STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) has been appointed to serve on the Compliance Advisory Panel and the Environmental Quality Service Council.
“Being appointed to the Environmental Quality Service Council is an honor,” said Rep. Wolkins. “This committee will take a closer look at various environmental issues affecting Hoosiers across the state. I look forward to continuing to be a part of that discussion.”
Every year after the legislative session is completed, the Legislative Council meets to assign topics for study during the interim as well as establish any new interim committee that is needed to examine a particular issue. Most interim committees begin meeting in July with their work wrapping up toward the end of October.
Interim committees are an integral part of the legislative process. Even though session is adjourned for 2013, representatives continue their legislative duties by conducting in-depth studies of various topics assigned to their committees. Interim committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is introduced in the 2014 session.
“The work accomplished in summer study committees lay the foundation for the upcoming legislative session,” said Rep. Wolkins. “I look forward to thorough, thoughtful and detailed discussion at these meetings.”
To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying, please visit: www.in.gov/house_republicans.