Commerce’s Red Tape Review Meeting and October Public Comment

The Montana Department of Commerce wants your help.

On January 5, 2021, Governor Gianforte signed an executive order creating the Red Tape Relief Advisory Council to implement regulatory reform. Regulatory reform is defined as a comprehensive review to revise over-complicated regulations and ensure regulations are user-friendly and easy to understand.

The process will be thorough and careful to preserve regulations necessary to implement legislative directives. The goal is to implement a comprehensive review of statutes, regulations and processes to identify:

  1. Excessive, outdated and unnecessary regulations.
  2. Regulations that are especially burdensome on Montana’s farmers, ranchers and business owners.
  3. Regulations that disproportionately impact small businesses.

Commerce needs your help to identify what regulations are particularly burdensome and difficult to understand. Do you have an idea to help Commerce implement regulatory reform?

To help you better understand our review process and answer your questions, on September 29, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Commerce will host an in person meeting at the Park Avenue Building Room 228. 

For those who are interested with a virtual meeting option as well, please see zoom details below. At the meeting, Commerce staff will discuss the Governor’s Red Tape Relief Review Process in more detail and will be available to answer any questions you may have about our process and the upcoming public comment period.

A public comment period will be open from October 1 through October 31, 2021. Comments can be sent to or here.

Meeting ID: 817 2189 7292
Password: 908359