ARRC Endorses “Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses” Bill

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

The Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) gave its unanimous endorsement to a substitute version of Rep. S. Clark’s “Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses” bill. The substitute bill reflects discussions held during prior meetings of the ARRC, as well as negotiations between state agencies and a representative from the Small Business Administration. First Substitute H.B. 53 will require “a …

Invitation to Particpation in the Model State Administrative Procedure Act Revision Process

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

For three years, the Division of Administrative Rules has been monitoring the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws process for revising the Model State Administrative Procedures Act. That process is scheduled to be complete by Summer 2009. The following notice is provided by Commissioner Francis J. Pavetti, Chair of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws …

Utah Provides Authentication of Administrative Rules Publications

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Publications, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

The Division of Administrative Rules is pleased to announce the addition of file authentication to its website. In March 2007, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) issued a 254-page report that analyzes the “trustworthiness” of state-level primary legal resources on the Web. “The comprehensive report examines the results of a state survey that investigated whether government-hosted legal resources on …

Happy 20th Birthday, Utah Administrative Code

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Publications, Uncategorized

On 07/01/1987, the Division of Administrative Rules issued Utah’s first administrative code. This event was the culmination of great effort on the part of all regulatory agencies and the Division. That first administrative code, published by Code*Co Law Publishers, contained 1,446 administrative rules. The 1987 edition represented the first time Utah’s administrative rules had been published and indexed. It set …

Fifty Rulemaking Actions Filed on One Day

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

On March 15, 2007, state agencies submitted 50 rule filings. This is the largest number of filings submitted on one day since August 3, 1999, when agencies submitted 57 filings. March 15, 2007, is the 25th most active filing day the Division has seen since it started tracking this type of information on December 5, 1984 (that is 25th out …

Rep. Ferry Assigned to ARRC as New House Chair

Mike Broschinsky Oversight and Review, Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

Rep. Ben C. Ferry, Republican from District 2, has been assigned as the House chair of the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee. Rep. Ferry has served in the House since 1999. He replaces Rep. David Ure. More information about Rep. Ferry is available online at http://le.utah.gov/house/members2005/bios2005.asp?id=2. The Division welcomes Rep. Ferry to the Administrative Rules Review Committee.

Division Bids Farewell to Rep. David Ure

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Uncategorized

Rep. David Ure (Republican, District 53) chaired his final Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) meeting on December 20, 2006. He was unsuccessful in his bid for the Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Beverly Evans. Rep. Ure was assigned to the ARRC in 1993 as a first-term legislator. He then became the House chair of ARRC in 1999 replacing Rep. …

Proposed Amendments to Rules’ Rules

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

The Division of Administrative Rules has filed amendments to two of its rules — Rule R15-2 and Rule R15-4 — to make them consistent with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act as amended by H.B. 316 (2006), and to clarify specific issues. With filing No. 29188, the Division is making Rule R15-2 conform to Section 63-46a-12, and is making other changes …

Kimberly Hood Named Executive Director of Administrative Services

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

On November 3, 2006, Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. announced the appointment of Kim Hood as Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services. As Executive Director, she will oversee divisions of state government, including the Division of Administrative Rules, that share the common function of providing service to other government agencies. Ms. Hood replaces Mr. Richard Ellis who has …

A New Look for Rules Online

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Uncategorized

On October 2, the Division of Administrative Rules unveiled a new design for its web site — Utah Administrative Rules Online. The redesign was part of a Department of Administrative Services initiative to improve web access to the department. Agencies will now find resources about the rulemaking process by following the link from the “Agency” button. The “Agency” page includes …