Rep. Wes Allen crafts bill to give new rules oversight

Published 11:11 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Rep. Wes Allen, R-Troy, has crafted legislation aiming at giving the legislature oversight of some new regulations by state agencies.

House Bill 66 requires agencies to seek approval from the Alabama Legislature before enacting any proposed rule or rule change that would have an economic impact of more than $1 million.

“I believe that it is important for agencies to understand their role and that their actions have a real impact on people. With this bill, we will know what the true monetary impact of rule changes are and the legislature will have to sign off on them before they are enacted,” Allen explained. “It is time that unelected bureaucrats realized that they work for the people of Alabama and not the other way around. I promised that this was something I would work to change and I keep my promises.”

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Allen says that this is the first of several bills he plans to introduce this legislative session, which begins on March 5.

Drawing on his experience as probate judge in Pike County, Allen campaigned heavily on cutting “red tape” at the state level.

Allen represents District 89 which is comprised of all of Pike County and parts of Dale County.