Illinois Senate to hear measure on reducing business red tape

From Illinois Business Journal news services

SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Tuesday is set to consider a measure previously approved in the House that intends to reduce the amount of red tape placed on small businesses.

The legislation is House Bill 3887, chief co-sponsored in the House by Illinois state Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon.

The measure would require state agencies to identify all state regulations that are unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, or onerous to small business so they can be streamlined or eliminated. The first review would have to be completed within one year of the bill becoming law, with subsequent reviews to take place every five years thereafter.

 “It is hard enough to start a small business in Illinois, the goal of this bill is to make doing business in Illinois a little easier by eliminating unnecessary regulations. Oftentimes state regulations are duplicative, too expensive, or unnecessary. If this bill becomes law, I think we will see quite a few duplicative and unnecessary regulations eliminated, which will make Illinois more competitive with our border states,” Kay said.

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