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Roegner: Ohio Launches Website to Help Public Cut Red Tape

Website is Part of Roegner Bill to Slash Government Regulations
September 12, 2022
Kristina D. Roegner News
COLUMBUS—State Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) Roegner is applauding the unveiling today of the Cut Red Tape Ohio website as a significant campaign promise kept and a major win for Ohio. The website will give the public a say on how to best cut and reform unnecessary government regulations that too-often frustrate both consumers and businesses. Creation of the website was mandated by Senate Bill 9, co-sponsored by Roegner.

"One of my priorities has been to enact meaningful regulatory reform, so that businesses and the economy can thrive. Senate Bill 9 is indeed landmark legislation which does just that," said Roegner. "In addition to cutting the number of regulations in this state by 30 percent, I am very excited by the cutredtape.ohio.gov website, which will allow anyone to identify rules and regulations that don’t make sense. Every Ohioan can be an active participant in this important initiative!"

The Cut Red Tape Ohio website was developed by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) and the business community. The website was announced at a JCARR press conference on Monday. The agency’s primary function is to review proposed new, amended, and rescinded rules from over 100 agencies to ensure they do not exceed their rule-making authority granted to them by the General Assembly.

Senate Bill 9 will greatly assist JCARR in a variety of ways, including:
  • Requiring each state agency to reduce the regulatory restrictions contained in its rules by 30% by June 30, 2025.
  • Limiting the total number of regulatory restrictions that may be in effect in Ohio, beginning July 1, 2025.
  • Prohibiting an agency from adopting new regulatory restrictions that would increase the percentage of restrictions in the agency’s rules.
  • Extending the pre-existing prohibition against adopting a new regulatory restriction without eliminating two existing restrictions (the “two-for-one” rule) from June 30, 2023, to June 30, 2025.
  • Requiring an agency to produce a revised inventory and historical progress report before September 15, 2022, and annually thereafter until the agency has met its reduction goal.
Directing JCARR to compile the agencies’ inventories and reports into an annual comprehensive inventory and progress report that includes a description of JCARR’s work over the past year in assisting agencies.