Making Utah more business-friendly

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We’re all familiar with Utah’s reputation as a business-friendly state. But there’s always room to improve.

That’s the position of Governor Gary Herbert. He has ordered a review of regulations that have an impact on businesses in our state.

Of course, nobody knows the challenges facing businesses in our state like those who lead those businesses. The governor’s review process needs your input.

“This review is a key part of making certain Utah continues to be one of the nation’s most friendly states in which to do business,” said Governor Herbert.
“I have asked each member of my Cabinet to review existing business regulations and determine which should be kept, which should be modified, and which should be eliminated. I am also requesting input from the public as a part of this process.”

If you have a concern or a comment about a state rule or regulation, you can send it to stateregulationreview@utah.gov. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011.

As of March 1, 2011, there were 1,975 state administrative rules in effect.  Many of those impact the way business is conducted.  Rules are as diverse as telephone fraud prevention, water treatment plant operating regulations, and rental car licensing.

Current Utah administrative rules are available online at www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm.

The final report is expected this fall.

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