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Sen. Tomes to Serve on Energy, Military Affairs Interim Committees

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2014) — During the summer and fall, State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs as well as the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.

“The summer is a critical time for lawmakers to study key issues more closely and begin drafting legislation for the next session,” Tomes said. “Most new laws are a result of study committee recommendations or ideas from the public. I hope Southwest Indiana Hoosiers will get involved and share their thoughts for improving our community and state.”

Tomes was also appointed to serve on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission.

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. 

Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members — eight from the House of Representatives and eight from the Senate.

To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit and click on “Interim Committees.” To contact Tomes’ office, call 800-382-9467 or email him at