NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam took office with a 45-day freeze on implementing any new government rules.
Since that time, the administration is using less dramatic and less direct ways of affecting the bureaucratic regulatory process.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, there is an effort in the legislature to end a practice of automatically approving proposed rules promulgated by state departments, boards and commissions.
Sen. Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican, chairs a committee reviewing all rules.
Bell said some new rules are required, but dated ones need to go. Since Haslam took office, 33 rules have ended. Several involved agriculture and are no longer needed because of statute overhauls or better science.
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