04RS HB626


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HB 626 (BR 966) - T. Pullin

     AN ACT relating to administrative regulations, and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 13A.010 to amend the definition of "promulgate"; amend KRS 13A.040 to authorize the regulation compilers to make technical changes to an administrative regulation in response to a specific written request from the agency; amend KRS 13A.150 to provide that if meetings are required to be held by a specified date and that date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the meeting shall be held by close of business on the next workday; amend KRS 13A.190 to change the effective time of emergency administrative regulations from 170 days from the date of publication to 170 days from the date of filing; amend KRS 13A.220 to specify that the line numbers shall begin with line number one on each page; amend KRS 13A.222 to specify that references to physicians shall include osteopaths; amend KRS 13A.2245 to require a clear statement of how a code or uniform standard was changed by an agency; amend KRS 13A.2251 to make technical changes; amend KRS 13A.2261 to prohibit the incorporation by reference of federal statutes or regulations; amend KRS 13A.240 to require the tiering statement to be included as part of the regulatory impact analysis; amend KRS 13A.255 to require the notice sent to organizations to include information about the public comment period; amend KRS 13A.270 to require agencies to accept written comments until the end of the calendar month in which the administrative regulation is published, rather than for thirty days, to authorize agencies to e-mail the proposed administrative regulation to interested parties, and to provide that if administrative regulation notices are not received by the second workday of a month, the administrative regulation shall be deferred; amend KRS 13A.280 to require the filing of statements of consideration by the fifteenth day of the month, rather than fifteen days after the end of the comment period, and to provide that if comments are received, the administrative regulation shall be deferred to the following month's meeting; amend KRS 13A.290 to specify the items to be included on the subcommittee's agenda; amend KRS 13A.300 to provide for automatic deferral of administrative regulations upon receipt of a written request from an agency; amend KRS 13A.310 to authorize the Governor, as well as the promulgating agency, to withdraw a deficient administrative regulation; amend KRS 13A.312 to establish the procedure for updating administrative regulations to conform to reorganizations made either by statute or executive order; amend KRS 13A.315 to require the Governor to notify the regulations compiler if he decides a deficient administrative regulation should be withdrawn, rather than having the Governor inform the agency and the agency then informing the regulations compiler; amend KRS 13A.320 to require that all amendments offered by an agency prior to a subcommittee meeting be approved by the agency's head; amend KRS 13A.335 to establish when an administrative regulation shall no longer be considered deficient and to require a statement to be added to deficient administrative regulations by the regulations compiler; amend KRS 13A.230, 13A.330, 13A.331 to conform; repeal KRS 13A.012, 13A.2264, and 13A.2267; EMERGENCY.


     SFA (1, R. Roeding) - Retain provisions of GA version of bill, change period of validity for emergency administrative regulations to 180 days after filing; alter requirements for requesting and receiving copies of administrative regulations by e-mail, provide method for notification of persons who have requested information on administrative regulations to be filed, and provide method whereby individuals may receive a copy of the regulatory impact analysis and copy of the administrative regulation via agency web site.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Mar 1-to State Government (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2004
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 85-3
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 24-floor amendment (1) filed

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