Reining In State and Local Bureaucracy
As governors and state lawmakers combat an overreaching, out-of-control federal government, state and local bureaucrats cannot go unchecked.
To address this, Florida’s regulatory review process is designed to eliminate old regulations and control new ones.
The result: Florida has rolled back red tape at a record pace, promoting business and job creation and contributing to the state’s success as an economic powerhouse.
Elected leaders nationwide should cut red tape and hold bureaucrats accountable to the people.
Cut Red Tape and Hold Bureaucrats Accountable
- Require state legislative approval for rules costing more than $1 million within five years.
- Require governors to approve proposed regulations before they are submitted for public comment.
- Require agencies to repeal an old regulation for every new regulation, offset costs imposed by a new regulation, cut regulations by a target amount, and expedite rule repeal procedures.
- Establish a state-level office to conduct economic analysis of proposed rules or legislation.
- Require state legislative approval before localities can apply for high-dollar federal grants that come with strings attached.
- Require localities to meet notice, hearings, and quorum rules when enacting ordinances.
How Legislative and Executive Oversight Helps Florida Cut and Control Red Tape
Florida’s legislative approval requirement for million-dollar rules, along with its comprehensive executive review process, has helped the state cut and control red tape. Other states should learn from Florida’s success by adopting policies to strengthen legislative and executive oversight on bureaucratic agencies.READ MORE
House Majority Passes the REINS Act to Put the American People Back in Charge of Washington, D.C.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 277). Authored by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), the REINS Act requires congressional approval of any rule or regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million annually before it can be implemented. The final bill also includes the LIBERTY Act by Rep. Dave Joyce, an amendment that ensures agency guidance also receives congressional review.READ MORE
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