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Advocacy Update | 03.15.2022

The Indiana General Assembly ended its short session as sine die occurred at 1:00 AM on Wednesday, March 9. Any Bill that has passed both Chambers heads to Governor Holcomb’s desk, and he has seven days to take action. The bill may be signed, vetoed, or left alone to become law without Governor Holcomb’s signature.

This session the House wrote 434 Bills and the Senate wrote 417 Bills. Currently, the Governor has received 122 bills on his desk and has signed 102. You can follow the Governor’s signed Bills here. 1si Leadership discussed 25 Bills over the session. Two Bills that we have opposed have died (SB390 and HB1083) and two (SB264 and SB408) out of three Bills that we supported have been signed by the Governor, with the third Bill (HB1094) hopeful to be signed. All Bills discussed over the session can be found throughout this update.

All Bills that 1si Leadership has taken a 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.
    • Has not been sent to Governor’s desk.
  • 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.
    • Signed by the Governor on March 7.
  • 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.
    • Signed by the Governor on March 7.
  • SB390 – phases out food and beverage taxes.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP OPPOSED THIS BILL.
    • Passed Senate 37-12.
    • Died in House Ways and Means Committee.
    • Language was added by Senate to HB 1002.
    • The language was removed in Conference Committee from HB 1002.
  • HB1083 – creates a tax on service.
    • 1SI LEADERSHIP OPPOSED THIS BILL.
    • Died in House Ways and Means Committee.

Other live Bills that were monitored over the session:

  • HB1002 – phases down individual adjusted income tax rate and repeals the utility receipts and utility services use taxes.
    • 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.
    • SB 390 language was taken out of bill in Conference Committee.
    • Bill now looks similar to House original Bill.
    • Has not been sent to Governor’s desk.
  • 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.
    • Has not been sent to Governor’s desk.
  • 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.
    • Signed by Governor on March 10.
  • SB411– establishes a state standard for commercial solar and wind energy.
    • Passed Senate 41-7.
    • Passed House 84-9 with amendments.
    • Senate accepted House amendments 34-14.
    • Signed by Governor on March 14.
  • 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.
    • Has not been sent to Governor’s desk.
  • SB361– amends certain business credits, establishes a business promotion and closing fund for Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), and creates framework for IEDC to partner with local municipalities for an Innovative Development District.
    • Passed Senate 48-1.
    • Passed House 69-27 with amendments.
    • Went to Conference Committee.
    • Has not been sent to Governor’s desk.

Thank you for following our actions related to the 2022 Indiana Legislative Session, and for more information on our Advocacy Agenda, please visit www.1si.org/advocacy.

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