[54] Rep. Saunders appointed to interim study committees (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 All Day
STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) to serve on the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the Joint Study Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Assessment and Solutions.  

“While we were able to pass a lot of positive legislation in the 2013 legislative session, I look forward to the forthcoming work that will take place this summer,” said Rep. Saunders. “The work we accomplish this summer will set the foundation for the 2014 legislative session.”

Every year after the legislative session is completed, the Legislative Council meets to assign topics for study during the interim as well as establish any new interim committee that is needed to examine a particular issue.  Most interim committees will begin meeting in July with their work wrapping up toward the end of October.   

Interim committees are an integral part of the legislative process. Even though session is adjourned for 2013, legislators will continue their duties by conducting in-depth studies of various topics assigned to their committees. Interim committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is introduced in the 2014 session.  

“I have already started working on the issues that we didn’t have time to fully focus on this past session,” said Rep. Saunders. “I am confident in our committee’s ability to find common sense solutions that will continue to keep Indiana competitive in business and an even greater place to raise a family.”

To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying, please visit: www.in.gov/house_republicans.