When the Indiana legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees to prepare for the next legislative session. Senator Mike Bohacek said in a recent release, “These committees help us take a closer look at issues facing our state and make informed policy decisions.”

Committees will review topics like mental health, Medicaid spending, crime, traffic fatalities, artificial intelligence, and more. Senator Bohacek said, “Notably, the new State and Local Tax Review Task Force will take a comprehensive look at our state’s tax system and consider further tax cuts.”

Our senator will serve as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation. This committee will
study the reduction and prevention of roadway fatalities and other driving safety issues.  They will also study civil penalty assessments and the enforcement of overweight loads regarding their impact on state infrastructure and review road and bridge renaming proposals.  Also on their agenda is to advise the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles in approving new specialty license plates.

Senator Bohacek said, “Interim study committees provide lawmakers more time to hear from industry experts on topics that may directly impact legislation. I’m looking forward to discussing and considering policies to help keep Hoosiers safe on our roadways and improve Indiana’s infrastructure.”

Topics were approved by the bipartisan Legislative Council, which is comprised of 16 voting members – eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.

To view study committee schedules and stream hearings online, visit iga.in.gov.

To view a list of topics, click here