In an announcement last week, the Treasury Department said many tax-exempt groups will no longer be required to disclose their donors to the Internal Revenue Service.
Following the Department of Labor issuing its final rule on association health plans last month, the Las Vegas business group has plans to launch an AHP for Nevada small businesses and sole proprietors in September.
Hearing testimony on the value of occupational licensing, members of a House subcommittee generally agreed that the question of whether certain professions are over-regulated should be left to the states to answer.
The Department of Labor issued a final rule this week that expands association health plans to help small businesses and self-employed people get affordable health coverage. ASAE is currently analyzing the rule to determine its viability for associations.
Proposed new rules for screening of visa applicants would intensify scrutiny of their social media histories and other personal details. The Visit U.S. Coalition is concerned they will negatively affect inbound travel and harm U.S. economic interests.
ASAE takes up fringe benefits, fuzzy rules with Treasury.
Two bills passed by the Missouri legislature define certification as a government function, threatening voluntary certifications offered by associations and other credentialing organizations. ASAE is pressing the incoming governor to veto the measures.
A provision in the tax law passed last year eliminated a deduction for transportation and other fringe benefits provided by employers. In a letter delivered to the Treasury Department last week, ASAE and 150 organizations asked the agency to delay its implementation.
Language that would have barred the use of professional certifications in the state was removed from the proposed Occupational Licensing Review Act after associations and their credentialed members objected to the provision.
Facing an outcry from professional credentialing organizations, Louisiana lawmakers may be ready to amend the proposed Occupational Licensing Review Act, which otherwise would prohibit the use of most professional certifications in the state.