Outside Section 188
Data Current as of: 8/19/2015
There shall be a special commission to study the feasibility of improving state agency information-sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration. The commission shall consist of the following members or their designees: the chief information officer, who shall serve as co-chair; the commissioner of revenue, who shall serve as co-chair; the secretary of administration and finance; the state secretary; the attorney general; the state treasurer; the state auditor; the secretary of health and human services; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs; the secretary of housing and economic development; the secretary of labor and workforce development; the secretary of transportation; the secretary of education; 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be specialists in the field of information technology; the president of the senate; the speaker of the house of representatives; the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight; the minority leader of the senate; and the minority leader of the house of representatives. The commission shall conduct a comprehensive study of the feasibility of improving information-sharing capabilities to address duplicative processes and to streamline services to simplify new business registrations, particularly for small businesses. The commission shall review each agency's requirements for new business to evaluate duplicative, burdensome and unnecessary processes. The study shall also include a financial analysis of the implementation of new technology or upgrades to existing technology undertaken to facilitate new business registration.
The commission shall file a report of its findings and recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out the recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2015.
I am vetoing this section because, while I support the goals of streamlining new business registration processes and eliminating duplicative registration requirements, these are improvements that the relevant executive agencies can and will execute independently, without the need for a new 22-member special commission.