HEA 1639, authored by Rep. Mike Aylesworth (R-Hebron), co-authored by Reps. Cindy Ledbetter (R-Boonville), Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis), and David Abbott (R-Warsaw), and sponsored by Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) creates an option for Indiana counties to join together to form Watershed Development Commissions. These commissions could work on both water quantity and water quality issues in their watershed using small assessments on the properties in the watershed. Watersheds are the natural boundaries for water movement in the landscape. Our efforts at water resource management stand a much better chance of success when we work with these natural boundaries, as these commissions will do. In the House, HEA 1639 was strengthened with second reading amendments on the size of the watershed and on water resource planning

Final Update (5/8/23)

HEA 1639 has been signed by Governor Holcomb!

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See how your state legislators voted, and thank them if they voted for this legislation:

HEA 1639 House Vote Sheet (2/20/23), HEA 1639 Senate Vote Sheet (4/17/23)

HEA 1639 House Committee Report Vote Sheet (4/27/23), HEA 1639 Senate Committee Report Vote Sheet (4/27/23)