Key committee supports Ellington’s bill strengthening property rights

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2018) — The House Committee on Natural Resources supported State Rep. Jeff Ellington’s (R-Bloomington) proposal that would strengthen private property rights.

“My proposal would continue to allow units of government to protect their roadways through equalizing the fee or bond for a commercial construction permit,” Ellington said. “The bill would strengthen Hoosier property owners’ rights by making fees for permits more affordable.”

The proposal would protect a property owners rights to harvest natural resources on private property such as aggregate, coal and limestone, while abiding by all local regulations.

Ellington’s bill can now be heard on the House floor by all members. To learn more about this and other proposals for new laws, visit


Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

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