Lucas to serve on three summer study committees

State District 69 Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, recently was named to three summer study committees, which examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and recommend potential legislation.

His assignments are the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy, Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy and Military Base Planning Council.

“I am looking forward to studying many policies this summer, but I’m especially excited to discuss the constitutional carry issue, educating people on their Second Amendment right and what constitutional carry does and does not do,” Lucas said in a news release.

Lucas said he supports eliminating the law requiring a lawful person to obtain a license to carry a firearm. Constitutional carry is the legal carrying of a handgun, both openly and concealed, without the requirement of a government license.

People who have felony convictions, are under 18 years of age or otherwise not legally permitted to carry a firearm would remain ineligible. This year, Lucas authored legislation that led to this summer study committee on the topic.

Interim study committee hearings typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis but can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.

Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify.