HB 37 Substituted; Favorable Recommendation from House Committee

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

On Monday, February 2, 2015, H.B. 37, Reauthorization of Administrative Rules, was heard before the House Business and Labor Standing Committee.  Rep. Oda presented a substitute bill to corrected an error identified in the original bill.  H.B. 37 is now on the House 3rd Reading Calendar. Since at least 1985, the Division of Administrative Rules has assumed the responsibility of providing copies of rules to the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee under ambiguous language that provided “Each agency rule … shall be submitted to the committee at the same time public notice is given…” (See Subsection 63G-3-501(2)).  H.B. 37 as originally introduced would have made each rulemaking agency, not the Division of Administrative Rules, responsible for providing a copy of each rule to the Administrative Rules Review Committee.  The substitute bill clearly makes it the Division’s responsibility to provide the Utah State Bulletin to the Committee. As reported earlier regarding the original bill, 1st Substitute H.B. 37 does two things:
  1. Section 1 of the bill makes technical changes to Section 63G-3-501; and
  2. Section 2 of the bill reauthorizes all administrative rules.
The law governing the reauthorization of administrative rules is found at Section 63G-3-502.  Questions about the reauthorization process may be directed to Ken Hansen, 801-538-3764.  Additional information about 1st Substitute H.B. 37 is available online at http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0037.html.