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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+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Wireless Structure Bill Voted From Senate Committee

Bill # and Title: HB 1050 – Small Cell Wireless Structures Author: Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: Provides that the definition of “wireless support structure” does not include a utility pole owned or operated by: (1) a public utility; (2) a municipality; (3) an electric membership corporation; or (4) a rural electric cooperative. Does include wireless carriers. Provides that [...]

2018-02-16T12:57:58+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Technology and Innovation: Recap of Where Things Are at the Midpoint

After a stellar 2017, the 2018 short legislation session has been more measured – largely based on the lack of desire to “open up the budget”. While some issues moved ahead as intended, several bold ideas have evolved into a study committee or tabled until next year. Below is a summary of where several key bills stand: The Regional [...]

2018-02-09T13:48:15+00:00February 9th, 2018|

Improved ‘Small Cell’ Bill, High Speed Internet Legislation and Central Indiana Mass Transit Option Pass House

Improved Wireless Structure (Small Cell) Bill Passes House Bill # and Title: HB 1050 Small Cell Wireless Structures Author: Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: Provides that the definition of "wireless support structure" does not include a utility pole owned or operated by: (1) a public utility; (2) a municipality; (3) an electric membership corporation; or (4) a rural electric [...]

2018-02-02T13:13:59+00:00February 2nd, 2018|