Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), has recognized the Utah Division of Administrative Rules as the 2013 Robert J. Colborn, Jr. award winner for its eRules application. eRules is the application that state agencies use to file administrative rules, and that the Division uses to publish administrative rules information in various formats.
The eRules application improves access to regulatory information, the timeliness of that information, the efficiency of the process and the security of the data.
“I commend Utah’s Division of Administrative Rules for using technology to improve the efficiency and transparency of the regulatory process,” said Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell. “The Division plays an important role in the state’s efforts to make Utah a business and citizen-friendly place to work and live. This well-deserved award recognizes a small but dedicated staff at the Division.”
ACR created the Robert J. Colborn, Jr. Innovation Award in July 2001, in honor of Robert J. Colborn, Jr., who served as the administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents from 1974 through 2001 and founded ACR. The Colborn Award annually recognizes a program that demonstrates creativity and innovation in providing public access to, or management of, administrative rules. It honors a state agency that has made substantial contributions to the flow of information to the public by improving efficiency and delivery of services to citizens, businesses and other governmental entities.