Bartelsí proposal helping property owners signed into law

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:11 am

STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2018) — Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse ceremonially signed into law legislation worked on by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) to help Hoosier property owners.

Bartels said starting July 1, this law will equip Hoosier landowners with a commonsense, cost-effective way to mark their property and prohibit trespassing. By using vertical purple paint lines on trees and posts, property owners will not have the expense of building and maintaining fences or signs that may fade or be torn down.

“Using a purple paint perimeter will make it easier for property owners to prosecute trespassers and minimize their liability,” Bartles said. “Because no trespassing signs can often come up missing due to theft or bad weather, this change will also save landowners time and money.”

With this law, Indiana joins 14 other states using purple paint to mark property lines.


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,

which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties. 

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) signs into law legislation worked on by State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) (seated, left) on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The new law will equip land owners with a cost-effective way to mark property lines.