STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the 2015 interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.
State Representative Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) was appointed to serve as member of the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications. This appointment marks Representative Morrison’s third consecutive term on the committee.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications,” said Rep. Morrison. “As we continue the important work we have charted during the legislative session, I’m eager to take part in discussion on a number of different policy measures in an industry that touches the lives of nearly every Hoosier.”
Affordable broadband services in rural areas and laws governing alternative energy production are among the topics slated for study on the committee.
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.
“Interim committees bring together legislators, industry experts and the public in an effort to find common-sense solutions to the issues impacting our state. This collaborative effort and the knowledge it affords are imperative to propel Indiana as a leader both in the Midwest and nationally,” said Speaker Bosma.
To see a complete list of the assigned committees and member appointments, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com.
Rep. Alan Morrison represents all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.