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 …

H.B. 91: Notify the Sponsor of that Legislation

Rep. Wayne Harper’s bill entitled “Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act Amendments” is now numbered. H.B. 91 adds new language to Sections 63-46a-4 (proposed rules), 63-46a-7 (emergency rules), and 63-46a-10 (division duties). It also makes related technical changes in Sections 53C-1-201 and 63-46a-10.5. The bill changes the rulemaking process in several important ways: It requires the agency to notify the sponsor of …

Reauthorization Bill Numbered

The “Administrative Rules Reauthorization” bill has been numbered as S.B. 22. Sen. Howard Stephenson (R), Senate Chair of the Administrative Rules Review Committee, is carrying the bill. The Reauthorization bill is the Administrative Rules Review Committee’s annual bill required by Section 63-46a-11.5. S.B. 22, as introduced, proposes to reauthorize all rules except: Section R156-73-601, Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing, Chiropractic …

FAQ: Completing the Rule Analysis for a Proposed Rule

In the E-mail issue of RulesNews that was distributed on 12/26/2003, the Division announced the availability of two FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): one about using Microsoft Word to prepare rule text; and one about saving a Word document in Rich-Text format (RTF). Today, the Division released a third FAQ. This one provides instructions for filling out the Rule Analysis form …

Draft Rulemaking Legislation Discussed

At its January 7, 2004, meeting, the legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee discussed two pieces of legislation that are not yet numbered. The first, “Administrative Rules Reauthorization,” is the committee’s annual bill that is required to reauthorize administrative rules. (See Utah Code 63-46a-11.5.) As it stands after the meeting, the Committee recommends reauthorizing all rules except two: Section R156-73-601, Commerce, …