Bevin Launches Initiative to Eliminate or Revise Private Business Regulations
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he wants to eliminate or revise some of the state's 4,500 regulations governing private businesses.
As part of what he calls the 'Red Tape Initiative,' Bevin has ordered cabinet secretaries and state employees to review the state's business regulations.
And he has set up a website, RedTapeReduction.com, to solicit recommendations from businesses and the general public.
The review is modeled after a similar review performed in the Canadian province of British Columbia. A George Mason University study says the reform resulted in the elimination of 37 percent of regulations.
The governor's office says since 1974, at least 15 percent of Kentucky business regulations have never been reviewed.
Bevin's office says it will partner with George Mason University to analyze Kentucky’s regulations to determine which industries are the most affected.