Legislative News

Aspire Releases 2021 Indiana Legislative Session Report

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The Indiana General Assembly convened its 2021 session to tackle the large issues facing our State during the COVID-19 pandemic. And so, they did, in an unprecedented fashion.

Final Week of the 2021 Statehouse Session

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Statehouse Committee Deadline: Controversial Transit Bill Dies but Language Appears in Amendments

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

This week is the Second and Third reading deadlines in both chambers.

Statehouse Update: Broadband Bills Racing to Finish Line, Constitutional Argument to Court?

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Sine die date subsequently advanced the timetable for bills to make it out of committee to this Thursday.

Statehouse Update: Women’s Suffrage, Funds for Small Business and More

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The second half of the legislative session ramped up last week, with committees meeting in full swing and longer daily session calendars.

Statehouse Update: Second Half of Session Begins with 'Normal' Cadence

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

During the second half of the session, bills that passed out of their originating chamber in the first half are sent to the opposite chamber to start the entire review and debate process over again.

Statehouse Update: Governor Signs First Bill, An Aspire Priority

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Statehouse Update: Indy Business Community Speaks Out

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

As various measures gain traction, more constituents take notice and use their voice.

Statehouse Update: Remote Worker Grants and Rare Moment of Bipartisanship

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Here are updates on some key issues Aspire has been following.

Aspire Statehouse Returns, Taking Care of Business

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Bills to help businesses stay open moved fast, and we are seeing progress on other bills to help address the long-term business environment.

Statehouse Update: Recess, State of the State, and Bad Bill 74

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Several of Aspire’s priority issues resumed moving forward this week, notably Employer Liability Protections.

Filing Deadline: They’re All In and We’re Optimistic

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The bill filing deadlines have now passed in both the Senate and House. All bill lists are now complete and public.

Democracy is For and By the People, Not Buildings

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The 2021 Session Begins

Aspire Announces Legislative Priorities for 2021

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Broadband, employer liability, tobacco and work share included on list.

Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities.

Legislative Update Final Week: : Bills that Crossed the Finish Line

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Here are session highlights, beginning with an update on House leadership and Aspire’s 2020 session top priorities.

Legislative Update Week 9: Conference Committees and the Wheels on the Bus

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The House and Senate are past their bill reading deadlines and our days (and nights) are now spent focusing on concurrence votes and conference committees.

Legislative Update Week 8: Procedural Move Threatens Transit Development

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The legislation-making process contains more than a dozen steps before a bill becomes a law. This process is built to foster transparency, due diligence, and dialogue.

Legislative Update Week 7: Distracted Driving, Workforce Bills Moving

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Studies have shown distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents and fatalities. The penalty for breaking this law would be a ticket and fine up to $500.

Legislative Update Week 6: Second Half Begins

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The countdown to sine die (the end of session) is officially on.

Legislative Update Week 5: Too Fast, Too Furious?

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

It is officially halftime for the 2020 legislative session. What does this mean?

Legislative Update Week 4: : Committee Deadline Week

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Any piece of legislation that hasn’t crossed the desk of its originating Chamber for a second time for potential amendment is considered “dead” for the session.

Legislative Update Week 3: And The First Bill Is...

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Priority bills are continuing to make progress in both houses – especially policies related to health care and tobacco.

Legislative Update Week 2: SOTS, Women’s Suffrage Centennial and Bill Movement

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Fiat-Chrysler has chosen Indiana for diversification and will invest nearly $400 million in its Kokomo facility.

Legislative Update Week 1: Moved Fast

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

It is a short session which means that statutorily the legislature is required to finish their business by no later than March 14.