Rep. Gutwein works to reduce government red tape

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2018) — The House Select Committee on Government Reduction today passed State Rep. Douglas Gutwein’s (R-Francesville) bill that would work to consolidate and streamline state agency reporting requirements.

Gutwein, chair of the committee, 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.

“As chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction, I have worked diligently to find areas in which we can consolidate and streamline state government reporting requirements,” Gutwein said. “With tremendous assistance from the Holcomb Administration, we compiled agency-by-agency input over the summer to identify various ways to increase government efficiencies while maintaining public accountability. That detailed feedback served as the starting point for this legislation.”

According to Gutwein, House Bill 1003 would repeal eight chapters, 98 sections and 30 reports in the Indiana Code that are outdated, unused or duplicative.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 full House. For more information visit iga.in.gov.

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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.