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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 5, 2022 01:00 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.  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 Senate Bill 520 in the 2021-222 session and previous cosponsors were Argall, Phillips-Hill, Martin, Langerholc, Bartolotta, Stefano, and Aument.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important measure. 

Introduced as SB188