Don’t Use the Back Button

Mike Broschinsky eRules, Uncategorized

eRules (the Division’s application that agency rulewriters use to file rules) is programmed with navigation buttons and links on each screen. A rulewriter should never, ever (did I emphasize that enough?) NEVER use the BROWSER navigation buttons (e.g., the back button at the top of the browser usually labeled with an arrow) to navigate within eRules. Using the browser navigation …

ARRC Scheduled to Meet April 6, 2004

Mike Broschinsky Oversight and Review, Uncategorized

The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) has scheduled its first meeting after the 2004 General Session for Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. in room 305 of the State Capitol. The agenda is available online at Information about the committee is available at — Ken Hansen

S.B. 22 Amended; Passed by the Senate

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 2, the Senate amended S.B. 22, “Administrative Rules Reauthorization.” The amendment modified the bill so that “all [administrative] rules of the state are reauthorized.” As indicated on February 10th, the introduced version of the bill proposed to not reauthorize the scope of practice section from DOPL’s Chiropractic Physician Practice Act Rules, and a …

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 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 —, 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 …