Lawmakers Override Holcomb's Tenant/Landlord Veto

Feb 19, 2021

The Indiana House voted Wednesday to overturn a 2020 veto made by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The measure that hampers local efforts to increase tenant rights and penalize bad acting landlords now becomes law. 

Last year’s legislation came after Indianapolis passed a set of ordinances to address high eviction rates. Holcomb vetoed the measure as the pandemic hit saying the law was too broad and ill-timed.

The Indiana Senate voted Monday to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a tenant-landlord bill passed last year. The move would restrict local governments from enacting measures to increase renter rights and penalize landlords.

Indiana is evaluating how Hoosiers will be affected by the recent eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Indiana will launch a settlement arbitration tool for Hoosier landlords and renters as it braces for a flood of evictions when the state’s eviction moratorium ends Aug. 14.