Zent: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

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

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) 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.

“Today kicks off another legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse,” Zent said. “This year, we will focus on balancing the next state budget, exploring educational opportunities that will help our children continue to develop and learn, and continue working toward a sustainable plan to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure. I look forward to hearing from constituents throughout session and serving our great community.”

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. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51,

which includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties. 

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