With work at the Statehouse well underway early in this long budget session, Prosperity Indiana is working to advance key member priorities, as outlined in our in our 2019 State Policy Priorities.
Our network is pushing for ambitious agenda and we hope our members will register to attend our Statehouse Day on Tuesday, January 29, as we urge their lawmakers to take action on critical community development legislation. Prosperity Indiana will set up all legislator meetings for members and provide you with key talking points to make the process as simple as possible.
Please review the key bills and updates highlighted below to help us move these priorities forward!
ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-AUTHOR/SUPPORTHB 1616 (bill link pending) THAT WOULD CREATE/FUND NEW TAX CREDITS FOCUSED ON EXPANDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMEOWNERSHIP, COMPLEMENTING THE EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND HB 1234 THAT WOULD CREATE/FUND A STATE LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM)
(BOTH SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE JIM PRESSEL)
ASK YOUR SENATOR TO CO-AUTHOR/SUPPORTSB 524 AND SB 422 WHICH WOULD ADDRESS SERIOUS HABITABILITY CONCERNS AND INCREASE TENANT PROTECTIONS TO HELP CURB THE EVICTION CRISIS (SPONSORED BY SENATORS EDDIE MELTON AND MIKE BOHACEK, RESPECTIVELY)
ASK YOUR SENATOR TO CO-AUTHOR/SUPPORT SB 104 AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT HB 1098 TO PUT A 36% CAP ON PAYDAY LOANS AND CUT DOWN ON PREDATORY LENDING THAT TRAPS LOW-INCOME CONSUMERS IN DEBT (SPONSORED BY SENATOR GREG WALKER AND REPRESENTATIVE CAREY HAMILTON, RESPECTIVELY)
**URGENT BILL UPDATE**
We anticipate this bill will be heard in the Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee next Wednesday, January 23, so please help us stop the debt trap in the Hoosier State by signing on in support of the measure. Click here to sign our letter.
We are still combing through final bill lists that are still updating as I type to review measures we will advocate for or against on behalf of our members in this legislative session. Stay posted to our policy blog as we will post our bill tracker lists and details by the end of the week!