STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed to serve on the State Fair Advisory Committee.
“The State Fair Advisory Committee serves as a liaison between the State Fair Commission, the State Fair Board and the General Assembly,” said Rep. Cherry. “Together, we will review policies affecting the State Fair and the facilities at the fairgrounds in addition to providing long range guidance, reviewing annual budgets and making recommendations concerning legislation affecting the commission and the board.”
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.
“Summer study committees play an essential role in establishing a foundation for the upcoming session,” said Rep. Cherry. “They allow legislators the opportunity for thorough research and discussion in preparation for next year.”
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.