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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 29, 2021 04:15 PM
From: Senator John DiSanto
To: All Senate members
Subject: Legislative Approval of Economically Significant Regulations
I will soon reintroduce legislation to require the General Assembly to approve all regulations with an economic impact or cost to the Commonwealth, to its political subdivisions, and to the private sector exceeding $1 million. This session, my proposal will also increase legislative oversight and approval of revisions to general permits issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Our current regulatory process vests too much power in unelected bureaucrats and agencies that lack direct accountability to the people. This legislation will help restore important constitutional checks and balances to protect against onerous regulations that hamper job creation and economic growth.
This legislation was SB 5 in the 2019-20 session and previous cosponsors were Brooks, Scarnati, Browne, Gordner, Aument, Bartolotta, Hutchinson, Langerholc, Martin, Phillips-Hill, Regan, Stefano, K. Ward, and White.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important measure. 

Introduced as SB520