Olthoff to serve on summer study committee on commerce

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, July 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.

She said the committee will examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation for the 2018 legislative session.

“We will be studying the regulation of short and long term rentals like those found on Airbnb, which was greatly debated during the 2017 legislative session,” Olthoff said. “We will also be doing research on government services and how we can share information on electronic platforms. This will be an interesting topic, especially in areas like public safety, zoning and permitting.”

Olthoff 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.

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Note: You can find a list of 2017 interim study committee assignments with other committee and legislative appointments by clicking here. 

Note: You can find a list of the summer study committee topics by clicking here.

State Rep. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.

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