The INAFSM Board of Directors has processes in place for following state and federal legislation that impacts members.
Our legislative committee has been following several bills very closely this session, including SB 502 and HB 1510 which have already been discussed in earlier alerts. Those bills are officially dead. However, no language is truly dead until the deadline for the close of the legislative session has passed. We will continue to monitor these issues through the remainder of this session and in coming years.
Other bills that may be of interest are included in the latest legislative report (as of 03/08/2017).
House Bill 1510 (DEAD) as drafted says:
Elevation of a building in a flood plain. Prohibits the construction of a building in a flood plain unless the elevation of the lowest floor of the building will be at least one foot above the regulatory flood level. Provides that a rule of the natural resources commission (commission) may not require the elevation of the lowest floor of a building constructed in a flood plain to be greater than one foot above the regulatory flood level. Prohibits the director of the department of natural resources from enforcing, and requires the commission to repeal or amend, a rule of the commission that requires the elevation of the lowest floor of a building constructed in a flood plain to be greater than one foot above the regulatory flood level.
The bill had its first reading Jan. 18 in the Natural Resources Committee. Click here to follow the progress of the bill
Senate Bill 502 (DEAD) as drafted says:
Storm water fee exemptions. Provides that a municipality or county may not assess storm water fees with respect to: (1) property where religious services are held regularly; (2) property that belongs to a school corporation and is used for educational purposes; or (3) property that is assessed as agricultural land for property tax purposes
The bill had its first reading Jan. 17 in the Utilities Committee. Click here to follow the progress of the bill