Gutwein’s bill to reduce government red tape advances to Senate

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — The House of Representatives passed State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill on Monday that would consolidate and streamline state agency reporting requirements.

Gutwein, chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction, said this bill would consolidate many standalone reports published annually by state government offices into more accessible agency-level annual reports. Gutwein said these reforms would streamline administrative operations and improve public transparency.

“By compiling agency-by-agency input, we were able to identify various ways to increase government efficiencies,” Gutwein said. “This bill works to use that agency input and consolidate and streamline state government reporting requirements.”

According to Gutwein, House Bill 1003 would repeal eight chapters, 99 sections and 31 reports in the Indiana Code that are outdated, unused or duplicative. The bill would also consolidate 35 standalone reports or reporting requirements into more accessible formats.

Gutwein’s bill can now be considered by the Senate. For more information visit


State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which includes all of

Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

A high-resolution photo of Gutwein can be downloaded by clicking here.