Small business assistance team.

Authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph


Establishes the small business assistance team (team), and designates the membership of the team. Specifies the duties of the team. Provides that, upon request by the team, state agencies and other state entities shall designate an employee to: (1) assist the team in carrying out the team's duties; and (2) act as a liaison between the team and the agency or entity. Specifies that the team may not refuse to provide assistance or information to an individual or entity because of an individual's income or other compensation, credit history, credit score, employment history, or criminal history. Requires the team to meet at least twice each year and submit an annual report to the legislative council.