NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) in your coverage of the passage of House Bill 1001 and the Indiana General Assembly’s adjournment.
STATEHOUSE - “Prior to the start of the legislative session, the House Republicans laid out an agenda focused on passing an honestly balanced budget, fixing the school funding formula and providing local corrections facilities with the resources they needed to prevent and reduce recidivism. I am pleased to report that we passed an honestly balanced budget that increases the foundation for all students, particularly allocating more funds for Avon, Plainfield and Brownsburg schools. I am proud of the work we have done to improve the funding formula and more evenly and fairly distribute funds for students.”
“Rewriting Indiana’s Criminal Code has been a priority of mine over the last couple of sessions and this year, I authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1006, which provides funding to local correctional facilities through the Community Grant Program. With this fund, I am confident we will be able to lower the recidivism rate across the state. When addressing recidivism it is important to prioritize mental health and addiction treatment. This grant will allow for local corrections to provide those services. HEA 1006 is an integral aspect of the Criminal Code rewrite and will continue to make Indiana’s communities safer while providing needed support to those who are more susceptible to recidivism.”
Visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com to learn more about Rep. Steuerwald or other legislative accomplishments made by the House Republicans during the 2015 legislative session.