Bassler to serve as Vice Chair of study committee

 State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) will serve as the Vice Chair of the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2019 legislative session. Bassler will also serve on the following commission, council, board and committee:

  • Alcohol Code Revision Commission
  • Military Base Planning Council
  • Distressed Unit Appeals Board
  • NCSL 2020 Legislative Summit Host Committee, Co-chair

“Over the next few months, the Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development will research and hear testimony on how the underutilized economic resources of Gary can be maximized and used to their full potential,” Bassler said. “I look forward to taking a deeper look into this issue and others Indiana is currently facing.”

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.

To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit To view a list of topics that will be examined, click here.