Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1006

_____


DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-13.1-4; IC 5-28-6; IC 20-30-6-17; IC 21-18-9-6.

Synopsis: Entrepreneurial know-how. Requires the office of technology to develop and maintain an Internet web site that would allow a new business to enter data once for the purpose of complying with the requirements of state law, including establishing the new business, registering with states agencies, and obtaining necessary licenses and permits. Requires the Indiana economic development corporation (IEDC) to work with local economic development organizations within geographic regions in Indiana and with the various state economic development organizations within the states contiguous to Indiana. Requires the IEDC to include, in its annual report to the general assembly, recommendations for strategies and plans for collaboration with local economic development organizations and with the various state economic development organizations of neighboring states. Requires the department of education, in cooperation with the commission for higher education and the IEDC, to develop curriculum guides based on best practices for entrepreneurship instruction in high schools. Requires the commission for higher education to survey entrepreneurship programs conducted in Indiana and other states and make recommendations to state educational institutions concerning the establishment of entrepreneurship programs.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Crouch, Truitt, Reske




    January 12, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

HOUSE BILL No. 1006



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-13.1-4; (11)IN1006.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-13.1-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]:
     Chapter 4. The Indiana New Business Compliance Entry System
    Sec. 1. As used in this section, "business entity" includes:
        (1) an individual engaged in a trade or business; and
        (2) a business association described in IC 23.
    Sec. 2. The office, in collaboration with other relevant state agencies, shall develop and maintain an Internet web site at which a person associated with a new business entity is able to enter information about the new business entity for the purpose of complying with the various requirements of state law, including those concerning:

         (1) establishing the new business entity;
        (2) registering with state agencies; and
        (3) obtaining appropriate licenses and permits.

     Sec. 3. A state agency shall assist the office in the development

and maintenance of the system described in section 2 of this chapter if the office requests the assistance.
    Sec. 4. The office shall annually, on or before November 1, report to the legislative council about progress of the system described in section 2 of this chapter. The report shall be made:
        (1) in an electronic format submitted in accordance with IC 5-14-6; and
        (2) in person, if so requested by the legislative council.

SOURCE: IC 5-28-6-1; (11)IN1006.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-28-6-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.4-2005, SECTION 34, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 1. The corporation shall do the following:
        (1) Create and regularly update a strategic economic development plan that includes the following:
            (A) Identification of specific economic regions within Indiana and methods by which the corporation will implement more regional collaboration between the corporation and the various local economic development organizations within these regions.
            (B) Methods by which the corporation will implement more collaboration between the corporation and the various state economic development organizations within the states contiguous to Indiana.

        (2) Establish strategic benchmarks and performance measures.
        (3) Monitor and report on Indiana's economic performance.
        (4) Market Indiana to businesses worldwide.
        (5) Assist Indiana businesses that want to grow.
        (6) Solicit funding from the private sector for selected initiatives.
        (7) Provide for the orderly economic development and growth of Indiana.
        (8) Establish and coordinate the operation of programs commonly available to all citizens of Indiana to implement a strategic plan for the state's economic development and enhance the general welfare.
        (9) Evaluate and analyze the state's economy to determine the direction of future public and private actions, and report and make recommendations to the general assembly in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 with respect to the state's economy. The report prepared under this subdivision must include recommendations for strategies and plans for collaboration by the corporation with:
            (A) local economic development organizations within geographic regions in Indiana; and
            (B) the various state economic development organizations within the states contiguous to Indiana.

