Bill Would Streamline Regulatory Process

Maryland lawmakers will consider legislation that would make it easier for Maryland businesses to anticipate, manage and comply with regulatory changes. The bill, SB 449/HB 16, would establish quarterly effective dates for nonemergency regulations.

The Maryland Chamber supports the bill because it would streamline the regulatory process and give business more predictability regarding the effective dates of regulations.

“This bill will allow businesses to make appropriate preparations to comply with regulations and will lessen the administrative burden which is felt by those small businesses which are the engine of our economy,” Maryland Chamber Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Mathew Palmer said. 

SB 449, sponsored by Sen. Ronald Young (D-Dist. 3), will be heard tomorrow. HB 16, sponsored by Del. Sam Arora (D-Dist. 19), was heard late last month. Similar legislation was passed unanimously by both houses last year, but the session ended before the opposite house votes could be completed. 

For more information, contact Mathew Palmer at mpalmer@mdchamber.org.

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