STATEHOUSE— House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) appointed State Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) to serve on the following interim study committees:
• Commission on Education
• Regulatory Flexibility Committee
• Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission
“This summer the legislature will continue its work from the 2013 legislative session by diving into many issues facing Hoosiers,” said Rep. DeVon. “Our work was not done when the legislative session came to an end. These committees will play a key role in establishing a foundation for the 2014 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.
“Education is such an important topic for the legislature to focus on, and I am honored to serve on the interim study committee evaluating the best policies for Indiana’s schools moving forward,” said Rep. DeVon. “There are many important education issues facing Hoosier students and parents, and this summer we will be able to closely examine those issues.”
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.