Washburne to chair Corrections summer study committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 23, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 23, 2016) — State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) has been appointed to be chairman of the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code and as a member of two other commissions and one other interim study committee. 

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

“The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code has some intriguing topics to consider, including reforming the current Administrative Law Judge system,” Washburne said. “We will also study expanding the authority of courts to include using GPS devices in domestic violence cases when a protective order is in place.  These committees perform critical pre-session work and I am honored to be involved as chairman.”

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

Washburne will also serve on the Code Revision Commission, the Indiana Uniform Law Commission and the Interim Study Committee on Courts and Judiciary.

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Rep. Washburne represents Gibson, portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

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