STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was recently named to two summer study committees, which examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.
Mahan will serve as the vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Government and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute.
“Some of the best legislation I’ve seen during my time in the legislature has been the product of a study committee,” Mahan said. “This year, the Interim Study Committee on Government is looking to find solutions to food deserts — areas not served by a nearby grocery store. Both rural and urban communities throughout the state lack access to affordable and healthy food, often resulting in higher diet-related health risks, like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. We’ll study potential policies to eliminate food deserts and ensure everyone can access wholesome food, regardless of where they live.”
Mahan 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.
State Rep. Kevin Mahan represents House District 31, which includes
Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.
A high-resolution photo of Mahan can be downloaded by clicking here.
Note: You can also find a list of 2017 interim study committee assignments with other committee and legislative appointments by clicking here.