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Leising: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

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Leising: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 17, 2022) — The Drainage Task Force is seeking public input to discuss state drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture industry, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), co-chair of the task force.

"Many citizens in our community have presented their thoughts to me about current land drainage laws," Leising said. "I encourage those interested in contributing to the discussion on the best course of action in this area to join myself and other task force members at the Statehouse to express their concerns or suggestions."

The task force will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in the Senate chamber on Monday, Nov. 21, at noon. There will be a period for public comment and discussion following presentations.

The Drainage Task Force is responsible for reviewing drainage laws, making determinations and recommendations concerning drainage and regulatory matters, and determining whether the balance between state and local authority over agricultural land drainage favors state authority more in Indiana than in neighboring states.

The task force consists of 19 members including six members of the Indiana Senate, six members of the Indiana House of Representatives and seven governor-appointed individuals.

Those who cannot attend can stream the meeting online at


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