Appendix G. Governor's Executive Order, 2/3/1986


WHEREAS, agencies of the state of Utah promulgate administrative rules to execute their respective statutory mandates and to protect the public health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, many Agency rules are obsolete, unclear, or of unnecessary length and complexity thereby obstructing enforcement and compliance; and

WHEREAS, agency rules often repeat uniform codes, federal regulation and other material that maybe more conveniently adopted by reference; and

WHEREAS, some agencies lack necessary rules and thereby expose the state to costly litigation and loss; and

WHEREAS, the best interest of the state is to issue clear, concise rules to protect the public, promote economic development, and save taxpayers from undue loss; and

WHEREAS, the State is in the process of preparing a new administrative code containing all agency rules.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Norman H. Bangerter, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in my by the Constitution and laws of this state, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order:

1. State agency directors shall review their administrative rules and repeal all rules and language unnecessary to interpret and carry out their statutory mandates, and delete all material not defined as a rule under Title 63, Chapter 46a, UCA 1953

2. State agency directors shall clarify and simplify all rules to facilitate enforcement and compliance

3. State agency directors shall reduce from the body of their rules all items that may be adopted by reference under Section 63-46a-3(5), UCA 1953.

4. State agency directors shall attempt to reduce the volume of their rules significantly (by 25% as a recommended, although not mandatory, target.)

5. State agency directors shall, however, ensure that all rules are enacted necessary to protect the state and taxpaying public from unwarranted litigation and loss.

6. State agency directors shall utilize the services of the Attorney General and Office of Administrative Rules as provided in Title 63, Chapter 46a, and shall assist in preparation of the new administrative code.

7. State agency directors shall complete this project no later than December 31, 1986, and shall report to the Governor's office on a quarterly basis on their progress in implementing this order.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, this 3rd day of February, 1986.

(State Seal)

Norman H. Bangerter, Governor

W. Val Oveson, Lt. Governor