Regulatory sandbox program and right to start act.

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Regulatory sandbox program and right to start act. Effective July 1, 2025: (1) establishes a regulatory sandbox program (program) and advisory council; and (2) creates the regulatory relief office within the Indiana economic development corporation. Directs that the secretary of commerce, who serves as executive director of the regulatory relief office, to prepare an annual report on the activities of the office. Provides for program application requirements and describes the program scope. Makes consumer protection provisions. Describes requirements for exiting the program and for extensions to remain in the program. Makes record keeping and reporting requirements. Provides requirements for the creation and maintenance of a regulatory relief office web page. Effective July 1, 2024, establishes a right to start act. Requires the secretary of state, the department of administration, and the department of workforce development to annually file reports with the general assembly. Requires the state to encourage 5% of the total number of state contracts to be awarded to businesses that have been in operation for fewer than five years and whose principal place of business is in Indiana. Requires the state to encourage 5% of workforce development funding, including funding allocated by workforce development boards across Indiana, to be used to support organizations or programs for individuals starting new businesses or to those organizations or programs that provide services to businesses established within the previous five years and whose principal place of business is located within Indiana.


Authored by Representative TeshkaCoauthored by Representative Miller D

Fiscal Outlook

Title Description Date View
Committee ReportHouse Committee Report2024-01-23 Click To View
Vote SheetVote Sheet January 23, 20242024-01-23 Click To View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: House Comm Sub2024-01-23 Click To View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-04 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-01-29HouseRepresentative Jordan added as coauthor
2024-01-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2024-01-23HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2024-01-08HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform
2024-01-08HouseAuthored by Representative Teshka
2024-01-08HouseCoauthored by Representative Miller D