Walker releases Rules and Regulations Reform

Call it Governor Scott Walkers Three R’s – the governor has released the bill draft (PDF)of his special session bill to overhaul Wisconsin’s regulatory process.

The regulatory reform contains a number of provisions including:

Agencies may not create rules more restrictive than the regulatory standards or thresholds provided by the Legislature

Agencies cannot create rules based on the agency’s general powers or duties

Rules can be challenged in the county circuit court where the plaintiff resides

The Governor must approve proposed rules

Require an economic cost/benefit analysis of rules

Changing wind energy citing standards

Targeted wetland regulatory reform

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