Indiana legislature braces for debate on bill to repeal certain flooding requirements | news

Property owners and environmentalists are at odds over an Indiana law that would remove a requirement for local administrators to use the latest statewide flood maps when deciding on new construction projects.

The bill, authored by Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, aims to repeal a provision in current state law that requires floodplain managers to use the “best available flood mapping data” when submitting an application for planning permission in or near Check flood plains.