McNamara reappointed to chair Courts and Criminal Code Committee

Monday, December 14, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 14, 2020) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) was recently reappointed to serve as chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee.

She was also reappointed to the House Judiciary Committee, and will serve on the House Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

According to McNamara, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee hears legislation on a range of topics from mental health issues in our criminal justice system to sentencing requirements.

"For a bill to become a law, it needs to be fully vetted in committee," McNamara said. "During committee hearings, legislators discuss proposals, hear from experts and the public. I expect there will be several pieces of legislation considered by the House Courts and Criminal Code committee addressing mental health concerns for inmates, upholding law and order in communities and equipping law enforcement officers with necessary tools to do their jobs effectively."

House standing committees will meet throughout the legislative session, which is scheduled to begin on Jan. 4.

Access committee hearings, calendars and agendas online at Visit or click here for the full list of House standing committee appointments.


State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76, 
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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