New Laws Take Effect July 1

New Laws Take Effect July 1

Friday, June 25, 2021

During the 2021 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed more than 220 bills to improve the lives of Hoosiers.

Below are three interesting bills you may not have heard about that will become law July 1.

  • To address and properly handle etiquette at campgrounds, Senate Enrolled Act 17 allows campground owners to ask individuals who break rules to leave the premises. SEA 17 specifies that an individual who remains on or returns to the campground after having been asked to leave commits criminal trespass.

  • To honor the state's popcorn producers, Senate Enrolled Act 97 designates popcorn as the state's official snack. Indiana is ranked 2nd in the nation for popcorn production, putting out 500 million pounds of popcorn each year.

  • To help ensure Hoosiers receive packages on time, House Enrolled Act 1072 allows personal delivery robots to operate in Indiana. HEA 1072 stipulates that robots may not operate on any state route, U.S. route or interstate highway, and local governments aren't required to pay for additional infrastructure improvements to accommodate the service.

For more information on every new law that passed during the 2021 legislative session, click here.