Summary

A bill to reform the regulatory process to ensure that small businesses are free to compete and to create jobs, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on May 19, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To reform the regulatory process to ensure that small businesses are free to compete and to create jobs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Freedom from Restrictive Excessive Executive Demands and Onerous Mandates Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following: (1) A vibrant and growing small business sector is critical to the recovery of the economy of the United States. (2) Regulations designed for application to large-scale entities have been applied uniformly to small businesses and other small entities, sometimes inhibiting the ability of small entities to create new jobs. (3) Uniform Federal regulatory and reporting requirements in many instances have imposed on small businesses and other small entities unnecessary and disproportionately burdensome demands, including legal, accounting, and consulting costs, thereby threatening the viability of small entities and the ability of small entities to compete and create new jobs in a global marketplace. (4) Since 1980, Federal agencies have been required to recognize and take account of the differences in the scale and resources of regulated entities, but in many instances have failed to do so. (5) In 2009, there were nearly 70,000 pages in the Federal Register, and, according to research by the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, the annual cost of Federal regulations totals $1,750,000,000,000. Small firms bear a disproportionate burden, paying approximately...

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