IN HB1512 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 1 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-01 - Public Law 153
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Waste diversion and recycling. Renames the central Indiana waste diversion pilot project the "central Indiana waste diversion project" (project). Establishes two new purposes for the project: (1) advancing research and development to enhance existing waste diversion efforts and supporting the creation of new processes and technologies that expand upon the existing universe of waste diversion and reuse of recyclable material; and (2) supporting recycling technology or programs for the return, collection, and sorting of recyclable glass, aluminum, or plastic beverage containers that are accessible to the general public and are operated by a retail merchant, a professional sports or entertainment venue, an airport, an elementary school or high school, or an institution of higher education. Extends the duration of the project from three years to four years. Requires the beginning of a second round of grant applications and awards. Provides that, in the second round, private sector persons and companies located in Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties (in addition to Marion County) may apply for grants from the program. Grant applicants must provide a financial match as determined by the Indiana recycling market development board (board). Requires the department of environmental management, for purposes of the second round, to develop and distribute grant application forms, accept grant applications, and make recommendations to the board. Authorizes the board to request additional information from a grant applicant if the board determines that the information provided does not meet certain requirements and to reopen the application process if the board determines that none of the applications submitted meet the goals of the project. Requires the board, in the second round, to award not more than a total of $2,000,000 to grant applicants. Requests the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying various recycling topics.

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Waste diversion and recycling.


Roll Calls

2023-04-20 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 93 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2023-04-17 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-21 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 93 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2023-05-01HousePublic Law 153
2023-05-01HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-04-26SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-25SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-24HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-20HouseHouse concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 465: yeas 93, nays 0
2023-04-20HouseMotion to concur filed
2023-04-18SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2023-04-17SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 425: yeas 48, nays 0
2023-04-13SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #1 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-06SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2023-04-06SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-20SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
2023-03-01SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
2023-02-22HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-21HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 190: yeas 93, nays 0
2023-02-21HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Messmer
2023-02-20HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-16HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-31HouseRepresentative Hamilton added as coauthor
2023-01-17HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
2023-01-17HouseAuthored by Representative Speedy


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