Interim Study Committees

Interim Study Committees

Monday, August 20, 2018

Each year during the legislative session, members of the Indiana General Assembly conduct committee hearings, participate in debates and take part in discussions with constituents on a variety of important issues facing Indiana.

However, 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.

Some of the topics assigned to study committees this year include:

  • Reviewing the effectiveness of Indiana’s workforce training programs;

  • Studying how sports betting could be implemented in Indiana;

  • Reviewing regulation of technology, including automated phone calls known as robocalls;

  • Exploring the implementation of non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural product in Indiana; and

  • Conducting a multi-year review of all tax incentives.

To view a full list of topics that will be examined, click here.

Study committees are a critical part of the legislative process, and Hoosiers can stay up to date on each committee’s discussions. To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit