[r73] Rep. Davisson appointed to interim study committees (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 All Day
STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) to serve on the Health Finance Commission, the Military Base Planning Council and the Commission on Mental Health and Addiction.  

“So many positive pieces of legislation were passed this session, and I am proud of all that we accomplished,” said Rep. Davisson. “Having the opportunity to participate in these committees gives me the opportunity to fully address certain issues that we may not have had time to in the 2013 session.”

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.  

“The work that will take place in these committees will lay the groundwork for certain legislation in the 2014 session,” said Rep. Davisson. “I am looking forward to working on these three committees, which impact countless Hoosiers.”

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.