“While we accomplished a lot of positive things for Hoosiers this session, our work is certainly not finished,” said Rep. Harman. “I look forward to the work that will take place this summer within our interim study committees. This will be a great opportunity for the legislature to take a closer look at issues affecting Hoosiers, and we will establish a base for the 2014 legislative session.”
Every year after the legislative session is completed, the Legislative Council meets to assign topics for study during the interim as well as establish any new interim committee that is needed to examine a particular issue. Most interim committees will begin meeting in July with their work wrapping up toward the end of October.
Interim committees are an integral part of the legislative process. Even though session is adjourned for 2013, legislators will continue their duties by conducting in-depth studies of various topics assigned to their committees. Interim committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is introduced in the 2014 session.
“I am ready for the work that will take place on the Administrative Rules Oversight Committee,” said Rep. Harman. “Important issues will be brought to the table, and we will have a chance to discuss ways to build a better, stronger Indiana. My goal is to reduce the regulatory burden on Hoosier businesses, and I will spend the interim taking steps toward accomplishing that goal.”
To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and what the committees are charged with studying, please visit: www.in.gov/house_republicans.