Assemblyman Lavine Appointed to Chair Commission

February 18, 2011

Glen Cove – Assemblyman Charles Lavine was selected to be the Assembly Chair of the Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC). Along with Senate Chair David Carlucci, Assemblyman Lavine will lead the bipartisan commission that will keep New York State’s government agencies accountable to the taxpayer. The commission will review and examine the rules set by unelected state agencies, and will find new ways to streamline and increase the transparency of the rule-making process.

One of Assemblyman Lavine’s many priorities on the commission will be to help small businesses cut through the red tape and hopefully eliminate some of it. He will also seek to work with state agencies, departments and authorities to promote environmentally friendly policies and to keep New Yorkers from unnecessary regulation that needs no legislative approval.

The Assemblyman will also look to sift through unnecessary mandates that impose costs on local governments who are facing a budget crisis of their own, in an effort to ease the burden on the taxpayer. In these most trying of economic times, the ARRC provides a tremendous opportunity to take real steps to improve the way that New York works. Assemblyman Lavine looks forward to co-chairing the committee with Senator Carlucci.