Reg Reform on the Agenda of the 112th Congress

January 11, 2011

When the work of the 112th Congress commences, it is clear that one item high on its agenda will be regulatory reform. Lawmakers in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have indicated their intent to focus on the subject. Both Republican and Democratic Members of Congress already have reached out to NSBA for ideas on regulatory reform.

While NSBA has a long-standing policy on regulatory reform, we still would like to hear from any small-business owners who have specific ideas for regulations that could be improved, streamlined, or expunged.

Please click here to send us an e-mail with your suggestions.

One regulatory issue that clearly will emerge in the coming year is the expected U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed rule requiring businesses to have websites that are complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

While the DOJ still is in the initial phases of configuring this rule, a rule of some sort is forthcoming and small-business owners should be ready to take action. Draconian rules that fail to reflect the size, financial, and technological limitations of small firms, especially online-only small businesses, could impair existing Internet commerce and hamper economic growth.

For more information on these rules, please click here.

Please take a few moments today to take the NSBA Quick Poll, and let us know how regulations are impacting your business.

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