StateNewsGov. Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the passage of SEA 257, which exempts all software as a service from state sales tax—making Indiana one of only four states to do so in state statute and SEA 139 which requires county coroners to take specific actions to ensure accurate data collection and reporting on drug overdose deaths:

“Tech is a growing sector that is transforming every industry. This bill will help make Indiana a leader in supporting the tech community by exempting all software as a service from Indiana’s sales tax. It’s a simple move that will make a big difference, and I look forward to signing this legislation.”

“We need to attack the opioid epidemic as aggressively as it’s attacking our Hoosier communities, but to do that we need accurate information on drug overdose deaths. This bill will dramatically improve the data we have and help us make more informed decisions. I thank Indiana lawmakers for their work and support to get it to my desk.”