Authored by Sen. Sue Glick (R- LaGrange) with Sen. Blake Doriot (R- Goshen) and Sen. Shelli Yoder (D- Bloomington), SB 246 would expand an existing program to create a voluntary incentive for wetland preservation. Property owners who preserve wetlands on their property do a service for the broader community since their wetland helps store stormwater which reduces flooding and it helps the stormwater soak in and replenish groundwater supplies. This bill would give the wetland property owner lower property taxes.

Update (as of 2/19):

SB 246 has unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee! It has been reassigned to the House Ways & Means Committee, where it will be heard on Wednesday, 2/21.

Take Action:

Please urge your state senator to support this legislation, especially if they serve on House Ways & Means.

SB 246 Senate Vote Sheet (2/5/24)