Stefano Bill to Reduce Red Tape and Help Economy Passes Senate

HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano’s (R-32) legislation to cut bureaucratic red tape by reducing the paperwork required by the Steel Products Procurement Act received unanimous support from the Senate today.

Senate Bill 1043 would streamline business practices, as well as save time and money for taxpayers and industries striving to restart the economy.

“As so many people and companies in Pennsylvania are struggling, we have to help. We can do that by reducing some of Pennsylvania’s cumbersome laws and regulations that impede success,” Stefano said.

One burden is within the Steel Products Procurement Act. As currently enacted, “unidentifiable” steel products, melted and manufactured in the United States, carry with them an inordinate amount of paperwork to comply with the act.

The bill would ease the extensive paperwork required as steel leaves the mill while maintaining an auditable record of the product.

“By allowing contractors to submit the necessary documentation electronically, they will have more time to focus on their job of installing steel products instead of doing administrative work,” Stefano said. “My bill would enable these contractors to work more efficiently.”

Senate Bill 1043 now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. 

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