REINS Act Sent to Governor


The state Assembly today approved a bill adding more scrutiny to administrative rules that have an economic impact estimate of at least $10 million over a two-year period.

The Assembly’s approval, on a 62-34 vote, sends the REINS Act to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for his signature. The state Senate approved the bill last month.

The bill requires that rules that meet the $10 million threshold need to get approval from the Legislature. Agencies would otherwise have to tweak the rule to reduce the costs below $10 million if they want to implement it.