Jennifer Berman, Managing Senior Attorney, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Ms. Berman presented the draft bill requested by the Committee to amend the statute that requires notices to members of the General Assembly about rule-making based on their previously passed legislation.
Senator Gardner and Ms. Berman discussed if the draft bill addresses staff concerns.
Representative Weissman and Ms. Berman discussed adding a safety clause to the draft bill. Representative Soper and Ms. Berman discussed whether an act subject to petition or safety clause would make a difference to staff workload.
Representatives Weissman and Van Winkle and Senators Gardner and Lee agreed to be prime sponsors and that the bill should start in the House. The rest of the Committee members agreed to cosponsor the bill.
Representative Weissman and Ms. Berman agreed to introduce the draft bill with an act subject to petition clause.