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HB 7029 — Nullification and Repeal of Administrative Rules

by Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee and Rep. Rooney (SB 1470 by Senator Norman)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill amends the Administrative Procedure Act by codifying the legal rule that the repeal of a substantive statute also acts to repeal the administrative rules adopted to implement that statute. The bill also creates a summary process for the Department of State to repeal rules which are no longer in full force and effect. This process includes legal review by the Attorney General, notice requirements, and an opportunity for anyone to challenge a proposed summary rule repeal which cannot be effective until the challenge has been resolved. 

The bill provides for the nullification and repeal of 270 existing rules which are no longer needed or for which the specific law implemented has been repealed.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect 60 days after becoming law.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0