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 $1 million in implementation or compliance costs, and further would require legislative approval of all such rules.

This bill was amended to exclude a narrow set of provisional rules for emergencies or for compliance with federal law. Despite this amendment, SB 297 remains objectionable. HEC opposes this bill which would limit government agencies ability to protect Hoosiers through common sense regulation.

Update (as of 2/9):

SB 297 has passed the Senate and now advances to the House, where it will be considered by the House Judiciary Committee (which does not currently have a meeting scheduled).

Take Action:

Please urge your state rep. to oppose this legislation.

SB 297 Senate Vote Sheet (2/6/24)