Wesco: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) 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.

“State lawmakers were energized today as we prepared for the upcoming legislative session,” Wesco said. “I am ready to get to work on a lot of important issues facing our state, including education, transportation and balancing the next two-year state budget. 

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.

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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21,

which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

 

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