Contact: Toni Angelini

Madison, Wisconsin – The following statement was released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Wisconsin State Director, Bill G. Smith regarding Governor Walker’s signing Senate Bill 15 into law today:

NFIB members have consistently ranked the costly and hidden impact of regulations as a significant barrier to their ability to grow, hire and ultimately succeed. Senate Bill 15 that was signed into law today by Governor Walker recognizes that businesses, whether big or small, have the right to voice their concerns over regulations, policies, and administrative actions that impact their operation.

Today, Wisconsin small businesses received a clear message that Imposing costly and complicated regulatory burdens on individual businesses will not be tolerated and a new path for public comment and analysis was created. The Governor’s signature ensures that the future will hold greater certainty, transparency, and cost sensitivity to Wisconsin’s regulatory environment and for that we thank him. 

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at

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