State senator assigned to committee


State District 44 Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, will serve on a Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2019 session of the General Assembly.

That committee will look into the enforcement and regulation of technology relating to robocalls, telephone solicitation and cybersecurity.

“Unwanted calls, particularly to cellphones using spoofed names and numbers, have become a tremendous nuisance. I look forward to examining what further can be done to address this problem,” Koch said.

Koch also will serve on the Indiana Public Defender Commission and the Military Base Planning Council.

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.

District 44 covers Brown and Lawrence counties and portions of Bartholomew, Jackson and Monroe counties.

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

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