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Worker’s Comp Bill Passes Senate Unanimously; All Eyes on Conference Committee for Possible Benefit Increase

House Bill 1182 – Worker’s Compensation Author: Rep Matt Lehman (R-Berne) Provides for worker’s compensation purposes that an employee who leaves work to serve as a volunteer firefighter or member of a volunteer emergency medical services association is considered an employee of the firefighting unit while in the performance of duties as a volunteer firefighter or volunteer member. Increases [...]

2019-03-22T13:17:37-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

Chamber Concerns Addressed in State Revenue Bill; Worker’s Comp Benefit Increase and Virtual Education Bills Pass 

Senate Bill 565 (Department of State Revenue), authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), passed the full Senate on Tuesday. This is the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) “agency bill” that largely includes items to help it do its job, but a couple added provisions were of concern to the Chamber. Those were remedied on Monday with a second reading amendment [...]

2019-02-27T10:37:53-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Bill Deadline Next Week; Worker’s Comp Benefit Increase Amended, Now Expected to Clear Senate

Monday is the last day for bills originating in the House to pass the full House. Meanwhile, Tuesday marks the same milestone for Senate bills. Among the most significant still awaiting final action: Senate Bill 565 – Department of State Revenue Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Contains numerous changes to the administrative procedures governing the operations of the Department of Revenue. [...]

2019-02-22T13:47:08-04:00February 22nd, 2019|

Worker’s Comp Benefit Increase Heard in Committee, Fails on Tie Vote; IOSHA Bill Responding to Worker’s Death Moves in Committee

Senate Bill 358 – Worker’s Compensation Authored by Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage)    Increases benefits for injuries and disablements by 10% each year for three years, beginning on July 1, 2019. Chamber Position: Oppose The Latest: The chairman of the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee, Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville), took a vote on the bill and it failed 5-5. [...]

2019-02-15T14:43:56-04:00February 15th, 2019|