Archive for Thursday, July 16, 2009

Holland appointed to legislative committee

July 16, 2009

TOPEKA– Sen, Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, has been appointed as Ranking Democrat on the Special Committee on Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC), Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, of Topeka, announced.

“Interim Committees meet during the legislative break to study topics not covered in the regular session,” said Hensley. “As a committee member, Sen. Holland will have a direct impact on legislation introduced next session.”

“During the 2009 legislative session, Sen. Holland raised a number of questions regarding KTEC’s mission. He was subsequently appointed to the KTEC Board of Directors and is currently involved in developing a strategic plan for the organization. His leadership on this issue, as well as his experience as an information technology small business owner, will help him provide sound advice as the special committee on KTEC reviews its current operations and funding, and determines the most efficient ways to encourage capital investment, technology transfer and job creation in Kansas.” said Hensley.

The 13-member committee, composed of members from the Kansas House and Senate, will be responsible for reviewing the most efficient structure to create and grow Kansas enterprises through technological innovation. Members will also study the current operations and funding of KTEC, as well as the recent Kansas, Inc. evaluation of KTEC.

Sen. Holland represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes Jefferson County and portions of Douglas and Leavenworth counties.

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