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Rule Review To Help Eliminate Red Tape

Rule Review To Help Eliminate Red Tape

Fri, 07/07/2017
Missouri Department of Labor seeks public comments on administrative rules to alleviate the burden of state government red tape on citizens and businesses

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations is seeking the comments of Missourians to help alleviate the burden of state government red tape on citizens and growing businesses.

State Government administrative rules are found in the Missouri Code of State Regulations and on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.

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

The Department will also hold the following public hearings on rules to allow taxpayers, citizens, businesses and customers of the department to talk directly to Department leadership.

  • July 19th, 3 p.m. - 1410 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO
  • July 20, 1 p.m. - 505 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO
  • Aug. 4, 1 p.m. - 3315 W. Truman Blvd., Jefferson City, MO
  • Aug. 24, 1 p.m. - 111 N. Seventh St., St. Louis, MO

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Adam Pulley