[r65] Rep. Koch Examining Energy, Court Issues (10/19/2009)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Start Date: 10/19/2009 All Day
End Date: 10/19/2009
      STATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is serving as a member of two commissions and a task force that will make policy recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly when it reconvenes in January.

     The Commission on Courts will evaluate and make recommendations to the legislature on issues that include new court requests by counties, specialized problem-solving courts, probation issues, placement of juveniles by courts, and asbestos liability.  The website for the Commission on Courts is: www.in.gov/legislative/interim/committee/crts.html.

     The Regulatory Flexibility Committee will receive the annual reports of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor, and the State Utility Forecasting Group.  At the request of Rep. Koch, it will study the issue of the potential for nuclear energy in Indiana.  It will also study the issues of feed-in tariffs in the electricity industry, carbon capture & sequestration, and the I-Light fiber optic network.  The website for the Regulatory Flexibility Committee is: www.in.gov/legislative/interim/committee/rfsc.html

     Rep. Koch also serves on a task force established by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock that is writing legislation to restructure Indiana's 9-1-1 system and its funding.  He is also a member of the Military Base Planning Council and a trustee of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

     Rep. Koch's standing committee assignments in the legislature are as the Ranking Member of the House Courts & Criminal Code Committee, and as a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Commerce, Energy, Technology & Utilities Committee.  He also serves in House Leadership as Assistant Republican Caucus Chairman.

     He can be contacted concerning these or any other issues at 1-800-382-9841, by email at h65@in.gov, or by mail at 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  His website is www.in.gov/h65.

     Rep. Koch serves House District 65, which includes parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, and Lawrence counties, and is Assistant Republican Caucus Chairman.