Megan Sanborn
December 11, 2012

Maine Regulatory Fairness Board Meeting in Augusta December 14, 2012

The Maine Regulatory Fairness Board (RFB) will review the business regulatory and statutory issues highlighted in its 2012 public hearings at its next meeting on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Office of the Secretary of State, 103 Sewall Street, Augusta.

At public hearings held throughout the state, 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. At this meeting, the Board will review testimony and consider recommendations to be included in its report to the Governor and the 126th Legislature in January 2013.

The Board is chaired by Secretary of State, Charles E. Summers, Jr. and is comprised of four members, who are or have been owners or operators of Maine businesses. It is staffed by Maine’s Small Business Advocate, Jay Martin. Private sector members of the Board volunteer their time and their unique expertise to serve as liaisons between the State’s business community, regulatory authorities, and lawmakers.


  • Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr., Scarborough - Chairman
  • Mr. Mark A. Tyler, Oakland - Vice Chairman
  • Ms. Patricia Kuhl, Brunswick
  • Mr. Michael R. Cote, Whiting
  • Hon. Douglas Smith, Dover-Foxcroft

For more information, please contact:

Jay Martin, Small Business Advocate
Office of the Secretary of State
148 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0148

Office: (207) 626-8410 

Cell: (207) 215-5871

Fax: (207) 287-8598