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Minutes for HB2036 - Committee on Transportation and Public Safety Budget

Short Title

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

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Chairman Claeys opened hearing on HB2036.

Chris Waggoner, Assistant Revisor explained the bill (Attachment 1).

Jason Watkins, representing Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce offered proponent testimony. Mr. Watkins spoke on the loss of aviation jobs.  Aviation firms are growing employment in states with better incentives.  These states are reaping the economic benefits, Kansas should do the same. (Attachment 2)

Questions asked by Representatives Kessinger, Delperdang, Helgerson, Parker and Koesten were answered by Mr. Watkins and Andy Schlapp, Executive Director of Government Relations, Wichita State University.

Written testimony in support was submitted by:

Jim Walters, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communication, Textron Aviation.(Attachment 3)

There were no opponents and no neutrals.

Chairman Claeys closed the hearing on HB2036 at 4:03 p.m.