DAR File No. 44116

This notice was published in the November 1, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Commerce, Administration

Rule R151-1

Department of Commerce General Provisions

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 44116
Filed: 10/03/2019 09:55:24 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Utah Constitution, Article IV, Section 10, sets forth the oath that must be taken by appointed board/commission members. This rule requires the oath to be given to board/commission members within the Department of Commerce. Subsection 53-13-101(12) defines the term "sworn" as it relates to a person who is required to take an oath of office, including the Department of Commerce board/commission members. Subsection 13-1-6(1) gives the Department of Commerce general rulemaking authority. Subsection 13-1-2(1)(b) requires the Department of Commerce to execute and administer state laws regulating business activities and occupations affecting the public interest. Board/commission members, who are required to take an oath of office, are key players in executing and administering those laws. Meetings with board/commission members are frequently conducted electronically. Section 52-4-103 sets forth definitions that are related to boards/commissions and their meetings. This rule reflects those definitions. Section 52-4-207 sets forth the requirements that apply generally to electronic meetings. This rule adopts those requirements as being applicable to electronic meeting conducted by the Department of Commerce.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments have been received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule is authorized and mandated by state law. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Masuda Medcalf at the above address, by phone at 801-530-7663, by FAX at 801-530-6446, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Francine Giani, Executive Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2019/b20191101.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Masuda Medcalf at the above address, by phone at 801-530-7663, by FAX at 801-530-6446, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.