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Water, Alcohol and Recap of Energy/Environmental Efforts

By Greg Ellis, vice president of energy and environmental policy The headline: A plan to address drinking water, wastewater and storm water management needs in Indiana should happen sooner rather than later. That’s all possible thanks to HB 1267 which establishes a water infrastructure taskforce to develop the long-awaited, long-term strategy. This was a legislative priority for the Chamber [...]

2018-03-30T12:15:25+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Autonomous Vehicle and High Speed Internet Service Bills Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration, Plus Other Updates

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration 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 a Level 1,2 or 3 automated vehicle on a public [...]

2018-03-02T13:34:54+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill; Autonomous Vehicle Bill Passed House With Bipartisan Support

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants the end user the right to: (1) use prewritten computer software delivered [...]

2018-01-26T14:35:36+00:00January 26th, 2018|

Water Management and Road/Utility Repair Bills Heard in Committee

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Taskforce Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a Water Infrastructure Taskforce consisting of 14 members including: the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), four other ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the Governor. It [...]

2018-01-19T14:38:50+00:00January 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+00:00January 19th, 2018|

Chamber Hosting Annual Technology & Innovation Policy Summit December 1 in Downtown Indianapolis

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. Learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit on December 1 at the Conrad Indianapolis. The event, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, brings together influential industry, government and legislative leaders who [...]

2017-11-21T14:34:33+00:00November 21st, 2017|

Indiana Chamber Unveils Top Legislative Priorities for 2018, Honors Six ‘Champion’ Lawmakers for 2017 Efforts

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Closing the skills gap to enable more jobs to be filled and ensuring the state’s tax environment is ripe for business expansion are top priorities for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. These initiatives and more were announced today at the organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where six state legislators were [...]

2017-11-20T13:17:29+00:00November 20th, 2017|