House Passes Bill to Improve State Ethanol Production
(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - The Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1233, which would require the Regulatory Flexibility Committee to evaluate ethanol use and production in the state.
"This is a bill that will entitle us to better understand how ethanol production fits into Indiana's long term energy portfolio," said House Bill 1233 co-author Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). "Indiana is rich in natural resources that can make us a world leader in ethanol production. This study will help us understand how to best utilize those resources."
Currently, there is not a commission to evaluate ethanol use or production.
The Regulatory Flexibility Committee will focus on six ethanol topics:
"The Regulatory Flexibility Committee is the most appropriate committee to study this issue," said Rep. Bell. "Their findings will help us understand how to best include ethanol in our state's energy portfolio."