February 14, 2013 Indiana General Assembly Update

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:23
It's been a busy couple of weeks at the Statehouse.  Here's the latest update:
 
SB560 has now passed the Senate and will be sent to the House for consideration.  It passed the full Senate on Monday, February 12, by a vote of 37-12 (http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/Srollcal/0121.PDF.pdf) after passing out of the Senate Utilities Committee on January 31st by a vote of 8-2 (http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/Srollcal/7693.PDF.pdf).  

The House sponsor of the bill will be Rep. Eric Koch (R, Bedford) and the House co-sponsor will be Rep. Heath VanNatter (R, Kokomo).  

It is extremely important to contact your Representative NOW and remind him/her to oppose SB560.  

 
SB510, the highly publicized bill dealing with the Rockport SNG plant was heard today.  

A vote on the bill will take place next week, so now is the time to get in touch with your legislators and tell them to support SB510. 

Tell your State Senator and State Representative to:

  • Vote NO on SB560.  It eliminates consumer protections and essentially allows utilities to raise rates on their own with no oversight by the IURC.
  • Vote YES on SB510 & HB1515.  These will protect us from unreasonable and excessive charges for substitute natural gas (SNG) from the proposed Indiana Gasification/Leucadia coal-to-gas plant in Rockport, Indiana.

To look up and contact your state legislators, visit:
http://district.iga.in.gov/districtlookup/

To find your state legislators' emails, visit: http://www.in.gov/cgi-bin/legislative/contact/contact.pl 

Indiana Senate Switchboard: 
(800) 382-9467
Indiana House of Representatives Switchboard: 
(800) 382-9842

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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