May 29, 2014
Contact:  Peggy Schaffer


Regulatory Fairness Board to hold a public forum at the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce,  June 3rd

Augusta - Maine’s Regulatory Fairness Board will hold a public hearing on June 3rd from 8:30 – 10:30, in the Community Conference Room at The Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME. 

The Maine Regulatory Fairness Board (RFB) invites public testimony on regulatory and statutory issues that affect Maine businesses. To effectively report to the Legislature and the Governor on regulatory conflicts, the Board elicits public comment from Maine business owners/managers and the public concerning:

  • Specific State rules and regulations that may unreasonably impede business sustainability and growth; and
  • Recommendations for regulatory and statutory change that may enhance Maine's business climate.


The Board holds hearings to invite testimony that highlights and details regulations in need of scrutiny and amendment. These public comments directly set the hearing agendas and greatly inform the Board's recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature. Public participation is an essential element to achieving the Board's objectives.

The Board is most interested in possible solutions or alternative ways to enforce regulations that are easier and less burdensome for businesses to carry out.  If there are regulations that are outdated, or technology has changed processes making the regulations unworkable in their present form, the board is also interested in hearing about those suggestions.

The meeting will be available to listen to on the internet via GoToMeeting® at   

Participants can submit questions via a chat box, which the Board will address during the meeting or assign the Small Business Advocate to gather additional information.  

The Regulatory Fairness Board is chaired by Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, and four appointed members who represent the business community. 


If you plan to attend, or would like more information,  please contact Peggy Schaffer, Small Business Advocate, Office of the Secretary of State, 626-8410, or .