Bill No.
5-12
Concerning:
Administration
Small
Business Navigator - Established
Revised: April 27. 2012 Draft No.
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Introduced:
February 7. 2012
May 15. 2012
Enacted:
May 23. 2012
Executive:
Effective:
August 22. 2012
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2012
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President Berliner
AN
ACT to:
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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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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 5-12
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Section 2-25B is added as follows:
2-25B.
Small Business Navigator.
Definitions.
As used in this Section:
Navigator
means the Small Business Navigator.
Small business
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privately owned business that meets the
requirements of Section IlB-65(a).
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Program.
The Executive must create and administer
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Small Business Assistance Program with
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Small Business Navigator to
help small businesses comply with County policies and regulations.
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Small Business Navigator.
The Executive must designate an employee
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the Office of the Executive or the Office of the Chief
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Administrative Officer]] as the Small Business Navigator.
other duties, the Navigator must:
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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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[[serve as primary point of contact]] promote communications
between
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small business and each County department or agency
that the small business must interact with;
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develop and maintain
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database of information necessary for
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small business to comply with County requirements and
regulations; [[and]]
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advise small businesses on how to comply with County
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BILL No. 5-12
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identifY changes to regulations and requirements that would
improve turnaround, eliminate duplicatign, resolve contlicts in
authority.
and
eliminate
unnecessary
regulations
and
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requirements.
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Reports.
On or before September
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of each year, the Executive must
report to the Council on the activities and recommendations of the
Navigator.
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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