This week, Big I NY launched an email campaign calling on agents to tell Governor Cuomo to sign two key regulatory relief bills.
- A.7540-B/S.5815-C would provide a cure period for small businesses to correct the first-time violation, rather than be required to pay a substantial fine, while also continuing to protect the public. First-time violations would not be forgiven for regulatory offenses that harm public safety, health, or the environment, violate human or civil rights laws, violate penal law, or result in loss of employee wages or benefits.
- A.842/S.5812 would require state agencies to consider how proposed rules would affect small businesses, including the minimum time needed to comply with any new regulations. State agencies would need to consider the practical, financial, and legal constraints for small businesses, and describe how they intend to communicate the new requirements.
The bills will help improve the state's small business climate, and are expected to be sent to the Governor for action in the coming weeks. He will then have ten days to sign or veto the bills.