Lt. Governor Guadagno Leads Red Tape Review Commission Public Meeting

Commission Hears Public Testimony on Reducing Burdensome Regulation

Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today convened the bipartisan Red Tape Review Commission (RTRC) to hear public testimony on a variety of regulatory issues impacting New Jersey businesses and residents, including professional licensing boards, certification for medical assistants, and general permitting practices. The meeting was held at the Montclair State University Business School in Montclair.

“Thanks to this bipartisan Commission, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office and the Legislature, we have brought a serious cultural shift to the bureaucratic tradition in Trenton,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno, who serves as Chair of the Red Tape Review Commission.  “When we come together to remove unnecessary barriers to economic growth, everyone wins.”

Prior to taking public testimony on a range of issues, the Commission heard from the Department of Environmental Protection, on some of the benefits and successes associated with using general permits and permits-by-rule. Additionally, the Commission heard from Senator Steven Oroho, a Commission member, regarding Senate Bill No. 482, of which he is a prime sponsor. This bill seeks to reform general permitting requirements, an idea originating from the findings in “Red Tape Review Commission Findings and Recommendations” report, issued February 2012

“As conceived by the Red Tape Review Commission, this bipartisan bill is a balanced measure aimed at reforming our complex and often burdensome regulatory structure in this state,” said Senator Steve Oroho. “It will produce a more efficient process which will save valuable time and financial resources for both government and job-creating businesses.”

In addition to the Lt. Governor, the Red Tape Review Commission’s members include Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Robert Gordon, Assemblyman John Burzichelli, Assemblyman Scott Rumana, Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine, John Galandak, Tony Monteiro, and Kimberly Gillespie.

To learn more about the RTRC’s work, visit http://www.state.nj.us/state/dos_red_tape.html.  Individuals and businesses are also encouraged to contact the RTRC directly at redtape.review@sos.state.nj.us.

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