This bill seeks to reduce regulatory burdens by publishing a timeline and any expediting fees for business licenses and certain permits. A 10% reduction of the fee would be assessed if the timeline is not met. Expedited processing of a license could be requested with a fee of up to twice the original cost assessed by the municipality. Provisional licenses would be granted to individuals from states with guidelines similar to those of Georgia while the review process is being conducted. The Department of Community Affairs would provide a transparency score for all municipalities.
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- Sponsor: Sen. Mike Dugan (Carrollton)
- GAR Position: Support
- Status: Senate - PASSED; House Small Business Development Committee Favorably Reported by Substitute