House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) has released a list of summer study committee topics. State lawmakers will meet over the summer and fall months to discuss a number of top policy issues, gather public input and recommend legislation.
Some of the topics include housing shortages for low-income and middle-income households, discrimination in housing appraisals, and a multiyear study to eliminate, reduce, or streamline the number of education mandates placed on schools.
The topics were selected by the Legislative Council, comprised of eight members of the Indiana Senate and eight members of the Indiana House of Representatives. The chamber leaders alternate as chair each year.
“House and Senate lawmakers will do deep dives into a wide range of issues, which could come before the legislature in the 2023 session,” Huston said. “These committees are a critical part of the legislative process as they give us an opportunity to fully vet complex topics and identify potential solutions.”
Huston says study committees will convene during the interim months to review pressing topics and make recommendations for the 2023 General Assembly to consider for new laws. House and Senate leaders will assign members to each committee in the next few weeks.
You can connect to the resolution that outlines the full list of assigned study topics by clicking here.