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Much at Stake in U.S. Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Case

By Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance On April 17, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com and another online retailer challenged a South Dakota law that calls for them to collect South Dakota’s sales tax on their sales [...]

2018-04-13T12:31:09+00:00April 13th, 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+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young Launches ‘Fair Shot Agenda’; Entire Delegation Supports Cyber Battalion in Indy

- On Tuesday, Senator Todd Young unveiled his Fair Shot Agenda – a new statewide initiative that aims to ensure every Hoosier has a fair shot at success. “Every Hoosier deserves a fair shot to succeed – regardless of their age, where they go to school or what challenges they face,” said Young. The Fair Shot Agenda focuses on [...]

2018-02-23T13:40:37+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Improved ‘Small Cell’ Bill, High Speed Internet Legislation and Central Indiana Mass Transit Option Pass House

Improved Wireless Structure (Small Cell) Bill Passes House Bill # and Title: HB 1050 Small Cell Wireless Structures Author: Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: Provides that the definition of "wireless support structure" does not include a utility pole owned or operated by: (1) a public utility; (2) a municipality; (3) an electric membership corporation; or (4) a rural electric [...]

2018-02-02T13:13:59+00:00February 2nd, 2018|

Medical Device Tax Repeal, RV Industry Legislation and Amazon Headquarters

- House Republican lawmakers, under the leadership of Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), have signed a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asking for continued suspension or outright repeal of the medical device tax. This letter has bipartisan support with over 179 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signing on. As background, in 2013 the 2.3% medical [...]

2017-11-03T13:14:33+00:00November 3rd, 2017|