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Local Sources: State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology for the 120th General Assembly.

“I’m honored to lead the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology as we look for ways to ensure our public policy is keeping pace with the modern world we live in,” Messmer said. “I look forward to hearing from my colleagues, industry experts and fellow Hoosiers on the impact of technology on our state’s economy.”


Messmer will also serve as the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Utilities and as a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, and the Senate Committee on Public Policy.

Committee hearings can be viewed online by visiting Schedules and meeting agendas can also be found on this site.


The 2017 legislative session ceremonially began Tuesday, Nov. 22, with Organization Day. Legislators will reconvene Jan. 3 and, by law, must conclude the 2017 session by April 29.

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