Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) has appointed State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) to the Environmental Quality Service Council, Water Resources Study Committee and the Compliance Advisory Panel. He will serve as chair of these three panels.
Each summer and fall — when Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session — lawmakers are assigned to interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as identified by the General Assembly during the prior legislative session.
“These summer study committees are a vital part of the legislative process in Indiana,” Charbonneau said. “Even though session takes place during the first few months of the year, the foundation for legislation is discussed, debated and developed in these study committees.”
In addition, Charbonneau was appointed to serve on the following committees:
· Health Finance Commission
· Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy
· Distressed Unit Appeal Board
· Environmental Adjudication Director Selection Panel
· Lake Michigan Marina & Shoreline Development Commission
Study committee topics are assigned by the Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members — eight from the House of Representatives and eight from the Senate.
A full list of Senate Republican appointments can be found by clicking here.