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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+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Detrimental Ban on Coal Tar Products Gets Hearing

Bill # and Title: SB 168 – Ban on the Sale or Use of Coal Tar Pavement Products Author: Sen. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) Summary: Prohibits the sale, or offer for sale, and the application to pavement of a coal tar pavement product except as required for purposes of research on the effects of the coal tar pavement product [...]

2018-01-12T14:18:29+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Opioid Continuing Education Bill Passes Senate Health Committee; Pay Raise for Pharmacists Heard in Senate Insurance

Opioid Continuing Education Bill Passes Senate Health Committee Bill # and Title: SB 225 – Continuing Education Requirements Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-LaPorte) Summary: Establishes continuing education requirements for licensed health care practitioners who apply for a controlled substances registration. Provides that the continuing education requirements expire July 1, 2025. Chamber Position: Support Status: Passed out of the Senate [...]

2018-01-12T14:16:32+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Changes to Indiana’s Alcohol Laws Clear First Hurdle

Bill # and Title: SB 1 – Sunday Carryout Sales; HB 1051 – Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages for Carryout Authors: Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette); Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) Summary: 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. [...]

2018-01-12T14:05:24+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Medical Device Tax Repeal, RV Industry Legislation and Amazon Headquarters

- House Republican lawmakers, under the leadership of Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), have signed a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asking for continued suspension or outright repeal of the medical device tax. This letter has bipartisan support with over 179 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signing on. As background, in 2013 the 2.3% medical [...]

2017-11-03T13:14:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|