Smaltz to serve on Commerce, Public Policy summer study committees

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) – State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) will be serving as chair of the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, and will also serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy.

In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation.

“As chair, I will continue to support policies creating new business opportunities in Indiana,” Smaltz said. “I am also tasked with examining Indiana’s alcohol laws and the recent legalization of daily fantasy sports games. I will work with my fellow committee members to address these complex issues and make recommendations to the General Assembly.”

Smaltz said interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are also welcomed to attend.

Smaltz will also serve on the Indiana Career Council.


State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents all of DeKalb County, and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

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