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This Week in IHRSA Public Policy:

The IHRSA Advocacy team works every day on efforts to Grow and Promote the industry while Protecting your business and bottom line from Harmful Legislation. This week the Advocacy team is working on:  

  • Multiple issues in Indiana, including tax incentives for health club memberships
  • Proposals to impose a sales tax on health club services in California and Maine
  • New restrictions on membership contracts in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • An AED mandate for clubs with pools in Kentucky
  • Multiple issues in New York, including contract restrictions and rewards for health club membership
  • Financial incentives to promote physical activity in Oregon
  • Personal trainer regulation and repealing the sales tax on health clubs in Washington D.C.

To learn more about what's happening in your state, visit And be sure to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your state by emailing

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