Indiana Retail Council officials say having a tax holiday when people are preparing for their children to return to school helps businesses and their customers.
Most new state laws take effect at the start of the fiscal year in July, but there are exceptions.
A smartphone app is the latest front in the battle over collecting online sales taxes.
IRC says the state is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Indiana retailers are pressing legislators to crack down on unpaid sales taxes from internet purchases.
Recent data shows Indiana’s methamphetamine problem is getting worse. Terre Haute law enforcement officials are pushing for a different approach to the issue.