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Bill Would Create Bureaucracy to Cut Bureaucracy

State Rep. Glen Casada and state Sen. Jack Johnson, both Franklin Republicans, have filed a bill that would create an Office of the Repealer, whose job would be to identify potentially unnecessary rules and regulations to be repealed, reports The Tennessean.
The repealer would offer recommendations to the governor, the state legislature and the secretary of state.
“We’re using bureaucracy to cut bureaucracy,” Casada said. “We’re using government against itself.”
House Bill 500, filed Thursday, calls for adding the repealer’s position to the secretary of state’s office. If the bill were to pass the legislature and be signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam, the repealer would be asked to find state law and rules that are “unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, contradictory or unnecessary.”
The repealer would make nonbinding recommendations to the secretary of state and the legislature every three months and to the governor once a year.
More than 30 lawmakers, including House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Old Hickory, have signed on as co-sponsors of the measure.

Note: The news release is below.

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