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Minutes for HB2044 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Income tax credit for taxpayer purchases of certain goods and services from qualified vendors providing employment for blind or disabled individuals.

Minutes Content for Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Chairperson Tarwater opened the hearing on HB 2044.

Assistant Revisor, Chuck Reimer, Office of Revisor of Statutes, gave an overview of the bill.

Conferees giving proponent testimony were:

Representative Les Mason, 73rd District, Kansas House of Representatives (Attachment 7)

Pat Terick, Director of Governmental Activities and Pat Jonas, CEO, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas (Attachment 8)

Doug Wisby, President/CEO Multi Community Diversified Services (Attachment 9)

James Quillen, V.P. of I/DD Services for OCCK, Inc. (Attachment 10)

Jason Watkins, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 11)

Matt Fletcher, Executive Director, InterHab (Attachment 12)

Questions were answered by the conferees.

Written-Only Proponents were:

Senator Mike Petersen, 28th District, Kansas Senate (Attachment 13)

Shelby Fry, TARC Industries/Employment Services Director and Chair for the Kansas State Use Law Committee (Attachment 14)

Michael Monteferrante, President and CEO of Envision (Attachment 15)

Colin McKenney, CEO, Starkey, Inc. (Attachment 16)

There was no opponent or neutral testimony provided.

Chairperson Tarwater closed the hearing on HB 2044.

The meeting adjourned at 2:48 p.m.

The next meeting will be January 31, 2019.