House Republican Legislative Agenda Bills Progressing through the House



HB 1001
House Bill 1001 gives local governments the option to exempt business personal property taxes on new investments.

By providing this option, local officials will have more tools available to them to attract new jobs.

HB 1001 passed through the House this week with a vote of 63-33 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
HB 1003

House Bill (HB) 1003 recently passed out of the House with a vote of 89 to 6. This bill helps equip our workforce and address the skills gap.
This bill will better prepare students for the workforce by offering grants to school corporations and businesses to partner together through training opportunities.

It will benefit students and businesses alike: students will gain real-world experience, hone their skills to compete in today’s job market and potentially get a job, and businesses will have a pipeline of qualified candidates to fill available job openings in the future.

Additionally, the legislation will encourage partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses to foster internships and apprenticeships for college students. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) will award a tax credits to businesses that choose to hire college students that have gone through these programs with their business as part of their studies at a university or college.

HB 1003 is a key fixture of the House Republicans’ 2014 agenda, and the measure will now be further discussed in the Senate.

HB 1005

House Bill 1005 will work to repeal unnecessary and outdated laws and regulations, so businesses have less bureaucratic red tape to deal with.

Through the creation of the House Government Reduction Committee, 40 government boards and commissions in addition to more than 400 government appointments have been cut.

The House Republicans consistently seek ways to keep government effective and efficient. HB 1005 is currently on third reading in the House. Click on the stop sign to learn more about HB 1005.

HB 1002

House Bill 1002 increases road project funding by focusing on Indiana’s infrastructure to meet the state’s needs.

Click this icon to hear the author of HB 1002, Chairman of Ways and Means Rep.  Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), discuss the  benefits of passing the legislation.
At the start of the 2014 session, Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), joined by fellow House Republicans, unveiled the caucus’ legislative agenda.  Titled “Working on Progress”, the agenda focuses on five key concepts to make Indiana a better state: preparing kids for their careers, connecting crossroads to communities, equipping our workforce, cutting taxes and stopping burdensome regulations.

House Bill 1004 already passed out of the House earlier this session and gives low-income families options for high-quality preschool programs.