[r51] Rep. Dodge Seeks Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/15/2008)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Start Date: 1/15/2008 All Day
End Date: 1/15/2008
(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 14, 2008 - The legislative session is here, and state Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) encourages students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives page program allows students from across the state to experience the lawmaking process firsthand. Through the program, these Hoosier students get to participate in Statehouse activity as a legislative page for the day. "I enjoy spending time with students from my district and teaching them about the legislative process," said Rep. Dodge. "Paging allows students to watch the action on the House floor unfold, which is one of the best ways to learn about the inner workings of the legislature Pages receive a tour of the Capitol that includes the governor's office, the chambers of both the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court. Also, pages have the opportunity to witness any floor sessions and committee hearings taking place during their visit. Finally, pages will spend time on the floor of the House of Representatives with Rep. Dodge, assisting him throughout the day. Pages must be at least 13 years old; they will receive an excused absence from school for the day. Each page is responsible for transportation to and from the Statehouse. Availability is limited, so students should send in requests quickly. The House page office will try to meet requests for specific dates. Those interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should send their name, age, address, phone number and school to State Rep. Dick Dodge, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-3, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail their request to H51@IN.Gov.