Agenda Item 4
February 7,2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
February 3,2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Q
Introduction:
Bill 5-12, Administration - Small Business Navigator - Established
Bill 5-12, Administration - Small Business Navigator - Established, sponsored by
Council President Berliner, is scheduled to be introduced on February
7,
2012. A public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for February
28
at
1:30
p.m.
Bill
5-12
would require the Executive to designate an employee in the Office of the
Executive or the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
as
the Small Business Navigator.
Among other duties, the Navigator must:
(1)
advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, County
Department heads, the Planning Board, and any other appropriate government
agency, of any action needed to assist small businesses to comply with County
requirements and regulations;
(2)
serve as primary point of contact between a small business and each County
department or agency that the small business must interact with;
(3) develop and maintain a database of information necessary for a small business to
comply with County requirements and regulations; and
(4) advise small businesses on how to comply with County requirements and
regulations.
This packet contains:
Bill 5-12
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
5-12
Concerning: Administration
Small
Business Navigator - Established
Revised: February 2,2012 Draft No.§.
Introduced:
February 7,2012
Expires:
August 7,2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: --:...oN=on:""e":---:::--_ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President Berliner
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
establish a program to assist certain small businesses located in the County;
require the appointment of a dedicated staff member to assist small businesses to
comply with County requirements and regulations; and
generally amend the law concerning small businesses.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2. Administration.
Section 2-25B
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Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law
by
original
bill.
Deleted from existing law
by
original
bill.
Added
by
amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the
bill by
amendment.
Existing law unaffected
by bill.
The County Council/or Montgomery County, Maryland approves the/ollowing Act:
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BILL
No.
5-12
1
Sec. 1. Section 2-25B is added as follows:
2-25B.
Small Business Navigator.
2
3
4
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Definitions.
As used in this Section:
Navigator
means the Small Business Navigator.
Small business
means g privately owned business that meets the
5
6
7
requirements of Section IlB-65(a).
(Q)
Establishment
gf
Program.
The Executive must create and administer g
8
9
Small Business Assistance Program with g Small Business Navigator to
help small businesses comply with County policies and regulations.
!£)
Small Business Navigator.
The Executive must designate an employee
in the Office of the Executive or the Office of the Chief Administrative
Officer as the Small Business Navigator.
Navigator must:
Among other duties, the
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11
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advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative
Officer, County Department heads, the Planning Board, and any
other appropriate government agency, of any action needed to
assist small businesses to comply with County requirements and
regulations;
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17
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serve as primary point of contact between g small business and
each County department or agency that the small business must
interact with;
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develop and maintain g database of information necessruy for g
small business to comply with County requirements and
regulations; and
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advise small businesses on how to comply with County
requirements and regulations.
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BILL
No. 5-12
27
28
@
Reports.
On or before September
12
of each year, the Executive must
report to the Council on the activities of the Navigator.
Approved:
29
30
Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
31
Approved:
32
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
33
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
34
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 5-12
Administration
-
Small Business Navigator
-
Established
DESCRIPTION:
This Bill would require the Executive to appoint a dedicated staff
member to assist small businesses to comply with County
requirements and regulations.
Small businesses often have trouble understanding and complying
with County requirements and regulations. Currently, there is no
dedicated staff member available to help small businesses meet
County requirements.
To help small businesses comply with County requirements and
regulations.
CAO, DED Director, DGS Director
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMP ACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMA TION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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Agenda Item 4
February 7,2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
February 3,2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Q
Introduction:
Bill 5-12, Administration - Small Business Navigator - Established
Bill 5-12, Administration - Small Business Navigator - Established, sponsored by
Council President Berliner, is scheduled to be introduced on February
7,
2012. A public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for February
28
at
1:30
p.m.
Bill
5-12
would require the Executive to designate an employee in the Office of the
Executive or the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
as
the Small Business Navigator.
Among other duties, the Navigator must:
(1)
advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, County
Department heads, the Planning Board, and any other appropriate government
agency, of any action needed to assist small businesses to comply with County
requirements and regulations;
(2)
serve as primary point of contact between a small business and each County
department or agency that the small business must interact with;
(3) develop and maintain a database of information necessary for a small business to
comply with County requirements and regulations; and
(4) advise small businesses on how to comply with County requirements and
regulations.
This packet contains:
Bill 5-12
Legislative Request Report
F:\LAW\B ILLS\I 205 Small Business Navigator\Intro Memo.Doc
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Bill No.
5-12
Concerning: Administration
Small
Business Navigator - Established
Revised: February 2,2012 Draft No.§.
Introduced:
February 7,2012
Expires:
August 7,2013
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: --:...oN=on:""e":---:::--_ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President Berliner
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
establish a program to assist certain small businesses located in the County;
require the appointment of a dedicated staff member to assist small businesses to
comply with County requirements and regulations; and
generally amend the law concerning small businesses.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2. Administration.
Section 2-25B
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law
by
original
bill.
Deleted from existing law
by
original
bill.
Added
by
amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the
bill by
amendment.
Existing law unaffected
by bill.
The County Council/or Montgomery County, Maryland approves the/ollowing Act:
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
BILL
No.
5-12
1
Sec. 1. Section 2-25B is added as follows:
2-25B.
Small Business Navigator.
2
3
4
ill}
Definitions.
As used in this Section:
Navigator
means the Small Business Navigator.
Small business
means g privately owned business that meets the
5
6
7
requirements of Section IlB-65(a).
(Q)
Establishment
gf
Program.
The Executive must create and administer g
8
9
Small Business Assistance Program with g Small Business Navigator to
help small businesses comply with County policies and regulations.
!£)
Small Business Navigator.
The Executive must designate an employee
in the Office of the Executive or the Office of the Chief Administrative
Officer as the Small Business Navigator.
Navigator must:
Among other duties, the
10
11
12
13
14
ill
advise the Executive, the Council, the Chief Administrative
Officer, County Department heads, the Planning Board, and any
other appropriate government agency, of any action needed to
assist small businesses to comply with County requirements and
regulations;
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
ill
serve as primary point of contact between g small business and
each County department or agency that the small business must
interact with;
22
23
" 24
ill
develop and maintain g database of information necessruy for g
small business to comply with County requirements and
regulations; and
25
ill
advise small businesses on how to comply with County
requirements and regulations.
26
8
f:\Iaw\bills\1205 small business navigator\biIl5.doc
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BILL
No. 5-12
27
28
@
Reports.
On or before September
12
of each year, the Executive must
report to the Council on the activities of the Navigator.
Approved:
29
30
Roger Berliner, President, County Council
Date
31
Approved:
32
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
33
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
34
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
f:\law\bills\1205 small business navigator\bill 5.doc
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 5-12
Administration
-
Small Business Navigator
-
Established
DESCRIPTION:
This Bill would require the Executive to appoint a dedicated staff
member to assist small businesses to comply with County
requirements and regulations.
Small businesses often have trouble understanding and complying
with County requirements and regulations. Currently, there is no
dedicated staff member available to help small businesses meet
County requirements.
To help small businesses comply with County requirements and
regulations.
CAO, DED Director, DGS Director
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7895
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMP ACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMA TION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
F:\LAW\BILLS\1205 Small Business Navigator\LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT.Doc
f:\law\bills\1205 small business navigator\legislative request report.doc