House supports Baconís efforts to reduce government interference

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:03 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives yesterday voted unanimously in favor of State Rep. Ron Bacon’s (R-Chandler) proposal to reduce government interference in local matters.

Bacon said House Bill 1023 would make changes to annexation remonstrance waivers and provide municipalities more opportunity to negotiate terms with other property owners.

“Under this legislation, if a municipality wants to expand services to a property outside its boundaries, the property owner will have the opportunity to negotiate and agree upon terms instead of facing possible annexation,” Bacon said. “Changing one word in current statue will lessen government involvement and help local communities decide what works best for them.”

House Bill 1023 now moves to the Senate for consideration. To learn more about this legislation, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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