[r67] Rep. Frye Appointed to Interim Study Committees (6/30/2011)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Start Date: 6/30/2011 All Day
End Date: 6/30/2011

Rep. Frye Appointed to Interim Study Committees

STATEHOUSE-House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) to three Interim Study Committees: the Child Custody and Support Advisory Commission, the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation and the Integrated Public Safety Commission.

"I am honored to be appointed to these committees," said Rep. Frye.  "There is important work to be done in the Indiana General Assembly, and I look forward to working on these committees to make recommendations that can be discussed during the 2012 legislative session."

The Legislative Council meets, after session concludes, to assign topics for study during the interim as well as establish any new interim committee that is needed to examine a particular issue.  Interim committees are an integral component of the legislative process. Most of the committees begin in July and end around October.

The committees that Rep. Frye is serving on are charged with studying the following:

Child Custody and Support Advisory Commission 

  • Responsible for reviewing the child support guidelines adopted by the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Required to make recommendations, if appropriate, concerning any amendments to the guidelines
  • Charged with reviewing custody and educational expenses and other items relating to the welfare of a child of a family that is no longer intact

Indiana Homeland Security Foundation

  • May acquire personal property to be donated to a unit of local government, the state emergency management agency, the fire and building services department, the public safety institute, or a person
  • May receive donations of real property to be sold on the open market, to the state, or to a unit of local government with proceeds to be donated to one of the four funds stated in the act

Integrated Public Safety Commission 

  • Established for the purpose of promoting the efficient use of public safety agency resources through improved coordination and cooperation to enhance the safety of Indiana residents
  • Focus on establishing a statewide wireless voice and data communications system

"The summer study committees set the precedent for the upcoming session," said Rep. Frye. "It is important that everyone throughout the district continues to share their input on issues affecting them, so I can best represent District 67 in the General Assembly."