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Taylor appointed to committee studying central Indiana mass transit
Start Date: 7/1/2013 All Day
End Date: 7/1/2013
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Senator appointed to serve on 13 interim study committees, commissions

INDIANAPOLIS—State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) has been appointed to serve on the Central Indiana Transit Study Committee that is charged with determining the viability of expanding mass transit systems in Marion County and its surrounding counties. The committee is the result of House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1011 approved during this recent legislative session. The committee will review the possible construction of a light rail line between Marion and Hamilton counties as well as rapid bus transit, added bus routes, the use of a referendum this upcoming election and how the initiative could be funded.

Another interim group to which Sen. Taylor has been appointed is the Commission on Education. The commission is charged with studying a variety of education issues this summer. The commission will study the effects of unprecedented voucher expansion contained within House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1003 approved last April, teacher preparation programs and other issues such as school absenteeism and recidivism. The commission has already held its first meeting following widespread problems with the administration of ISTEP testing across the state.

Sen. Taylor has also been appointed to the Committee on Child Care, Commission on Courts, Health Finance Commission, Indiana Public Defender Commission, Interim Study Committee on Driver Education, Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee, Code Revision Commission, Interim Study Committee on Insurance, Indiana White River State Park Development Commission and the Indiana Uniform Code Commission.

These appointments were made by the Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) upon recommendation of Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson).

The Indiana General Assembly annually convenes interim study committees and permanent commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis of issues affecting the state. Recommendations from these committees are often the basis for future legislation. More information about committee topics, schedules and agendas is available online at http://www.in.gov/legislative/interim.

Sen. Taylor represents Senate District 33 which includes portions of Wayne, Pike, Washington and Center townships in Marion County. For more information on Sen. Taylor, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s33.
Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: eshrock@iga.in.gov
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