STATEHOUSE— House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.
“I have always said that the committees are the workhorses of the Statehouse. I am pleased that the legislature will begin working on important issues to prepare for the 2013 legislative session,” said Speaker Bosma.
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 2012, legislators will be continuing 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 2013 session.
“The findings of these committees will help lay the path that the General Assembly will follow for much of the legislation that will come before legislators next year," Speaker Bosma stated.
To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying please see the attached documents or visit: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/