Indianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising will serve on the following study board, council, commission and committees during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2019 legislative session:Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled BoardCorn Marketing CouncilIndiana Protection and Advocacy Services CommissionInterim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and TelecommunicationsState Fair Advisory Committee“A variety of topics will be discussed over the next several months pertaining to agriculture, education, elderly residents and technology,” Leising said. “The Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications will look into the regulation of automatic dialing machines and changes in technology related to robocalls, telephone solicitation and cybersecurity. Discussing and hearing testimony on these topics will make us better informed in each of these areas, and I am ready to get started.”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.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 iga.in.gov. To view a list of topics that will be examined, click here.