House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, appointed State Representative Ed
Soliday, R-Valparaiso, to serve as the Chairman of the Joint Study Committee
on Transportation Infrastructure Assessment and Solutions.
He will also serve as a member of the Regulatory Flexibility Committee,
Special Group Recognition License Plate Committee, Counter Terrorism and
Security Council and Public Highway Private Enterprise Review Board.
“It is a privilege to be selected to serve on these committee assignments,
and I look forward to working with my colleagues, experts and Hoosiers to
resolve issues to benefit Northwest Indiana and the state,” said Soliday.
“The summer study process is how we gather information to work on quality
public policy, and the work that is complete in the interim, is just as
vital as the legislative session.”
After the conclusion of every legislation session, the Legislative Council
meets to assign topics for study during the summer months, known as the
interim. Additionally, the council establishes 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 be continuing 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.
“During session, some issues were more contentious than others and further
discussion is needed before the legislative body is able to agree on a
solution,” said Soliday. “Study committees allow lawmakers additional time
and resources to address those issues so that the best possibly solution for
Hoosiers can be reached.”
To see a complete list of the assigned committees, member appointments and
what the committees are charged with studying, visit: