Bill supporting Metamora operations passes committee

State Senator Jean Leising. (Provided Photo)

(Statehouse) – State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) presented Senate Bill 209 to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources at the Statehouse last Thursday, January 18.

The bill would establish the division of historic sites within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and transfer management of state historic sites to the division.

The measure was unanimously passed out of committee.

“Many of our historic sites, including the Metamora canal in Franklin County, are in poor shape and critical need of support,” Leising said. “It is disappointing to see these locations, which symbolize our state’s heritage, in this condition. By enacting this bill, our historic sites could see greater support and rehabilitation.”

To learn more about the legislation, click here.