ACCF Addresses Regulatory Improvement at NCSL

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting in Chicago, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Tim Doyle participated in a panel discussion on “The Federal Regulatory Burden.” The discussion centered on the federal rulemaking process, the need for reform, and what can be done to avoid prescriptive regulatory procedures.

Doyle highlighted ways in which state legislatures could engage and influence the rulemaking process, ways to improve the federal systems, and areas of agreement such as addressing regulatory accumulation which has bipartisan support. The panel also discussed the importance of cost/benefit analysis in regulatory rulemaking.

Also on the panel were Wayne Crews, Competitive Enterprise Institute and Robert Weissman, Public Citizen.