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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) applauded the state House for passing a package of regulatory reform bills aimed at easing the state’s regulatory culture and urged the Senate to do the same. This package of bills would restore legislative oversight in enacting rules, ensure existing regulations are systematically reviewed, and reduce the regulatory burden that stifles opportunity for individuals and job creators across the state.
AFP-PA Deputy State Director Anna McCauslin issued the following statement:
“Pennsylvania should be a place where business comes to grow and be part of our communities, but our state’s burdensome regulatory climate gets in the way. This package of bills would help eliminate or ease excessive regulations that hinder Pennsylvania’s economy from unleashing its potential.”
According to research from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, more than 153,000 regulations restrict businesses from thriving, creating jobs, and investing in Pennsylvania’s communities.
The regulatory reform package includes the following bills:
HB 806: Would require the General Assembly to approve regulations that have an impact of more than $1 million annually, a state-based REINS Act.
HB 430: Would give the General Assembly the ability to repeal any regulation in effect through a concurrent resolution.
HB 509: Would reform and provide transparency to the administration of permits in the Commonwealth by requiring agencies to create a process for applicants to track the status of their permit application and explain why a permit was rejected.
HB 762: Would require agencies to appoint a regulatory compliance officer.
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Pennsylvanians behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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