Updated: 9:27 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 | Posted: 9:26 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011
By Mark McGregor
Establishes new rule review process to assess whether proposed or existing administrative rules of certain state agencies have an adverse impact on business to mitigate that impact and eliminates existing small business rule review process.
Creates theCommon Sense Initiative Office (CSIO) within the Office of the Governor to evaluate rules that may have an adverse impact on business. Required
Creates the Small Business Advisory Council composed of small business representatives to advise the CSIO on adverse impacts of draft rules.
Requires the CSIO to develop standards to evaluate a draft rule’s impact on business.
Authorizes the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to recommend invalidation of a draft rule on the grounds that the agency proposing the rule failed to demonstrate that the regulatory intent justifies the rule’s adverse impact on business.
Requires the CSIO to create a public comment system for rules it reviews.
Requires state agencies to develop customer service performance standards for the agencies and their officers and employees.
Requires the CSIO to annually report certain information to the governor and members of the General Assembly.