Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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Business Regulation, Licensing, and Enforcement


Programs targeted to establish and apply business rules and regulations across a diverse set of goods and services.


Program

Description
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation For the purpose of licensing and enforcement of state and federal liquor laws within the Commonwealth through uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.
Bank and Financial Service Licensing and Regulation For the purpose of conducting safety and soundness, community reinvestment act, and/or compliance examinations of state-chartered banks, credit unions, and all licensed financial entities including debt collectors and mortgage loan originators to ensure a sound, competitive, and accessible financial services environment.
Gaming Licensing and Enforcement For the purpose of regulation and licensing of gaming entities in a fair and transparent manner while promoting the public's welfare by safeguarding the Commonwealth against corrupt and dishonest practices.
Home Improvement Contractor Licensing and Enforcement For the purpose of licensing Home Improvement Contractors, advising homeowners with contractor complaints of their options, and conducting arbitration and enforcement hearings as well as administering the "Home Improvement Guaranty Fund" to provide restitution to consumers unable to collect from arbitration awards or court judgments.
Non-Health Related Insurance Regulation For the purpose of licensing insurance companies, insurance producers and other market participants to ensure fiscally sound companies, including conducting audits, examining market conduct, analyzing financial reports to ensure actuarially sound practices and taking action against companies or individuals as necessary.
Occupational Schools and Professional Services Licensure and Enforcement For the purpose of ensuring that professionals meet and maintain standards pursuant to regulations by investigating complaints, conducting enforcement hearings and issuing sanctions to protect consumers and maintain a fair and competitive marketplace.
Telecommunications and Cable Regulations For the purpose of regulating the telecommunications and cable industries to ensure that consumers receive quality service at reasonable rates by promoting competition, maintaining and enforcing consumer protection, and providing input into the development of industry related policies.
Utility Regulation For the purpose of regulating utility industries to ensure that consumers receive quality service at reasonable rates by promoting competition, maintaining and enforcing consumer protection, and providing input into the development of industry related policies.
Weights and Measures Licensing and Enforcement For the purpose of protecting consumers by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to weights and measures and item pricing through state wide inspections and testing of businesses such as motor fuel resellers, auto damage repair shops, hawkers and peddlers, transient vendors, promoters and auctioneers.

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