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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Conservation Bill Watch 2017

Photo: Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits

We have listed a selection of bills related to conservation issues. Bills will be noted as to our position - SUPPORTOPPOSE, or bills we have decided to WATCH and may take action on later.

We encourage you to also use the Indiana General Assembly website to get more details about your legislators, session activities and other bills. You can also watch live and archived video of sessions.

Find your legislators here!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for additional updates.

To see when bills reach the governor's desk, please check the Governor's 2017 Bill Watch page

Legislation for the 2017 Session

Senate Bills:

SB142 State park admission for disabled veterans - Sen. Randolph -- WATCH

SB165 Say’s Firefly designated as state insect - Sen. Alting, Tomes, Becker -- SUPPORT 

SB256 Benjamin Harrison conservation trust - Sen. Tallian -- SUPPORT

SB294 Bovine Tuberculosis testing - Sen. Leising  -- WATCH 

SB352 State mammal - Sen. Eckerty -- SUPPORT

SB397 County option surcharges on state park fees - Sen. Koch -- OPPOSE

SB420 Old forests in state forest areas - Sen. Bassler -- OPPOSE

SB470 Butterfly Milkweed designated as state wildflower - Sen. Becker -- SUPPORT

SB524 Designated wild areas. -- 

House Bills:

HB1001 Biennial budget -- WATCH

HB1026 Roadside vegetation management - Rep. Bacon and Arnold -- OPPOSE

HB1034 Say’s Firefly designated as state insect - Rep. Cherry, Siegrist, and Klinker -- SUPPORT 

HB1127 Nullification of EPA regulations in IN - Rep Judy --OPPOSE

HB1202 Ownership of the banks of the Ohio River - Rep. Arnold -- OPPOSE

HB1251 Violation of wildlife protection laws - Rep. Goodin -- SUPPORT

HB1320 Cigarette Taxes - Rep. Brown -- WATCH

HB1332 Dangerouse wild animals - Rep Eberhart -- WATCH

HB1359 Disabled veteran benefits - Rep Borders -- OPPOSE

HB1415 Various natural resources matters - Rep Eberhart -- WATCH

Please Click Here for the archived 2016 Legislative session. 

Please Click Here for the archived 2015 Legislative session. 

Please Click Here for the archived 2014 Legislative session. 

Please Click Here for the archived 2013 Legislative session. 


Please contact us if you have a question about a specific piece of legislation or anything else.
Thank you for your support and involvement!
317-875-8453, toll free 800-347-3445, or info@indianawildlife.org