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Pressure Now on ADL to Properly Recognize State’s New Hate Crimes Law

Indiana is officially the 46th state with a hate crimes statute! On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 198 into law. The previous day, the Senate concurred on the House-amended measure 34-14. While language in the bill (see bolded text) isn’t as delineated as we originally advocated for, it’s still a very meaningful hate crimes bill. It is [...]

2019-04-05T15:38:45-04:00April 5th, 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: Chamber Stops Right of Action Provision

Senate Bill 16 – Protective Orders and Unemployment Authored by Sen. Lonnie Randolph (D-East Chicago) Provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual’s employment due to circumstances directly related to the individual's filing of a petition for a protective order. Chamber Position: Neutral (as passed in committee) The [...]

2019-01-18T13:27:01-04:00January 18th, 2019|

BizVoiceExtra: All Sides of the Law

Bill Barrett heads the litigation group at the Williams Barrett & Wilkowski law firm in Greenwood. He says his background after graduating from Indiana University Law School (Bloomington) is invaluable in his current role. Barrett was a clerk for both the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Tax Court. He followed that by becoming a prosecutor in Johnson County [...]

2018-07-12T10:15:42-04:00July 10th, 2018|

BizVoiceExtra: A Day to Remember

From the moment I heard about Phyllis Gratz Poff’s career, I was intrigued. When I met her in person, I was awestruck.BizVoice® magazine profiles Poff (at age 87, she’s Indiana’s longest-practicing female attorney) in our current issue, which features a special law firm section. I traveled to her downtown office in Auburn, which she’s occupied for 45-plus years.During an impromptu lunch, [...]

2018-07-12T10:34:22-04:00June 28th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on House Republican Maneuver to Kill Smoking Bill

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber  President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the House Republican caucus deciding today to effectively kill House Bill 1380, which would have increased the state’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21: “The Indiana Chamber is extremely disappointed in the decision by the House Republican caucus to kill legislation aimed at reducing the state’s high smoking [...]

2018-01-30T18:01:43-04:00January 30th, 2018|

Ice Miller: Experienced Transactional Real Estate Attorney Alex Beatty Joins Firm (Indianapolis)

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to welcome Alex Beatty as an associate in the Firm’s Real Estate Group. Alex advises clients on real estate transactions that include purchasing, selling and leasing properties. Alex also assists clients with their land use, zoning and economic development needs. “Alex is a seasoned real estate attorney with vast experience executing transactional and financing [...]

2018-07-06T16:06:11-04:00November 27th, 2017|