Rep. Heuer assigned to interim study committees (6/28/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Start Date: 6/28/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/28/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM
STATEHOUSE—State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) was appointed to serve on the Indiana Commission on Autism and the Select Commission on Education.

“I am looking forward to serving on both of these committees,” said Rep. Heuer. “A strong educational system is key to equipping students with the knowledge they need to succeed. This summer we will have the opportunity to dive deeper into educational issues facing our children, schools and our communities. We have already begun this process with four meetings under our belts and will continue through September. The topic of Autism will be new to me this summer, and I look forward to learning more in this arena, too. I have several constituents who have approached me with concerns about how Indiana handles health insurance needs for families faced with this challenge.” 

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 2012, legislators will be continuing 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 2013 session.  

“I am confident that we will make progress this summer and develop a game plan for next session. It is always our goal to take positive steps for Hoosiers,” said Rep. Heuer.   

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Rep. Heuer represents parts of Allen, Noble and Whitley Counties.