New 'RegWatch' Service Strengthens Connection Between Citizens and Government
"RegWatch not only helps make it easier and less expensive for people to comply with new regulations, it gives them notice so they can provide their feedback on new regulations."
- Sen. Dick Roeding
It's now easier for Kentuckians to be alerted to government regulations that may impact them as the result of a Web-based service called RegWatch that was recently launched by the state.
RegWatch gives Kentuckians -- particularly small business owners who are often impacted by regulation changes -- an opportunity to be automatically notified of newly proposed administrative regulations or changes to existing regulations that may affect them. RegWatch users register for the service online, free of charge.
The service, provided by the Commonwealth Office of Technology, is the product of legislation passed last year by the Kentucky General Assembly.
Sen. Dick Roeding, co-chair of the General Assembly's Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee, said the services offered by RegWatch will strengthen the link between Kentuckians and their government.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to be informed of government actions that may affect them," said Roeding, R-Lakeside Park. "RegWatch not only helps make it easier and less expensive for people to comply with new regulations, it gives them notice so they can provide their feedback on new regulations."
Signing up for RegWatch is easy. Users can choose to be notified of regulation changes by e-mail or standard mail. They can register by agency, topic or a combination of both.
To sign up for RegWatch or to get more information about the service, go online to https://secure.kentucky.gov/regwatch.