Regulatory Reform

Top Issues: Regulatory Reform

BACKGROUND: Reducing burdensome regulations on small businesses has been a priority for ACCA. In the past two years we have succeeded in stopping several anti-business regulations, including the Confined Space Rule and Obama Administration’s Overtime Rule.

The Confined Space Rule would have required contractors to have an additional technician onsite if they were operating in an OSHA-defined confined space, which included attics and crawl spaces. The Overtime Rule would have required employers to pay overtime to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 annually, a sharp increase from the current annual salary limit of $23,660.

SOLUTION: ACCA opposes government regulations that increase the cost of doing business.

SOLUTION: ACCA supports the Trump Administration’s “one for two” regulatory agenda, which was upheld by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this year. The policy states that for every new federal . For every new regulation, two old regulations must be repealed.

SOLUTION: ACCA believes that regulations should be based on industry-endorsed scientific research and standards.