Support CMTA’s regulatory reform “2 million jobs by 2020” campaign

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 12, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA is coordinating an effort to make the regulatory system in California more cost-effective and predictable through measures that ensure regulatory agencies, departments, and boards understand the impacts of proposed regulations and are held accountable for effective outcomes.  By doing so, we will create new jobs, grow state revenues through sound regulatory policies that will attract new private investment, promote new hiring and protect existing jobs in small businesses, manufacturing and innovation firms. We suggest three improvements to accomplish this goal.

First, California needs to get control of its bureaucracy. Unelected officials have sweeping powers to impose new regulations, collect administrative fees and assess fines and penalties – all with no requirements for legislative oversight or approval. This has created an uncertain, punitive and increasingly unaccountable regulatory environment.

Second, legislators should understand the economic impact of regulations. Requiring economic impact reports by independent experts or an entity other than the regulatory agency will reveal the true cost in jobs and lost revenue.

Finally, ineffective regulations should be weeded out. Regulations already on the books should be reviewed, removing those that are duplicative, outdated or failing to deliver on their promises. New regulations should require this same periodic review.

For more information on our efforts and to provide your company’s support, go to:

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