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Substitute House Bill No. 5516

Special Act No. 14-16

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF KITCHEN INCUBATORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective October 1, 2014) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall conduct a study of the kitchen incubator programs established in the states of New Jersey, New York and Vermont. On or before January 1, 2015, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and higher education on such study. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, (1) an overview of said kitchen incubator programs, (2) the potential economic benefits resulting from establishing a kitchen incubator program in the state, (3) a recommendation concerning the need for a kitchen incubator program, and (4) legislative recommendations to implement a kitchen incubator program, provided the commissioner determines there is a need for such program.

Approved June 11, 2014