Bill No.
8-17
Concerning: Executive
Branch
Business
([Services
Center]]
Solutions Group - Established
Revised: April 26, 2017 Draft No.
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Introduced:
April 4, 2017
Enacted:
May 2. 2017
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: Council President Berliner and Councilmember Riemer
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers EIrich, Navarro, Katz and Rice
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ACT to:
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establish a Business [[Services Center]] Solutions Group
in
the Office ofthe County
Executive;
define the duties ofthe [[Center]] Group; and
generally amend the laws governing the organization of the Executive Branch.
By amending
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
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Sec.
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Section 2-25B is amended as follows:
2-25B. [Small Business Navigator] Business [[Services Center]] Solutions Group.
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Definitions.
As used in this Section:
[[Center]] Group
means the Business [[Services Center)) Solutions
Group.
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Navigator
means the Small Business Navigator designated
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the
Executive under subsection
(f).
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Small business
means a privately owned business that meets the
requirements of Section 11B-65(a).
(b)
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Establishment of[Program
1 [[Center]]
Group.
The Executive must create
and administer a [Small Business Assistance Program1 Business
[[Services Center]] Solutions GLQ1!R [with1 that includes a Small Business
Navigator. [to help small businesses comply with County policies and
regulations1 The [[Center]] Group must be part of the Office of the
County Executive.
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(c)
Small Business Navigator.
The Executive must designate an employee 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)
promote communications between a small business and each
County department or agency that the small business must interact
with;
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develop and maintain a database of information necessary for a
small business to comply with County requirements and
regulations;
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advise small businesses on how to comply with County
requirements and regulations; and
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identify changes to regulations and requirements that would
improve turnaround, eliminate duplication, resolve cont1icts in
authority, and eliminate unnecessary regulations and requirements.
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Additional dutiesfOr the [[OUice]) Group.
In addition to the duties ofthe
Small Business Navigator described in subsection
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the [[Office]]
Group must:
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l?rovide constituent services for businesses ol?erating in the County
or l?lanning to ol?erate in the County, including:
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communicating about new and revised County laws and
regulations affecting County businesses;
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[[public]) outreach;
providing [[technical]) publications on County policies;
operating workshol?s and conferences; and
convening targeted business [[development]] events; and
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serve as
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point of contact for County businesses seeking
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County contract; or
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comply with County requirements and regulations; and
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[[advocate for)) assist County businesses to interact with other
State, County, and local government agencies.
Reports.
On
or before September 15 of each year, the Executive must
report to the Council on the activities and recommendations of the
[Navigator] [[Center]] Qroup.
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BILL
No.
8-17
Approved:
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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