Bill No.
8-17
Concerning: Executive
Branch
Business
[[Services
Center]]
Solutions Group - Established
Revised: April 26, 2017 Draft No. ¥,.3_ _
Introduced:
April 4, 2017
May 2,2017
Enacted:
Executive:
May 12, 2017
Effective:
August 11, 2017
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Ch.
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2017
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: COlUlCil President Berliner and Councilmember Riemer
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers EIrich, Navarro, Katz and Rice
AN
ACT
to:
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establish a Business [[Services Centerl1 Solutions Group in the Office ofthe County
Executive;
defme the duties of the [[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
No.
8-17
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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.
(a)
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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
if).
Small business
means a privately owned business that meets the
requirements of Section IlB-65(a).
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Establishment of[Program]
[[Center]]
Group.
The Executive must create
and administer a [Small Business Assistance Program] Business
[[Services Center]] Solutions Group [with] that includes a Small Business
Navigator. [to help small businesses comply with County policies and
regulations] 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 conflicts in
authority, and eliminate unnecessary regulations and requirements.
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(d)
Additional duties for the [[otnce]] GrouIl:..
In
addition to the duties ofthe
Small Business Navigator described in subsection
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the [[Office]]
Group must:
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provide constituent services for businesses operating in the County
or planning to operate 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 workshops 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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obtain
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County contract; or
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comply with County requirements and regulations; and
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[[advocate for]] assisJ County businesses
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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]] Group.
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BILL No. 8-17
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Roge
rliner, President, County Council
Approved:
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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