2014 Key Indiana State Legislators on Utility and Energy Issues

Who are the Key State Legislators on Utility and Energy Issues?

The way it works in Indiana is once a bill is assigned to Committee in the House by Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) or in the Senate by Senate Pro Tem David Long (R-Ft. Wayne), the Committee Chairman then decides which bills will receive a committee hearing. So the two state legislators who will make those decisions are:

  •  House Utilities and Energy Committee Chair Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) and
  • Senate Utilities Committee Chair Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis).

If or when a bill is fortunate enough to be scheduled for a committee hearing, then the fate of the bill is dependent entirely on the members of these two committees. Committee members are as follows:

INDIANA HOUSE UTILITIES AND ENERGY COMMITTEE

 

Position Member Party Hometown Email
Chair Rep. Eric Allan Koch

R

Bedford H65@iga.in.gov
Vice Chair Rep. Health VanNatter

R

Kokomo H38@iga.in.gov
Rep. Robert Behning

R

Indianapolis H91@iga.in.gov
Rep. Dale DeVon

R

Granger H5@iga.in.gov
Rep. David Frizzell

R

Indianapolis H93@iga.in.gov
Rep. Jack Lutz

R

Anderson H35@iga.in.gov
Rep. Alan Morrison

R

Vigo County H42@iga.in.gov
Rep. Timothy Neese

R

Elkhart H48@iga.in.gov
Rep. Edmond Soliday

R

Valparaiso H4@iga.in.gov
R.M.M. Rep. Kreg Battles

D

Vincennes H45@iga.in.gov
Rep. Christina Hale

D

Indianapolis H87@iga.in.gov
Rep, Matt Pierce

D

Bloomington H61@iga.in.gov
Rep. Rochelle Vandenburgh

D

Crown Point H19@iga.in.gov

INDIANA SENATE UTILITIES COMMITTEE

 

Position Member Party Hometown Email
Chair Sen. James Merritt

R

Indianapolis S31@iga.in.gov
Sen. Dennis Kruse

R

Auburn S14@iga.in.gov
Sen. Rodric Bray

R

Martinsville S37@iga.in.gov
Sen. Michael Crider

R

Hancock Co. S28@iga.in.gov
Sen. Jean Leising

R

Oldenburg S42@iga.in.gov
Sen. James Tomes

R

Mt. Vernon S49@iga.in.gov
Sen. Carlin Yoder

R

Goshen S12@iga.in.gov
R.M.M Sen. Jean Breaux

D

Indianapolis S34@iga.in.gov
Sen. John Broden

D

South Bend S10@iga.in.gov
Sen. Lonnie Randolph

D

East Chicago S2@iga.in.gov

 

2 Comments

  1. Mrs. Bonnie Maultsby February 25, 2014 8:01 pm Reply

    I am not sure if this is the correct place to leave a comment about a rate increase for the Indiana American Water Co. We feel like the water is not worth half what we pay now (average $33 Mo.) We had to buy a water purifier in order to drink the water.Some days you can see specs floating in a clean glass,have a bad odor & bad taste.Have to use the purifier for the coffee pot,have ruined them in the past,from the ‘build up’.Please do not pass their raise increase.If this isn’t the right dept. & not too much trouble,would appreciate it if you could forward to the correct place. I appreciate your help. Thank you,Bonnie Maultsby

    • Laura Arnold February 25, 2014 8:14 pm Reply

      Bonnie,

      Thank you for your comment on the IndianaDG.net website. If you have done so already, you can learn more about the details of this rate increase by visiting the website of the Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor. Please see http://www.in.gov/oucc/2654.htm You will find this information with direct links to the information.

      Indiana American Water Company (IAWC) is seeking a base rate increase in Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Cause No. 44450. A procedural schedule for the case, including dates for filings and hearings, will be formalized in the coming weeks.

      The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is reviewing IAWC’s case and anticipates filing testimony in early May. Written consumer comments are invited for the case record. For more information, please see the OUCC’s February 11, 2014 news release.

      The IURC public file for the rate case is available by clicking here and entering docket number 44450.

      IAWC filed its case-in-chief on January 24, 2014:

      Testimony & Exhibits: Book 1 (402 pages)
      Testimony & Exhibits: Book 2 (482 pages)
      Testimony & Exhibits: Book 3, Part 1 (321 pages)
      Testimony & Exhibits: Book 3, Part 2 (323 pages)

      I would recommend that you contact the OUCC directly and ask to be updated concerning this proposed rate increase case.

      I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me further at Laura.Arnold@indianadg.net.

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