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Legislators Ignore Facts and Snuff Out Smoking Reforms Yet Again

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law * PDF version available for printing * Despite this being a budget year, legislators could not be convinced to raise the cigarette tax. Nor could they be swayed to increase the legal age to 21 on tobacco products, contrary to the pre-session remarks by legislative leaders. Not [...]

2019-05-15T11:32:19-04:00May 15th, 2019|

No Retroactive Amendment for Wage Assignment But Effective Immediately; Nurse Licensure Compact Gets Unanimous Support

Senate Bill 99, (Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools), authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville), was amended and passed by the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee 13-0. The bill provides that a wage assignment may be made for the rental of uniform shirts, pants and job-related clothing, as well as the for the purchase of equipment or tools [...]

2019-03-22T14:21:47-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

Quick Hits: Latest on Workforce Development, Unemployment Insurance and Nurse Licensure Compact Bills

House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), cleared the full House unanimously 99-0 on Tuesday. This Chamber priority bill takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. House Bill 1062 (Unemployment Matters), authored by Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington), passed the House Employment, Pensions and Labor [...]

2019-02-01T13:55:12-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Top Story: Quick Hits on Workforce Development, State Superintendent and Nurse Licensure Compact Bills

The Indiana Chamber testified in support of two priority education and workforce development bills this week: House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. In testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, Chamber President Kevin Brinegar relayed [...]

2019-01-18T15:40:42-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Chamber Supported Nurse Licensure Compact Has Positive Committee Discussion

The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services met for the first time late last week. The committee took testimony on the impact that joining the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) would have on the delivery of nursing services to the residents of Indiana. The Compact would allow nurses in border/regional communities to practice across state [...]

2018-08-27T13:07:24-04:00August 27th, 2018|