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CHAPTER 629-H.F.No. 1899 An act relating to state government; modifying the composition and duties of the legislative commission to review administrative rules; modifying the statutory rule note requirements for bills delegating rulemaking authority; requiring rulemaking by the ethical practices board under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 3.842, by adding subdivisions; and 10A.02, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 3.841; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3; and repealing Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 3.984. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 3.841, is amended to read: 3.841 [LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO REVIEW ADMINISTRATIVE RULES; COMPOSITION; MEETINGS.] A legislative commission to review administrative rules, consisting of five senators appointed by the
committeesubcommittee on committees of the committee on rules and administration of the senate and five representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives shall be appointed within 30 days after the convening of the legislative session. Its members must include the chair or vice-chairthe chair's designee of the committees in each body having jurisdiction over administrative rules. The commission shall meet at the call of its chair or upon a call signed by two of its members or signed by five members of the legislature. The office of chair of the legislative commission shall alternate between the two houses of the legislature every two years. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 3.842, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 6. [REPORTS ON RULEMAKING GRANTS.] Beginning with a report submitted to the legislature on February 1, 2000, and every four years after that date, the commission shall compile a list of all general and specific grants of rulemaking of all agencies. The report should include a brief description of each grant and a citation to the authorizing statute. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 3.842, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 7. [PUBLICATION OF RULES BULLETIN.] The commission shall periodically publish a bulletin highlighting controversial proposed rules and other developments of interest in rulemaking. The bulletin shall be available to legislators and to the general public. Sec. 4. [3.985] [RULE NOTES.] The governor or the chair of a standing committee to which a bill delegating rulemaking authority has been referred may require an agency to which the rulemaking authority is granted under a bill to prepare a rulemaking note on the proposed delegation of authority. The rulemaking note shall contain any of the following information requested by the governor or the chair of the standing committee: the reasons for the grant of authority; the person or groups the rules would impact; estimated cost of the rule for affected persons; estimated cost to the agency of adopting the rules; and any areas of controversy anticipated by the agency. The rulemaking note must be delivered to the governor and to the chair of the standing committee to which the bill delegating the rulemaking authority has been referred. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 10A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 12a. [RULES.] If the board intends to apply principles of law or policy announced in an advisory opinion issued under subdivision 12 more broadly than to the individual or association to whom the opinion was issued, the board must adopt these principles or policies as rules under chapter 14. Sec. 6. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 3.984, is repealed. Sec. 7. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 5 is effective July 1, 1995. Presented to the governor May 6, 1994 Signed by the governor May 10, 1994, 3:52 p.m.