CHAMBERSBURG – Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee is holding a public hearing Thursday, Dec. 12th in Franklin County to take testimony on regulatory reform.
The hearing, entitled “Regulatory Reform, Red Tape Reduction and Transparency,” is being hosted by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, located at 1000 Potato Roll Lane, in Chambersburg.
Scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, plans for the hearing include approximately 15 speakers, with expertise ranging from economic and land development, regulatory code, business advocacy and municipal government. Small business owners are also expected to participate.
“The committee is responsible for reviewing proposals to streamline government operations, enhance efficiencies and save taxpayer dollars,” said Mastriano, whose district includes portions of Franklin County, including Chambersburg.
“Regulatory review, bureaucratic red tape and Pennsylvania’s business climate have evolved out of those priorities,” added Mastriano. “The regulatory review process is complex and confusing and often times cumbersome. I am looking forward to hearing from professionals how the state’s 153,000 regulations are impacting our business landscape, and what improvements the legislature can make going forward.”
Mastriano has chaired the committee since taking office in June of 2019.
He noted that numerous pieces of legislation assigned to the committee would update and modernize the regulatory review process, and that testimony received during the hearing will be a valuable tool as the panel reviews, considers and deliberates the legislation.
The hearing will be streamed live at www.senatormastriano.com.
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