LEWISTON — Maine’s Regulatory Fairness Board will host a forum Tuesday, June 3, to hear concerns of small businesses.

The session is set for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Community Conference Room at the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St.

The board will accept public testimony on regulatory and statutory issues that affect Maine businesses.

To effectively report to the Legislature and the governor on regulatory conflicts, the board elicits public comment from Maine business owners/managers and the public concerning specific state rules and regulations that may unreasonably impede business sustainability and growth, and recommendations for regulatory and statutory change that may enhance Maine’s business climate.

The board is chaired by the secretary of state and is comprised of four members who are or have been owners or operators of Maine businesses. It is staffed by Maine’s small business advocate.

The board is most interested in possible solutions or alternative ways to enforce regulations that are easier and less burdensome for businesses to carry out. If there are regulations that are outdated, or technology has changed processes making the regulations unworkable in their present form, the board is also interested in hearing about those suggestions also.

The meeting will be available to listen to on the Internet via GoToMeeting at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/152145489.

Participants can submit questions via a chat box, which the board will address during the meeting or assign the small business advocate to gather additional information.

For more information, contact Peggy Schaffer, small business advocate, at 626-8410.


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