§ 42-64.13-8. Regulatory analysis responsibilities.
The office of regulatory reform shall have the following regulatory analysis and reporting responsibilities:
(1) The office of regulatory reform shall, upon the conclusion of each fiscal year, prepare and publish a report on the regulatory processes of state and municipal agencies and permitting authorities through a review and an analysis of proposed and existing rules and regulations to: (i) Encourage agencies to eliminate, consolidate, simplify, expedite, or otherwise improve permits, permitting procedures, and paperwork burdens affecting businesses, municipal government undertakings, industries, and other matters of economic development impact in the state; (ii) Analyze the impact of proposed and existing rules and regulations on matters such as public health, safety and welfare, including job creation, and make recommendations for simplifying regulations and regulatory processes of state and municipal agencies and permitting authorities; (iii) Propose to any state or municipal agency consideration for amendment or repeal of any existing rules or procedures that may be obsolete, harmful to the economy or job growth in the state, or excessively burdensome with respect to any state or federal statutes or regulations; and (iv) Assist and coordinate with all agencies during the periodic review of rules required by § 42-35-3.4 of the administrative procedures act.
(2) The ombudsman of the department of business regulation shall implement the provisions of § 42-35.1-1, entitled small business regulatory fairness and administrative procedures, and shall be the small business regulatory enforcement office pursuant to § 42-35.1-5.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 79, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 259, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 445, § 3; P.L. 2019, ch. 88, art. 4, § 18.)