Behning: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:54 pm

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years. 

“As we head into session, there are several issues we need to address,” Behning said. “This year, I will continue focusing on improving education for all Hoosier students. Already, I’ve been working with educators and other lawmakers to address testing concerns, create teacher career ladders and strengthen teacher background checks.” 

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. This year, members and staff will participate in a new and used tool drive, which will help Habitat volunteers build houses across the state. 

The 2017 legislative session begins in early January and by law must conclude before April 30.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

A high-resolution photo of Behning can be downloaded by clicking here