Gov. Rick Scott signed a new executive order to take the place of the new rule moratorium he imposed on his first day in office, reports the News Service of Florida. The new executive order still requires agencies under Scott? control to submit rules to the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform. The order also requires agencies to craft ?n analysis of the effect of [agency] rules on the creation and retention of jobs within the state.?And OFARR is supposed to create ?erformance metrics?for state agencies. Departments are also required to tell OFARR each July 1 what rules it plans to make in the following year. The new order- which supersedes Scott? original one – does not include a measure barring agencies from signing contracts of more than $1 million without approval from Scott? office, a measure that was included in the original.
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