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Raatz: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

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Raatz: Public input sought for
Drainage Task Force meeting

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2022) — The Drainage Task Force is seeking public input to discuss state drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture industry, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond), member of the task force.

"After hearing from constituents in Senate District 27 and those who attended last month's meeting, I understand how having clear land drainage laws is important to the safety of Hoosiers' homes and farms," Raatz said. "To better pinpoint where issues may be stemming from in current Indiana code, I still encourage residents to attend this meeting and express their concerns."

The task force will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in the Senate chamber on Wednesday, Dec. 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

If you have any questions or concerns on these or other topics, feel free to reach out at or 317-233-0930.


State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) represents Senate District 27, which includes

Henry, Union and Wayne counties, and portions of Franklin County.

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