Legislators Push for REINS Act

Dec 30, 2011

A bill filed in the General Assembly by two Northern Kentucky lawmakers would require legislative approval for new administrative regulations that have at least a $500,000 economic impact. State Reps. Joe Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, and Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington, modeled the bill after U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act introduced in in Congress. Wuchner cited a proposed increase in private landfill fees a few years ago she fought to stop as the type of regulations she wants the legislature to scrutinize.