WebWatch notification service has ended for www.rules.utah.gov

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Uncategorized

Utah’s Department of Technology Services has decided to retire the WebWatch notification service. As a result, automatic notification of changes to pages at www.rules.utah.gov will no longer be provided by that service. There are alternatives to WebWatch. A web search for “change detection notification web pages” points to a number of online services, many free, that monitor web pages and …

Ken Hansen Appointed Administrative Services Deputy Executive Director

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

The Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth A. Hansen as its new Deputy Executive Director.  Hansen will assume his new duties on July 27, 2015.  He has served as the Division of Administrative Rules’ Director since February 1993. “Ken’s work in public policy at the national level, as well as in our …

Former Executive Director of Administrative Services Passes Away

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

Raylene G. Ireland, former Executive Director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services, passed away on March 7, 2015.  Raylene dedicated years of her life — most of her career — to the citizens of Utah through her public service at different levels of government.  In 1993, Governor Michael O. Leavitt appointed her to direct the Department of Administrative Services, …

Former Member of Administrative Rules Review Committee Passes Away

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Uncategorized

Rebecca D. Lockhart, who represented District 64 from 1999 through 2014 in the Utah House of Representatives, and who served as Speaker of the House from January 2011 through December 2014, passed away on January 17, 2015.  Rep. Lockhart served on the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee from June 2009 through December 2014.  The Division of Administrative Rules gratefully acknowledges and remembers …

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Administrative Rules

Mike Broschinsky Administrative Law, Other News, Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

The Utah State Bar Administrative Law Section is hosting a lunch to discuss Utah administrative rules.  The title for this event is “Administrative Rules: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. Date:  Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time:  12:00pm – 1:15pm Location:  Utah State Bar, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Presenters:  Kenneth A. Hansen, Director, Utah Division …

Note on the Passing of Former Administrative Rules Program Manager

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

It is with sadness that the Division of Administrative Rules notes the passing of Ruth Langheinrich.  Ruth worked for the Utah State Archives for 17 years beginning in November 1967.  During the last several years of her career with Archives, she served as the coordinator of publications which included the State of Utah Bulletin (predecessor to today’s Utah State Bulletin; …

Administrative Rules’ Office Hours Scheduled to Change

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

Starting Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Division of Administrative Rules will return to a five-day, eight-hours per day work week.  The Division will be open for business Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.  As always, because of the Division’s strict publication schedule, please call 801-538-3764 to schedule an appointment if you need to meet with a member …

August 27 Memorial Service Planned for Rep. Buffmire

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Uncategorized

We notified readers several months ago of the passing of Rep. Judy Ann Buffmire.  Rep Buffmire had served on the Utah Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee from 1993 to 2004.  On 08/18/2011, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that a memorial service to honor Rep. Buffmire has been scheduled for 08/27/2011 at 3 PM in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda.  More …

Time to Change those Business Hours Rules

Mike Broschinsky Agency Deadlines, Other News, Uncategorized

Back in 2008, rules from around state government were amended to accommodate “Working 4 Utah” — Governor Huntsman’s initiative to save energy by changing the work week to four ten-hour days.  With the passage of H.B. 328 (2011) and Governor Herbert’s directive to return to five eight-hour days with business hours from 8 AM to 5 PM beginning the first …