Public notices soon may no longer be available in Indiana newspapers

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On Feb. 2, the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee in Indiana voted 10-3 to eliminate mandatory newspaper publication of all public notices in favor of requiring localities to post notices on their website or their county's website.

The sponsor of House Bill 1498, state Rep. Doug Miller, R-Elkhart, said technological changes have eliminated the need for printed notices, and local governments no longer should be required to pay for newspaper advertising to get a notice out to the public.

Under his plan, which now goes to the full House, mandatory public notice advertising would cease after June 30, 2022. Localities could continue newspaper publication after that date but would not be required to do so, Miller said.

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