From the ARRC Agenda to Legislation

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 …

E-Rulemaking Initiatives — the Future

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

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 …

Interstate Compact Rulemaking

The winter 2004 issue of Administrative Regulatory Law News, a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, features an article by Utah’s own Kent W. Bishop, the Governor’s rules review analyst in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. His article is one of several that were initially presented in panel discussions …