Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Taylor Accepting Applications for Small Business Advisory Council

Columbus – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor today announced that she is accepting applications to fill five seats on the nine-member Small Business Advisory Council established in state law as part of CSI Ohio: The Common Sense Initiative.
“We are looking for individuals with a small-business background who can provide guidance to CSI Ohio as we review new rules and regulations and identify those that place adverse financial burdens on Ohio’s job creators,” Taylor said. “It is important for us to achieve the right balance of regulations that don't hinder our small business community, yet protects the health and safety of all Ohioans.”
The nine-member Small Business Advisory Council was established in Senate Bill 2 (Hughes), which Gov. John R. Kasich signed into law on March 4, 2011. The council will meet at least quarterly and is charged with advising the governor, lieutenant governor and CSI Ohio on the adverse impact government rules and regulations have on small businesses.
Taylor will appoint five members of the nine-member council, while the president of the Ohio Senate and Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will each appoint two additional members. State law requires each of the members to possess a small business background and represent businesses of various types, sizes and geographic locations within Ohio.
Taylor urges those interested in seeking an appointment to the council to contact her office at 614-728-6717 or Applicants must also complete a boards and commissions application located here.  The deadline for application submissions is May 6, 2011.
CSI Ohio was launched on January 10, 2011 by Gov. John R. Kasich to reform Ohio’s regulatory policies to help make Ohio a jobs and business-friendly state. CSI Ohio will review Ohio’s regulatory system to eliminate excessive and duplicative rules and regulations that stand in the way of job creation.
UPDATE: Correct phone number is: 614-728-6716