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  • Welcome to A Clearer Code: Regulatory Review

    The Commonwealth’s central site for information and updates on the 2015-2016 Regulation Review Project

    On March 31, 2015, Governor Baker issued Executive Order #562 commissioning a complete and comprehensive review of all existing Executive Branch regulations. Since issuing the executive order, state agencies across the Commonwealth have collaborated to begin this project with a goal of establishing a regulatory code that speaks using one voice with the people of the Commonwealth. 

    In addition to coordinating within state government, the Baker-Polito Administration is calling on the public to give us your feedback on state regulations. A Clearer Code: Regulatory Review is a central website for information and updates on the regulatory review project. Using the links to the left, you are able to:

    • Submit written comments on specific regulations or on the existing regulatory climate in general
    • View public comments submitted by others
    • Find the compiled Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR)
    • Find the schedule for all public hearings and public comment periods for regulations being amended or rescinded through the review process
    • View a comprehensive listing of regulatory review outcomes
    • View proposed amendments to regulations in red-lined form

    Thank you for taking the time to help create a clearer regulatory code for all in Massachusetts, we look forward to hearing from you.