Errington assigned to study environmental issues in interim study committees
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) today announced she has been selected by legislative leadership to serve on two interim study committees and one developmental board focused on improving Indiana's environment. Interim study committees allow legislators time to research and develop legislation by assigning each committee various subject to study during the months leading up to the 2021 session.
Errington has been selected to serve on the Indiana Recycling Market Development Board, Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs and Compliance Advisory Panel. All of the issues assigned to these committees will help legislators shape future legislation to improve Indiana's environment.
The Indiana Recycling Market Development Board will award $2 million in recycling grants to private businesses, local governments, schools, and non-profits later in the year. This board has been allocating funds and helping businesses set up recycling programs since 2010.
“Recent studies have Indiana ranked 48th in the nation for natural environment and 49th for pollution,” Errington said. “We obviously have a lot of work to do and I'm excited to have the opportunity to study some of these environmental issues and award recycling grants to hopefully make Indiana a cleaner, healthier and greener state.
“Interim study committees are an important part of the legislative process because it gives us time to go in-depth about specific issues that are important to our community.”