has signed three bills specifically designed to assist small businesses:
· SB 1436 creates on the State of California Internet portal a link to state agency Web sites specifically for the use of small businesses in accessing information regarding startup requirements and regulatory compliance.
2330 requires the Office of Small Business Advocate to commission a
study of the costs of state regulations on small businesses, and examine successful
models from other states on identifying regulatory costs and developing potential
· AB 3058 requires the Office of Small Business Advocate to add to its duties advocacy on state policy and programs regarding disaster preparedness and recovery for small businesses, including: providing technical assistance; developing a Web-based handbook for small businesses on emergency preparedness, response and recovery; and conducting meetings to share best practices for small business disaster preparedness.