McColley Reintroduces Bill to Cut Burdensome Regulations, Identified as a Top Senate Priority
COLUMBUS—State Senators Rob McColley
(R-Napoleon) and Kristina Roegner
(R-Hudson) today introduced Senate Bill 1
in a continued effort to cut government red tape and reduce overly burdensome or unnecessary regulations on Ohio businesses.
"As lawmakers, it is our duty to put in place ideal policies for economic success and job growth in our state," said McColley. "Overly burdensome regulations are a barrier to that end, and are clearly limiting opportunities for many of Ohio's businesses. This is why I am glad to see this legislation reintroduced as one of the Senate's top priorities for the 133rd General Assembly, and I hope to see swift consideration and passage."
Specifically, the legislation will require Ohio's state agencies to reduce the overall number of state regulations by 30 percent over three years. It is targeted at eliminating outdated, unnecessary red tape and bringing Ohio's regulatory environment more in line with national averages. If agencies are unable to meet the 30 percent requirement, a "2-for-1" strategy would be implemented by which two regulations must be eliminated for each new one created.
"Unnecessary red tape and regulation stifles the potential of Ohio's small businesses, limiting job opportunities for Ohioans," said Roegner. "We have a responsibility to ensure that any rules or regulations set by state government have a specific purpose and intent and do not create needless barriers to growth for our economy."
Senate Bill 1 will now be referred to committee for further consideration.