Last Updated on June 22, 2016 by cassnetwork
STATEHOUSE — State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) will serve on the following study committees, commissions and council during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly:
- Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary
- Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
- Military Base Planning Council
- Native American Indian Affairs Commission
- Indiana Public Defender Commission
“Interim study committees are an important part of the legislative process,” Head said. “These committees give lawmakers time to examine complicated issues in depth, while preparing for the next legislative session. This allows us to make well-informed, well-researched decisions when the time comes to vote on various proposals.”
When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as identified by the General Assembly during the prior legislative session.
Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members — eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.
To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit www.in.gov/iga. More information about topics that will be examined can be found here.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana Senate Majority Communications Office