New Regulatory Reform Bill Receives First Hearing

This week in the Ohio Senate, the Government Oversight and Reform Committee heard sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 9. The bill contains several provisions aimed at reducing the number of regulations in the Ohio Administrative Code.

The bill would require state agencies to reduce regulatory restrictions by 30% by June 2025, while prohibiting agencies from increasing the percentage of restrictions within their rules. It would allow agencies to come before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to lessen the required reduction if they could demonstrate why they cannot meet the threshold within SB 9.

The OMA will be closely monitoring this bill. Contact Rob Brundrett with questions. 1/28/2021