Public Testimony and Comments

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The Institute for Working Families serves as a trusted voice on issues affecting working families in Indiana, from employment conditions to safety net programs to consumer protections and beyond. We share our research and policy analysis directly with policymakers through one-on-one meetings and public testimony, and we regularly comment on administrative proposals and requests for information.


2020 Testimony, Comments, & Requests

Comment to Department of Labor on Request for Information on Paid Leave
Public Comment | Download the PDF
Sent by Indiana Institute for Working Families on September 14, 2020

Comment to OCC on Proposal "National Banks & Federal Savings Associations as Lenders"
Public Comment on Proposed Rule | Download the PDF
Sent by Indiana Institute for Working Families on August 26, 2020

Letter to Indiana Delegation: Expand Paid Leave in Next COVID-19 Package
Joined by 50 advocates and 21 organizations |Download the PDF
Sent by Indiana Institute for Working Families on August 3, 2020

Testimony Before the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
Supporting SB 407, Unlicensed Online Lending | Video |PDF
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, January 29, 2020

Testimony Before the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
Opposing SB 395, Uniform Consumer Credit Code | Video | Blog
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, January 22, 2020

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2019 Testimony & Comments

Testimony Before the Senate Education & Career Development Committee
Supporting HB 1628, Prekindergarten program eligibility | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, March 27, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Tax & Fiscal Policy Committee
Supporting HB 1141, Traffic amnesty program | Video
Presented by Amy Carter, Policy Analyst, March 26, 2019

Testimony Before the House Financial Institutions Committee
Opposing SB 613, Consumer credit | VideoPDF
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, March 26, 2019

Testimony Before the House Family, Children, & Human Affairs Committee
Supporting SB 440, TANF eligibility | Video
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, March 12, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
Opposing SB 613, Consumer credit | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, February 21, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Family & Children Services Committee
Supporting SB 440, TANF eligibility | Video
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, February 18, 2019 

Testimony Before the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
Opposing SB 587, Consumer credit | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, February 13, 2019 

Testimony Before the House Courts & Criminal Code Committee
Supporting HB 1141, Traffic amnesty program | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, February 6, 2019

Testimony Before the House Financial Institutions Committee
Supporting HB 1495, Principal dwelling land contracts | Video
Presented by Amy Carter, Policy Analyst, February 5, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Pensions & Labor Committee
Providing information on SB 496, Voluntary family leave insurance program | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, January 30, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
Supporting SB 104, Small loans | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, January 23, 2019

Testimony Before the House Financial Institutions Committee
Opposing HB 1136, Uniform Consumer Credit Code | Video
Presented by Erin Macey, Senior Policy Analyst, January 15, 2019

Testimony Before the Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee
Supporting SB 210, Driver's license reinstatement fees | Video
Presented by Amy Carter, Policy Analyst, January 8, 2019 

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2018 Testimony & Comments

Testimony Before the Senate Pensions & Labor Committee
Supporting HB 1065, Occupational Licensing | PDF
Presented by Ann Radtke, Legislative and Communications Assistant, February 21, 2018

Testimony Before the Senate Pensions & Labor Committee
Supporting SR 25, Urging the legislative council to study paid leave | PDF
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, February 21, 2018

Testimony Before the House Financial Institutions Committee
Opposing HB 1319, Small loans and unsecured consumer loans | PDF
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, January 25, 2018

Testimony Before the House Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Committee
Supporting HB 1065, Broadband grants & high speed internet service | PDF | Video at 58:40
Presented by Amy Carter, Policy Analyst, January 24, 2018

Testimony Before the House Employment, Labor, & Pensions Committee
Supporting with amendments HB 1245, Occupational Licensing
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, January 23, 2018

Testimony Before the House Employment, Labor, & Pensions Committee
Supporting with amendments HB 1134, Drug addiction workforce recovery program
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, January 23, 2018

Testimony Before the Senate Family and Children Services Committee
Supporting SB 187, Child care
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, January 18, 2018

