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State Sen. Jim Tomes to Serve on Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2016) — State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly. He will also serve on the following study committee and commission:

  • Interim Study Committee on Elections
  • Indiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission

“Indiana’s agriculture and natural resources are vital to our state’s economy,” Tomes said. “The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources will examine the infrastructure and funding needs of the Department of Natural Resources to help ensure Hoosiers are being best served by the department.” 

When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on 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 Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.

To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit More information about topics that will be examined can be found here.


Click here for a high-resolution photo of Tomes. 

Contact: Rebekah Mackey, Press Secretary