Hog-Farm-Protection Bill Passes Senate

Hog-Farm-Protection Bill Passes Senate

House Bill 467, the controversial “Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies” bill, passed the Senate late Wednesday evening 30–19 and is on its way back to the House for concurrence. An amended version of the bill cleared the House Tuesday afternoon.

As the INDY has previously reported, the bill would limit the financial damages people could collect in nuisance lawsuits filed against agricultural and forestry operations, including hog farms, and cap the amount of money property owners could collect at the fair market value of their property, which critics say can be often made lower thanks to the presence of nearby commercial farms.…

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