HARRISBURG – The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee approved legislation that would remove bureaucratic red tape, increase transparency, and provide for legislative input over the state’s regulatory process in Pennsylvania, according to the bills’ sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill. Senate Bill 28 would require all state agencies that issue permits to increase transparency by requiring agencies to post information about the permits that they grant on their publicly accessible website.  Senate Bill 32 represents a sweeping change to the state’s approach to regulations. The bill would also give the duly elected members of the General Assembly more ability to weigh in on regulations. The package of bills includes immediate financial and tax relief for smaller employers and regulatory reforms to reduce burdens on small businesses. Both bills move the full Senate for their consideration.

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL