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Advocacy Update | 03.08.2022

The Indiana General Assembly is coming to the end of their short session. Conference Committees started last week and must conclude for final adjournment no later than Monday, March 14.

This session the House wrote 434 Bills with 84 still active. The Senate wrote 417 Bills with 96 still active. Currently, the Governor has signed 1 Bill into law. You can follow the Governor’s signed Bills here. 1si Leadership has discussed 25 Bills over the session consisting of 16 that have died (including two that we opposed), and nine that are still alive (including three that we support and are hopeful will be signed into law).

The 1si Leadership Team continues to review those Bills that are being heard and are consistent with 1si’s 2022 Advocacy Agenda.

All Bills that 1si Leadership have taken position on:

  • HB1094 – includes a business will provide adequate employer liability and worker’s compensation insurance coverage for students enrolled in a work-based learning course.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS THIS PRO-WORKFORCE BILL.
    • Passed House 88-0.
    • Passed Senate 49-0 with amendments.
    • Went to Conference Committee.
  • SB264 – establishes the Administrative Rules Review Taskforce to oversee state agencies that create fees. This Bill is authored by Senator Garten and co-authored by Senator Houchin and Senator Boehnlein.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS THIS BILL.
    • Passed Senate 49-0.
    • Passed House 90-1 without amendments.
    • Senator Garten expressed that this would go to a Summer Study Taskforce or Committee.
  • SB408 – amends the statute authorizing a bank or trust company to make investments in community based economic development projects.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS THIS BILL.
    • Passed Senate 46-0.
    • Passed House 93-1 without amendments.
    • Headed to Governor’s desk.
  • SB390 – phases out food and beverage taxes.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP OPPOSED THIS BILL.
    • Passed Senate 37-12.
    • Died in House Ways and Means Committee.
    • Language is being added into another bill – HB1002.
  • HB1083 – creates a tax on service.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP OPPOSED THIS BILL.
    • Died in House Ways and Means Committee.

Other live Bills we are currently monitoring:

  • HB1002 – the Senate has made several amendments that have fundamentally changed the Bill.
    • Passed House with language that would reduce taxes with 68-25.
    • Senate has stripped this bill and added language from SB390 with Food and Beverage Tax.
    • Went to Conference Committee.
  • SB5 – establishes a reciprocity procedure to grant licenses and certificates to practice certain health care professions in Indiana.
    • Passed Senate 47-0.
    • Passed House 89-0, returned to Senate with amendments.
    • Went to Conference Committee.
  • SB290 – establishes a career coaching pilot program for high schools who wish to participate, will award grants to school corporations to establish the career coaching program.
    • Passed Senate 48-0.
    • Passed House 82-0 with amendments.
    • Went to Conference Committee.
  • SB245 – establishes a Statewide Sports and Tourism Bid Fund.
    • Passed Senate 46-0.
    • Passed House 86-6 with amendments.
    • Senate accepted House amendments 47-0.
    • Headed to Governor’s Office.

We will keep you updated on our actions related to the 2022 Indiana Legislative Session, but for more information on our Advocacy Agenda, please visit www.1si.org/advocacy.

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