Bill Watch 2017

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The 2017 Indiana General Assembly has concluded. Thank you for all of your advocacy for the sustainability cause! 

HEC’s Executive Director speaking at the March for Science-Indianapolis on April 22, 2017

A Broad Overview of HEC’s Legislative Priorities, and a Spotlight on Our Advocacy for Solar Energy & Drinking Water Protection

We’ll be providing a written summary of the victories, areas of progress, and challenges this legislative session soon, but in the meantime check out our Executive Director’s videotaped remarks at April 22, 2017’s March for Science-Indianapolis, in which he discussed the anti-rooftop solar bill 309 and the push to increase the staff charged with protecting Indiana’s drinking water systems.

Stay Involved

While the legislative session has concluded, HEC continues to engage Hoosiers on public policy matter all year long, through presentations before large community groups and through HEC supporters hosting Greening Your Community events — house parties and gatherings where we can update communities on pending legislation and other important environmental issues.  To learn more – and perhaps even host one yourself! – please click here.

To get even more involved, please consider joining our volunteer program, the HEC Environmental Advocates. For more information and upcoming trainings, please click here.

For more information on how to be an effective advocate, please review our Legislative Advocacy Guide here.
Listen to an interview with HEC’s Executive Director about environmental issues in the 2017 legislative session!

For a list of Third House Meetings, where you can meet with your legislators in your own hometown and discuss issues important to you, please see the table below.

City/CountyDateTimeAddressRegistration Link
Shelby County/
Shelbyville
5/19/201711:30 am - 1:00 pmMaxim Events
1415 East Michigan Road, Shelbyville
http://www.shelbychamber.net/events/details/may-legislative-luncheon-3070
Vigo County/
Terre Haute
5/12/20178:00 - 9:00 amTerre Haute Chamber of Commerce
630 Wabash Ave., Suite 105
Terre Haute, IN 47807
http://www.terrehautechamber.com/events/?event_id=48