Legislative News

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.