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H.B. 14 (2014), Administrative Rulemaking Amendments, Passes House

On February 3, 2014, the Utah House passed H.B. 14 (2014).  The bill, entitled “Administrative Rulemaking Amendments” is an Administrative Rules Review Committee bill that amends Section 63G-3-305.  The bill is now in the Senate Rules committee.

More information about H.B. 14 is available on the Legislature’s website at http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/hb0014.html.  Questions about the bill may be directed to Ken Hansen, 801-538-3777.

Utah Administrative Code Current through February 1, 2014

The Utah Administrative Code, the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules, is current through 02/01/2014.  The Division posted this update on its website on 02/04/2014.  The Division’s goal is to codify and post administrative rule filings made effective through the first of the month by the tenth of the month.

The Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm.  An archive of updates to the Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/codeudt.htm.

S.B. 35 (2014), Reauthorization Bill, Passes Senate

On January 28, 2014, the Utah Senate passed S.B. 35 (2014).  In his comments on the Senate floor, Sen. Stephenson indicated that it was his understanding that the bill will be held in the House until the later part of the session.

More information about S.B. 35 is available on the Legislature’s website at http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/sb0035.html.  Questions about the reauthorization process may be directed to Ken Hansen, 801-538-3777.

S.B. 35 (2014), Administrative Rules Reauthorization

Utah Code Section 63G-3-502 requires the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee to prepare omnibus legislation each year to reauthorize administrative rules.   At its first meeting of 2014, held on January 20, members of the Administrative Rules Review Committee approved “Administrative Rules Reauthorization.”  The bill, now numbered as S.B. 35, reauthorizes all administrative rules.

Questions about the reauthorization process may be directed to Ken Hansen, 801-538-3777. Additional information about S.B. 35 is available on the Legislature’s web site at http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0035.html.

H.B. 14 (2014), Administrative Rulemaking Amendments

On September 30, 2013, the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee approved a bill to amend the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, Title 63G, Chapter 3.  “Administrative Rulemaking Amendments” has now been numbered as H.B. 14 for the 2014 General Session.

H.B. 14 clarifies existing language in Section 63G-3-305.  The bill: “modifies the five-year review filing requirements; provides that the division’s failure to give an agency notice of a five-year review deadline does not exempt the agency’s compliance with the provisions in this bill; clarifies the penalty for an agency’s failure to timely comply with the five-year review requirements; and makes technical changes.”

Questions about H.B. 14 or the five-year review process may be directed to Ken Hansen, 801-538-3777. Additional information about H.B. 14 (2014) is available on the Legislature’s website at http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0014.html.

Utah Administrative Code Current through January 1, 2014

The Utah Administrative Code, the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules, is current through 01/01/2014.  The Division posted this update on its website on 01/10/2014.  The Division’s goal is to codify and post administrative rule filings made effective through the first of the month by the tenth of the month.

The Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm.  An archive of updates to the Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/codeudt.htm.

Utah Administrative Code Current through December 1, 2013

The Utah Administrative Code, the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules, is current through 12/01/2013.  The Division posted this update on its website on 12/31/2013.  The Division’s goal is to codify and post administrative rule filings made effective through the first of the month by the tenth of the month.

The Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm.  An archive of updates to the Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/codeudt.htm.

Utah Administrative Code Current through November 1, 2013

The Utah Administrative Code, the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules, is current through 11/01/2013.  The Division posted this update on its website on 12/07/2013.  The Division’s goal is to codify and post administrative rule filings made effective through the first of the month by the tenth of the month.

The Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm.  An archive of updates to the Utah Administrative Code is available online at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/codeudt.htm.

One Last Reminder: Deadlines for Rules Specifically Required by 2013 Legislation

Following the 2013 Legislative General Session, 478 bills have or will become law.  The Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, at Subsection 63G-3-301(13), requires agencies to file administrative rules mandated by legislation within 180 days of the bill’s effective date.

  • In August, Legislative staff sent notice to agency rulewriters and administrators regarding the deadlines.  For the 392 bills that became effective on 05/14/2013, the agency responsible for the program was required to initiate rulemaking (file the rule with the Division) by 11/10/2013.
  • Another 45 bills took effect on 07/01/2013, for which required rules must be filed by 12/28/2013.
  • Please note that 41 bills provided for an effective date other than 05/14/2013 or 07/01/2013 — with some effective prior to 05/14/2013, and others effective after 07/01/2013.  Rules required by these bills are due 180 days from the effective date of the respective bill.

Statute provides that if an agency is unable to meet the 180-day deadline, the agency must appear before the Administrative Rules Review Committee to discuss the delay.  To schedule this appearance, contact Mr. Art Hunsaker at 801-538-1032.

Each agency, in consultation with counsel, is best suited to determine if a bill requires the agency to engage in rulemaking.  Questions about Subsection 63G-3-301(13) may be directed to Ken Hansen (801-538-3777).

Formatting Adjustments to Rules on www.rules.utah.gov

This past spring, the Division received feedback from agencies about the formatting of web pages on which rule text is displayed.  Specifically, agencies indicated that the pages that displayed rule text were too narrow, that the right navigation column provided little value and consumed too much of the page real estate.  In July, the Division modified the page layout for the rule pages in Utah State Bulletin, and the Utah Administrative Code removing the right navigation column.

The Division also was made aware of a problem with the display of information on mobile devices and the display of superscripts and subscripts.  The Division implemented additional formatting changes in October.  The Division’s web site should now provide an appropriate layout when its pages are viewed on a smart phone.  It should also properly display text set as superscript and subscript.

The Division welcomes agency feedback about www.rules.utah.gov .  Visit http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/index.php to submit comments or suggestions by e-mail.