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Carlucci Part of Senate Coalition Calling for Regulatory Reform

State Senator David Carlucci is among those supporting legislation linked to the New York State Senate Majority Coalition report on regulatory reform released Monday.

The report points to 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices as issues that create a competitive disadvantage for New York businesses. It was put together with input from business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals who took part in any of the nine industry-specific public forums held throughout the state since the process began in June 2013. Carlucci hosted one such forum at Nanuet Public Library in October 2013. Read more about that here

Carlucci worked on this with Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R–Elma), Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Economic Development; Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business and Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R–Half Moon), Chair of the Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission.

"Small businesses are the heart and soul of New York's economy and the driving force behind job creation in every corner of our state," Carlucci said. "By working together in a bipartisan fashion, my colleagues and I have identified ways to make doing business in our state easier and create a more competitive and rewarding economic climate."

According to the coalition, issue and suggestions related to regulation in the state include:
  • Agencies should provide guidance in navigating complex regulations, which can be more burdensome than complying with the regulation itself
  • Agencies should work cooperatively with businesses towards compliance rather than immediately penalizing
  • Agencies should be held accountable to timely respond to permit,license, and grant applications as well as inquiries from covered businesses.     
  • Agencies should develop fair and predictable regulations
  • Commissioners should be held accountable to conduct an agency-by-agency review of regulations as required by law
  • Agencies should communicate to avoid conflicting regulatory interpretations
  • The Legislature should strengthen the State Administrative Procedure Act
The coalition introduced a series of 14 bills addressing regulation in New York in June. Among those that passed is S.1784, which Carlucci sponsored, a law that allows regulated businesses to petition a state agency vor approval to use an alternate method to comply with a regulation.
The release from the Senate Majority Coalition is online here. Video of Carlucci's comments on the report can be found here

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