SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 2, January 14, 2016

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a SEMA-supported bill to reduce burdensome regulations on business owners and job creators. The "Searching for and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act” (SCRUB Act) establishes a blue-ribbon committee whose mission is to identify obsolete and unnecessary regulations in addition to those that conflict with state and local law. 

The nine committee members would be appointed by the President and subject to U.S. Senate approval. The committee would review major rules that have an annual economic impact of more than $100 million, rules that are 15 years old or older and regulations that result in considerable paperwork burdens. The bill has also been introduced in the U.S. Senate, although there has been no action to date.  

For more information, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

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