Legislation Alerts

Legislative Update - 1/17/2021

SJR 14 is of great concern:  http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolution/senate/joint/14    If you have not written to your Senator and the Chairman of the Rules and Legislative Procedures and you do not want this in the Constitution, please do make your voice heard.  Senator Bray is Chr. of Committee  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
Senate Bill 29   http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/29   We certainly need more inspections of CAFO
Senate Bill 53 Passed in Committee and has been to Floor -Second Reading and Engrossed.
Senate Bill 72  http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/72   No action on this bill
Senate Bill 227 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/227  -Second Reading and Engrossed
Two Senate Bills of Concern
House Bills
House Bill 1472 A good Bill http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1472  Authored by Rep Errington and Rep Saunders.
House Bill 1521 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1521   This bill was also referred to the Ag and Rural Development Committee  Rep Lehe is Chr.
House Bill 1055 http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1055  Bill referred to Committee on Natural Resources Rep Eberhart Chr.
Contact information for your Representatives and Senators:
Phone Calls
House R 800-382-9841
House D  800-382-9842
Senate 800-382-9467
House R#@in.gov

Legislative News for Week of January 10, 2021

Senate Joint Resolution SJR 14 - constitutional right to farm and ranch.  Please read this carefully and send comments to your Senators.  http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolutions/senate/joint/14  It is of concern that his Senate Joint Resolution might give bad actors more leverage to do as they see fit rather than abide by laws that can be passed to protect both health and the environment.  Senator Doriot is author and Senator Messmer and Tomes have joined Senator Doriot.  Referred to Rules and Legislative Procedure  Committee  Senator Bray  S 37 is Chr. Senator Messer S 48,   Senator Bassler S39,  Senator Charbonneau S 5, Senator Crider S 28, Senator Glick S 13, Senator Holdman S 19, Senator Kruse S 14, Senator Taylor S 33, Senator Lanane S 25, Senator Melton S 3, and Senator Tallian S 4.

The Senate Ag Committee will meet on Monday morning, Jan 11th. You can view the Hearing on the website  http://iga.in.gov    .    Bills to be heard are Senate Bill 53, Senate Bill 97, and Senate Bill 227.  Committee Members are: Senator Leising S 42, Senator Glick S 13, Senator Buchanan S 7 Senator Busch S 16, Senator Doriot S 12, Senator Perfect S 43, Senator Tomes S 49,  Senator Lanane S 25, Senator Breaux S 34.


http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/53  Testing and Reporting of Diseased Animals
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/senate/227  Enforcement of pesticide violations
Senate Bill 29 is important and we need to encourage the Ag Committee to hear the bill in a future meeting. 
Senate Bill 72 is not listed to be heard yet by the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
House Bills
House Bill 1014
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1014   Hazardous materials facilities near waterways
House Bill 1151
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1151 Notice of environmental contamination
House Bill 1162
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1162 Fertilizer runoff and Lake Michigan discharges
All three of the above bills are referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs-Last Check of Website-none of these bills were scheduled for Hearing.  Environmental Affairs Committee usually meets on Wed- please check website on Monday or Tuesday as meeting might be listed.
Committee Rep Gutwein H 16   Rep Speedy H 90  Rep Aylesworth H 11 Rep Baird  H 44 Rep Jacob H 93  Rep Lehe  H 25 Rep Prescott 33 Rep Slager H 15  Rep Thompson H 28  Rep Errington H 34 Rep Bauer H 6  Rep Boy 9  Rep Jackson 1.
House Bill 1055
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1055 Watershed development commissions.
Referred To Natural Resources Committee
Rep Eberhart Chr. 57  Rep Abott 82  Rep Ellington 62  Rep Karickhoff  30 Rep Lindauer 63  Rep May 65  Rep Morrison 42 Rep Nisly 22 Rep Boy 9  Rep Dvorak 8  Rep Fleming 71  Rep Jackson 1.
General Assembly contact information:
House R  800-382-9841
House D  800-382-9842
Senate 800-382-9467
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Indiana General Assembly organizes for 2021 session

Tuesday November 19 was Organization Day for the General Assembly of Indiana in preparation for the 2021 session.  If you want to check for Legislators in your area   http://iga.in.gov   I hope everyone will be involved in the legislative process this year.  When bills are posted, I will send notice to everyone so you may comment to your legislators.  It is so important that WE THE PEOPLE are involved.

Indiana General Assembly Begins 2021 Session

Bills are beginning to be introduced for the 2021 Session of the General Assembly.  You may look for yourself at the link for the bills listed below and contact your Representative or Senator if they are members of the assigned committees.

SB 29 Annual Inspection of CAFOs - assigned to Senate Agriculture Committee



SB 53 Testing and Reporting of Diseased Animals - assigned to Senate Agriculture Committee


Chair – Sen. Leising (42), Ranking Member – Sen. Glick (13), Sen. Buchanan (7), Sen. Busch (16), Sen. Doriot (43), Sen. Tomes (49), Sen. Lanane (25), Sen. Breaux (34).


SB 72 Taxation of Farm Property (would allow tax abatements for new farm equipment and economic redevelopment designation for farm land); assigned to Senate Tax and Fiscal Committee:

Chair – Sen. Holdman (19), Sen. Buchanan (7), Sen. Charbonneau (5), Sen. Messmer (48), Sen. Mishler (9), Sen. Niemeyer (6), Sen. Raatz (27), Sen. Rogers (11), Sen. Walker (31), Sen Lanane (25), Sen. Niezgodski (10), Sen. Qaddoura (30), Sen. Randolph (2).


HB 1014 Hazardous Materials Facilities near Waterways - assigned to House Committee on Environmental Affairs

Chair – Rep. Gutwein (16), Vice Chair – Rep. Speedy (90), Rep. Aylesworth (11), Rep. Baird (44), Rep. Jacob (93), Rep. Lehe (25), Rep. Prescott (33), Rep. Slager (15), Rep. Thompson (28), Rep. Errington (34), Rep. Bauer (6), Rep. Boy (9), Rep. Jackson (1).


HB 1055 Watershed Development Commissions - assigned to House Natural Resources Committee:

Chair – Rep. Eberhart (57), Vice Chair – Rep. Abbott (82), Rep. Ellington (62, Rep. Karickhoff (30), Rep. Lindauer (63), Rep. May (65), Rep. Morrison (42), Rep. Nisly (22), Rep. Jackson (1), Rep. Fleming (71), Rep. Dvorak (8), Rep. Boy (9).



Find your Representative or Senator:  http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/


Indiana General Assembly Interim Study Committee Information - August 2, 2020