Order Lifting the Freeze on the Regulatory Process
WHEREAS, state regulations
should protect workers, consumers, and the environment, while promoting
entrepreneurship and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, Nevada has been identified nationally as having among the nation’s most onerous occupational licensing requirements, and it is in the State’s best long-term economic interest to have a fair, open, competitive and inclusive economy; and
WHEREAS, state regulations can become outdated, result in unintended consequences, create conflicts and/or impose unnecessary burdens on citizens, businesses, professions, or government entities; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the State of Nevada that its regulatory environment be concise, transparent, stable, balanced, predictable, and thoughtfully constructed; and
WHEREAS, regulatory agencies and occupational or professional licensing boards have submitted responses to Executive Order 2023-003 and 2023-004 that have, among other things, identified regulations that need to be repealed or amended; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, “The Supreme Executive Power of this State shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada”;
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, it is hereby ordered as follows:
On July 1, 2023, pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 233B (or other applicable regulatory rules) and the processes set forth therein, all agencies, boards, and commissions that were subject to Executive Order 2023-003 and/or Executive Order 2023-004 shall begin the process of repealing, streamlining, clarifying, reducing, or otherwise improving those regulations, thereby minimizing barriers to economic efficiency, which were identified in the responses received from each agency, board, or commission pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of Executive Order 2023-003, and/or Section 2 of Executive Order 2023-004, subject to collaboration with the Governor’s Office.
On July 1, 2023, agencies, boards, and commissions shall begin to promulgate new regulations as required by laws adopted during the 82nd Legislative Session in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 233B or other applicable rules.
All regulations adopted or implemented in accordance with Sections 1 or 2 of this Executive Order shall be concise and easily understandable to ensure greater access and transparency in the regulatory process.