Governing Board Semi-Annual Meeting - May 06, 2019


May 06, 2019 at 08:30 AM - May 08, 2019 at 12:00 PM


Graduate Providence (formerly Biltmore)

Providence, RI


Bobbie Stellner



The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) will meet on May 6-8, 2019 at the Biltmore (now the Graduate Providence) in Providence, RI.  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.  


If you would like to have specific items on the Governing Board Meeting agenda, including proposed amendments to the SSUTA or Rules, please email no later than Friday April 5, 2019.  The final agenda will be noticed to the email ListServs 30-days prior to the meeting.

Governing Board Agenda
SLAC Agenda 

The Governing Board will discuss the status of state implementation of the South Dakota v. Wayfair, et. al. decision, marketplace facilitator legislation, possible amendments to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) related to states accepting multiple returns for the same seller and revising the simplified electronic return, sourcing services, disclosed practices relating to digital goods, state compliance with the SSUTA and various other topics.  We will likely also be reviewing changes to the Certified Service Provider contract and receiving reports from the various committees regarding their activities.


The final documents to include in the meeting publication handout must be emailed to Craig Johnson no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  If the deadline is missed you should bring at least 120-copies to the meeting for distribution with the meeting publication.

Schedule of Meetings

Eastern Time Zone

Monday, May 6, 2019

State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks Provided

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Business Advisory Council (BAC) - 8:30 to 10:00 AM
Executive Committee - 10:30 AM to Noon (open)
Governing Board Meeting - 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Reception and Dinner - 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Breaks Provided

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Governing Board Meeting - 8:30 AM to Noon
Breakfast and Morning Break Provided


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 BAC prior to their meeting.


All Governing Board meeting attendees are invited to enjoy the evening reception from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, May 7th for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a buffet style dinner. 

Room Reservations

You may reserve guest rooms with the online Reservations Link at:  SSTGB Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.  Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.

Room Rate - $156.00, the gsa per diem lodging rate + tax.  Our negotiated rate includes complimentary guest room Wi-Fi.  Group Code: 1905STREAM

Room block release deadline is April 9, 2019.  It is important to reserve a guest room before the April 9th 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.  Be sure to cancel the reservation if travel is not approved.

Check-in 4:00 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,,, other websites or through a travel agent. 


TF Green Airport (PVD) 
2000 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

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


There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Biltmore.

Email Listserv

Please forward this announcement to others within your organization. They may subscribe to the "General Public" Listserv to receive meeting notification and information going forward.

Meeting Registration

Register Now

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 prior to the meeting. 
(Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted) 

Meeting Fees

All state personnel and business community members must register for the SLAC and Governing Board meetings they will attend.
All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

State and Local Advisory Council only: $200.00

Governing Board only: $275.00 

SLAC and Governing Board: $430.00

Business Advisory Council Meeting 
(Business community members only) 
Businesses attending the Governing Board 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,