STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) said Hoosiers should be aware of several new and notable state laws, which are now in effect.

"Hoosier taxpayers remained top of mind this session. We passed the largest tax cut in state history by lowering income taxes and utility bills," Snow said. "We also took several actions to strengthen support for Hoosier families, including empowering parents who deserve a say in their child's education."

Snow said Hoosiers should be aware of several new laws, which were passed during the 2022 legislative session and took effect on July 1:

Hoosiers could save over $1 billion annually through a new tax-cut package that will reduce the individual income tax rate to 2.9% over time, and eliminate the Utility Receipts Tax, saving residents $200 million a year on utility bills. Additionally, taxpayers are receiving $545 million via automatic taxpayer refunds this year.

Biological males will not be able to participate on girls’ K-12 sports teams at public schools in Indiana.

Indiana will join 18 other states that provide protections to women and their unborn babies from coerced abortions. A person who coerces a pregnant woman to terminate their pregnancy could be charged with a felony, and abortion clinics will be held accountable if they fail to report coercion to law enforcement.

Indiana’s Department of Child Services will expand its reporting on child deaths to help more children in need sooner and prevent tragedies.

Visit iga.in.gov for more information on these and other new laws.