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Boots: Bill to address extraterritorial powers of cities and towns passes House committee

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) that would address the extraterritorial powers of cities and towns today passed the House Select Committee on Government Reduction unanimously.

Senate Bill 535 would ensure that issues outside the boundaries of a city would be dealt with by county officials, rather than city officials. This would help ensure everyone within a county is correctly represented and not under the authority of people they did not have the opportunity to vote for.

“I believe the candidates you vote for should be the ones who determine your property rights and address other issues that might affect you,” said Boots. “While this bill is being considered a wind energy issue by some, this was never my intent. SB 535 simply would prevent cities and counties from regulating decisions outside of their corporate limits, making sure no Hoosier is misrepresented.”

SB 535 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.


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