Hendricks County House members named to summer study committees, commissions

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2019) – State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeffrey Thompson (R-Lizton) recently received their summer study committee assignments.

Behning will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education. He was also assigned to the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, School Accountability Panel and Education Commission of the States.

“During these meetings, we will look at ways to bridge the gap between what students learn in the classroom and the skills they will use in the workforce,” Behning said. “From ensuring teachers can dedicate their time on instruction to addressing the needs of counselors helping students navigate personalized graduation pathways, the education study committee will focus on preparing Hoosier students for life after high school.”

Steuerwald was named vice chair of the newly established County Jail Overcrowding Task Force. He will also serve on the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, the Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary, the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee, Legislative Council and the Legislative Council Space Utilization Subcommittee.

“Throughout the coming months, state lawmakers will conduct summer study committee hearings in preparation for the next legislative session,” Steuerwald said. “As we further examine some of these complicated issues, gather testimony and hear from stakeholders, in the end, our findings could result in potential legislation.”

Thompson was appointed to the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy, and the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight. He will also serve on the Distressed Unit Appeal Board, and Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority.

“Once again the fiscal policy committee has a full schedule of topics to study, from issues related to Medicaid to a multi-year review of workforce programs,” Thompson said. “Using this time to examine these topics helps us to stay current on policies impacting all Hoosiers.”

Interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify.

Click here for a full list of assigned study committee topics.

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Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91, which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

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Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40, which includes a portion of Hendricks County.

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Thompson (R-Lizton) represents House District 28, which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.

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