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House Supports Bacon’s Efforts to Reduce Government Interference

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

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