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January 5, 2005

D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli Named Executive Director of Administrative Services

On January 5, 2005, Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. announced the appointment of D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli as Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services. As Executive Director, she will oversee divisions of state government that share the common function of providing service to other government agencies. The Division welcomes D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli. The Division also gratefully acknowledges the service
January 5, 2005

Rep. Goodfellow Assigned to Admin. Rules Review Comm.

At its January 5, 2005, meeting of the Administrative Rules Review Committee, Sen. Stephenson introduced Rep. Brent Goodfellow as a new member of the committee. Rep. Goodfellow fills the position on the committee vacated by Rep. Judy Buffmire.
January 5, 2005

Rulemaking Bills Approved for Filing

On January 5, 2005, the Administrative Rules Review Committee voted to file two bills as committee bills. Rep. Ure will sponsor “Administrative Rules Reauthorization” which is the committee’s annual bill to reauthorize administrative rules filed pursuant to Section 63-46a-11.5. This year, the bill reauthorizes all rules. Sen. Stephenson will sponsor “Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act Revision.” The short title is something
December 15, 2004

Division Welcomes Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator

In 2001, the Legislature passed Rep. Ralph Becker’s H.B. 132 that created Title 63, Chapter 46c, Governmental Dispute Resolution Act. In 2002, the state of Utah received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to assist in establishing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as the first step in resolving conflict in agencies of government. In the spring of 2003, Governor Leavitt issued
December 14, 2004

Rules’ Web Changes Planned for January 1, 2005

On January 1, 2005, the Division plans to remove duplicate formats of older versions of rules publications from its web site. This change will affect the HTML version of rule filings from 2003 and the compressed Word versions of the Bulletin from 2004. The PDF versions of all Utah State Bulletin issues from January 1, 1998, through the present will
December 14, 2004


Access to eRules is restricted to individuals whose name and identifying information have been provided by rule filing agencies to the Division. With the transitions that will occur during the next several months, we ask that each agency notify the Division of Administrative Rules ([email protected]) of staffing changes that affect those involved in the rulemaking process. These include executive directors,
December 13, 2004

Mid-Year ABA Conference to be Held in Salt Lake; Administrative Law Sessions Planned

The American Bar Association is holding its mid-year meeting in Salt Lake City, February 9 through 15, 2005. The Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section ( is planning a set of sessions to be held February 11 through 13 that focus on administrative law issues, including: Clean Air Initiatives in the 109th Congress The New Wave of Regulation and Administrative
December 10, 2004

Yes, Virginia, There is a Spell-Checker

Our list of eRules enhancements includes, among other things, the addition of a spell-checker. It will still be some time before this functionality can be added to eRules. However, we do have some information that might make completing a rule analysis a bit easier. Individuals using Mozilla 1.7 or Firefox 1.0 as their web browser can download an extension/plug-in called
December 10, 2004

Rules-Related Legislation for 2005

Legislation for the 2005 general session is beginning to appear. As of December 10, 2004, the Division is aware of two bills affecting administrative rules generally. Rep. Ure will sponsor the “Administrative Rules Reauthorization” bill for the Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC). As of its November 30, 2004, meeting, the ARRC has not identified any rules it intends not to
December 10, 2004

Rules Due for Review in 2005

Section 63-46a-9 requires each agency to review its rules within five years of each rule’s original enactment or last five-year review, and then within five-year intervals. To comply with the review requirement, the agency must submit a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation for each of its rules listed below. Otherwise, the rules will expire. Reviews may be