Authors: Representative Edmond Soliday
Provides that a person that seeks to establish additional commercial ports on Lake Michigan or the Ohio River must submit to the commission of the ports of Indiana (ports commission) a market study concerning the economic costs and benefits of additional commercial ports. Provides that, before a local port authority may construct or operate a port or other facility on navigable waters: (1) the local port authority must submit a report to the ports commission and to the governor; (2) the ports commission must respond to the report; and (3) the governor must approve the report. Provides that, after June 30, 2014, a local port authority: (1) may not be created; or (2) may not expand its jurisdiction; to include navigable waterways. Makes a technical correction.