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Indiana General Assembly Reaches Halftime

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Indiana General Assembly recently reached the half-way mark of the 2015 legislative session where all bills must have passed out of their house of origin – either the Senate or the House of Representatives – in order to proceed. In order to become a law, those bills will now need to pass the other house and ultimately get signed by the Governor.

Your state association, the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR), has been actively advocating on multiple bills that impact the real estate industry. Look for updates from IAR soon.

Several bills at the state house often impact what local government can and can’t do. Of particular interest to MIBOR is House Bill 1300. This bill would protect property owners from intrusive ordinances passed by local government. Specifically this bill would prohibit a municipality from enacting an ordinance that requires a landlord to participate in the Section 8 Federal Housing Program such as the proposal MIBOR has been fighting before the Indianapolis City County Council over the last several months. This bill successfully passed the House and is now before the Senate for consideration. Stay tuned for more as the legislature completes this year’s session.