(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - The legislative session is here and state Rep. Larry Buell (R-Indianapolis) would like to invite area students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program.
The Indiana House of Representatives offers a page program, which allows students from across the state to experience the lawmaking process firsthand. Through the program, these Hoosier students get to participate in Statehouse activity as a legislative page for the day.
"During my time as a state representative, meeting with students from my district through the page program has been very positive and rewarding for both me and the students," said Rep. Buell. "I get to learn about these bright young people, their goals and concerns for our state, and they get to learn about the legislative process firsthand."
During the page experience, students will be given a tour of the entire Capitol, including the governor's office, the chambers of both the Indiana House and Senate, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Also, pages are given an opportunity to witness any floor sessions and committee hearings that might be taking place during their visit. Finally, pages will spend time on the floor of the House of Representatives with Rep. Buell, assisting him throughout the day.
Pages must be at least 13 years old and will receive an excused absence from school for the day. Each page is responsible for transportation to and from the Statehouse. Availability is limited, so students should send in requests quickly. The House page office will try to meet requests for specific dates. Those interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should send their name, age, address, phone number, and school to State Rep. Larry Buell, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-5, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail requests to H89@IN.Gov.