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Environment and Energy: IDEM Takes Step to Increase Fees; Key Task Force Members Announced

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has announced a rulemaking to increase its air program fees. The announcement indicated: “IDEM’s Office of Air Quality has completed an extensive evaluation of revenues from Title V permit fees, and after careful consideration, and consistent with the provisions of the Indiana General Assembly’s House Enrolled Act 1278, which directs the Environmental Rules [...]

2019-06-14T14:34:24-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Fix for Distressed Water Utilities and Energy Task Force Gets Hijacked; Chamber Opposed to Added Provision

Senate Bill 472 – Utility Rates and Acquisitions Authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) This bill provides that an order affecting rates of service may be entered by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) without a formal public hearing in the case of any public or municipally owned utility that serves less than 5,000 customers or has initiated a [...]

2019-04-05T13:27:09-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Water Resources Taskforce, Landowner Immunity, Road Projects and Utility Repair All Await Final Votes

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Authors: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a water infrastructure taskforce consisting of members appointed by the Governor. It requires the task force to: (1) study drinking water systems, wastewater management systems and storm water management systems; (2) create an empirical decision-making tool [...]

2018-02-23T13:34:50-04:00February 23rd, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Significantly Amended; High School Diploma Measures Nearing Floor Votes; Teacher Licensure Measure Has Issues But Includes Chamber-supported Language

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the results of the study. Provides that [...]

2018-02-02T13:37:20-04:00February 2nd, 2018|

Key Water Bills Ready for Votes in House, Senate

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a Water Infrastructure Taskforce consisting of 14 members including: the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), four other ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the Governor. [...]

2018-01-26T14:25:01-04:00January 26th, 2018|