Jackson to serve on five study committees this summer

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Carolyn B. Jackson (D-Hammond) today announced that she has been selected to serve on five interim study committees in preparation for the 2021 legislative session.

The interim committees explore a range of legislative topics. At the hearings, members listen to the testimony of experts and the general public. During the legislative session, permanent committees in both chambers often consider bills based upon the interim committees’ findings.

Jackson will serve on the Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled Board, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, the Interim Study Committee on Environmental Affairs, the Lake Michigan Marina and Shoreline Development Commission and the Transborder Water Resources Authority.

“I feel energized to be a part of the conversations affecting the lives of older Hoosiers and those with disabilities, especially when it comes to the effects of COVID-19 moving forward,” Jackson said.

“Furthermore, I have worked tirelessly to increase awareness for environmental issues during my time in the General Assembly, including writing legislation which will soon become law on lead testing in school water fountains. In these meetings, I am hopeful we will continue to pay close attention to water contamination and the issues surrounding our shorelines.

“Every single one of these committees will provide opportunities to hear from the public on the issues affecting them and I look forward to connecting with my constituents.”

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