From the ARRC Agenda to Legislation

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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 …

E-Rulemaking Initiatives — the Future

Mike Broschinsky Rulemaking, Uncategorized

E-Rulemaking is fast becoming an issue nationwide. The Federal government is the primary locus of much of the attention, research, and development. Sites like Regulations.gov have raised awareness of the possibilities of increased public participation in the regulatory process by using the Internet. Other sites, like U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS — http://dms.dot.gov/), take this notion …

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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 …

Extra E-mails from eRules

Mike Broschinsky eRules, Uncategorized

During the summer and fall of 2003, the Division was able to make some enhancements to eRules that have reduced the number of problems agencies initially experienced with the first release. However, with the improvements, we introduced an “unintended feature”. After a rule is filed, and the Division has had an opportunity to review the filing for completeness, the Division …

Communicating with the Division about Rules

Mike Broschinsky Rulemaking, Uncategorized

Rules-related E-mail correspondence need to be addressed to “Administrative Rules” or “Rules, Administrative” as found in the GroupWise address book (for those not using GroupWise, rules@utah.gov). This mailbox is accessible to the entire Division. Conversely, messages sent to an individual’s (Mike, Nancy, or Ken) E-mail address are not reviewed by other staff members. Therefore, issues may not be addressed in …