ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on his Red Tape Rollback Initiative.  The Initiative includes five bills that were signed into law, and once in effect, will cut government regulation and boost business growth and economic development throughout Georgia.

“As a business owner, I understand the barriers that government red tape can cause for businesses in our state, particularly small businesses,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “I am proud that we were able to combat these burdensome and costly regulations through my Red Tape Rollback Initiative on behalf of business owners all over Georgia. I want to thank Governor Kemp and Speaker Burns for their dedication to deregulation and maintaining Georgia as the number one state in which to do business. I look forward to continuing our efforts to promote deregulation and free our businesses from harmful government red tape.”

Senate Bill 341 – Reduces the size and scope of state government by eliminating boards, commissions, and other entities that are inactive or no longer serve their original purpose.

Senate Bill 354 Creates licensure exemptions for individuals who only perform shampooing and blow-dry styling in order to reduce the burden of licensure for Georgia’s workforce and business owners.

Senate Bill 410 – Ensures a license is not required for veterinarians who are currently licensed in another state and provide animal sterilization services in Georgia.

Senate Bill 430 –Removes COVID-19 signage requirements placed on all business and property owners while maintaining legal protections under existing laws.

Senate Bill 449 –Allows the Department of Community Health and the Department of Veterans Service to establish programs through which qualified military medical personnel can be certified as a nurse aide, paramedic, cardiac technician, emergency medical technician, or licensed practical nurse through an expedited process.


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