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2015 IACT Statehouse Report
For those who work often with the municipal annexation statute, 2015 will go down in the history books as the year of great reform for annexation in Indiana. Even though only a very small number of annexations are ever remonstrated against (6-7%), the handful of remonstrators who were upset about annexation proceedings in their communities were able to gain the traction they needed at the legislature for SEA 330 to pass. IACT continued throughout the session to reinforce the message that unless Indiana’s cities and towns can experience growth and expansion, the state’s economic performance will slowly decline. Luckily, we were able to negotiate on some of the provisions in the bill to make the effects less drastic, but overall, it is safe to say that moving forward, the annexation process for Indiana cities and towns will be much more time consuming and cumbersome. Read more about the provisions in SEA 330 in this report.
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