Legislative Alerts - March 7, 2021

As of now none of the bills listed below are scheduled for a Hearing.  We have time to contact the Committee Chr. and ask they not hear the bill.
 
The first two bills listed will have an impact on local control by our counties.  We need to keep local control.
 
House Bill 1381
 
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1381    Please see the attachment on this email regarding House Bill 1381. Each county should have control over where the citizens want or do not want wind and solar farms. 
 
 (https://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/state-wind-energy-siting.aspx).  Referred to Senate but I did not find a Committee.
 
 
 
House Bill 1337 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1337   This bill would also reduce local control of Area Planning. Bill Referred to Local Government Committee.  Senator Buck is Chairman. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   If you do not want to lose local control, please email Senator Buck your thoughts. Or you can call and talk to his Legislative Assistant. 
 
House Bill 1190 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1190    I still have issues with the bill even as changes have been made. Please read the bill to see how many overweight truck permits can be issued!  Also reports must be filed with the State Police regarding the number of accidents caused by the trucks. I am sure none of us want to be part of that report!  Referred to Homeland Security and Transportation.  Senator Crider is Committee Chr.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Please contact him with your thoughts.
 
Senate Bill 389 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/389  This bill has been referred to House Environmental Affairs.  Rep Gutwein is Committee Chr. I was pleased to see this horrible bill has received national attention.  Thanks to the 11 year old who posted on Change.  We all need to be more protective of the environment.  Rep Gutwein email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Please contact Rep Gutwein and ask him NOT to hear this bill.
 
 
Senate Bill 271 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/271    I still have problems with this bill as I have mentioned in other emails.  IDEM does need to be involved. This bill was also referred to the House Environmental Committee. Please contact Rep Gutwein with your thoughts.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
Phone  Senate 800-382-9467   House R 800-382-9841  House D 800-382-984