Authors: Representative Mark Messmer
Co-authors: Representative Terri Jo Austin, Representative Steven Davisson, Representative Thomas Dermody
Sponsors: Senator Carlin Yoder, Senator Timothy Lanane
Co-Sponsors: Senator Richard Young
Codifies the law concerning the office of small business and entrepreneurship. Transfers the small business development center, the small business ombudsman, and the young entrepreneurs program from the Indiana economic development corporation to the office of small business and entrepreneurship by removing or repealing the appropriate provisions in the Indiana economic development corporation law and recodifying them in the law concerning the lieutenant governor. Extends the young entrepreneurs program by two years. Makes conforming changes. Repeals the following chapters that are substantively similar to other chapters of the Indiana Code: (1) The promotion of livestock shows. (2) The promotion of foreign markets for agricultural products. (3) The promotion of aquaculture. (4) The inspection of grain moisture testing equipment. Repeals the community promotion program. Transfers money from the livestock industry promotion and development fund to the fund created in a similar chapter. Transfers money from the livestock export facility administration fund and the community development fund to the state general fund. Makes an appropriation.