Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
Peterson Speaks at Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Day
Touts Senate Passage of Priority Legislation to Cut Burdensome Red Tape for Businesses Across Ohio
May 8, 2019
COLUMBUS—State Senators Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted today joined members of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to discuss legislative efforts to boost economic prosperity, facilitate job creation and promote in-demand jobs across Ohio.

It was a pleasure to have so many passionate business advocates from Lawrence County join us in Columbus for this special event," said Peterson. "Over the years, we have focused our efforts and priorities on legislation that creates opportunities for Ohio's job creators. Thank you to everyone who joined us today to advocate on issues that drive prosperity in our communities."

Today, the Ohio Senate also passed priority legislation that aims to reduce the regulatory burdens that are put on Ohio's businesses. Supported by pro-business groups such as the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Manufacturers Association and others, 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 It is targeted at eliminating outdated, unnecessary red tape and bringing Ohio's regulatory environment more in line with national averages.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.

With 246,852 restrictions, Ohio has been identified as one of the most heavily regulated states.

"Eliminating unnecessary red tape—without sacrificing safety—is an important step to help accomplish the goals we discussed today," added Peterson.

For more information on Senate Bill 1 or the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, please contact Senator Peterson's office at 614-466-8156

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