Lawmakers Launch Statewide Listening Tour to Receive Public Input on Regulatory Reform

Raleigh – The Joint Committee on Regulatory Reform, chaired by Senators Harry Brown (R-Jones) and David Rouzer (R-Johnston) and Representatives Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) and Pat McElraft (R- Carteret), today announced that it is launching a statewide listening tour to receive feedback from the public on burdensome state regulations.

The committee is tasked with scrutinizing all state regulations on the private sector and targeting outdated rules and regulations that should be eliminated. It is comprised ofnine Senators and nine Representatives, appointed by Senate President Pro-Tem Berger and Speaker Tillis, respectively.

The first meeting of the joint committee is scheduled for Friday, March 11 in Wilmington. It will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community College in the McLeod Building, room S-002. This meeting will be open to the public and the media. Those interested in making a brief (1-2 minutes)statement to the committee are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 in order to sign up in advance. Additional meetings of the committee will be scheduled across the state, and details will be announced in the near future.

A website for the committee has been launched at regreform.

WHO: Joint Regulatory Reform Committee

WHAT: Listening Tour on Regulatory Reform

WHEN: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. (sign-up begins at 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Cape Fear Community College

Room S-002 McLeod Building

Wilmington, N.C.

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