STATEHOUSE — State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Education, the Interim Study Committee on Common Core Educational Standards and the Military Base Planning Council.
“Following my first legislative session, I am honored to be selected to three important committees” said Rep. Lucas. “As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I am especially looking forward to working on military issues this summer.”
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.
“Between July and October, study committees will further examine issues that are critical to our state,” said Rep. Lucas. “We have a tremendous opportunity this summer to gather information that will help shape policy next year, and the education issues being discussed are of high importance to all Hoosiers and their futures.”
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.
Rep. Lucas (R-Seymour) represents portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.