Office of Governor

Greg Gianforte

Red Tape Relief Initiative

Governor Gianforte and Lt. Governor Juras know that excessive, outdated, and unnecessary regulations are a wet blanket on job creators of all sizes in Montana. They're conducting a comprehensive regulatory review and will implement a package of reforms that will open Montana for business, grow our economy, and bring good-paying jobs to Montana.

The comprehensive review will revise necessary but over-complicated regulations to simplify compliance, ensuring they are user-friendly and easy to understand.

The process will be thorough and careful to preserve regulations necessary to implement legislative directives, including the protection of consumer safety and public health.

We need your help and want to hear from you. The governor and lieutenant governor encourage you to send them your ideas and reach out to others for their ideas about red tape relief.

Please visit WEBSITE to fill out the form we will use. Here are a few things to consider as you help identify burdensome, unnecessary regulations.

  1. We ask that you organize and submit your ideas for reform by agency or department. For example, if you feel that a certain tax law or regulation stifles business, your heading would be Department of Revenue.

  2. Please be prepared to identify a specific problem and solution before you complete the form online. Here is an example:

    PROBLEM

    The permitting process at DEQ is cumbersome, costly, exacting and painfully slow. The process often goes through 3 different people and/or divisions, and often there are up to 6 letters for COA's. I have a client that waited 26 months for a permit for the addition of a single bathroom. His name is xxxxx and he can be reached at xxxxx.

    SOLUTION

    Restructure DEQ. A wastewater permit should start and end within a single division. Within that division there is someone with authority to grant the permit. DEQ also needs to strictly adhere to timelines and there should be no more than two letters for COA. Once those conditions are met, the permit must be issued.

  3. If you want to identify problems at more than one agency or department, please submit a new form for each agency or department.

Please submit your proposals no later than April 15, 2021 using the below form or by emailing liane.taylor@mt.gov.

Thank you all in advance for your ideas and your commitment to helping lead Montana's comeback.