S.B. 22 Amended; Passed by the Senate

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 2, the Senate amended S.B. 22, “Administrative Rules Reauthorization.” The amendment modified the bill so that “all [administrative] rules of the state are reauthorized.” As indicated on February 10th, the introduced version of the bill proposed to not reauthorize the scope of practice section from DOPL’s Chiropractic Physician Practice Act Rules, and a …

From the ARRC Agenda to Legislation

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It appears that the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) has had a significant impact on legislation considered during the 2004 General Session. The ARRC is created by statute and is charged with the responsibility to “exercise continuous oversight of the process of rulemaking.” (UT Code Subsection 63-46a-11(3)) During the past two years, the ARRC has grappled with a number …

H.B. 91 Tabled in Senate Committee

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

Late this afternoon (February 24, 2004), the Senate Government Operations Standing Committee heard H.B. 91, Administrative Rulemaking Act Amendments. During his presentation, Rep. Harper requested that an amendment, recommended by Legislative Research and General Counsel, be made to the bill. In essence, the amendment provided that failure to comply with the notification requirements of Subsection 63-46a-4(3) and (8), as found …

S.B. 22–Rules Reauthorization–Amended, Favorably Passed Out of Committee

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The Senate Education Committee heard S.B. 22, Administrative Rules Reauthorization, on Tuesday, February 10, 2004. S.B. 22 is the Administrative Rules Review Committee’s annual bill to reauthorize rules. As introduced, the bill reauthorized all rules except Section R156-73-601, and Subsections R884-24P-24(L)(1) and (2). Sen. Stephenson presented the bill. He then moved an amendment modifying the Tax Commission rule provisions to …

H.B. 91 Advances to the Senate

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Late this morning, Rep. Harper presented H.B. 91, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act Amendments, on the House floor. The bill passed unamended on a vote of 62 yeas and 0 nays with 13 absent. After the bill passed, Rep. Harper moved intent language. As of 2:30 p.m., we have not been able to locate a copy of the intent language anywhere …

Legislative Hearings Scheduled for S.B. 22 and H.B. 91

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The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear the presentation of S.B. 22 at its next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. in room 131 of the State Capitol. It is the first item on the agenda. Current information about S.B. 22 is available at http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2004/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0022.htm. The House Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Committee …

HJR 4: Indepth Budget Review Includes Review of Rules

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Rep. Wayne Harper is sponsoring H.J.R. 4, “Joint Rules Resolution – Appropriation Process Revisions.” The resolution “establishes more detailed procedures for the appropriations process; establishes a Joint Budget Interim Committee and defines its membership, powers, and duties; and makes technical and conforming corrections.” (H.J.R. 4 preamble). Among other things, the Joint Budget Interim Committee is required to “select one or …

H.B. 91: Notify the Sponsor of that Legislation

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

Rep. Wayne Harper’s bill entitled “Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act Amendments” is now numbered. H.B. 91 adds new language to Sections 63-46a-4 (proposed rules), 63-46a-7 (emergency rules), and 63-46a-10 (division duties). It also makes related technical changes in Sections 53C-1-201 and 63-46a-10.5. The bill changes the rulemaking process in several important ways: It requires the agency to notify the sponsor of …

Reauthorization Bill Numbered

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The “Administrative Rules Reauthorization” bill has been numbered as S.B. 22. Sen. Howard Stephenson (R), Senate Chair of the Administrative Rules Review Committee, is carrying the bill. The Reauthorization bill is the Administrative Rules Review Committee’s annual bill required by Section 63-46a-11.5. S.B. 22, as introduced, proposes to reauthorize all rules except: Section R156-73-601, Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing, Chiropractic …

Draft Rulemaking Legislation Discussed

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At its January 7, 2004, meeting, the legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee discussed two pieces of legislation that are not yet numbered. The first, “Administrative Rules Reauthorization,” is the committee’s annual bill that is required to reauthorize administrative rules. (See Utah Code 63-46a-11.5.) As it stands after the meeting, the Committee recommends reauthorizing all rules except two: Section R156-73-601, Commerce, …