[r73] Rep. Davisson's Young Entrepreneurs Bill Passes the House (2/18/2011)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start Date: 2/18/2011 All Day
End Date: 2/18/2011
Indiana General Assembly                            House of Representatives
PRESS RELEASE 


State Rep. Steve Davisson                                                  Contact: Gareth Evans or Ayisha Tahir
Indiana House Republican Caucus                                       House Communications Division
Room 401-3, Statehouse                                                     1-317-232-9659 or 1-800-382-9841
Indianapolis, IN  46204                                                        e-mail: gevans@iga.in.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Tuesday February 15, 2011


Rep. Davisson's Bill for Young Entrepreneurs Passes the House

STATEHOUSE- Rep. Davisson(R-Salem) co-authored legislation that proposes that the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) develop a young entrepreneurs program which will support the business proposals of students enrolled in state educational institutions. House Bill 1251passed through the House with a vote of 94 to 0 and will now move to the Senate for consideration.

Additionally, the bill stipulates that the program must also include at least one auction a year where local communities will bid for the business idea to be located in their community. A yearly impact report is required for the programs as well. 

"This will provide new opportunities for all communities, including rural communities, to compete for new businesses and jobs on a level playing field," said Rep. Davisson.

 

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Rep. Davisson serves District 73, which includes Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Washington, Harrison, Jackson, Clark, and Scott counties. For the 2011 legislative session, Rep. Davisson is the vice-chairman of the Public Health Committee, and a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and the Family, Children, and Human Affairs Committee.