STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) has been appointed to three interim committees and commissions, which will study issues important to Northeast Indiana, Hoosiers and the General Assembly. Some of the work will lead to legislation in the 2010 session.
Rep. Dodge was named to:
nThe Water Resources Study Committee. This committee will study and make recommendations concerning Indiana's surface and ground water resources. Among the specific issues are the usage, quality and quantity of water resources, runoff water and maintaining the health of the state's fresh water.
nThe Health Finance Commission. This commission will study issues concerning the delivery, payment, services and funding of health care throughout Indiana.
nThe Lake Management Work Group. This is committee is very similar to the Water Resources Study Committee, but it is a statutory committee. Statutory committees meet year 'round, unlike interim committees.
"I am pleased to be appointed to these committees," said Rep. Dodge. "I hope what I learn through my committee work can be used to in legislation that will improve Hoosiers' quality of life."