A ‘rules throttle’—what it would be and why

The rules throttle is a regulatory reform proposed in the conference report on House Bill 162. My research update discusses several aspects of it:

  • What proposed rules would be affected
  • The good-government, separation-of-powers rationale behind it
  • What the chairman of the Rules Review Commission says about it
  • What critics say about it
  • How it would NOT prevent the General Assembly from drafting and passing a bill, even a bill that would make law out of a rules package the rules throttle would preclude


Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...