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Key Education Bills Ready for Floor Votes

Computer Science Bill Passes Committee Unanimously Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching computer science. [...]

2018-02-23T13:20:28+00:00 February 23rd, 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+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Amendments Make SaaS Bill Even Better

Bill # and Title: SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Fort Wayne) Summary: Provides that for 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 to use prewritten computer software delivered electronically. Specifies, however, that a [...]

2018-02-23T13:16:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Chamber, Wellness Council Team With Governor to Assist Employers in Battling Opioid Epidemic

It’s official! The Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana are joining forces with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration in its effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Today’s announcement: the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative. The impact of drug abuse on Hoosiers, families and communities has been well documented. Those negative consequences of individual addiction have spread to the [...]

2018-02-09T13:23:39+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Drives Out of Committee; House and Senate Committees Consider Different Wireless Structure (Small Cell) Bills

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Drives Out of Committee 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 an automated vehicle on a public highway. Requires automated vehicles to comply with [...]

2018-01-19T15:29:16+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

SaaS Legislation Gets Unanimous Committee Support in Senate

Bill # and Title: SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software (SaaS) Author: Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants a user the right to use prewritten computer software delivered electronically. Specifies, however, that a transaction in which a [...]

2018-01-19T14:16:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|