Rep. Carbaugh selected to serve on study committees
STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the 2015 interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives. State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) has been appointed to serve on the Pension Management Oversight as well as Financial Institutions and Insurance study committees.
“I am honored to serve on two interim study committees and contribute my knowledge, skills and experience to the discussion,” said Rep. Carbaugh. “Study committees are a key component of the legislative process, and the work we accomplish will help lay the essential groundwork for next year’s session.”
After each legislative session adjourns, members of the General Assembly continue their work throughout the summer months by serving on interim study committees. Members of each committee are tasked with discussing, debating and conducting in-depth review of the topics assigned to their committees. Additionally, committee members receive public testimony and are able to work out the specifics of potential legislation before it is introduced in the upcoming legislative session.
In June, the Legislative Council met and determined the topics that will be studied this interim. Some of those topics include redistricting reform, public health and Indiana’s agricultural industry to list a few. Most interim committees will start meeting in July with a majority of their work concluded by the end of October. For a complete list of interim study committees topics, please visit http://iga.in.gov/documents/c2bb0d58.
“Interim committees bring together legislators, industry experts and the public in an effort to find common-sense solutions to the issues impacting our state. This collaborative effort and the knowledge it affords are imperative to propel Indiana as a leader both in the Midwest and nationally,” said Speaker Bosma.
To see a complete list of the assigned committees and member appointments, please see the attached document or visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com.
State Rep. Martin Carbaugh serves as Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. Rep. Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.