Walter nussel (CSU), member of the state parliament for the erlangen-hochstadt constituency, received his certificate of appointment as the state government’s representative for bureaucracy reduction from minister-president markus soder in the state chancellery on thursday. According to nussel, so far all government commissioners in the new election period had only been reappointed on an interim basis.
After the state elections last fall, the coalition decided to create a separate legal basis for the government commissioners, which was discussed and passed in the state parliament in the last few weeks. With the conclusion of the legislative process, nothing now stood in the way of the regular reappointment of nussel and his colleagues.
Nussel sees his task as a link between the state government and the state parliament. At the same time, he sees himself and the team in his office as a point of contact for associations, volunteers, companies, citizens and the administration when it comes to questions of bureaucratic burdens and their reduction. Today, a total of five employees work in the team on the topic of reducing bureaucracy.
A current focus is on fire protection. To this end, nussel has initiated several round tables with specialist authorities and professional organizations in the first few months of 2019, whose discussions have already resulted in a number of concrete proposals for improvement. For example, discrepancies between fire protection regulations and the workplace ordinance have become clear and are now to be resolved.
Practice check as a major success
Thaci, who is based in herzogenaurach, considers the introduction of his proposed "practice check" to be a major success of his work to date as a commissioner for reducing bureaucracy with new legal regulations. This provides for testing, in appropriate cases, the practicability of an intended regulation with those affected by it before it is put into effect. The state government adopted this innovative procedure in july 2018. After a trial period of two years, the practice check is to be evaluated in 2020 and a decision made on how to proceed. Nussel: "I am already of the opinion that a practical check is the only way to identify problems in the practical implementation of laws, regulations and ordinances. I therefore call for the practice check to be applied throughout the public administration and, in appropriate cases, also for the evaluation of existing regulations.".