Yesterday, the Ohio Senate took a big step in the right direction towards vital rule and regulatory reform. Senate Bill 221 passed out of the Ohio Senate with overwhelming, bipartisan support and is now headed to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.
This piece of legislation will protect small businesses from rules and regulations that place undue burdens on them. There are five main points to this bill which, when enacted, will allow for our businesses to better focus on providing services or producing products, rather than needlessly dealing with government bureaucracy.
Rule-making and regulatory reform is a major priority for the Ohio Chamber. SB 221 is a practical approach to alleviate some of the major issues for small businesses, yet at the same time equip them with valuable tools moving forward.
The measure passed by a margin of 30-3 and efforts such as this build on the success by the Common Sense Initiative that improves the business climate in Ohio. The bill now heads to the Ohio House where we are hopeful for expedited actions before the legislature breaks for the summer months.