STATEHOUSE — State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) has been appointed to serve on the Indiana Heritage Trust Commission, Interim Study Committee on Insurance and Interim Study Committee on Driver Education.
“During the 2013 legislative session, I authored House Enrolled Act 1098 which requires the Interim Study Committee on Insurance to study the economic impact of uninsured motorists in Indiana,” said Rep. Lehman. “The committee will study possible solutions to the rising number of uninsured motorists in Indiana, which may include insurance verification processes, coverage restrictions for those who do not comply and increasing the fines.”
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.
“Summer study committees provide the General Assembly with the opportunity to continue to examine issues facing Hoosiers,” said Rep. Lehman. “The work accomplished by these committees lays the foundation for the upcoming session.”
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.