The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is working with the Secretary of State to advance HB 2878, which would create a one-stop electronic business portal.
This bill would increase the efficiency of businesses in completing administrative requirements mandated by various state agencies in order to incorporate in the state.
The one-stop electronic portal would consolidate administrative requirements from the various departments that businesses must complete administrative filings with each year. The one-stop shop would include all permit, licensing and form requirements as electronic documents that could be completed and sent remotely, and would include an online payment provision.
Most critically, the Secretary of State’s office would also set up an online help center and a call center to provide real-time and continuous assistance to businesses in filing the various administrative forms required by state agencies.
The bill has bi-partisan support and was advanced out of the House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee. It is currently waiting to be taken up in the Government Organization Committee.
If you support this bill and want to see it taken up before the deadline passes, contact the House Government Organization Chairman, Delegate Gary Howell at 304-340-3192 or email@example.com. If you are interested in learning more about this bill, contact the Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.