Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange) as a member of the Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee.
Long also tapped Glick to serve as a member of four other panels — the Indiana Uniform Law Commission, Water Resources Study Committee, Probate Code Study Commission and Interim Study Committee on Redistricting.
“With over thirty years of experience as an attorney engaged in family law—including dissolution, divorce and paternity matters — I welcome the opportunity to work on the issues addressed by the Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee,” Glick said. “As legislators, we must work hard to ensure our laws reflect what is best for Hoosier children.”
Each summer and fall — 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 committees are an integral part of Indiana’s legislative process,” Long said. “Many of the topics examined by lawmakers during this time lay the groundwork for legislation that will come before the General Assembly in the upcoming session.”
Glick added she expects some proposals generated for the 2013 session will focus on:
· Ensuring Indiana continues its record of balanced budgets and living within the state’s means.
· Reviewing state taxes and regulations to make sure they are encouraging job creation.
· Making sure public education gives every student the opportunity for college and career success.
Study committee topics are assigned by the Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members — eight from the House of Representatives and eight from the Senate.