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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 3:31 PM 

Red Tape Review bill passes Assembly

A bill that would expedite the process to repeal rules an agency no longer has the authority to promulgate cleared the Assembly despite a push by Dems to narrow the scope.

The bill would give more authority to the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, rather than the Legislature, to approve agency requests to repeal rules. Dems, however, cautioned that the Legislature should not relinquish so much power.

"My fear is what we're doing is taking ourselves out of the process," Rep. Robb Kahl, D-Monona, said, adding that he served on JCRAR.

But bill author Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, said the Legislature still maintains necessary control.

"The legislative component is not reduced," she said.





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