2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Secretary to Report on Potential Merger (language only)

Item 95 #1c

Item 95 #1c

Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 51, after line 33, insert:
"C.  The Secretary shall examine the potential to merge the Department of Business Assistance and the Economic Development Partnership.  This examination shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of duplication of efforts, the potential for administrative efficiencies, and the opportunity for better coordination of economic development programs.  The Secretary shall also consider the ability to more effectively address the needs of business with fewer than 250 employees, to include creation of more small businesses in the Commonwealth, the training and workforce needs of small businesses, and other incentives to assist existing and prospective small business entities.  The Secretary shall communicate his findings to the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructure established by Executive Order 2 (2010) and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 15, 2010."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)