Regulation and Rulemaking

  • Immediately after being sworn in as Florida's 45th Governor, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order No. 11-01 establishing the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (OFARR), and requiring approval by OFARR of all new regulatory activity proposed by state agencies under the direction of the Governor and review of all existing rules.

  • In its first three months of operation, OFARR reviewed more than 11,000 regulations and, with the help of other agencies, targeted more than 1,000 regulations that could be repealed.
  • On April 8, 2011, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 11-72, which reaffirms OFARR's critical role in ensuring common sense and accountability in state regulation.

    Executive Order 11-72, Section 3.1 states, in part, that OFARR shall:

    (1) Review proposed and existing rules and regulations to ensure that they do not:
      (a.) unnecessarily restrict entry into a profession or occupation;
      (b.) adversely affect the availability of professional or occupational services to the public;
      (c.) unreasonably affect job creation or job retention;
      (d.) place unreasonable restrictions on individuals attempting to find employment;
      (e.) impose unjustified costs on business; or
      (f.) impose an unjustified overall cost and economic impact, including indirect cost to consumers.

    Read the entire order.

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Existing Rules and Regulations

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What are the results of Governor Scott's review of all existing agency rules?

What are the results of other agencies' review of all existing rules?

Proposed Rules and Regulations

What is the status of Governor Scott's review of all rules proposed for promulgation?

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