The Administrative Rules Review Committee is considering another piece of legislation that affects rulemaking. After coordinating with the Department of Public Safety, the Division of Administrative Rules has requested a small amendment to Section 63-5a-7, entitled “Orders, rules, and regulations having force of law — Filing requirements — Suspension of state agency rules.” The bill will delete a reference to “Archives” and replace it with a reference to “Administrative Rules”.
In 1984, when this section was last substantively amended, the Division of Archives was responsible for the rulemaking process. That was changed in 1987 (Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1987, effective April 27, 1987). However, Section 63-5a-7 was never coordinated with the changes made to the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act. This bill will bring Section 63-5a-7 into harmony with Title 63, Chapter 46a.
The Administrative Rules Review Committee will discuss this bill at its meeting scheduled for December 20, 2006, at 9:00 AM in Room W135 of the House Building on Capitol Hill. Questions about the bill may be referred to Ken Hansen (801-538-3777).