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House and Senate in Agreement on SaaS Bills

Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Taxes and Credits; SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Authors: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville); Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Summary: Provides that for the purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person sells, rents, leases or licenses for consideration the right [...]

2018-03-02T13:54:34+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Asbestos Bill Most Likely Dead for 2018 Session

Bill # and Title: HB 1061 – Asbestos Litigation Author: Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) Summary: Urges the Legislative Council to assign to the appropriate interim study committee the topic of the appropriate statute of repose duration for certain product liability actions. Requires certain disclosures regarding asbestos bankruptcy trust claims in civil asbestos actions. Provides medical criteria to set aside [...]

2018-03-02T13:51:34+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Again, Remain a Work in Progress

Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the college and career funding review committee and requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Council. Establishes the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to develop, not later than [...]

2018-03-02T13:47:57+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Bill Goes to the Governor; Two Other Key Bill Headed for Final Votes

Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Bill Goes to the Governor Bill # and Title: SB 297 – Employability Skills Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Provides that, not later than July 1, 2019, each school within a school corporation shall include interdisciplinary employability skills standards established by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), in consultation with the [...]

2018-03-02T13:44:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply; New Employer Assistance Drug Program Proposed in Health Committee, Amended Into Bill

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Except during a medical emergency, prohibits workers’ compensation and occupational disease compensation reimbursement for drugs specified in the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by [...]

2018-03-02T13:38:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Autonomous Vehicle and High Speed Internet Service Bills Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration, Plus Other Updates

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration Bill # and Title: HB 1341 – Autonomous Vehicles Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Preempts local government from enacting laws that prohibits the authorized use of an automated vehicle. Allows a person with a driver’s license to operate a Level 1,2 or 3 automated vehicle on a public [...]

2018-03-02T13:34:54+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support; Next Stop for Distressed Utilities Bill: Governor’s Desk

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support Bill # and Title: SB 362 – Regulation of Water and Wastewater Systems Authors: Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: This bill requires a cost-benefit analysis and asset-management plan before a new water or wastewater utility can provide service. It also keeps new utilities under the review of [...]

2018-03-02T13:30:10+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Federal Relations: Health Care Price Transparency Sought; ACA Lawsuit Filed; Medical Device Tax Meeting Held

- Senator Todd Young is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. “Real world [...]

2018-03-02T13:26:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Chamber Welcomes New Foundation Leader, Announces Pending Retirement of Indiana INTERNnet Director

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A skilled fundraiser with prior experience at Northwestern University, Feeding America and United Way of Central Indiana is the new executive director of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Marci Price most recently had been serving as director of grants and foundations for the United Way of Central Indiana. In that role, Price was responsible for grant acquisition [...]

2018-03-01T14:45:15+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

State’s Largest Safety and Health Conference Coming to Indy March 12-14

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Hoosier businesses can mitigate risks, improve safety and stay current on key issues when representatives attend the 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo March 12-14. The largest safety and health conference in the state offers over 70 education sessions, engaging speakers and more than 100 exhibitors and safety vendors during [...]

2018-02-26T09:59:02+00:00 February 26th, 2018|