Missouri lawmakers propose an expiration date for state regulations

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 7:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:18 a.m. CST, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require new state regulations to expire after six years.

Republican Sen. Bob Dixon, of Springfield, says an automatic expiration date would give the public more say in state regulations. He also says that it could ultimately save businesses money.

State agencies develop administrative rules for many of the laws the Legislature enacts. Before the rules take effect, the public is allowed to comment on them and a legislative committee can review them.

Dixon has proposed requiring that an expiring administrative rule go through that process once again if it is to be renewed.


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Kevin Thompson March 1, 2011 | 8:10 a.m.

This is what's wrong with the Missouri legislature. These guys are part of the government, so why are they trying so hard to make it impossible for the state agencies to do their jobs? Because they and their cronies know they can make money if the agencies are toothless! Who do they make that money from? Us, of course. Maybe we the people should start sending a better class of individuals to Jefferson City.

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Ryan macker March 1, 2011 | 12:55 p.m.

"I mean, hell, these regulations act as a Band-Aid, anyway. Why not make them more like an actual one, cause you know how them Band-Aids fall off? Well, now you get the idea. Brilliant stroke of hillbilly genius, aint it?" Dixon was quoted as saying.

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