September 20, 2023 Update: Since the bill's inception, the health and fitness industry has strongly pushed for Congress to #PassPHIT. The battle continues to this day. To participate in active campaigns, visit the IHRSA action center.
Spring is here, and many states have been wrapping up their legislative work. In most cases this has been good news, as the majority adjourned without passing harmful pieces of legislation. Unfortunately, several states tried, and two states succeeded, in pushing through late changes that affect the industry.
An Active Spring for States
We were able to hold off bonding changes in Hawaii, a sales tax in Tennessee, and changes to the certification of personal trainers in Louisiana. Then—in the eleventh-hour—Kentucky pushed through a sales tax bill, and Vermont passed a law restricting auto-renew contracts. It has been an active spring, and it is not over yet.