Session of 2000
By Representative Swenson

10             AN  ACT relating to economic development programs; requiring the es-
11             tablishment of measurable goals therefor and requiring biennial data
12             reporting.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. (a) Beginning with the fiscal year 2002 annual report and
16       biennially thereafter, the secretary of commerce and housing shall pro-
17       vide an analysis of the effect of programs administered by the department
18       of commerce and housing on the aggregate number of jobs created or
19       retained by those programs and the average and mean wages paid in those
20       new jobs. Programs to be included in the analysis shall include, but not
21       be limited to: the food and feeds program, the industrial agriculture pro-
22       gram, the Kansas existing industry expansion program, projects funded
23       through the Kansas economic opportunity initiatives fund, the Kansas
24       industrial training and retraining programs, the IMPACT program, and
25       all programs administered within the international trade division of the
26       department.
27             (b) Beginning with the 2001 legislative session and biennially there-
28       after, the president of Kansas, Inc. shall cause an analysis to be performed
29       on the effect of business related tax credits, exemptions and rebates on
30       the aggregate number of jobs represented, retained or created by firms
31       claiming the exemption, credit or rebate and the average and mean wages
32       paid in those jobs. The tax programs to be analyzed shall include, but not
33       be limited to: the Kansas enterprise zone act, the job investment credit
34       act, the high performance incentives program, the neighborhood revital-
35       ization act and redevelopment plans funded through tax increment fi-
36       nancing. Any other provision of Kansas law notwithstanding, the depart-
37       ment of revenue shall provide any and all information necessary to
38       complete the analysis required by this subsection. Kansas, Inc. shall pre-
39       pare the analysis in such a manner as to ensure taxpayer anonymity.
40             (c) Prior to January 1, 2001, the secretary of commerce and housing
41       shall adopt measurable goals and objectives for each program analyzed
42       pursuant to subsection (a). The goals and objectives developed shall in-
43       clude targets for aggregate average wages paid and number of new jobs


  1       to be created or retained for each program. Beginning with the annual
  2       report for fiscal year 2003, the secretary shall report the extent to which
  3       such programs have attained the goals established pursuant to this
  4       subsection.
  5        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  6       publication in the statute book.