On January 3, 2011, Governor Brian Sandoval signed Executive Order 2011-01, entitled “Establishing a Freeze on Proposed Regulations.” A press release related to the order clarified the governor’s position.
“I’ve been clear that my number one priority is economic development and freezing archaic and ineffective regulations until the end of this year will help promote business,” Governor Sandoval said. “As I said in my inaugural address today, our generation must commit to bringing Nevada’s economy, workforce and schools safely into this new reality in which we find ourselves.”
The press release further states:
The first executive order, focusing on economic development, establishes a freeze on all proposed administrative regulations until January 1, 2012, with certain exceptions for regulations that affect public health, public safety and security, and regulations that are necessary in the pursuit of federal funds and certifications. The freeze applies only to those agencies, boards and commissions which fall within the governor’s purview. Sandoval said the freeze will help stabilize Nevada’s business climate and make it easier for firms to expand and create jobs.
The full text of the executive order is available at http://ndep.nv.gov/docs_10/exec-order-2011-01.pdf.