Rep. Schaibley: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:55 pm

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) – State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) 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.

“You could feel the positive energy moving through the Statehouse as fellow lawmakers and I reunited to kick off the legislative session,” Schaibley said. “Some of the main goals I will be working on during the upcoming session will be to help support the state’s next two-year balanced budget, while also establishing a sustainable, long-term funding solution for Hoosier roads. As I work on these important issues on behalf of our communities, please contact me with your input.”

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 Schaibley, call 317-234-2993 or email h24@iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties.

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