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2013 House Bill 4242: Raise burden of proof to justify new government regulations
  1. Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on February 12, 2013, to require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 7, 2013, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 9, 2013, to establish that if passed the bill will go into effect 90 days after it is enacted. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 9, 2013.
  2. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 15, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on May 15, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on December 3, 2013, to require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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