“I am honored to serve as Chair of the Indiana Commission on Autism this interim,” said Rep. Heaton. “These committees give us a chance to dive into areas and topics that need further examining to see where we need to focus and put our energies. I look forward to leading this committee.”
Rep. Heaton previously served as a member of the Indiana Commission on Autism. This is his first year serving as chair.
Rep. Heaton will also be a member of the Interim Study Committee on Insurance. 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 will 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 2012, legislators will be continuing their 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 2013 session.
To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying please visit: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/