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AB-1259 Enterprise zones.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1259


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Knight

February 18, 2011


An act to amend Section 7071 of the Government Code, relating to economic development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1259, as introduced, Knight. Enterprise zones.
The Enterprise Zone Act provides for the designation of enterprise zones by the Department of Community Housing and Development, pursuant to which certain entities within a designated enterprise zone may receive regulatory, tax, and other incentives for private investment and employment, and sets forth the findings and declarations of the Legislature in this regard.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 7071 of the Government Code is amended to read:

7071.
 The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
(a) The health, safety, and welfare of the people of California depend upon the development, stability, and expansion of private business, industry, and commerce, and there are certain areas within the state that are economically depressed due to a lack of investment in the private sector. Therefore, it is declared to bethe Legislature declares that the purpose of this chapteris to stimulate business and industrial growth in the depressed areas of the state by relaxing regulatory controls that impede private investment.
(b) It is in the economic interest of the state to have one strong, combined, and business-friendly incentive program to help attract business and industry to the state, to help retain and expand existing state business and industry, and to create increased job opportunities for all Californians.
(c) No enterprise zone shall be designated in which any boundary thereof is drawn in a manner so as to include larger stable businesses or heavily residential areas to the detriment of areas that are truly economically depressed.
(d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to infringe upon regulations relating to the civil rights, equal employment rights, equal opportunity rights, or fair housing rights of any person.