ASHI has joined more than 100 organizations, representing more than 12 million employers and 80 million workers, strongly supporting the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003, bipartisan legislation to strengthen and expand Association Health Plans (AHPs). This legislation will provide workers employed in small businesses and the self-employed with access to Fortune 500-style health benefits now enjoyed by workers in corporate and labor union health plans.HQ tracks radon tax credit legislation
ASHI HQ was notified by AARST and the American Radon Policy Coalition that US Representative Rob Simmons (Connecticut) was in the process of introducing a bill in the United States Congress entitled “Raid on Radon Tax Credit of 2003.” This bill, if passed, will provide a tax credit up to the amount of $1500 against income tax for the purchase and installation of equipment to test for radon and to reduce radon in air and water. The two organizations are soliciting support for the bill, which did not have a number at the time of the notice. For information on how to join in supporting this bill, visit www.ashi.org, Members Only, News.Do you know someone who deserves recognition?
Twice a year, ASHI publishes Reporter special editions – InspectionWorld in January and Special Recognition in June. If you know of an individual, a chapter or an organization that deserves to be recognized for community service or service to the Society, send information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an opportunity for ASHI to recognize all our innovative extra-milers. July 18 - Save the date for big happenings in D.C.
Plans are already taking shape for this year’s Townhall meeting. With three chapters putting their heads together, you know it’s going to be a special event. You’ll be hearing more in the months to come. For now, mark the date...July 18, 2003. ASHI calendar of events
• April 11-12, 2003, Board of Directors orientation and meeting, Chicago, Ill.
• July 18-20, 2003, Townhall gathering and Board of Directors meeting, Washington D.C.
• October 24-25, 2003, Chapter Leadership Day and Board of Directors meeting, Chicago, Ill.
• December 13, 2003, Committee Leadership Workshop, Chicago, Ill. (tentative)
• January 14, 2004, Board of Directors meeting, Albuquerque, N.M.
• January 15-17, 2004 InspectionWorld, Albuquerque, N.M.