As expected, the Louisiana House last evening passed the amended HB 748, the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” by a 95-0 vote. Following grassroots advocacy by ASAE members and many other credentialing organizations, the bill was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The amended bill passed the… Read more »

Plans by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016 have been tabled for now. During a recent debate with his primary challenger Ed Lazere, Chairman Mendelson announced he would not pursue any changes to the law at this time. Mendelson did not rule out… Read more »

The Senate Wednesday narrowly approved a resolution that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules. Republican Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined all Senate Democrats to pass the measure in a 52-47 floor vote. Democrats forced the vote this week using the Congressional… Read more »

More than 150 organizations have signed on to ASAE’s letter urging the Treasury Department to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings… Read more »