Rulemaking Process for New Administrators

November 6, 2004

We expect a great deal from government; fundamentally we expect it to be fair. To ensure fairness, the Legislature imposes procedures on government agencies including, for example, the Government Records Access and Management Act, the Utah Administrative Procedures Act, the Open and Public Meetings Act, the Utah Procurement Code, and the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.

In today’s complex world, with a Legislature that meets and makes laws only 45 days each year, the Legislature cannot possibly address all of the issues that have become the government’s responsibility. Therefore, the Legislature creates administrative agencies and gives them power to regulate. For example, in 2004, the Legislature passed 89 bills that created or modified explicit rulemaking authorizations.

To help new state administrators understand their responsibilities under the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the Division has scheduled a Rulemaking Process Seminar for New Administrators on:

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 4112 State Office Building
  • (repeated) Wednesday, January 26, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 4112 State Office Building

To attend either seminar, please R.S.V.P. to Ms. Sophia Manousakis at 801-538-3764 or [email protected]. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for this meeting should notify Ms. Manousakis at least three working days in advance of the meeting.

If you have questions about the content of the seminar, please contact Ken Hansen at 801-538-3777.