The Indiana Builders Association advocates for legislative and regulatory reforms that benefit the building industry. IBA’s experienced lobbyists monitor legislation and agency rules and work to amend or defeat measures that would adversely impact the industry in the areas of:
There are several opportunities to become familiar with and more engaged in IBA’s advocacy.
Join a committee! During the IBA board meetings, several committees meet to discuss matters important to the association and industry. Committee meetings are open for any IBA member to attend and participate in. To get involved with a committee, please view the committee descriptions and submit the form.
Legislative Day at the Statehouse
Come to Legislative Day! IBA hosts a legislative day at the Indiana Statehouse every year while the Indiana General Assembly is in session. This is a valuable opportunity for members to talk with their state representatives and state senators face-to-face.
Read the Legislative Report! Every Friday during the legislative session, IBA sends a weekly e-newsletter to members with updates on proposed legislation that impacts the housing industry. Access archived issues of the Legislative Report here.
Indiana Builders Association members, their employees and local HBA staff can easily contact their state and federal elected leaders through VoterVoice on issues that affect their business and the housing industry. VoterVoice alerts subscribers to an issue, matches them to their correct elected officials, and guides them through the message sending process. While our Advocacy Team is a constant presence at the Statehouse during the legislative session, our members’ efforts to contact their state legislators on key issues strengthens our voice at the Statehouse. All IBA members with an email address on file with their local HBA are subscribed to VoterVoice. We encourage our members to have their employees subscribe to VoterVoice.
Keep tabs on proposed local ordinances and regulations in Indiana with Curate! Ordinances pertaining to building code requirements, zoning, impact fees, stormwater, and design standards can impact members projects. Curate’s document-reading technology scans through public meeting agendas and minutes posted within the last seven days in all 92 Indiana counties and provides relevant snippets to IBA. Look for the weekly reports in the Builder Bi-Weekly, which is emailed to all IBA members.
Indiana Builders PAC
Give to Indiana Builders PAC! Indiana Builders PAC enables builders and lobbyists to develop effective networking programs with Indiana government leaders and has produced effective results in numerous political campaigns. Every dollar the PAC spends on electing business-friendly legislators and keeping them in office represents an investment in our future that will pay exponential dividends in the years to come. All campaign contributions are based upon candidates or incumbents history and philosophy of support for pro-growth and affordable housing as well as support of overall business issues. Learn more about Indiana Builders PAC. Contribute individually online or join the Donor Club.