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Governor Huntsman and the Utah state legislature have acted to support Utah’s 236,000 small businesses with the recent passage and signing of House Bill 53, Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses, according to a release from The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Representative Steve Clark and Senator Mark Madsen co-sponsored the bill.
“Governor Huntsman and the Utah legislature have taken a positive step toward minimizing the regulatory burden on the state’s small
businesses,” said Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy.
The new law requires state agencies to analyze the economic impact of proposed rules on small business and to consider less burdensome alternatives that still accomplish the regulatory goal.
“This law will absolutely help Utah,” said Rep. Clark. “It will protect small businesses from costly mandates, and they are at the core of Utah's economy.”
For more information, visit the Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Model Legislation Initiative Web page at http://www.sba.gov/advo/laws/law_modeleg.html.