State Rep. Doug Gutwein, chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction, is working with Accelerate Indiana’s Municipalities and the Association of Indiana Counties to help identify burdensome or obsolete state reporting requirements for local governments.

Using a web-based survey, local officials are asked to submit information on state reporting requirements and provide recommendations on whether they should be revised, simplified or eliminated. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 31.

While many of these processes improve accountability and transparency at the local level, other requirements could be in desperate need of revision or repeal.

The House Select Committee on Government Reduction has helped repeal nearly 2,000 lines of Indiana Code. It has also contributed toward the elimination of over 70 government boards and commissions, totaling more than 600 appointments.

This easy-to-use survey is a part of the General Assembly’s continuing efforts to streamline government processes, while also reducing the regulatory burden on Hoosiers, local governments and businesses. The data collected will be used to draft potential legislation for the 2018 legislative session.