PA 17-103—sHB 7230

Commerce Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE'S ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL

SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to encourage entrepreneurship by promoting the secretary of the state's electronic business portal and identify how the portal can be modified to make it easier for businesses to register with the secretary. DECD must do these things within available appropriations and in collaboration with the secretary's office.

By law, the secretary must establish and maintain the portal to provide a single entry point for businesses registering with her office. The portal must provide explanatory information and electronic links to other state agencies and organizations designed to help businesses (1) obtain necessary licenses and permits, (2) identify taxes and other revenue possibilities and benefits, and (3) find relevant state financial incentives and programs.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017