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Chamber Testifies Against Medical Marijuana in Study Committee

Last month, the Indiana Chamber weighed in on the General Assembly’s public hearing on legalizing  the use of marijuana for medical purposes, stating: “The Indiana Chamber opposes the legalization of marijuana in any form for recreational use. The Chamber is opposed to medical or therapeutic use until consistent safety and effectiveness in clinical trials exists, as indicated by the [...]

2018-11-06T23:57:28-04:00November 7th, 2018|

Technology and Innovation: Mix of Progress and Frustration

By Mark Lawrance, vice president of engagement and innovation policy In 2018, the Indiana Chamber championed several key economic development and technology bills to further Indiana’s progress with tech, innovation and business growth. An obvious victory was Indiana’s move to become the fourth state in the country to eliminate taxation of software as a service (SaaS) (see Bill Waltz’s [...]

2018-03-30T11:51:14-04:00March 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 [...]

2018-03-02T13:34:54-04:00March 2nd, 2018|

House Explores Possible Change to Energy Tax

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee held a joint hearing to take informational testimony concerning the utilities receipts tax. The tax – paid by all ratepayers – is 1.4% and applies to the taxable gross receipts of Indiana’s utilities. A few Chamber members provided information about the impact of [...]

2018-02-16T12:56:57-04:00February 16th, 2018|