INDIANAPOLIS -- State Senate President Pro Tem Bob Garton (R-Columbus) has completed Senate standing committee assignments for the 113th General Assembly.
During the interim, many of the committees were revamped to better reflect current issues and policy realms. Consequently, many standing committee names and functions have changed.
Garton announced the reappointment of State Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville) to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee through 2004. Garton also appointed Bray to the revamped Criminal, Civil and Public Policy Committee, where he will serve on the Public Affairs Subcommittee. Bray will also serve again as a member of the Senate environmental Affairs committee.
Garton appointed Bray as a new member of the Senate appointments and Claims and Senate Ethics committee.
"Sen. Bray will continue to represent his constituents and the entire state in the best manner possible on these committees," Garton said. "During his service in the Senate, Sen. Bray has demonstrated great knowledge in legislative matters and a strong commitments to finding the best solutions for Indiana."
On Nov. 19, Organization Day in the General Assembly, Bray was appointed to the position of assistant Caucus Chair. He will work with other senate leaders in determining the Republican agenda and assist in maintaining the lines of communication between leaders and members of the Senate in respect to pending legislation.
Bray has served in the Indiana Senate since 1992. He represents Senate District 37, including most of Morgan County and portions of Clay, Putnam, Owen, Monroe and Johnson counties.