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 …

National Archives Sponsors Salt Lake City Workshop on Use of Federal Register

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Training, Uncategorized

The National Archives will offer a public workshop on the use of the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop, entitled “The Federal Register: What It Is And How To Use It,” will be held from 8:30 A.M. to approximately noon in the Auditorium of the Utah State Library located at 250 North …

State Records Committee Approves New Retention for Agency’s Administrative Record

Mike Broschinsky Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

On recommendation of counsel, the Division of Administrative Rules contacted Archives last year and requested a change to the General Retention Schedule. The Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act expects an agency to maintain an Administrative Record. The act defines "Administrative Record" as: information an agency relies upon when making a rule under this chapter including: (a) the proposed rule, change in …

Federal Register Celebrates 70 Years

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

March 14, 2006, marked the 70th anniversary of the Federal Register. In 1935, Congress passed the Federal Register Act (44 USC Chapter 15; July 26, 1935, ch. 417, 49 Stat. 500). This act creates the opportunity for citizens to be well informed about the actions and decisions of government. In a resolution recognizing the anniversary, Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), …

Division Issues the Rulewriting Manual for Utah, 12th Edition

Mike Broschinsky Drafting/Formatting, Public News, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

The Division is pleased to announce the 12th edition of the Rulewriting Manual for Utah. This edition marks several significant changes for the manual. First, the Division elected to make this edition an electronic edition, readily available to those who need access to it, and flexible enough to allow clarification and updates without waiting for a reprint. Soon, a PDF …