Nonprofits Tracking States’ Online Sales Tax Adoption

Associations and other nonprofit groups are closely tracking activity in state legislatures across the country to impose a state sales tax for online purchases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision last year. The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair throws out the previous “physical presence” threshold for when sellers… Read more »

TX House Passes Weakened Religious Liberty Bill

The Texas House passed a religious liberty bill this week that will likely be signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The bill was stripped of its most controversial provisions, however, amid protests from ASAE and other business advocates that it would have licensed discrimination against the LGBTQ community. The version of Senate Bill 1978 that… Read more »

PA Legislation Threatens Private Certification

ASAE is concerned that a bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House poses a threat to private certification. In its current form, House Bill 811 could inappropriately interfere with the right of many private credentialing organizations to adopt and enforce their own ethics codes and procedures. ASAE is also concerned that, depending on the reading of… Read more »

TX Senate Advances Religious Liberty Bill

Over opposition from Democrats, the Texas Senate yesterday advanced a watered-down religious liberty bill that – in its original form – was viewed as discriminatory against the LGBTQ community. The proposal (S. 1978) will now return to the Texas House where the LGBTQ Caucus killed a very similar proposal on a procedural maneuver last week…. Read more »

Debate Continues Over LGBTQ Protections in TX

ASAE President and CEO John Graham joined other business leaders at a press conference April 30 in Austin, TX to oppose legislation that jeopardizes LGBTQ protections in cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Austin and San Antonio. The Texas House is considering three bills intended to stop cities from regulating paid sick leave, benefits and… Read more »