SOURCE: IC 5-28-6-2; (11)IN1006.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 5-28-6-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.120-2008, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 2. (a) The corporation shall develop and promote programs designed to make the best use of Indiana resources to ensure a balanced economy and continuing economic growth for Indiana, and, for those purposes, may do the following:
        (1) Cooperate with federal, state, and local governments and agencies in the coordination of programs to make the best use of Indiana resources, and encourage collaboration with local economic development organizations within geographic regions in Indiana and with the various state economic development organizations within the states contiguous to Indiana.
        (2) Receive and expend funds, grants, gifts, and contributions of money, property, labor, interest accrued from loans made by the corporation, and other things of value from public and private sources, including grants from agencies and instrumentalities of the state and the federal government. The corporation:
            (A) may accept federal grants for providing planning assistance, making grants, or providing other services or functions necessary to political subdivisions, planning commissions, or other public or private organizations;
            (B) shall administer these grants in accordance with the terms of the grants; and
            (C) may contract with political subdivisions, planning commissions, or other public or private organizations to carry out the purposes for which the grants were made.
        (3) Direct that assistance, information, and advice regarding the duties and functions of the corporation be given to the corporation by an officer, agent, or employee of the executive branch of the state. The head of any other state department or agency may assign one (1) or more of the department's or agency's employees to the corporation on a temporary basis or may direct a division or an agency under the department's or agency's supervision and control to make a special study or survey requested by the corporation.
    (b) The corporation shall perform the following duties:
        (1) Develop and implement industrial development programs to encourage expansion of existing industrial, commercial, and business facilities in Indiana and to encourage new industrial,

commercial, and business locations in Indiana.
        (2) Assist businesses and industries in acquiring, improving, and developing overseas markets and encourage international plant locations in Indiana. The corporation, with the approval of the governor, may establish foreign offices to assist in this function.
        (3) Promote the growth of minority business enterprises by doing the following:
            (A) Mobilizing and coordinating the activities, resources, and efforts of governmental and private agencies, businesses, trade associations, institutions, and individuals.
            (B) Assisting minority businesses in obtaining governmental or commercial financing for expansion or establishment of new businesses or individual development projects.
            (C) Aiding minority businesses in procuring contracts from governmental or private sources, or both.
            (D) Providing technical, managerial, and counseling assistance to minority business enterprises.
        (4) Assist the office of the lieutenant governor in:
            (A) community economic development planning;
            (B) implementation of programs designed to further community economic development; and
            (C) the development and promotion of Indiana's tourist resources.
        (5) Assist the secretary of agriculture and rural development in promoting and marketing of Indiana's agricultural products and provide assistance to the director of the Indiana state department of agriculture.
        (6) With the approval of the governor, implement federal programs delegated to the state to carry out the purposes of this article.
        (7) Promote the growth of small businesses by doing the following:
            (A) Assisting small businesses in obtaining and preparing the permits required to conduct business in Indiana.
            (B) Serving as a liaison between small businesses and state agencies.
            (C) Providing information concerning business assistance programs available through government agencies and private sources.
        (8) Establish a public information page on its current Internet site on the world wide web. The page must provide the following:
            (A) By program, cumulative information on the total amount

of incentives awarded, the total number of companies that received the incentives and were assisted in a year, and the names and addresses of those companies.
            (B) A mechanism on the page whereby the public may request further information online about specific programs or incentives awarded.
            (C) A mechanism for the public to receive an electronic response.
    (c) The corporation may do the following:
        (1) Disseminate information concerning the industrial, commercial, governmental, educational, cultural, recreational, agricultural, and other advantages of Indiana.
        (2) Plan, direct, and conduct research activities.
        (3) Assist in community economic development planning and the implementation of programs designed to further community economic development.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-6-17; (11)IN1006.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-30-6-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 17. (a) Each school corporation may include in the school corporation's curriculum for grades 9 through 12 instruction concerning entrepreneurship.
    (b) The department, in cooperation with the commission for higher education and the Indiana economic development corporation, shall develop curriculum guides based on best practices for entrepreneurship to assist teachers assigned to provide the instruction described in subsection (a).

     (c) The entrepreneurship curricula developed under this section must be approved by the state board.
SOURCE: IC 21-18-9-6; (11)IN1006.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 21-18-9-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 6. (a) The commission shall survey entrepreneurship programs conducted by postsecondary educational institutions in Indiana and other states and make recommendations to state educational institutions concerning the establishment of entrepreneurship programs.
    (b) This section expires June 30, 2013.