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Minutes for HB2118 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Providing income tax credits for aerospace and aviation program graduates and their employers.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Chairperson Tarwater opened the hearing on HB2118 and called upon Charles Reimer, Assistant Revisor, Office of Revisor of Statutes, to provide an overview.  The Revisor responded to questions from the Committee.

Conferees presenting proponent testimony were:

Representative J.R. Claeys, 69th District, Kansas House of Representatives (Attachment 1), (Attachment 2)

Jason P. Watkins, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 3)

D. Mitch Robinson, CEcD, Executive Director, Salina Community Economic Development Organization (Attachment 4)

Jessica Lucas, Cowley College Government Liaison (Attachment 5)

Stephanie Harder, Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Textron Aviation (Attachment 6)

Matt Lindsey, President, Kansas Independent College Association (Attachment 7)

Written-only proponent testimony was received from:

Keith Lawing, CEO, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc. (Attachment 8)

Andrew Nave, CEcD, Executive V.P., Greater Wichita Partnership (Attachment 9)

Justin Welner, V.P., Human Resources, Communications & Environment, Health and Safety (Attachment 10)

Don Weiser, Pres./CEO, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 11)

Tonya Sudduth, VP of Operations and Bombardier Wichita Site, Learjet Inc. (Attachment 12)

There was no testimony in opposition to this bill.

The only neutral testimony was written only:

Andy Schlapp, Chief of Staff & Director of NIAR Business Development, WSU (Attachment 13)

Conferees stood for questions.

Chairperson Tarwater thanked the conferees for presenting and closed the hearing on HB2118.

The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

The next scheduled meeting is February 14, 2019.