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Oklahoma House Votes for Early Sunset of State Wind PTC

On March 9, 2017, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B. 2298, which would end the Oklahoma production tax credit for wind energy production three and a half years earlier than current law. This measure was first...more

Congress Restores GAO’s Civilian Task Order Jurisdiction, Even Before NDAA Becomes Law

by Holland & Knight LLP on

We recently noted in this blog that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2017 is set to restore the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) jurisdiction to hear protests of task and delivery orders issued by...more

GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million

Government contractors hoping to challenge a civilian agency’s award of a task or delivery order may be out of luck, at least temporarily. Prior to September 30, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) had...more

What’s in a Name?

by BakerHostetler on

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Sunset Advisory Commission was called to order to announce decisions concerning the Texas Railroad Commission. The Sunset Commission is composed of five senators, five representatives and...more

Texas Railroad Commission Sunset

by BakerHostetler on

The Texas Sunset Act was passed in 1977 to address the escalation of government budgets and the perception that government bureaucracy was not accountable. The Act applies to 130 agencies and other governmental entities. The...more

New York Extends Sunset Provision on 2012 Wage Deduction Law Amendments to 2018

UPDATE: On October 26, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed a bill (A07594) extending the expiration period of the 2012 amendments to New York Labor Law 193 from three years after their effective date (November 6, 2015) to six...more

LA Metro Pursues Independent P3 Authority: ABX 1-12

by Nossaman LLP on

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LA Metro”) is pursuing new public-private partnership (P3) legislation, Assembly bill ABX 1-12 (“Bill 12”). Bill 12, introduced and read for the first time on August...more

Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This...more

Developments on the EB5 Program: the Administration, House and Senate Weigh In

by Akerman LLP on

The Regional Center part of the EB-5 immigrant investor program is set to sunset on September 30, 2015. Recent actions by the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House demonstrate this program now has significant...more

June Expiration of Select New York City Residential and Commercial Incentive Programs

by Akerman LLP on

Four major New York City based incentives programs for residential and commercial property owners and tenants are scheduled to sunset in June. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be an opportunity to vest...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 4: Getting Down to Business

by Baker Donelson on

The Alabama Senate is required to vote on sunset legislation by the tenth legislative day and, under current procedures, each sunset bill has to be individually considered by the Senate. ...more

CMS and OIG Issue Final Regulations to Extend the Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor for EHR Donations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) finalized amendments to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark) and...more

Reinsurance Redux - May 2013

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In This Issue: - District of New Jersey Stays Medical Malpractice Suit Pending Arbitration: Finding that a dispute between a medical malpractice insurer and a reinsurance underwriter fell squarely within the...more

CMS and OIG Issue Proposed Rules Modifying the Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for Donation of EHR

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) each published proposed rules in the Federal Register...more

HHS Extends Sunset Date for Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for EHR Donations

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed rules that would extend the sunset date for the Stark Law exception and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute safe...more

Extension of EHR Donation Sunset Date Proposed by OIG/CMS

The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed to extend the sunset date on the safe harbor and exception for...more

Estate Planning Implications of the Fiscal Cliff Deal

After a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, President Obama signed into law the new American Taxpayer Relief Act (“ATRA 2012”) on January 2, 2013. ATRA 2012 extends...more

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