PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, second from right) ceremonially signs State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) (seated, far left) bill into law helping to reform the Indiana Department of Child Services Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The new law implements legislative recommendations based off an independent and comprehensive evaluation of DCS by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group, and findings from the House Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary, chaired by Steuerwald. House Enrolled Act 1006 will go into effect July 1. Participating in the signing are, from left to right, front: Steuerwald, DCS Director Terry Stigdon, Holcomb, State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem); back: State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville), State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute).
State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40,
which includes a portion of Hendricks County.