April 30, 2021
Indiana Legislature Passes "Ban the Ban"
Before final adjournment of the 2021 Indiana General Assembly the House and Senate agreed to a final version of HB 1191 which would “ban the ban” by prohibiting a city, town or county from banning natural gas or propane hookups in the jurisdiction. This bill is in response to proposed gas bans seen in Berkeley, CA and Ann Arbor, MI. The bill will ensure that homeowners, builders, and business owners have access to balanced energy solutions that are efficient, affordable and clean. 
 
Then final vote counts were: 
 
The bill will now head to Governor Holcomb for signature. Upon signature from the Governor, Indiana will be eighth state to pass “ban the ban” legislation in 2021 including Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa and Wyoming.
The Indiana Propane Gas Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Employee Training schedule. IPGA offers certified and non-certified employee training for those employed in the propane industry or looking to obtain propane training certification. To make training more accessible to everyone, classes are held in multiple locations. Classes are open to members and non-members and pre-registration is necessary. Consider sending your employees to this valuable training. Click here to learn more.
Complete the Annual Retail Propane Sales Report by May 31
PERC is partnering with Frost & Sullivan to conduct our annual retail propane sales report. All propane retailers were sent an email invitation from Rachel Greenberg, PERC’s Senior Market Research Analyst, with a unique link to complete their company’s report.

If you are unsure who at your company received the invitation or if you did not receive it, please contact Rachel Greenberg at 202-452-8975. Please submit your report today!  

Why is it Important? 
Ensure your state receives an accurate amount of state rebate funding from PERC. 
Fund successful projects in your state that support your business operations and growth. 
Study market trends in your state, region, and country to support your business.

The final report is shared on propane.com and incorporated in to the National and State Propane Profiles, showing market trends by state and region.
Indiana's Final Round of VW Funding
Indiana has released its FINAL round of VW funding for on- and off-road projects this past March. Indiana’s third and final round of VW program is open now with a closing date of June 1, 2021. There is $12 million available, and funding caps per project type range from $860,000 to $4.27 million. 
 
Please see the attached summary for more information.  
 
Any marketers that needing assistance may want to discuss this opportunity with Stephen Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development for PERC at 864-606-2290.
Join us June 23-25 as we return to the beautiful and historic French Lick Resort. The IPGA Convention will fast become a can’t-miss tradition offering valuable and timely propane-focused education as well as opportunities to network with industry colleagues and friends.

IPGA is asking for your help to make this special event a success. We are offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities for you to showcase your company. Click here to learn more.
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