For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ryan Duffy, (850) 487-8148
House Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee Renews Call for Input Through YourVoice Survey for Florida’s Businesses
Tallahassee, Fla. – After receiving more than two thousand submissions from Florida business stakeholders on excessive rules and regulations, members of the House Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee are once again asking those doing business in Florida to allow their voices to be heard. Floridians are encouraged to fill out the YourVoice regulation reform survey online. Since its introduction in October, more 2,500 people have participated in the YourVoice survey.
“The YourVoice survey provides Florida’s business stakeholders a platform to sound off on burdensome rules and regulations on businesses,” said House Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Chris Dorworth (R-Lake Mary). “Identifying excessive or costly barriers to new business will go a long way in helping to create a favorable business climate across Florida.”
In 2011, the Florida Legislature enacted a bill increasing public scrutiny of agency rules that regulate the actions of Floridians and their businesses. The bill required all state agencies to review existing rules and identify which ones may impose significant economic impacts on Floridians. Additionally, the bill endorsed an effort by the Legislature to solicit public input on rules and regulations online.
Launched in 2011, “YourVoice” is an online tool for business owners and stakeholders to collect feedback on any potential burdensome rules and regulations for businesses as well as regulations that are making a positive impact. “YourVoice” is currently gathering important information from current and potential Florida business owners and stakeholders that can be used to enhance or revise existing rules and regulations. Those interested in completing the survey can access it online.
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