Rep. Eberhart: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:50 pm

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

“It was great to be back in the Statehouse today and feel the energy and enthusiasm of my fellow lawmakers as we are ready to tackle the important issues facing Indiana,” Eberhart said. “This session, I plan on focusing on finding a long-term, sustainable solution for funding Indiana’s infrastructure and supporting the passage of a balanced budget. As I work on behalf of our communities, I encourage you to provide input on your needs and priorities.”

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. This year, members and staff will participate in a new and used tool drive, which will help Habitat volunteers build houses across the state.

The 2017 legislative session begins in early January and by law must conclude by April 30. To contact Eberhart, call 317-232-9793 or email h57@iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57, which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

A high-resolution photo of Eberhart can be downloaded by clicking here.