Summary as introduced:
Administrative Process Act; impact on small businesses. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget, in addition to the economic impact analysis it already prepares concerning a proposed regulation, to differentiate between small businesses and other businesses identified; estimate the projected reporting, recordkeeping and other administrative costs required for compliance by such small businesses with the regulation; and include a description of any alternative method for achieving the purpose of the regulation while minimizing adverse impact on small businesses. The bill defines "small business" as a business entity, including its affiliates, that (i) is independently owned and operated and (ii) employs fewer than 500 full-time employees or has gross annual sales of less than $6 million. The bill also requires agencies to periodically review their regulations to minimize the economic impact on small businesses. Full text:
01/03/05 House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053612276 pdf | impact statement
01/03/05 House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053612276
01/03/05 House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05 House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
01/20/05 House: Incorporated by G.L. (HB1948-Saxman) (21-Y 0-N)