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 …

Interstate Compact Rulemaking

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Uncategorized

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

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 …