Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on April 2, 2009, to require all state regulations to be reviewed every five years by the agency administering them and the appropriate House and Senate policy committees. The review would examine whether the regulations are still needed, how burdensome or complex they are, whether they conflict with or duplicate other state or federal rules, the nature of complaints, and more.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on April 2, 2009.
Reported in the Senate on June 9, 2009, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 16, 2009, to require the reviews to explicitly consider the impact of rules on small businesses. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 16, 2009.