House, Senate release regulatory reform bills
The House and Senate each began working on regulatory reform bills this week. S303
(Regulatory Reform Act of 2016) has several sections of interest to counties, including one that would impose a three-year statute of limitations on some land-use violations. Another section addresses public records requirements when records are accessible online. H169
(Regulatory Reduction Act of 2016) would impact counties by repealing the electronics recycling program, the state’s ban on landfilling electronics and the requirement for coastal counties to develop land-use plans. The General Assembly may introduce other regulatory reform bills before the session ends.