Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt signed groundbreaking regulatory reform into law today, building on the Break the Tape initiative and fulfilling another priority of the People’s Agenda. Senate Bill 913 will create the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to review agencies’ rules throughout the year and streamlines the rule repeal process to help get unnecessary and costly regulations off the books quicker.
“I am thrilled to sign this reform into law and am grateful for the shared commitment in the Legislature and across all level of government to cut red tape and reduce burdensome regulations for Oklahomans,” said Governor Stitt. “SB 913 builds on our Break the Tape initiative and is another step forward to foster Oklahoma’s pro-business environment as we strive toward becoming a Top Ten state.”
Last year, Governor Stitt launched the Break the Tape initiative by issuing Executive Order (EO) 2020-03, aimed at reducing unnecessary Red Tape on the books in Oklahoma. As a result of this initiative, state agencies have nearly completed the first ever comprehensive review of Oklahoma’s Administrative Code and have identified over 3,700 sections of red tape in our state rules.
“State agency rules and regulations must be obeyed like any other laws.