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Temporary Prohibition On Rule-making After Rule Adopted

Concerning certain limitations on an executive agency's ability to engage in additional rule-making within a specified period of time following the agency's adoption of a rule.
2023 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits an executive rule-making agency, on or after September 1, 2023, from amending an existing rule or adopting a new rule concerning the same subject matter as the existing rule for the 3 years following the existing rule's adoption. The following rules are exempt from the 3-year prohibition period:

  • Rules required by state statute, federal statute, or federal regulation;
  • Rules that the rule-making agency determines are imperatively necessary for the preservation of public health, safety, or welfare and for which compliance with the 3-year prohibition would be contrary to the public interest;
  • Rules adopted as temporary or emergency rules, which remain effective for 120 days or less; and
  • Rules that a member of the regulated community petitions to be amended and for which the rule-making agency grants the petition.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. G. Evans
Sen. B. Pelton


Rep. R. Taggart


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