Right The Rules Project, Revisiting Decades Old Laws To Find What Works

By: Al Knox - Email
By: Al Knox - Email

What if you were told that there were certain laws that tell businesses what they can and cannot do.

To name one, cheese makers must put certain numbers of holes in specific types of cheese, and have those holes certain distances apart, before selling the product. There are hundreds of laws just like this that seem to have no purpose.

Now, one Wisconsin committee will be reviewing these regulations and deciding which are important and which should be reversed.

Many of the laws and regulations we have today in the state of Wisconsin were created more than 40 years ago. That’s left them outdated and in need of some serious changes.

That’s where the Right the Rules campaign comes in. It’s operated by the Wisconsin Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.

On Monday, the group held a press conference at Wausau Tile to announce that they will begin reviewing and changing old outdated laws that no longer serve a purpose.

The idea is to help small businesses better conform with laws, ones they have struggled to keep up with.

Wisconsin State Representative Dan LeMahieu is the Co-Chair of the JCRAR, and says the mission is to help better business in Wisconsin. "We surveyed thousands of small business and large businesses. Almost 600 responded and there biggest concern was regulator reform. How it affects the cost of doing business and it affects their growth and new jobs in their business because of the regulations that they are imposed with by the state of Wisconsin.”

The project will review more than 11,000 pages of rules and regulations. Each law that will be up for consideration will be handed off to the committee that deals with that specific area. They will then decide if changing or updating the regulation is feasible.

On Monday there were several different business owners on hand to describe how such laws have negatively impacted their companies. Many of them described how such a review is long over due.

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can find out more by Clicking here.


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