, Rep. Lucas brings valuable experience to policy discussions. His biggest priorities at the Statehouse are jobs, fiscal integrity, education and protecting the right to bear arms.
House District 69 is composed of portions of Bartholomew, Jennings, Jackson and Jefferson counties in Southeast Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 30, 2017) — “I believe it’s wrong to require a license to exercise a Constitutional right. I plan to introduce Second Amendment legislation known as Constitutional Carry that would eliminate this cumbersome and expensive burden on innocent, law-abiding Hoosiers. The only people who would be affected by this would be those innocent people that currently have to fill out lengthy forms online, take time off work to get fingerprinted and pay a fee of up to $140 to get a card to prove their innocence — all to receive a license. I look forward to this upcoming session where I can bring this piece of legislation to the House of Representatives to consider as I work to give the people of Indiana the ‘right to bear arms for defense of themselves and the state.’”
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2017) — Madison has secured the title of a Stellar Community from the 2017 Stellar Communities Designation Program, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
The first 10 Amendments are the Bill of Rights. They use absolute language as they define and protect our individual rights, and their purpose is outlined concisely in the Preamble. The Indiana Constitution also uses absolute language in protecting our gun rights; “Article 1 Section 32 – The people shall have a right to bear arms for defense of themselves and the State.”
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and fellow members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy today continued examining the implementation of constitutional carry in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) in your coverage of the first hearing of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy, which took place today at the Statehouse. The committee heard testimony on whether Indiana should establish constitutional carry, which would mean a person would no longer have to obtain a license to carry a handgun in the state.
STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is asking Hoosier employers to submit duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.
STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “In the next five years, our local communities will receive more than $82 million to improve our local roads and bridges, and fund vital infrastructure projects. This funding was made available thanks to a responsible and comprehensive plan passed by the legislature this session. These local improvements will help keep Hoosiers safe as they travel on our roadways, while also helping to secure Indiana’s position as the Crossroads of America.”
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) was recently named to three summer study committees, which examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb approved State Rep. Jim Lucas’s (R-Seymour) proposal calling for policymakers to examine whether constitutional carry should be implemented in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (April 21, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.
As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Lucas on the House floor during the legislative session:
STATEHOUSE (April 17, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed into law a proposal sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that will make the possession of a firearm by an illegal immigrant a Level 6 felony.
STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) today honored a pair of locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years.
The Wischmeier/Wehmiller farm, located in Jackson County, and the Owens farm, located in Jefferson County, were recognized at the Statehouse with Hoosier Homestead awards for over 100 years of family farm ownership.
STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted today in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would make the possession of a firearm by an illegal immigrant a Level 6 felony.
STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2017) — The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code recently voted in unanimous support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would make the possession of a firearm by an illegal immigrant a Level 6 felony.
STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) — The House Committee on Public Policy voted in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would allow correctional facility employees to keep their firearm on company property in a locked vehicle.
State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour)
State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown)
State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford)
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 23, 2017) — Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2017) — The House Committee on Public Policy today voted in favor of further studying State Rep. Jim Lucas’s (R-Seymour) proposal calling for constitutional carry in Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) today at the Statehouse honored the USS Indiana Commission Committee with a resolution recognizing their work on behalf of the state.
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) was recently reappointed to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 23, 2016) — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) today appointed State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) as Assistant Majority Whip and vice chair of the House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 27, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives are seeking interns for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April.
STATEHOUSE (Sept. 12, 2016) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) received an award for conservative excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation in its 2016 ratings of the Indiana General Assembly.
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Six local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy.
The 2016 legislative session came to a close last week, and legislators worked together to make significant progress on important issues facing Indiana.
House Republicans set out with priorities focused on supporting educators and schools and funding Indiana’s infrastructure needs.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) welcomes Seymour resident, Samantha Shell, to the Statehouse where she is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session.
The 2016 legislative session recently passed the halfway mark. Legislators in the House of Representatives approved 116 proposals, sending them to the Indiana Senate for consideration, while legislators in the Indiana Senate approved and sent 150 bills to the House for consideration. Main topics from session include supporting education, funding roads and curbing illegal drugs.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2016) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) recently welcomed the following student pages to the Statehouse:
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