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House Bill 1729


House Bill 1729

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Various economic development matters. Requires the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) to biennially review state and local economic development incentives to determine whether: (1) small businesses are eligible for the incentives; (2) small businesses can easily access and participate in the incentives; and (3) any incentives should be modified to make small businesses eligible for the incentives. Requires the IEDC to biennially submit a report to the legislative council. Requires the IEDC to conduct at least one public hearing to receive comments from owners and employees of small businesses. Authorizes the IEDC to: (1) solicit information and comments from small business owners and other individuals and entities; and (2) pay travel expenses, per diem, and expert witness fees. Reduces from 2.7% to 1% new employer contribution rates to the unemployment compensation system when the unemployment insurance benefit fund reaches a specified reserve amount. Appropriates $1,000,000 to the IEDC from the state general fund to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses that engage in global commerce. Appropriates $1,000,000 to the IEDC from the state general fund to assist the small business development center in the operation of the small business development center network.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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