Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day Two of GOP Jobs Package Public Hearings

In case you missed it, the 3rd of 5 omnibus jobs bills filed by the Republican Legislative Caucus received a public hearing yesterday.

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight heard testimony on House Bill 4037, An Act Providing Regulatory Reform to Promote Job Growth . This legislation, filed in response to the Republican Legislative Caucus’ statewide Jobs Tour, seeks to address government regulations as an impediment to job growth in Massachusetts.

House Bill 4037 seeks to alleviate burdensome regulations by: (1) reforming our regulatory process, (2) redefining the definition of Independent Contractor, (3) streamline and clarify local permitting, (4) update and reform our unemployment insurance program, and (5) repeal the Treble Damages law.

Below, you will find a letter of testimony submitted to the Committee by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

H. 4037_Business Regulations

Additionally, Representative Jones appeared on the Jeff Katz show to provide listeners with a recap of Tuesday’s public hearings on the education and energy components of the GOP Jobs Package and to give a brief preview of yesterday’s public hearing on business regulations.

Click here to listen to the interview in its entirety.

Finally, the schedule of remaining public hearings on the GOP Jobs Package is as follows:

Thursday, May 10th

10:00am: House Bill 4036, An Act Incentivizing Job Creation and Reducing the Burdens on Small Businesses – Joint Committee on Revenue (located in A-2)

1:00pm: House bill 4034, An Act Reducing the Health Care Burden on Businesses – Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (located in A-2)