ASSEMBLY PANEL TO DISCUSS FEASIBILITY OF BARRING N.J. FROM ADOPTING RULES THAT EXCEED FEDERAL STANDARDS

Regulatory Oversight Panel Looking to Ease Burdensome Biz Regulations

(TRENTON) — The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee on Thursday will hear testimony from invited speakers on the feasibility of prohibiting state agencies from adopting rules that exceed federal standards, unless specifically authorized by state law.

The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4 in Committee Room 13 in the State House Annex.

It will be streamed live here.

The panel will also consider legislation (A-2464) sponsored by the committee chairman, John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem), that would:

  • Require all state agency rules to be published in the New Jersey Register; and
  • Ban state agencies from using regulatory guidance documents, unless authorized by state law.

“We’re looking to provide clarity to our businesses and shine the light of day on regulations that too often have been adopted without proper public input and oversight,” Burzichelli said. “This is progress we need to make.”

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