IN SB0434 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 8-3)
Status: Passed on May 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-04 - Public Law 195
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Economic development in Lake County. Establishes the blighted property demolition fund (demolition fund). Provides that money in the demolition fund is to be used for costs associated with demolishing a qualified property located in the territory of a current or future transit development district or in the area surrounding the Gary Metro Center. Allows the Lake County fiscal body to adopt an increase in the county innkeeper's tax. Establishes the Lake County economic development and convention fund (convention fund). Provides that money in the convention fund may be used for purposes related to a convention center in Lake County. Establishes a local county fund known as the Lake County convention and event center reserve fund (reserve fund). Provides that the revenue received from an increase in the innkeeper's tax is deposited in the reserve fund. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, proposals may be submitted for construction and operation of a Lake County convention and event center to the Lake County board of commissioners. Provides minimum requirements for a proposal. Provides that if a proposal is approved, the Lake County convention center authority is established to provide general oversight. Establishes the Gary Metro Center station revitalization fund (metro center station fund). Establishes the Gary Metro Center station revitalization project board to provide oversight of the ongoing maintenance and operation of the Gary Metro Center station. Beginning after June 30, 2025, requires the department of state revenue to deposit certain amounts in each state fiscal year of the riverboat wagering tax revenue collected from a riverboat operating within the city of Gary in the demolition fund, the convention fund, and the metro center station fund.

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Economic development in Lake County.


Roll Calls

2023-04-27 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 49 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-27 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 88 N: 7 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-04-13 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 89 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-02-28 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-05-04SenatePublic Law 195
2023-05-04SenateSigned by the Governor
2023-05-01HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-27SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 527: yeas 49, nays 1
2023-04-27HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 551: yeas 87, nays 8
2023-04-27HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2023-04-27SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2023-04-19SenateSenate advisors appointed: Randolph Lonnie M, Charbonneau, Niemeyer and Dernulc
2023-04-19SenateSenate conferees appointed: Mishler and Melton
2023-04-18HouseHouse advisors appointed: Thompson, Soliday, Olthoff, Harris, Jackson and Smith V
2023-04-18HouseHouse conferees appointed: Slager and Hatcher
2023-04-18SenateSenate dissented from House amendments
2023-04-18SenateMotion to dissent filed
2023-04-13HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2023-04-13HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 412: yeas 89, nays 6
2023-04-12HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-04-12HouseAmendment #2 (Slager) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-06HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-06HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
2023-03-01SenateReferred to the House
2023-02-28SenateSenator Bassler added as coauthor
2023-02-28SenateCosponsors: Representatives Thompson, Hatcher and Soliday
2023-02-28SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Slager
2023-02-28SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 203: yeas 48, nays 0
2023-02-27SenateSenators Ford Jon and Bohacek added as coauthors
2023-02-27SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-02-27SenateAmendment #3 (Niemeyer) prevailed; voice vote
2023-02-16SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-02-13SenateSenator Charbonneau added as third author
2023-02-13SenateSenator Mishler added as second author
2023-02-13SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2023-01-19SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Appropriations
2023-01-19SenateAuthored by Senator Melton


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