Rep. May returns to the Statehouse for Organization Day

Rep. May returns to the Statehouse for Organization Day

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2018) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day marks the ceremonial start to the 2019 legislative session. It occurs annually in November, providing state lawmakers time to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were sworn into office.

“I joined lawmakers from across the state today at the Statehouse to prepare for the 2019 legislative session,” May said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us as we craft the state budget and consider new legislation on a wide variety of topics impacting Indiana. I will continue to support measures strengthening our economy, fighting the addiction crisis and making our schools safer.”

Members of the House of Representatives are partnering with the Indiana Division of The Salvation Army to increase awareness about childhood hunger. Advocacy groups report nearly half of all food-insecure households in Indiana have children living there, and 33 percent of those being served at Hoosier food banks are under the age of 18. House legislators are collecting non-perishable food items for school children who face a period of hunger between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday.

The 2019 legislative session begins Jan. 3 and by law must conclude by April 29.

May said constituents who want to stay informed about his work at the Statehouse and the General Assembly can sign up to receive legislative email updates at www.in.gov/h65.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of

Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.

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