Died In Committee on 06-26-21
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2334
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/HERP/Overview
This bill requires rulemaking to include a statement of cost of compliance effect on small businesses before adoption. helps reinforce the statue by actually considering the economic consequences of temporary and permanent rules at the time the rule is being developed.
When the legislature passes new laws, they often then need to pass that law onto an appropriate state agency who then writes administrative rules for how the new law actually works. During the last year, various state agencies took drastic measures in writing temporary and permanent administrative rules under the umbrella of public health and safety. Often these rules were written with little consideration of the impact to private businesses that would be affected by the administrative rules. This despite a current law that requires them to do so. ORS 183.336 – Cost of compliance effect on small businesses. The ORS states that the statement of cost of compliance effect on small businesses.
The urban population of the state is enacting numerous state laws that of little impact on the many large, corporate businesses that occupy their cities through unelected state agencies, such as OSHA and OHA. The emergency executive orders have further proved the state’s disdain for small business, and their complete incompetency to understand the challenges facing small, private businesses–especially those in rural areas.
What small businesses are hoping for, is for small business to be considered with any rulemaking change that could have a direct fiscal impact on small business and then consideration of what measures or what threshold of business could be considered to potentially remove that that undue burden on small business.