Columbus –State Senators Rob McColley
(R-Napoleon) and Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) announced the Ohio Senate today concurred on changes made to Senate Bill 9
, aimed at cutting burdensome regulatory red tape.
“This represents a solid commitment on the part of the legislature to continue to chip away at our regulatory environment in an effort to make Ohio a better place for its private and public sectors.”
This legislation will require Ohio’s state agencies to reduce the overall number of state regulations by 30 percent over three years. Researchers at the Mercatus Center released the 2020 version of their State RegData project, analyzing the regulations of 44 states plus District of Columbia. Ohio ranked in the top five of the most restrictive states.
By targeting burdensome regulatory restrictions, Senate Bill 9 would eliminate outdated, unnecessary red tape and bring Ohio's regulatory environment more in line with national averages. If agencies are unable to meet the 30 percent requirement, an agency is able to appeal directly to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review to lower the target.
The bill will now be sent to the Governor for his signature.