Walker to head commission on protecting children

State Sen. Greg Walker, a Columbus Republican, will be heading a legislative interim study committee looking for ways to better protect young Hoosiers.

Legislative study committees look into subjects of concern and based on those studies may recommend legislation. The interim committees meet during the summer and fall between the legislature’s sessions.

The interim child service committee is tasked with reviewing reports of the state and local child fatality review teams and the Department of Child Services concerning child safety. Walker has served on the regular session family and children services committee for several years.

Walker’s office announced that he will also be on a study committee on Pension Management Oversight and the Native American Indian Affairs Commission.