Governor Murphy signs an executive order establishing new regulatory principles to foster economic growth and government efficiency, as well as protect the environment, health, safety, and welfare of New Jersey’s residents and communities. This Executive Order rescinds and replaces Governor Christie’s Executive Order No. 2 (2010), which outlined the regulatory principles of the prior administration.
“Common-sense regulations have an essential role to play in building a stronger and fairer economy and promoting New Jersey’s progressive values, such as our commitment to environmental protection,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “After months of gathering input from State agencies and stakeholders, this Executive Order institutes the principles that will guide our rules and regulations going forward. These principles include an instruction to State agencies to evaluate actions that can be taken when the federal government rolls back prior protections, a directive to agencies to move permitting processes online where practicable, and a requirement that agencies provide plain-language summaries of their rules that are readable and understandable by the public.”
Among the directives to improve New Jersey’s regulatory structure, Governor Murphy’s Order requires State agencies to:
The Order will take effect on June 1, 2019.
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