This week the OMA submitted testimony in support of Senate Bill 1. The Senate’s highest priority bill requires each state agency to reduce the regulatory restrictions contained in its rules by 30% by 2022.
The bill also prohibits a state agency from adopting new regulatory restrictions that would increase the percentage of restrictions in the agency’s rules.
OMA described its support in testimony: “… it is also important to ensure that the regulations promulgated are necessary, non-duplicative, and the least burdensome possible while still providing their intended protections. Manufacturers are regulated by all levels of government, from local jurisdictions through the federal government and also internationally. We believe that Senate Bill 1 will help ensure that Ohio’s regulatory structures provide necessary protections while making Ohio more business friendly by eliminating unnecessary regulations that can stifle growth.” 2/28/2019