Legislative Fiscal Analyst Uses Rule Analysis in Fiscal Note Follow-up

Mike Broschinsky Oversight and Review, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

When an agency files a Notice of Proposed Rule, it includes, as part of the rule analysis, information about: the anticipated cost or savings to:  (i)  the state budget; (ii)  local governments; (iii)  small businesses; and (iv)  persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities; (e)  the compliance cost for affected persons; … and (l)  comments by the …

eRules v. 2 is Live!

Mike Broschinsky eRules, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

eRules is the application that state agencies in Utah use to file administrative rules with the Division of Administrative Rules.  The new version of eRules went live on July 16, 2009, replacing the original application that has been in operation since September 2001.  Rule filers may access the new system by going to http://erules.rules.utah.gov/. eRules v. 2 functions much like …

Implementing H.B. 64

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

H.B. 64 changes the rule analysis questions to which agencies respond regarding costs. As part of the eRules reprogramming effort, the new questions will be fully integrated into the system. However, the new version is not yet ready for prime time (or day time, or any time just yet). To implement H.B. 64’s intent by the bill’s effective date, the …

H.B. 64 Passed

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

H.B. 64, Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses, has passed. Pending the Governor’s signature, the bill goes into effect on July 1, 2007. The bill changes anticipated cost or savings information an agency is asked to provide on the Rule Analysis when it files a proposed rule, change in proposed rule, or emergency rule. Specifically, beginning July 1, agencies …

Legislation Affecting Administrative Rulemaking

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

As of January 19, 2007, the following bills have been filed that affect administrative rules generally. H.B. 64. Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses. Rep. S. Clark. Rep. S. Clark is sponsoring “Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses.” As introduced, this bill is identical to S.B. 157 (2006) and H.B. 209 (2005) as amended. The bill defines small …

H.B. 64 Approved by House Committee; Amendments Requested

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

H.B. 64, entitled “Impact of Administrative Rules on Small Businesses”, was approved by the House Business and Labor Standing Committee on January 18, 2007. The Division of Administrative Rules has asked the sponsor for two clarifying amendments. The first, affecting line 122, would replace “other persons” with “persons other than small businesses, businesses, and local governments”. This is intended to …

Legislation Affecting Rulemaking Generally

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Rulemaking, Uncategorized

As of January 20, 2006, the following bills affecting administrative rules have been numbered or approved for filing. S.B. 26. “Administrative Rules Reauthorization” (Sen. H. Stephenson) The Reauthorization bill is the Administrative Rules Review Committee’s annual bill required by Section 63-46a-11.5. S.B. 26, as introduced, proposes to reauthorize all rules. The Division will continue to monitor the bill and notify …

H.B. 209, Administrative Rules – Impact on Small Businesses, Introduced

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

H.B. 209, Administrative Rules – Impact on Small Businesses, has been introduced. The bill amends the Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act in two ways. It defines “small businesses”. It also modifies Section 63-46a-4, requiring an agency to provide anticipated cost or savings to small businesses and business in general. Contrary to the description provided in the bill’s …