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SB 52: Prohibiting dedicated bus lanes

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 12, 2024
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Public transit in Marion County and throughout Indiana was under threat with SB 52! Authored by Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis), SB 52 sought to prohibit IndyGo from dedicating one or more lanes for the exclusive use of buses […]

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SEA 246: Assessment of wetlands classified as wildlands

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Authored by Sen. Sue Glick (R- LaGrange) with Sen. Blake Doriot (R- Goshen) and Sen. Shelli Yoder (D- Bloomington), SEA 246 would expand an existing program to create a voluntary incentive for wetland preservation. Property owners who preserve […]

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SEA 5: Customer owned lead service lines

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Authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) with Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R- Valparaiso) and Sen. Andrea Hunley (D- Indianapolis), SEA 5 will make it easier and less expensive for drinking water utilities to replace lead service lines. Replacing the […]

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HB 1399: PFAS

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 19, 2024
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Introduced by Rep. Shane Lindauer (R- Bedford), HB 1399 would have limited the definition of PFAS chemicals. This legislation would have limited Indiana’s ability to regulate these chemicals in the future. PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl […]

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HEA 1108: Development on Slopes

Posted by: Emily
Posted: February 9, 2024
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Authored by Rep. David Hall (R- Norman, Dist. 62), HEA 1108 will limit local options for regulating construction on slopes. Construction on slopes can lead to erosion which carries harmful sediment into waterways. Local governments are in the […]

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HB 1003: Administrative Law

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HB 1003 would affect administrative law by eliminating the the Office of Environmental Adjudication and placing all challenges to agency rules and decisions within the general office for administrative law judges. This may reduce the environmental expertise associated […]

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SB 297: Administrative rulemaking

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 19, 2024
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Authored by Sen. Chris Garten (R- Charlestown) with Sen. Liz Brown (R- Fort Wayne) and Sen. Eric Koch (R- Bedford), SB 297 would require the Office of Management and Budget to review administrative rules that would cause over […]

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SB 241: Bobcat hunting season

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 12, 2024
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Introduced by Sen. Scott Baldwin (R-Noblesville) with Sen. Michael Crider (R- Greenfield) and Sen. Chris Garten (R- Charlestown), SEA 241 forces the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to write and adopt rules to establish a bobcat hunting season […]

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HEA 1383: Wetlands

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 18, 2024
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HEA 1383 will reduce the number of wetlands that are protected in Indiana by changing the definition of the Class III wetlands, the most protected class. This legislation is authored by Rep. Alan Morrison (R- Brazil) and co-authored […]

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HB 1117: School grants for lead testing and remediation

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 12, 2024
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Introduced by Rep. Carolyn Jackson (D- Hammond) and co-authored by Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R- Hebron) and Rep. Mike Andrade (D- Munster), HB 1117 will create a state fund to pay for lead testing and remediation in schools.  Since […]

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HB 1165: Regulatory sandbox

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 19, 2024
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Introduced by Rep. Jake Teshka (R- South Bend), HB 1165 would establish a “regulatory sandbox” and a “right to start” program within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) with the stated goal of promoting innovative businesses by allowing […]

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SB 259: Local wastewater and clean energy districts.

Posted by: Delaney
Posted: January 24, 2024
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Introduced by Sen. Fady Qaddoura (D-Indianapolis), SB 259 creates a funding avenue for local governments to support clean energy improvements including community solar, on-site solar, battery storage, and efficiency projects on commercial, industrial, agricultural property, school buildings, and […]

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HB 1382: Delaying fossil fuel closures

Posted by: Emily
Posted: January 12, 2024
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Authored by Rep. Cindy Ledbetter (R-Boonville), HB 1382 would delay coal plants closures and limit any replacement energy generation sources to only natural gas, coal, nuclear, and any other “on-demand” energy sources. Besides adding an unnecessary burden to […]

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