On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Regulatory Reform Commission released their initial report on the regulatory climate in Maryland. The Commission was tasked, by Executive Order, to identify issues within the state’s regulatory environment that negatively impact Maryland businesses and to make recommendations to the Governor. To complete this task, the Commission held six public hearings around the state for Marylanders to come and share their thoughts and concerns with the Commission.
From those meetings and from comments submitted online, the Commission’s first report outlined some major themes echoed around the state about the state’s regulatory climate along with making extensive recommendations to Governor Hogan. A few of the Commission’s recommendations included:
For more details about these recommendations and others, please see the full initial report. In 2016, the Commission plans to conduct a more in-depth review of the state regulations and make further detailed recommendations.