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April 22, 2013

Residents get legislative update

DANVILLE —

State Rep. Jeff Thompson and Sen. Pete Miller met with Hendricks County residents this week at the third and final legislative breakfast for the current session.

The legislators attending gave community members updates on bills that are currently under consideration at the Indiana Statehouse.

“One item that has been passed early on is the bill designed to help bridge the ‘skills gap,’” Miller said. “This was an important issue for Gov. Mike Pence.”

Pence signed the bill into law, which includes two key proposals that will help improve the state’s workforce through development and vocational education.

Senate Enrolled Act 465 encourages a partnership between employers and schools to help create better job training in the classroom and provide apprenticeships to students.

House Enrolled Act 1002 establishes the Indiana Career Council which is comprised of leaders in state government, businesses, education, and labor. The goal of this council is to foster collaboration in the government’s workforce development efforts.

“We’re looking forward to the benefits that we’ll see in the future,” Miller said.

He also updated residents on a bill that would relax the requirements for school district superintendents.

“As it stands now, superintendents need to have an education license,” he said. “Not that an education license is not important, but it might just help the pool of applicants for some of our districts.”

He said the law would help large districts like IPS who may want to hire an individual from the private sector who may have great management skills but not the education background.

“I don’t see this bill applying to any of our schools in Hendricks County,” Miller added.

Both Miller and Thompson gave kudos to Rep. Greg Steuerwald for his work on the criminal code bill. Steuerwald was at the breakfast for a short time but was unable to stay for the question and answer period because he had a meeting downtown to work on pending legislation.

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