Resolve, To Facilitate the Creation and Expansion of an Identified Business Sector
Sec. 1. Removal of regulatory barriers for identified business sector. Resolved: That the Department of Economic and Community Development shall identify a business sector in this State, such as wind power development or aquaculture, and convene a working group of representatives of that identified sector. The working group shall identify problems in the regulatory process that impede the development or expansion of that business sector. Following identification of the impediments, the working group shall consult with the agencies in charge of regulation of that industry and coordinate feedback from the Executive Department, State Planning Office, Maine Regulatory Fairness Board to determine solutions, including streamlining the regulatory process, to those identified impediments.
The department shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, along with legislation necessary to overcome the identified impediments, no later than December 15, 2009 to the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development. The joint standing committee may submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature based on the recommendations of the department’s report.