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September 21, 2014

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State Government:

State departments scrap unnecessary rules

Rules include posting how much water is flushed down the toilet

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Gov. Brian Sandoval

A state regulation that required every toilet in a manufactured building have a label telling how much water is used in each flush has been repealed.

This is one of the 654 state rules that have been abolished after Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a directive to agencies to cut out the unnecessary regulations. The state Manufactured Housing Division said this regulation was duplicative and unnecessary.

The governor said 137 of the regulations were scrapped by the state Department of Business and Industry, 120 in the Department of Motor Vehicles and 95 in the Department of Taxation.

The governor, in the early months of his administration, issued an executive order to eliminate unnecessary state rules that will still “protect the health and welfare of the people of Nevada without discouraging economic growth.”

Altogether, some 1,700 regulations have either been repealed, condensed or modernized, Sandoval said.

He said new regulations will not be frozen, but “my office will provide a thorough review of the rule-making process to ensure government doesn’t get in the way of job growth.”

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