[r54] Interim Study Committees Begin (7/20/2007)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Start Date: 7/20/2007 All Day
End Date: 7/20/2007
(STATEHOUSE) July 20, 2007 - State Representative Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) has been assigned to five statutory study committees aimed at preparing the General Assembly for important issues that will likely be discussed during the next legislative session.

Rep. Saunders will serve on the following committees: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, Heritage Trust Committee, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Mass Transit and Transportation alternatives, and Tourism Signage Study Committee.

"The summer study committees are an important part of the legislature," said Rep. Saunders. "Although we are only in session part-time, a lot of work gets done during these summer study committees. Each of these committees has important issues facing our state, and with bi-partisan support, we can develop well-crafted plans to better the lives of Hoosiers."

The Indiana General Assembly is a part-time legislature and meets on a two-year cycle, four months one year and three months the following year. Important statewide issues can be dealt with efficiently year-round through the use of the Interim Study Committees and Statutory Commissions. These two types of study groups convene regularly through the remainder of the year and discuss key issues which could lead to possible legislation in the upcoming session.

Constituents that have questions, comments, or concerns can contact State Representative Tom Saunders at the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Room 401, Indianapolis, IN 46204. You can also call 1-800-382-9841 or send an e-mail to h54@in.gov.