House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced the 2015 interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives.
“Interim study committees give legislators the opportunity to build on the progress made during the previous legislative session while laying the groundwork for next year,” said Speaker Bosma. “These committees are an integral part of the legislative process and allow us more time to properly vet the issues which matter most to Hoosiers.”
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, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying, please see the attached documents or visit: www.indianahouserepublicans.com.