Testimony Before the House Ways & Means Committee
Supporting HB 1002, Workforce funding and programs
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, January 17, 2018

Testimony Before the Senate Health Committee
Supporting SB 142, Maternal mortality review committee
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, January 11, 2018

Testimony Before the Senate Family and Children Services Committee
Supporting SB 11, Eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance| PDF | Video at 38:08
Presented by Amy Carter, Policy Analyst, January 11, 2018

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2017 Testimony & Comments

Testimony Before the House Family, Children and Human Affairs
Supporting SB 154, Asset limitation for SNAP eligibility | Video at 51:50
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, March 15, 2017

Testimony Before the House Committee on Education
Supporting SB 108, Education matters | Video at 52:20
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, March 28, 2017

Testimony Before the House Committee on Employment, Labor, and Pensions
Supporting SB 253, Study of voluntary paid family and medical leave | Video at 37:50
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, March 14, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development
Supporting HB 1004, Prekindergarten education | Video at 1:18:50
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, March 9, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions
Opposing SB 245, Long term small loans | Video at 1:11:30
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, February 16, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor
Opposing SB 312, Use of criminal history information in hiring | Video at 1:25:30
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, February 15, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services
Supporting SB 527, TANF eligibility | Video at 2:24:25
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, February 13, 2017

Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means
Supporting HB 1008, Workforce development | PDFVideo at 1:52:08
Presented by Amy Carter, Legislative Intern, February 7, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
Supporting SB 364, Child care tax credits | PDFVideo at 2:04:16
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, February 7, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Public Policy
Supporting SB 227, Foreclosure filing fee | Video at 14:44
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, February 1, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor
Supporting SB 253, Study of voluntary paid family and medical leave | PDF | Video at 1:31:02
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, February 1, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military
Supporting SB 307, Veteran preference for employment and training | PDF | Video at 14:08
Presented by Amy Carter, Legislative Intern, January 31, 2017

Testimony Before the House Committee on Education
Supporting HB 1004, Prekindergarten education | PDF | Video at 3:27:39
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, January 31, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development
Supporting SB 276, Prekindergarten education | PDF | Video at 3:20:30
Presented by Erin Macey, Policy Analyst, January 25, 2017

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services
Supporting SB 154, Asset limitations for SNAP eligibility | PDF | Video at 2:05:12
Presented by Jessica Fraser, Director, January 23, 2017

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2016 Public Testimony

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development
Supporting HB 1248, EARN for Adult Students | PDF
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, February 17, 2016

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2015 Public Testimony

Testimony Before the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
Opposing HB 1109, Repeal of common construction wage | PDFPowerPoint | Video
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, March 31, 2015

Testimony Before the House Ways and Means Committee
Support Testimony for SB 509, Scholarships and Grants | PDF
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, March 16, 2015

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services
Support Testimony for SB 549, Removal of asset limits for SNAP food assistance program | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, February 16, 2015

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Labor and Pensions
Informational Testimony for SB 416, Employees' right to scheduled employment | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, February 11, 2015

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services
In Support of SB 129, Eligibility for child care voucher | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, February 9, 2015

Testimony Before the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Services
In Support of HB 1616, Eligibility for child care voucher | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, January 28, 2015

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2014 Public Testimony

Testimony Before the Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor
In Support of Work Sharing | PDF | Video
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, August 27, 2014

Testimony Before the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee
Addressing SB330, Better Skills for Adult Learners | PDF
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, February 21, 2014

Testimony Before the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee
Opposing HB1151, TANF Drug Testing | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, January 22, 2014

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2013 Public Testimony

Response to 2013 Summer Study Work Share QuestionsPDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, September 30, 2013 

Testimony Before the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee Summer Study
Supporting Work Sharing | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, September 30, 2013

Testimony before the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
Supporting HB1288, Work Sharing | PDF
Presented by Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, February 19, 2013

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee
Supporting SB185, Vehicle Use for Individual Development Accounts | PDF
Presented by Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst, January 24, 2013

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