JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on August 24 at 111 N. Seventh St., St. Louis, MO to allow taxpayers, citizens, businesses and customers of the department to talk directly to Department leadership to help alleviate the burden of state government red tape on citizens and growing businesses.
Governor Greitens called on all state agencies to review their rules to ensure they are essential to the health, safety, or welfare of Missourians. Reviews will also determine if specific regulations are ineffective or unnecessary by considering whether:
- The regulation’s cost outweighs its benefits;
- The regulation is effective;
- The regulation is the least restrictive alternative;
- The regulation is based on sound, reasonably available scientific, technical, economic, or other relevant information; and
- The regulation is unduly burdensome or adversely affects Missouri citizens or customers.
As part of the review process, the Department of Labor is asking for comments on its existing rules. These comments will be accepted online on an ongoing basis, with the intention of gathering a majority of comments by August 31, 2017.