Bob Bischoff named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Indiana SWCD

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State Representative Bob Bischoff has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation District (IASWCD).

“Representative Bischoff understands that soil and water quality leads to a prosperous economy and a healthy Indiana,” said Paula Baldwin, president of IASWCD. “We wanted to honor him for working tirelessly for conservation and the protection of Indiana’s natural resources.”

Bob Bischoff represents House District, 68 which includes the counties of Switzerland, Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, and Ripley. He has demonstrated his commitment to natural resources conservation on numerous occasion at the Indiana General Assembly.

In 2009, Bob Bischoff authored a bill to retain annual funding for the clean water Indiana fund and championed a bill to establish a water resources task force to study and make recommendations concerning water availability for economic and environmental purposes.

Already in 2010, he has continued his efforts for natural resources with House Bill 1119. Currently being heard in the Senate, HB 1119 allows the governing body of a soil and water conservation district to authorize payment of routine bills when they are due.

Representative Bischoff has served Indiana for more than 30 years and is the current chairman for Indiana House Committee on Natural Resources.

“Being named legislator of the year is an honor that I won’t soon forget,” said Bob Bischoff. “In the future, I commit to providing legislation to create solutions to respond to the agricultural, urban and suburban natural resource needs of the 68th House District and the state.

“Conservation of our natural resources is not only important for Hoosiers now, but also for the future generations to be able to thrive in a healthy and prosperous environment.”