Split Senate committee OK’s new REINS Act

A split Senate committee today signed off on a revised REINS Act, while an Assembly committee now plans to take up the new version next week.
The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection voted 3-2 to add provisions supported by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester.
Those provisions include allowing lawmakers to permanently object to a proposed rule to prevent the agency from going forward with it. Currently, if the Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules objects to a proposed rule, it ...

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