COLUMBUS—State Senator Joe Uecker
(R-Miami Township) last week met with members of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council (OSBC) to discuss issues pertaining to job growth and improving opportunities for Ohio's small businesses and entrepreneurs. Uecker provided an update on current legislation, and discussed priorities going into the end of the year.
"As legislators it is important that we continue to do everything in our power to set a climate that is friendly and inviting to small businesses, who have proven to be important contributors to job growth and Ohio's economy," said Uecker. "It has been an honor to work with the Ohio Small Business Council over a number of years on efforts to reform our rule-making process and other efforts to eliminate unnecessary and redundant regulations on small businesses."
Uecker is the sponsor of Senate Bill 221, which passed out of the Ohio Senate earlier this year. The legislation aims to reform Ohio’s state agency rulemaking process and ensure that rules are filed in a timely and fair manner.
Additionally, if an agency improperly establishes a rule through policy, instead of through formal rulemaking, the committee will have the authority to call the agency before the committee to explain why they are using informal policy instead of an actual rule.
Senator Uecker serves as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, which is responsible for oversight of the agency rule-making process.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, which provides an outlet for small business owners to engage with legislators and community leaders, is a strong advocate for Ohio businesses and their significant contributions toward a better economy for all Ohioans. Participation in OSBC is limited to individuals representing a for-profit business that employs fewer than 400 directly supervised persons.
For more information on the Ohio Small Business Council and their efforts, click here