Advocacy Update | 02.14.24

Advocacy-Update-Email-Header2The 2024 Legislative Session has been moving! Here are some upcoming deadlines to keep in mind as the session moves forward.  

  • Tuesday, February 27 – Last day for House adoption of conference committee reports without Rules Committee approval.  

If you want to see our earlier Advocacy updates, please click here! 

As a reminder, this year’s Call to Action continues the conversation with talent attraction and retention, focusing mainly on housing development, availability and affordability of childcare and eldercare, incumbent worker training options, employability of people with disabilities, and eliminating worker shortages.  

New this Week: 

Members of the 1si Team and Board of Directors visited the Indiana Statehouse for the Indiana Chamber Executive Association (ICEA) Chamber Day. The group attended a unique opportunity to meet and greet Governor Holcomb with other area chambers. Afterward the group attended panels and presentations focused on legislation, READI 2.0 and updates, tourism and community marketing, and advocacy.  




The group met with the following legislators while in Indianapolis: Senator Gary Byrne (Dist. 47), Representative Zach Payne (Dist. 66), Representative Rita Fleming (Dist. 71), and Representative Ed Clere (Dist. 72) before the Chamber Day Dinner.

Bills 1si is Monitoring:  

  • HB-1183 – Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land 
  • The first reading occurred on 2/12 in the Senate, referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 
  • HB-1199 – Repeal of Economic Enhancement District Law 
  • The first reading occurred on 2/7 in the Senate, referred to the Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy. 
  • SB-295 – Indiana Economic Development Corporation  
  • The first reading occurred on 2/12 in the House, referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.  

Current List of Bills 1si Supports or Opposes: 


  • SB-2 – Child care 
  • The first reading was on 2/6/2024 and was referred to the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee; no updates since then. 
  • SB-61 – Tourism Improvement District 
  • The first reading occurred on 2/12 in the House, referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 


  • The one bill that 1si opposes, HB-1157 – Non-Disclosure Agreements in Economic Development, has been labeled as “inactive.” 


We’ll keep you updated, but if you’d like more information on our 2024 Advocacy Agenda, or to download a copy of it, please visit or download your PDF copy here 

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