[r65] Rep. Koch appointed to interim study committees (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Date: 6/21/2013 End Time: 10:30 AM

STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) to serve on the following interim study committees:

• Regulatory Flexibility Committee (Co-Chair)
• Military Base Planning Council
• Probate Code Study Commission

“These interim committees are laying the groundwork for next year’s legislative session,” said Speaker Bosma. “Much of their work this summer and fall will develop into key pieces of legislation that the General Assembly will work on.”

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 2013, legislators will continue 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 2014 session. 

“I am looking forward to the opportunity provided by the interim study committees to take an in-depth, proactive look at issues for next session,” said Rep. Koch.

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.