S.B. 32, amending Section 63-5a-7 to make it consistent with changes made to the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act in 1987, has passed. It provides that “[a]ll orders, rules, and regulations promulgated by the governor … have the full force and effect of law during the state of emergency, when a copy of the order, rule, or regulation is filed with … the Division of Administrative Rules.” Existing statutory language already provided that “The governor may suspend the provisions of any order, rule, or regulation of any state agency, if the strict compliance with the provisions of the order, rule, or regulation would substantially prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency or disaster.”
Pending the Governor’s signature, S.B. 32 will go into effect on April 30, 2007. More information about S.B. 32 is available on the Legislature’s web site at http://le.utah.gov/~2007/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0032.htm.