Lucas to serve on key summer study committees

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

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.

Lucas is assigned to the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy, the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy and the Military Base Planning Council.

“I am looking forward to studying many policies this summer, but I’m especially excited to discuss the constitutional carry issue, educating people on their second amendment right and what constitutional carry does and does not do,” Lucas said.

Lucas said he supports eliminating the law requiring a lawful person to obtain a license to carry a firearm. Constitutional carry is the legal carrying of a handgun, both openly and concealed, without the requirement of a government license. People who have felony convictions, are under 18 years of age or otherwise not legally permitted to carry a firearm would remain ineligible. This year, Lucas authored legislation that led to this summer study committee on the topic.

Lucas said 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. The list of 2017 legislative interim study committee assignments can be found here

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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.