Lucas: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:00 pm

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.

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.

“I am looking forward to a productive legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse,” Lucas said. “We will focus on balancing the next state budget, creating a long-term infrastructure funding plan and incentivizing small businesses to grow their operations here in Indiana so they can hire more Hoosiers.”

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 by April 30.

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State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

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

Note to the editor: Attached and below is a photo of Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) at the donation table for Habitat for Humanity.