Publication of the subjects of the legislative study committee – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The Legislative Council of the General Assembly of Indiana has announced the topics of the interim study committee for 2021. The committees will meet during the summer and fall months to study each topic. before the legislative session of 2022.
Among the topics discussed this year, the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and the Penal Code will study the sentence of juveniles without parole and human trafficking in Indiana. The latter drew praise from Representative John Bartlett (D-Indianapolis), author of House Bill 1018, from which specific topics will be explored.
“Human trafficking has been allowed to grow and prosper in Indiana because the General Assembly has failed to give it the attention it deserves,” Bartlett said in a press release. . “Now we have the chance to really watch how this plays out and how it affects Hoosiers. I hope the committee’s findings will highlight the prevalence of this problem and the pressing need to enact real legislative changes.
The Interim Education Study Committee will also conduct a multi-year study “to eliminate, reduce or rationalize the number of education mandates given to schools, streamline tax and compliance reporting to the general assembly on a sustainable basis and systematic”.
In addition, the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor will study unemployment programs for workers in the odd-job economy and independent contractors.
“Study boards provide lawmakers with an important opportunity to examine complex issues in depth without the time restrictions we face in a legislative session,” said Senate Speaker Pro Tem Rod Bray (R- Martinsville). “As such, they play an important role in helping us prepare for the next session. I look forward to productive conversations between lawmakers, Hoosiers and stakeholders as we take a close look at these issues in the months to come.
House and Senate leaders are expected to assign members to each study committee in the coming weeks.
You can view the full list of study topics by clicking here.