CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Senate Judiciary committee passed eight Originating Bills designed to repeal more than 120 outdated or obsolete rules from West Virginia’s State Register.
The bills passed out of committee today repealed 124 rules between seven departments – Department of Administration, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Health and Human Resources, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Department of Revenue, Department of Transportation, and Department of Commerce. The other bill applies to miscellaneous boards and agencies.
Overall, the Senate’s regulatory reform package will eliminate 166 administrative rules, or about 12 percent of the total active rules on the State Register for which the Legislature has oversight.
“This is the result of countless hours of work by our members and our staff who took the time to dive into this process head first,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles S. Trump IV, R-Morgan, said. “We’ve eliminated dozens of obsolete rules with the help and cooperation of several state agencies, and I believe we are well on the way to achieving our goal of comprehensive regulatory reform in West Virginia.”