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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


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details