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The bureau, by and through the director or the director's duly authorized employees, shall have the following functions, powers, and duties:

(1) providing comprehensive information on licenses required for business undertakings, projects, and activities in the state and making the information available to applicants and other persons;

(2) providing interested persons with an opinion as to the number, kind, and source of required licenses and potential difficulties in obtaining the licenses, based on a review of a potential applicant's business concept at an early stage in its planning;

(3) developing with the assistance of other departments a master application procedure to expedite the identification and processing of these licenses;

(4) facilitating or recommending consolidation of hearings required pursuant to licensing applications when feasible and advantageous;

(5) encouraging and facilitating the participation of federal and local government agencies in licensing coordination;

(6) making recommendations for eliminating, consolidating, simplifying, expediting, or otherwise improving licensing procedures affecting business undertakings;

(7) serving as an advocate for small business license applicants with state, federal, and local agencies in the process of applying for licenses and complying with licensing standards and requirements; and

(8) adopting rules, procedures, instructions, and forms as are required to carry out the functions, powers, and duties imposed upon the bureau by sections 116J.73 to 116J.86.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes