OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 222

AN ACT CONCERNING A REGULATORY FAIRNESS BOARD

SUMMARY:

This bill establishes an eight-member Regulatory Fairness Board to advise the economic and community development commissioner about regulations and enforcement activities that affect small businesses. The board must hold at least four forums in different parts of the state to solicit information from the business community about potential regulatory reforms. It must also annually recommend regulatory reforms to the Commerce Committee, beginning January 1, 2013.

The board must consist of the Commerce Committee's chairpersons and ranking members or their designees and four members the commissioner must appoint within 90 days after the bill takes effect. The appointed members serve four-year terms, except the initial members, two of whom must serve two-year terms and two, three-year terms. The members serve without compensation. The commissioner appoints the board's chairperson and fills vacancies for the unexpired portion of a term.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Commerce Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute Change of Reference

Yea

18

Nay

0

(03/15/2012)

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

15

Nay

0

(03/29/2012)