Governing Board Semi-Annual Meeting - May 19, 2020


May 19, 2020 at 08:30 AM - May 21, 2020 at 09:30 AM


Hotel Murano

Tacoma, WA


Bobbie Stellner




The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB), the State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC), Executive Committee and Business Advisory Council (BAC) will meet on May 19-21, 2020 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA.  Member state and non-member state officials, legislators and the business community are invited to attend and provide input.  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, SLAC or Executive Committee meeting agenda(s), including proposed amendments to the SSUTA or Rules, please email no later than April 17, 2020.  The final agenda will be published and noticed to the email ListServs 30-days prior to the meeting. 

At this time, the Governing Board anticipates discussion on Congressional action related to the implementation status of remote sales tax collection in the member states, improving educational outreach to remote sellers, information related to marketplace facilitators, possible amendments to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) including additional disclosed practices, compliance with the SSUTA and adoption of possible sanctions on states who are not in compliance.  We will also be discussing the Certified Service Provider contract, reviewing the year’s financial activities and receiving reports from the various committees and their activities.


The final documents to include in the meeting publication handout must be emailed to Craig Johnson no later than May 8, 2020.  If the deadline is missed you should plan to bring at least 100-copies to the meeting for distribution with the meeting publication.


Pacific Time Zone

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) – All day

Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks Provided

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Business Advisory Council (BAC) - Morning
  • Executive Committee - Morning
  • Governing Board Meeting - Afternoon
  • Dinner Reception – 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Museum of Glass, Tacoma

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Breaks Provided

Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Governing Board Meeting - Morning

Breakfast, 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 Business Advisory Council (BAC) prior to their meeting.


Governing Board meeting attendees are invited to enjoy the evening reception from 5:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, May 20th for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a buffet style dinner at the Museum of Glass as well as a private viewing of the Galleries.  


Hotel Murano, an artful downtown Tacoma hotel is located steps from the Tacoma Convention Center and two to three blocks from the city’s best museums and restaurants. In honor of Tacoma’s place in the American glass art movement, Hotel Murano pairs luxurious guestrooms and well-appointed event space with a museum-worthy collection of glass art from around the world.

Hotel Murano

1320 Broadway

Tacoma, WA 98402



You may reserve guest rooms with the online Reservations Link at:  SSTGB Annual Meeting, Tacoma, WA.  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 - $124.00, the gsa per diem lodging rate + tax.  Our negotiated rate includes complimentary guest room Wi-Fi.  Group Code: SSTGB20

Room block release deadline, is April 26, 2020.  It is important to reserve a guest room before the April 26th 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.

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,,, other websites or through a travel agent. 


We have negotiated complimentary guest room wireless Internet when booking through our block. 


Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)  

17801 International Blvd

Seattle, WA 98158


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 Hotel Murano.


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:

The Governing Board and SLAC ListServs are intended for appointed delegates only.


Contact Bobbie Stellner at (608) 634-6060 or email  Additional details will be forthcoming!

Meeting Registration

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State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) only (open)  $210.00

Governing Board and Executive Committee only (open)  $310.00

Both SLAC and Governing Board (open) $475.00

Business Advisory Council Meeting
(Wednesday morning only)

(This meeting is only for members of the business community.  Businesses attending the GB and/or SLAC meetings must also register for those meetings.)

Business Advisory Council (BAC) Non-members $75.00

Business Advisory Council (BAC) Members No charge for BAC Meeting only

Members of the business community who are not members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) may email Fred Nicely, to obtain information on becoming Business Advisory Council (BAC) members.  Businesses that join the BAC prior to the meeting but after having pre-registered as a non-member will receive a $75.00 registration fee refund upon request.