Streamlined Annual Meeting - Oct 02, 2018

Date

October 02, 2018 at 08:00 AM - October 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Location

Drury Inn

St Louis, MO

222 W 10th Street

The Drury Hotel is located in downtown St. Louis, 1 block from the arch, and 2 blocks from Busch Stadium.

Contact

Bobbie Stellner

(608) 634-6060

bobbie.stellner@sstgb.org

www.streamlinedsalestax.org

Details

The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) and related committees and councils will meet October 2-4, 2018 at the Drury Plaza at the Arch in St. Louis, MO.  Member state and non-member state officials, legislators and the business community are invited to attend.  The Governing Board strongly encourages the attendance of each member state’s appointed Governing Board Delegates (legislative and administrative) to represent their individual states and vote. 

Agenda

To have specific items on the Governing Board Meeting agenda, including proposed amendments to the SSUTA or Rules, please email craig.johnson@sstgb.org no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.  The agenda will be noticed to the email ListServs 30-days prior to the meeting.   The Governing Board will discuss the South Dakota v. Wayfair, et. al., United States Supreme Court decision, state activity related to remote sellers, the status of federal e-fairness legislation and possible amendments to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA).  We will also discuss the status of and changes to the Certified Service Provider contract the contract negotiation team and CSPs are working on in view of the recent Supreme Court decision, review the year’s financial activities, elect officers and directors for the upcoming year and will hear reports from the various committees.

Publications

Email final documents to include in the meeting publication to Craig Johnson no later than Monday, September 17, 2018.  If you miss the deadline bring at least 120-copies to the meeting for distribution.

Schedule of Meetings

Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Lunch and breaks provided 
Drury Plaza Hotel provides breakfast for those staying there.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Business Advisory Council (BAC) - 8:30 to 10:00 AM 
Executive Committee - 9:30 to 10:30 AM (closed) and 10:30 AM to Noon (open)
Governing Board Meeting - 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Reception and Heavy Appetizers (Dinner in disguise) – 5:30 to 8:30 PM 
Lunch, breaks, and reception provided
Drury Plaza Hotel provides breakfast for those staying there.


Thursday, October 4, 2018
Governing Board Meeting - 8:30 AM to Noon

Morning break provided
Drury Plaza Hotel provides breakfast for those staying there.

WEBINAR/TELECONFERENCE 

The open segments of the meetings will be available by teleconference/webinar.  The invitations will be emailed to the ListServs at a later date.  Please remember to mute your phone/computer until speaking to obtain the best audio quality.  Please do not place the call on hold due to the possible disruption of hold music.  Business Advisory Council (BAC) members will receive the teleconference call-in number and pass code from the Business Advisory Council (BAC) prior to their meeting. 

Reception

Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Everyone is invited to join us for refreshments and heavy appetizers at the Budweiser Brew House at Ball Park Village directly across the street from Busch Stadium (about 2 blocks from hotel).  Each registered attendee will receive two complimentary beverage tickets at the onsite meeting registration for the reception.  A cash bar will also be available.  

Room Reservations

You may reserve guest rooms with the online Reservations Link at:  SSTGB Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.  The negotiated room rates are available for 3-nights pre and post our meeting dates.  You will need to call the hotel to obtain those nights. 

Room block release deadline: September 24, 2018.  It is important to reserve a guest room before the September 24th room block release deadline.  Rooms reserved after that date will not be credited to the contractual room block.  Please consider reserving the guest room before travel approval is obtained if necessary.  Be sure to cancel the reservation if travel is not approved.

King Bed Deluxe: $127.00, (below gsa per diem lodging rate + tax).  Our negotiated rate includes hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and evening drinks and snacks.

Cancellations must be done 24 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.  Check-in 3:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM.  

Reservations must be made on an individual basis.  Individual credit card must be provided to guarantee the reservation.  In order to meet the SST room block requirement, please do not make reservations on Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Hotel.com, other websites or through a travel agent.  

WI-FI:  You will receive complimentary guest room wireless Internet when booking through our block.  

Airport

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)   10701 Lambert International Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63145

Hotel Airport Shuttle

The Hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service from and to the airport.  Consider Uber, Lyft or taxi service.

Dining

Angelo’s Taverna and Carmine’s Steakhouse are located inside of the hotel.  There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Drury. 

EMail Listserv

Please forward this announcement to others within your organization. They may subscribe in this link to the “General Public” ListServ to receive meeting notifications and information going forward:  http://www.streamlinedsalestax.org/index.php?page=JoinOurEmailList.  The Governing Board and SLAC ListServs are intended for appointed delegates only.

Meeting Registration

It is important to preregister prior to the meeting dates to be included in the catering headcounts, meeting room set-up and seating plans.  

Registration fees must be paid by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) prior to the meeting.

Meetings and Fees


All state personnel and business community members must register for the SLAC and Governing Board meetings they will attend.

State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) only (open): $180.00

Governing Board only (open): $250.00 

Both
 SLAC and Governing Board (open): $405.00

Business Advisory Council Meeting (Wednesday morning only)
Business community members only.  Businesses attending the GB and/or SLAC meetings must also register for those meetings.
Non-members: $75.00
Members: No charge for BAC Meeting only

To obtain information on becoming a Business Advisory Council (BAC) member email Fred Nicely,  FNicely@cost.org.