The Indiana Builders Associations’ professional government relations staff advocate for legislative and regulatory reforms that benefit the building industry. IBA’s experienced lobbyists monitor bills, legislative and regulatory agency hearings that affect the industry and work to amend or defeat measures that would adversely impact the industry. The effective efforts of IBA’s government relations team has resulted in the defeat of bills that would add significant costs to the home building industry and to home buyers. IBA staff continuously monitors regulatory changes and new rules. When changes are proposed, IBA staff and members participate in the process by providing comments and testimony in an effort to keep the home building industry free from excessive regulation.
IBA’s grassroots advocacy program through VoterVoice allows home building professionals to connect easily with their elected leaders on issues that affect their business. One click of a button allows members and their employees to send messages to those elected to serve. While our Advocacy team is a constant presence at the Statehouse during the legislative session, your efforts to contact your statewide elected officials and state legislators on key issues makes that presence much stronger.
All IBA members and their employees are encouraged to subscribe to VoterVoice by clicking here, then completing the Quick Sign Up with an email address and Zip Code.
The IBA staff works closely with elected state officials and regulatory agencies in the development and adoption of regulations, codes and standards for housing with the goal of creating safe, quality and common sense construction standards.
IBA’s political action committee (PAC) fund, the Association to Build a Better Indiana (ABBI), enables builders and lobbyists to develop effective networking programs with Indiana government leaders and has produced effective results in numerous political campaigns.
IBA supports federal candidates through BUILD-PAC, or Builders United in Legislative Decisions Political Action Committee, the political arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates on both sides of the aisle to federal office.
There are several opportunities to become familiar with and more engaged in IBA’s government relations. During the IBA board meetings, several committees meet to discuss matters important to the association and industry and are opened for any IBA member to attend and participate in. IBA also hosts a legislative day at the Statehouse every year which is a valuable opportunity for members to talk with their local legislators and key policy staff face-to-face. IBA’s Legislative and Regulatory Report is an e-newsletter that provides timely updates on legislative bills, committee hearings and builder-related policy issues.
The Indiana Builders Association takes an active role in the following issues impacting home builders: