[r24] Rep. McClain votes to support job creation (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All Day
End Date: 2/17/2011
STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Rich McClain (R-Logansport) voted today to support legislation that would create a more job-friendly environment for Indiana small businesses and increase an entrepreneurial spirit among Hoosier students. House Bill 1006 passed out of the House with an unanimous vote.

"In a time when jobs are hard to come by, it's important that we do all we can to foster an environment that will encourage job creation in Indiana," said Rep. McClain.

The legislation would allow businesses to cut down on start-up administrative costs and streamline the process, allowing for more businesses to be created. In order to do so, the bill requires the Secretary of State to develop and maintain a website that would allow a person to submit information about their business to comply with the requirements of state law. Those requirements would include registering with state agencies and obtaining necessary licenses and permits.

"New business owners have large amounts of forms and applications that they have to fill out, which can be a daunting task, especially when they lack the resources that much larger businesses have," said Rep. McClain. "HB 1006 provides them with helpful resources and tools they may not be able to obtain themselves as a small business."

Additionally, House Bill 1006 would also develop high school entrepreneurial courses to encourage the use of those skills from an earlier age.

"By teaching those skills from a young age, we would be laying the foundation for a better generation of entrepreneurs in Indiana," said Rep. McClain.

The legislation will soon be heard in the Senate for further discussion. If passed into law, it will go into effect in July 2011.

To view up-to-date information regarding this legislation and others, visit www.in.gov/legislative