Industrial Development Issues. Legal news and articles for May 25 - 31, 2017

Are cities already breaking Iowa's new fireworks law?Zimbabwe: Govt Gazettes Law for Sezs RebatesJudge slams CFMEU's 'deplorable history'Former state budget director launches bid for NC Court of AppealsNew law will expand business development sitesMeeting of Adv. Commission of Russia's State Council on modern regional industrial policyIllinois farmers may soon be growing industrial hempICYMI: Cooper files lawsuit against legislative leaders over Court of Appeals reduction, Industrial Commission ...Developer suggests turning Portland golf course into affordable housingIndustrial hemp arrives in the mountainsNorth Carolina Governor Again Sues GOP Lawmakers Over PowersNorth Brooklyn Artists Vow to Campaign Albany For Stronger Loft LawsHemp in food for horses and chickens? Maybe.What to know as Arizona's mandatory paid sick-leave law takes effectTexas 'Industrial Insureds' Surplus Lines Bill Signed into Law

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Aldermen expand eligibility for user fee abatements
The Recorder (subscription)May 3, 2017

The Amsterdam Common Council unanimously approved a local law Tuesday amending the city code to allow for user fee abatements to include single-unit residential properties and commercial or industrial properties. Deputy Mayor and 3rd Ward Alderman ...more »

Industrial Hemp Offers Economic Opportunities for Farmers
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)May 8, 2017

“That allows us to cultivate it for research and development and marketing purposes.” While industrial hemp has been legal for research, the bill Justice signed — House Bill 2453 — would change the commissioner's ability to issue licenses. Previously ...more »

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Are cities already breaking Iowa's new fireworks law?
DesMoinesRegister.comMay 31, 2017

The law directs the Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office to adopt rules that allow the retail sale of fireworks based on the National Fire Protection Association's standards. The standards mean cities can't restrict fireworks tents to industrial zones or ...more »

Zimbabwe: Govt Gazettes Law for Sezs Rebates
AllAfrica.comMay 30, 2017

Statutory Instrument 59 of 2017, known as Customs Excise (Special Economic Zones) (Rebate) Regulations provides for rebates on raw materials, intermediate products and machinery imported with the sole purpose of using them in SEZs. The duty rebates ...more »

Judge slams CFMEU's 'deplorable history'
The AustralianMay 30, 2017

“That is a total penalty of $90,000 which, in light of the CFMEU's deplorable history of compliance with industrial laws, the ongoing need for specific deterrence, the absence of evidence of corrective action and general lack of contrition is an ...more »

Former state budget director launches bid for NC Court of Appeals
North State Journal (subscription)May 30, 2017

Heath had previously served as Chairman of the Industrial Commission, a body that administers the state's workers compensation laws. Heath received his law degree from Indian University in 2006, and a Bachelor's degree from UNC-Asheville in 2003.more »

New law will expand business development sites
wtvr.comMay 29, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. — The commonwealth, and especially its rural areas, may get an economic boost under legislation signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. At a ceremony with the legislation's sponsors and the state's secretary of commerce, McAuliffe ...more »

Meeting of Adv. Commission of Russia's State Council on modern regional industrial policy
TASSMay 29, 2017

2014–2016 saw the systematic development of the modern regional industrial policy programme. It seeks to create fertile ground for industrial development in every region. In 2014, following the law on industrial policy, the Ministry of Industry and ...more »

Illinois farmers may soon be growing industrial hemp
The State Journal-RegisterMay 28, 2017

Kentucky already has a similar law that allows its farmers to grow and sell hemp. Kentucky has enrolled more than 135 farms and 40 processors in its state hemp program that started in 2016. There are at least 30 other states with laws related to ...more »

ICYMI: Cooper files lawsuit against legislative leaders over Court of Appeals reduction, Industrial Commission ...
The Progressive PulseMay 28, 2017

The power struggle between Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative leaders continued Friday when he filed another lawsuit accusing them of writing laws that impede on his powers. The 42-page lawsuit challenges House Bill 239, a measure passed into law that ...more »

Developer suggests turning Portland golf course into affordable housing
kgw.comMay 27, 2017

He said Friday he'd rather see housing advocates push the state for an exemption to the affordable housing mandate, a law that he called “antiquated”. “We're not saying industrial land is not important,” he said. “We are saying it's not more important ...more »

Industrial hemp arrives in the mountains
WLOSMay 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — State laws could change and allow people to legally conceal handguns without permits. A House judiciary committee approved a proposal Wednesday evening to do away with the requirement. If House Bill 746 becomes law, ...more »

North Carolina Governor Again Sues GOP Lawmakers Over Powers
U.S. News & World ReportMay 26, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's new Democratic governor sued Republican legislative leaders again Friday over laws that he argues unconstitutionally erode his powers to appoint appeals court judges and members of board and commissions.more »

North Brooklyn Artists Vow to Campaign Albany For Stronger Loft Laws
DNAinfoMay 26, 2017

Their goal is to include as many tenants as possible loft law coverage, which protects them much like rent-stabilized tenants, with regulated rent increases and staving off evictions. Much of their focus is in North Brooklyn's industrial areas, which ...more »

Hemp in food for horses and chickens? Maybe.
The ColoradoanMay 26, 2017

A new state law carried by Fort Collins' Rep. Jeni Arndt is a step closer to making that a reality. The law, which passed in the 2017 legislative session, creates a task force to study the application of industrial hemp in animal feed. Arndt, a ...more »

What to know as Arizona's mandatory paid sick-leave law takes effect
AZCentral.comMay 25, 2017

Penalties and damages await companies that ignore the new law. Businesses that fail to meet their notice or recordkeeping requirements are subject to various penalties and damages. The Industrial Commission of Arizona is responsible for enforcing the ...more »

Texas 'Industrial Insureds' Surplus Lines Bill Signed into Law
Insurance JournalMay 25, 2017

On May 11, the Texas Senate passed a bill exempting certain policyholders from the requirement that agents to make a “diligent effort” to find insurance in the admitted commercial insurance market. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the measure, which becomes ...more »

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