Bill seeks to lessen effect of regulations on small businesses


Diet Coke
Staff member
By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor

OOIDA has issued a Call-to-Action in support of a bill in Congress that would rein in the cumulative effects of regulations on small-businesses. The bill is HR527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015. It would require regulators to do a complete analysis on potential effects of their rules on small businesses.

Regulations, separately and together, add up to steep costs and disincentives for small-business truckers. HR527 is not specifically a trucking bill, but it would certainly benefit small-business truckers and owner-operators, OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer says.

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Rabid Squaw
Staff member
We'll see if Obama puts his pen where his mouth is. He's been lip-servicing small business his entire time in office. If this passes both houses, he'll have a chance to prove he stands by his words.


Not a fruit
Both sides see votes available from small business owners so they will be happy to pass something that lets them go "Hey look, we made life easier for you, vote for me next election" but don't want to deal with the bother of drafting it, checking possible ramifications, hustling other votes for it. or anything that looks like work. But will be happy to co-opt someone elses bill to stump up their own voting base.