Bill Text


PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

SB-808 GO-Biz: business resources.(2021-2022)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
SB808:v99#DOCUMENT


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 808


Introduced by Senator Roth

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 12096.3 of the Government Code, relating to economic development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 808, as introduced, Roth. GO-Biz: business resources.
Existing law establishes the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, known as “GO-Biz,” within the Governor’s office to serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, and economic growth. In this regard, existing law authorizes GO-Biz to make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on new state policies and to provide data, information, and assistance, as specified.
This bill would further authorize the GO-Biz to provide information and resources specific to online businesses and businesses recovering from a global pandemic. The bill would also make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12096.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12096.3.
 The office shall serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, and economic growth. In this capacity, the office may:
(a) Recommend to the Governor and the Legislature new state policies, programs, and actions, or amendments to existing programs, advance statewide economic goals and respond to emerging economic problems and opportunities, and ensure that all state policies and programs conform to the adopted state economic and business development goals.
(b) Coordinate the development of policies and criteria to ensure that federal grants administered or directly expended by state government advance statewide economic goals and objectives.
(c) Market the business and investment opportunities available in California by working in partnership with local, regional, federal, and other state public and private institutions to encourage business development and investment in the state.
(d) Provide, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Economic and demographic data.
(2) Financial information to help link businesses with state and local public and private programs.
(3) Workforce information, including, but not limited to, labor availability, training, and education programs.
(4) Transportation and infrastructure information.
(5) Assistance in obtaining state and local permits.
(6) Information on tax credits and other incentives.
(7) Permitting, siting, and other regulatory information pertinent to business operations in the state.
(8) Information and resources specific to online businesses and businesses recovering from a global pandemic.
(e) Establish a well-advertised telephone number, an interactive Internet Web site, internet website, and an administrative structure that effectively supports the facilitation of business development and investment in the state.
(f) Encourage collaboration among research institutions, startup companies, local governments, venture capitalists, and economic development agencies to promote innovation.
(g) In cooperation with the federal government, foster relationships with overseas entities to improve the state’s image as a destination for business investment and expansion.
(h) Conduct research on the state’s business climate, including, but not limited to, research on how the state can remain on the leading edge of innovation and emerging sectors.
(i) Support small businesses by providing information about accessing capital, complying with regulations, and supporting state initiatives that support small business.