HOUSE BILL No. 1006
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 4-13.1-4; IC 5-28-6; IC 20-30-6-17;
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.
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(6) With the approval of the governor, implement federal
programs delegated to the state to carry out the purposes of this
(7) Promote the growth of small businesses by doing the
(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
(C) Providing information concerning business assistance
programs available through government agencies and private
(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
(C) A mechanism for the public to receive an electronic
(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
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
(b) This section expires June 30, 2013.