Olthoff: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) 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 new 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

“It was exciting to be back at the Statehouse today in preparation of the 2017 legislative session,” Olthoff said. “We have a lot of work to do in the coming months as we pass the state’s next two-year budget and a long-term road funding plan. These are important items we must tackle but I always keep our communities’ specific needs in the forefront of my mind while serving our district.”

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 in Indiana. 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. To contact Olthoff call 317-232­-9850 or email h19@iga.in.gov.

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Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) represents House District 19, which includes a portion of Lake County.

 

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