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 …

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 …