Rules Task Force
The task force was created by the 2000 Legislature to study and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature on issues relating to review of agency rules.
- a process to be used by agencies, the governor, and the legislature to identify and prioritize rules and related laws and programs that will be subject to legislative review;
- a process by which the legislature will review rules and related laws and programs identified under clause (1);
- the estimated agency and legislative time and resources required for review of rules and related laws and programs under the processes recommended under clauses (1) and (2);
- the effect of possible repeal of agency rules on the state budget and any loss of benefits to citizens of the state resulting from such a repeal;
- the desirability of changes in the rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, given increased legislative scrutiny of rules; and
- an analysis of ways to ensure or encourage compliance with state policies and goals using methods other than rulemaking, such as administrative penalty orders, descriptive guidelines, best management practices, compliance incentives, technical assistance, training, and procedural templates.
The task force sunset on June 30, 2001.