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Key Wage Assignment Fix and Unemployment Insurance Changes

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law * PDF version available for printing * At the Chamber’s request, Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) carried SB 99, which allowed for a wage assignment for the rental of uniforms. The U.S. Southern District Court determined that while the Indiana code permits deductions for the “purchase” of uniforms, [...]

2019-05-15T11:04:25-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Priority Legislation on Venture Capital Credit, Broadband and Asbestos Litigation Moves to Second Half

Senate Bill 563 (Economic Development), authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), passed the Senate 45-4 on Monday. It contains the long-standing Indiana Chamber priority of making the venture capital investment credit transferable. Another aspect of significance is the change to how service providers’ income tax liability is determined. The change, generally speaking, will benefit companies that sell their services [...]

2019-02-27T10:48:48-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Top Story: Priority Asbestos Trust Bill Passes House Judiciary by Slim Margin

House Bill 1181 – Asbestos Litigation Authored by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) Requires certain disclosures regarding asbestos trust claims in civil asbestos actions. Requires a defendant to identify additional trust claims that a defendant believes a plaintiff is eligible for in a written motion. Requires a defendant to disclose, in the defendant’s motion, the basis for the defendant’s belief [...]

2019-02-15T13:42:37-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Disappointments Overshadow a Few Victories in Health Care and Labor Relations

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law Simply put, it was one of the Chamber’s biggest disappointments of the session: The General Assembly failing to implement reforms to reduce smoking in Indiana. We knew the landscape going in but felt something positive could occur. Since 2018 was a non-budget year, that meant no one [...]

2018-03-30T11:49:04-04:00March 30th, 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 [...]

2018-03-02T13:51:34-04:00March 2nd, 2018|

Asbestos Transparency Bill Testimony Taken, Status in Doubt

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 [...]

2018-02-23T13:14:56-04:00February 23rd, 2018|

Priority Asbestos Bill Passes the House, Faces Senate Committee Test

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 [...]

2018-02-09T14:29:57-04:00February 9th, 2018|

Asbestos Bill Awaits House Vote on Monday

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 [...]

2018-02-02T13:16:01-04:00February 2nd, 2018|