COLUMBUS—State Representative Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) today was appointed by Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) to serve as chairman of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). The committee—which consists of five representatives and five senators—is led by a member of the Ohio House every odd-numbered year.

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve as Chairman of JCARR during the 129th General Assembly and to have an active role in working on some of the most pressing issues facing our state today,” Rep. McGregor said. “Governor Kasich has made it quite clear that he intends to work to revise the rule-making process in Ohio and reduce burdens on businesses in our state, and that process will undoubtedly go through JCARR.”

The purpose of JCARR is to review all proposed new, amended and rescinded rules by the state agencies creating them in order to implement the laws which are enacted by the Legislature. The committee is tasked with ensuring the rules do not exceed the scope of the agency’s authority, do not conflict with another rule by that agency or another agency and do not conflict with the intent of the Legislature. It must also ensure that the rule-making agency has prepared an accurate rule summary and fiscal analysis of the rule.

Rep. McGregor is currently serving his fourth term as state representative of the 72nd Ohio House District, having first been appointed to the House in 2005. He works as a manager of business projects for Pentaflex, Inc., a manufacturer specializing in stamping and deep drawing of medium to heavy gage metal components.


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