A federal appeals court appears unlikely to disturb an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that held the shoreline of Lake Michigan is, and always has been, owned by the state for the enjoyment of all Hoosiers.
"The court’s decision affirms what we always knew to be true — that the shoreline of Lake Michigan belongs to every Hoosier for their use and enjoyment," said Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita.
Three town of Porter property owners who claim a right to a private beach on Lake Michigan are challenging a new state law that explicitly asserts state ownership of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
A landmark Indiana Supreme Court decision certifying state ownership and guaranteeing public recreational use of the Lake Michigan shoreline is now codified in Indiana law.
The Indiana Code likely soon will declare the shoreline of Lake Michigan is, and always has been, owned by the state, and Hoosiers have a right to use the beach for traditional recreational purposes.
State lawmakers appear to have found the sweet spot for preserving public recreational use of the Lake Michigan shoreline, while also protecting adjacent private properties from erosion.
Legislators again have scuttled plans that could have impaired the right of Hoosiers to access the Lake Michigan shoreline and engage in recreational activities on the beach.
Gov. Holcomb issued an executive order directing state agencies to take steps to mitigate the significant erosion of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Northwest Indiana.
Proposals to codify in state law the public-owned portion of the Lake Michigan shoreline and to identify some permitted recreational uses were not called for votes prior to key deadlines Monday.
An attempt to prohibit Lake Michigan beachgoers from doing pretty much anything other than walking near the water was overwhelmingly rejected Thursday by the Indiana House.
Indiana lawmakers appear poised to affirm the Lake Michigan shoreline is owned by the state and available for recreational use by all Hoosiers.
A landmark 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the shoreline of Lake Michigan is owned by the state and held in trust for use by all Hoosiers could be undone by legislation set for a hearing Monday in the House Judiciary Committee.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers should feel free in the warm months ahead to use the beaches along Lake Michigan as they always have.
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