STATEHOUSE — State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. He will also serve on the Military Base Planning Council and the Indiana White River State Park Development Commission.
"Interim study committees play a vital role in the legislative process,” said Rep. Eberhart. "In order to craft good policy that is responsible to Hoosiers, it is important that we utilize the interim to gather information and work to find innovative solutions to everyday challenges."
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.
“I am honored to once again be appointed to the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources,” said Rep. Eberhart. “This will allow me to continue my work from this session and use my expertise in this area to help Hoosiers across the state. I am also grateful for the opportunity to continue serving on the Military Base Planning Council and the Indiana White River State Park Development Commission.”
To see a complete list of the assigned committees and member appointments, please see the attached document or visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com.