H.B. 14





Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Administrative Rules Review Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies the five-year review filing requirements;
             15          .    provides that the division's failure to give an agency notice of a five-year review
             16      deadline does not exempt the agency's compliance with the provisions in this bill;
             17          .    clarifies the penalty for an agency's failure to timely comply with the five-year
             18      review requirements; and
             19          .    makes technical changes.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26           63G-3-305 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 384

             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 63G-3-305 is amended to read:
             30           63G-3-305. Agency review of rules -- Schedule of filings -- Limited exemption for
             31      certain rules.
             32          (1) Each agency shall review each of its rules within five years [of] after the rule's
             33      original effective date or within five years [of] after the filing of the last five-year review,
             34      whichever is later. [Rules effective prior to 1992 need not be reviewed until 1997.]
             35          (2) An agency may consider any substantial review of a rule to be a five-year review[.
             36      If the agency chooses to consider a review a five-year review, it shall follow the procedures
             37      outlined in Subsection (3)] if the agency also meets the requirements described in Subsection
             38      (3).
             39          (3) At the conclusion of its review, and no later than the deadline described in
             40      Subsection (1), the agency shall [file a notice of review on or before the anniversary date
             41      indicating its intent to continue, amend, or repeal the rule] decide whether to continue, repeal,
             42      or amend and continue the rule and comply with Subsections (3)(a) through (c), as applicable.
             43          (a) If the agency continues the rule, [it shall file a statement which includes] the agency
             44      shall file with the division a five-year notice of review and statement of continuation that
             45      includes:
             46          (i) a concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is
             47      enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule;
             48          (ii) a summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review
             49      of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule; and
             50          (iii) a reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the
             51      agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any.
             52          (b) If the agency repeals the rule, [it] the agency shall:
             53          (i) comply with Section 63G-3-301 [.]; and
             54          (ii) in the rule analysis described in Section 63G-3-301 , state that the repeal is the
             55      result of the agency's five-year review under this section.
             56          (c) If the agency amends and continues the rule, [it] the agency shall comply with the
             57      requirements [of] described in Section 63G-3-301 and file [the statement] with the division the
             58      five-year notice of review and statement of continuation required in Subsection (3)(a).

             59          (4) [(a)] The division shall publish [the] a five-year notice of review and statement of
             60      continuation in the bulletin no later than one year after the deadline described in Subsection
             61      (1).
             62          [(b) The division may schedule the publication of agency notices and statements,
             63      provided that no notice and statement shall be published more than one year after the review
             64      deadline established under Subsection (1).]
             65          (5) (a) The division shall make a reasonable effort to notify an agency [of rules] that a
             66      rule is due for review at least 180 days [prior to the anniversary date] before the deadline
             67      described in Subsection (1).
             68          (b) The division's failure to comply with the requirement described in Subsection (5)(a)
             69      does not exempt an agency from complying with any provision of this section.
             70          (6) If an agency finds that it will not meet the deadline established in Subsection (1):
             71          (a) before the deadline described in Subsection (1), the agency may file [an] one
             72      extension [prior to the anniversary date] with the division indicating the reason for the
             73      extension; and
             74          (b) the division shall publish notice of the extension in [the next issue of] the bulletin
             75      in accordance with the division's publication schedule established by division rule under
             76      Section 63G-3-402 .
             77          (7) An extension permits the agency to [file a notice no more than] comply with the
             78      requirements described in Subsections (1) and (3) up to 120 days after the [anniversary date]
             79      deadline described in Subsection (1).
             80          (8) (a) If an agency [fails to file a notice of review or] does not comply with the
             81      requirements described in Subsection (3), and does not file an extension [on or before the date
             82      specified in the notice mandated in Subsection (5), the division shall:] under Subsection (6),
             83      the rule expires automatically on the day immediately after the date of the missed deadline.
             84          (b) If an agency files an extension under Subsection (6) and does not comply with the
             85      requirements described in Subsection (3) within 120 days after the day on which the deadline
             86      described in Subsection (1) expires, the rule expires automatically on the day immediately after
             87      the date of the missed deadline.
             88          (9) After a rule expires under Subsection (8), the division shall:
             89          (a) publish a notice in the next issue of the bulletin that the rule has expired and is no

             90      longer enforceable;
             91          (b) remove the rule from the code; and
             92          (c) notify the agency that the rule has expired.
             93          [(9)] (10) After a rule expires, an agency must comply with the requirements of Section
             94      63G-3-301 to reenact the rule.
             95          Section 2. Effective date.
             96          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 10-15-13 3:51 PM

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