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Minutes for HB2237 - Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Development

Short Title

Extending the eligible time period for the rural opportunity zone loan repayment program and income tax credit.

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Vice Chair Hoheisel opened the Hearing on HB 2237, recognized David Wiese, Assistant Revisor of Statutes, (remote) who briefed the committee on the bill. (Attachment1) Question and answer period followed.

Proponents - Vice Chair Hoheisel recognized the following individuals who provided information in support of HB 2237.  Representative Jim Kelly, District 11, Independence (remote), (Attachment2)  and Trisha Purdon, Executive Director, Montgomery County Action Council (remote), (Attachment3) .  Question and answer period followed.

Proponents-written only - Vice Chair Hoheisel announced the following individuals / organizations support HB 2237. Tara May, Vice President, Kansas Hospital Association, (Attachment4) Wendi Stark, Research Associate, The League of Kansas Municipalities, (Attachment5)  Christy Hopkins, Director Greeley County Community Development, (Attachment6) along with others identified in the signature block portion of the written testimony; Katie Eisenhour, Executive Director, Scott County Development, Ralph Goodnight, Director, Kearny County Community Development, Luke Mahin, Director, Republic County Economic Development, and Ericka Nicholson, Director, Gove County Economic Development.

Neutral - Vice Chair Hoheisel recognized David Soffer, Legislative and Policy Director, Kansas Department of Commerce who shared his testimony (remote), (Attachment7) and provided a 2020 Rural Opportunity Zone Annual Report, (Attachment8) with the committee related to HB 2237. Question and answer period followed.

Opponents - None

Opponents-written only - None

Vice Chair Hoheisel closed the Hearing on HB 2237.


Chair Kelly resumed charge of the meeting and announced the next House Financial Institutions and Rural Development committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Chair Kelly adjourned the meeting at 09:53 am.