Ask Governor Baker to keep Massachusetts a Leader!
LWVMA has asked Governor Charlie Baker to revise Executive Order 562, which requires all agencies within the Executive department to review every regulation under their jurisdiction. The order applies to over 75 agencies, authorities and departments in the Executive branch.
Please add your individual voice to this request by contacting the Governor’s office directly.
Executive Order 562 specifies that all regulations not in compliance with the provisions of the order automatically sunset on March 31, 2016, and that “only those regulations which are mandated by law or essential to the health, safety, environment or welfare of the Commonwealth’s residents shall be retained or modified.”
The League, in a letter, urged the Governor to require that agencies hold public hearings and provide for public comment periods before regulations are changed or eliminated. The League supports and encourages regular and objective reviews of state regulations to assure that they are clear, relevant and effective in accomplishing their intended results. The League feels strongly, however, that reviews and proposed changes include an opportunity to allow input from interested parties and to assure that citizens are aware of pending changes in regulations. It may be extremely difficult for agencies to carry out a review of all regulations in a public manner by that March 31, 2016, deadline, and necessary regulations should not be eliminated simply because of time constraints on the process.
For more info go to: LWVMA Action Alert