Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Small Business Advocate created within Tennessee's Office of the Comptroller

The Senate Commerce Labor and Agriculture Committee has voted to create a small business advocate within the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, utilizing existing personnel.

Senate Bill 3484 calls for the advocate to mediate and assist with resolution of issues concerning small business owners and state departments and agencies. The bill also requires the small business advocate to prepare an annual report on their office's activities, findings and recommendations to the governor, members of the General Assembly and the heads of the affected departments and agencies to make sure officials are notified about any problems or concerns.