Welcome to the Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board website

SBRRB board members during a meeting.

The Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) was established on July 1, 1998, with passage of the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act. Subsequently, the role of the SBRRB was codified in Chapter 201M, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).

The Board was established within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for administrative purposes.

The SBRRB considers any request from small business owners for review of any rule adopted by a state agency and to make recommendations to the agency or the legislature regarding the need for a rule change or legislation.  For requests regarding county ordinances, the Board may make recommendations to the county council or the Mayor for appropriate action.


For more details about monthly board meetings, visit the Meetings web page

If you would like for the SBRRB to review burdensome rules or regulations, visit the Small Business Resources web page.

 

 

Why are Small Businesses important?

      • Represent more than 98% of all businesses establishing in Hawaii
      • –Employees working in small businesses with less than 100 employees make up 57% of all employees in Hawaii

    *Excludes self-employed individuals; The State of Hawaii Data Book 2017 – Characteristics of Business Establishments: 2004 to 2016

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BOARD MEMBER?

If you are a current or former officer or owner of a business and live on Oahu or any of the neighboring islands, you qualify!

The SBRRB is currently in need of three (3) members; two (2) for nomination by the House Speaker and one (1) by the Senate President.

Vacancies for boards and commissions can be found on the Governor’s Boards and Commissions website.  Apply online by following the prompts.  Be sure to have a current resume and letter of recommendation to upload and submit.

For specific questions relating to boards and commissions, contact Sharon Ibarra: sharon.s.ibarra@hawaii.gov

For questions relating to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, contact SBRRB Administrator Dori Palcovich.