August Issue Update

For questions email publicpolicy@asaecenter.org. FEDERAL TAX ISSUES FOR ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERS “ASAE opposes any increased or additional federal income tax burden on associations.  ASAE supports the ‘relatedness test’ — continuation of the present system for determining areas of tax-exempt organization activity that are taxable because they are not related to the purposes for which exempt… Read more »

Modified Louisiana Credentialing Bill Passes House

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 »

Modified Louisiana Credentialing Bill Passes Senate

The Louisiana Senate earlier today passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text… Read more »

Update: Louisiana Credentialing Bill Successfully Modified

We are pleased to share that HB 748 passed the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee with all language related to certification and registration removed. Thanks to the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee, Rep. Emerson, the bill author, and the Governor’s office for amending the bill to incorporate all changes that the association community had requested. The bill… Read more »

Louisiana Legislation Impacting Professional Certifications

Update – To view ASAE’s letter to HB 748 bill sponsor Rep. Julie Emerson click here. This letter was sent on April 26. —- Below please find more information on a Louisiana bill that, if enacted, could potentially prohibit many professionals in Louisiana from identifying themselves as holding a professional certification. Louisiana House Bill 748, the Occupational… Read more »