03/04/19 -- HCS HB 469 -- Consolidates programs within the Department of Economic Development
HCS HB 469, introduced by Representative Derek Grier (Republican - District 100) consolidates three separate programs within the Department of Economic Development into one program in order to improve efficiency and cut red tape. In addition, it allows the Department to "claw back" funds from a participating business that fails to meet the program's requirements.
I am not in favor of the underlying programs that this bill seeks to modify, however there is nothing objectionable about this bill itself. If we are going to have these programs, they might as well work efficiently and provide some benefit. Additionally, we should hold participating companies responsible and make sure they comply with the program's requirements.