by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Regulatory reform has attracted attention from N.C. lawmakers in each of the past five years. Now the John Locke Foundation is urging lawmakers to adopt another tool to limit the growth of the state’s regulatory burden: a state-level REINS Act.
REINS stands for “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny.” It’s an idea that has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives three times without any action in the Senate. At either the federal or state level, a REINS Act would require lawmakers to vote before any government rule with a major economic impact could take effect.
JLF’s Becki Gray and Jon Sanders testified about the idea today before the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee. Click play below to watch the presentation and questions from lawmakers.