Funding for Permitting Portal
In 2015, legislation was signed into law requiring the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity to create and maintain a website to help businesses with permitting issues. The legislation, SB0659 filed by Sen. Julie Morrison received overwhelming unanimous support in both chambers and was signed by the Governor. Unfortunately, no funding was provided following the bill’s passage resulting in the end goal not being met. The SBAC is advocating for a small amount of funding so what is a good idea can be implemented and help new and emerging businesses in our state. We encourage the General Assembly to appropriate the proper funding for the portal to be established.