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 local government buildings. Additionally, it would ensure meaningful participation from underserved communities by requiring a community benefits agreement for qualified clean energy improvements. SB 259 also creates a funding avenue for local wastewater improvements including connecting properties to the municipal sewer system.
Final Update (as of 2/2):
Unfortunately, SB 259 did not receive a hearing in the Senate Tax and Fiscal Committee by the committee report deadline, meaning it does not advance.