SB 348

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 02, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 12, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 29, 2021

Wastewater task force.

Abstract

Establishes the task force on wastewater infrastructure investment and service to underserved areas (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 18 members: (1) Six members of the senate, with the president pro tempore appointing four members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing two members. (2) Six members of the house of representatives, with the speaker appointing four members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the task force), and the minority leader appointing two members. (3) Six gubernatorial appointees, including the following: (A) One officer or employee of the state. (B) One member representing operators of wastewater management systems. (C) One engineer, or another professional, with expertise in wastewater management systems. (D) One member representing ratepayers. (E) One member representing municipalities served by a wastewater operator not under the jurisdiction of the utility regulatory commission. (F) One member of the general public. Sets forth the duties of the task force. Requires the task force to develop a long term plan for addressing wastewater needs in Indiana. Requires the task force to issue a report setting forth its recommendations to: (1) the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to members of the general assembly; and (2) the governor; not later than December 1, 2021. Provides that the bill's provisions concerning the task force expire January 1, 2022. Establishes the water infrastructure grant program (program) to be administered by the Indiana finance authority (authority). Establishes the water infrastructure grant fund (fund) as a source of money for grants, loans, and other financial assistance to, or for the benefit of, participants in the program. Sets forth purposes for which money in the fund may be used, including the planning, designing, acquisition, construction, renovation, improvement, or expansion of: (1) water systems; and (2) wastewater or storm water collection and treatment systems. Requires the authority to adopt guidelines to establish criteria for the making of grants, loans, and other financial assistance from the fund. Sets forth certain conditions that apply to the making of grants, the making of loans, and the providing of other financial assistance from the fund. Requires the authority to establish a project prioritization system for the purposes of awarding loans and grants from the fund. Sets forth certain variables that the project prioritization system must include. Provides that the authority may provide advisory services and other services to a participant in connection with a grant, a loan, or other financial assistance from the fund. Requires the public finance director to submit to the budget committee and the legislative council, in each odd-numbered year through 2023, a report concerning grants, loans, or other financial assistance made available to participants from the fund.

Bill Sponsors (13)

Votes


Actions


Apr 29, 2021

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Senate

Public Law 154

Apr 28, 2021

House

Signed by the Speaker

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 21, 2021

House

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 484: yeas 82, nays 9

Senate

Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 471: yeas 49, nays 0

Apr 20, 2021

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

Apr 15, 2021

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Charbonneau, Randolph Lonnie M and Doriot

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Koch and Yoder

Apr 14, 2021

Senate

Motion to dissent filed

House

House advisors appointed: Jeter, Manning and Pierce

House

House conferees appointed: Soliday and Hamilton

Senate

Senate dissented from House amendments

Apr 13, 2021

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Apr 12, 2021

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 405: yeas 86, nays 2

Apr 06, 2021

House

Amendment #2 (VanNatter) prevailed; voice vote

House

Amendment #3 (Soliday) prevailed; voice vote

House

Amendment #4 (Soliday) prevailed; voice vote

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Mar 23, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Mar 22, 2021

House

Representatives Manning and Hamilton added as cosponsors

Mar 02, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities, energy and telecommunications

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Feb 02, 2021

Senate

Senator Charbonneau added as second author

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 59: yeas 45, nays 0

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Soliday

Senate

Senator Zay added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Kruse added as coauthor

Senate

Senators Doriot, Perfect, Glick, Yoder added as coauthors

Senate

Senator Houchin added as third author

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Amendment #1 (Koch) prevailed; voice vote

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities

Senate

Authored by Senator Koch

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0348.06.ENRH.FN001 PDF

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