Ind. Lawmakers To Study Hot-Button Topics During Legislative Interim

Committees will meet during the summer and fall months in preparation for the 2019 legislative session.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana lawmakers say they will conduct studies on some major issues this summer and fall.

On Tuesday, the Legislative Council assigned topics for the General Assembly to study during the legislative interim.

Some of the topics to be studied include medical marijuana, how to stop human trafficking, sports betting and some Child Services issues.

“The interim provides legislators an opportunity to thoroughly vet issues and determines whether to pursue legislation next session,” House Speaker Brian Bosma said. “Summer study committees play an integral role in our part-time legislature and help pave the way for lawmakers to address a wide range of issues when we convene again in January.

Bosma added that while certain topics will be studied, that doesn’t necessarily imply support.

The committees that meet during the summer and fall months will weigh the pros and cons of each issues, so they can make informed decisions on proposed bills during the 2019 legislative session.

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