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Bill to cut red tape with government efficiency commission advances to governor’s desk

Measure Would Prompt Review of all Proposed and Adopted Rules and Regulations

NEW JERSEY– Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Paul Sarlo that would establish the Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission was cleared by the Senate and now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

The bill, A-4810/S-441, would improve government efficiency and reduce damaging regulations in the state.

“With the commission’s help, we can ease the impact of restrictive government regulation in the state, something that is desperately needed and long overdue,” Oroho (R-24) said. “The overwhelming glut of onerous laws and rules are responsible for our State’s reputation as unfriendly to business. By targeting and eliminating the most damaging examples of counter-productive bureaucratic overreach, we can rebuild our competitive edge and restore New Jersey’s position as an economic powerhouse.”

The nine-member Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission established by the legislation would evaluate all proposed and adopted regulations, rules and executive orders. The commission would consider the impact of rules on the economy and determine if their benefits outweigh the burdens placed on business and government.

“Bureaucratic red tape has a stranglehold on the state’s economy, and the situation seems to compound every year,” Oroho said. “With this bill we can begin unraveling the web of rules, regulations and edicts that discourage business and limit growth.”

The members of the commission, representing the Executive and Legislative branches of State government, would be committed to the goal of addressing the State’s economic viability and prosperity, according to the bill.

The legislation requires the commission to deliver an annual report to the governor and Legislature with recommendations on items to repeal or amend. The findings are advisory only, and cannot be used for legal challenges.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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