Shortly after taking office, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced the “Office of the Repealer” which would look for unnecessary laws and regulations that should be repealed. Now the office has a website and is ready for business.
In the press release announcing the availability of the website that citizens can use to make suggestions, Brownback said: “The top priorities of my administration are to grow the state’s economy and get the more than 110,000 unemployed Kansans back to work. With the help of Kansans, the Office of the Repealer is working to identify laws and regulations that are out of date, unreasonable, and burdensome. State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans and Kansas businesses.”
Kansas Department of Administration Secretary Dennis Taylor is the Repealer. He said “My staff and I will run a cost-benefit analysis on each law or regulation that is submitted for review. The focus of the review will be on consumer protection. Laws picked for repeal will be sent to the originating body.”
It is promised that Taylor and his staff will send a status update within 30 days of receiving a recommendation.
The website for making suggestions is at Office of the Repealer. I’ve already made a suggestion, based on my article Kansas auto dealers have anti-competitive law on their side.