2011 Rulemaking Training Scheduled

Mike Broschinsky eRules helps, Rulemaking, Training, Uncategorized

The Division of Administrative Rules has scheduled rulemaking training sessions for 2011.  This training will be offered on the following dates: March 22, 2011; June 21, 2011; September 13, 2011; and November 22, 2011. Morning sessions — 9 to noon — will introduce new rulewriters to the rulemaking process, but will also be a useful review for more experienced rulewriters.  …

eRules Browser Requirement

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

The Department of Technology Services programmed eRules, the application agencies use to file rules with the Division, to a standard set of specifications. These specifications include operability with Internet Explorer 7 and higher, and Firefox 3 and higher. eRules was not programmed to work with, nor has it been tested with other web browsers. The Division is aware of problems …

Backspace + IE = “I’ve lost my form!”

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

Yes, it’s possible. Well, probably most things are possible, but this one really is possible. I know because I’ve seen it. Here’s the scenario. You’re using Internet Explorer (IE) as your web browser. You need to start a rule filing, so you visit the eRules web site, click on “Proposed Rule Types” and start entering data in your form like …

“Changed to Admin. Code Ref. (R. no)”

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

Yes, a cryptic title. But it makes more sense once you realize that I’m talking about a set of fields in the “Rule Information” box of the proposed amendment form, the change in proposed rule form, and the nonsubstantive change form. The fields are right below the “Utah Admin. Code ref. (R no.)” fields. The “Changed to Admin. Code Ref. …

eRules Training Handouts

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Training, Uncategorized

For those of you who attended training on September 16, you’ll recall that we pointed you to a copy of the notes the presenter used for the training. We posted that copy to the Division of Administrative Rules’s website. There are three ways to get to those materials. Go to the Division’s home page; click on “Rule Filing Agency Resources …

Bug when trying to save a filing as draft with no agency head selected

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

An intrepid rulewriter has discovered a bug in eRules: if a user begins a form and tries to save as draft *without* having selected an agency authorizer, *then* an error condition is created that prevents you from later opening that draft. The workaround is simple: always select an agency authorizer before saving your filing as draft. This bug is part …

Why can’t I find the amendment form?

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

Many of you have noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a form for rule amendment any more. If you look closely at the left-hand menu in eRules you seen entries for “Proposed Rule Types” or “Change in Proposed Rule (CPR)” or “Nonsubstantive Change” or something else. But nothing seems to cry out “HI, USE ME TO FILE AN AMENDMENT!” …

Spelling and eRules

Mike Broschinsky eRules, eRules helps, Uncategorized

When we began reprogramming eRules, lots of people suggested the same new feature: a spell checker. I agree that this would have been a great addition. However, it wasn’t practical for two reasons: Programming the spell checker would have added enormous cost to the project; and Implementing a spell checker for eRules would have required a server-side solution (the spell …