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Wage Assignment Bill Passes Committee; Chamber Working to Improve Voluntary Paid Leave Bill

Senate Bill 99 – Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools Authored by Sen. Phi Boots (Crawfordsville) Provides that a wage assignment for the purchase, rental or use of uniforms, shirts, pants and other job-related clothing may not be an amount that exceeds the direct cost paid by the employer to an external vendor for those items. Provides that a [...]

2019-02-01T13:34:51-04:00February 1st, 2019|

House Committee OKs Sunday Sales; Cold Beer Gets Cold Shoulder From Senate Group

Bill # and Title: HB 1051 – Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages for Carryout Author: Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) Summary: This bill allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and qualifying restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from the hours of noon until 8 p.m. Chamber Position: Support Status: Heard last week by [...]

2018-01-19T15:01:44-04:00January 19th, 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 [...]

2018-01-19T15:29:16-04:00January 19th, 2018|

What the Senate Leadership Changes Mean for the Business Community

This marks the first session without fiscal stalwarts Brandt Hershman and Luke Kenley, both of whom retired from the Senate – Hershman’s announcement coming just before Christmas. While it’s hard to replace such experience and wisdom, those stepping up to fill their shoes have been waiting in the wings for a while and should make for smooth transitions. Back [...]

2018-01-08T10:24:02-04:00January 5th, 2018|