(STATEHOUSE) — State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) will serve as vice-chair of the Probate Code Study Commission during the summer and fall to help shape policy for the 2021 legislative session.
As vice-chair, Sen. Koch and the Probate Code Study Commission are tasked with studying needed changes to the probate code, the trust code and any other statute affecting the administration of a decedent’s estate, guardianship, probate jurisdiction, trust or fiduciary.
When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review issues designated 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.
Sen. Koch, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, serves Senate District 44, which includes all or parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence, and Monroe counties. He is an attorney with the law firm Koch & McAuley P.C., with offices in Bedford and Bloomington.