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House Bill 1135


House Bill 1135

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1135 (Updated April 29, 2005 8:40 pm - DI 84)


Electronic publication of the IAC and Indiana Register. Requires the legislative services agency, as the publisher, to publish the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) and the Indiana Register in electronic form only after June 30, 2006. Establishes administrative rulemaking requirements to facilitate the electronic editing and publication of the documents. Requires an agency to obtain an "authorization to proceed" from the publisher of the Indiana Register. Specifies that the publisher of the Indiana Register and Indiana Administrative Code may permanently publish those documents on the Internet to meet the publisher's publication duties. Requires the publisher to provide a paper copy of each document to each federal depository library in Indiana. Expands exceptions to the requirement that an agency begin the rulemaking process within 60 days after the effective date of a statute that authorizes agency rulemaking. Requires an agency to publish a notice of intent to adopt a rule in the Indiana Register at least 28 days in advance of notifying the public of the agency's intent to adopt a rule. Provides that an agency has discretion whether to solicit public comment on any aspect of the making of a rule. Authorizes the attorney general to require supporting documentation with respect to a rule submitted for the attorney general's approval. In the case of readoption of a rule subject to expiration, requires only publication of a notice to adopt the rule in the Indiana Register and eliminates the requirements that the agency publish: (1) the agency's intent to adopt a rule in a newspaper of general circulation in Marion County; (2) a notice of public hearing with respect to the rule to be readopted; and (3) the full text of the rule to be readopted; in the Indiana Register. Requires the secretary of state to distribute the original of any rule accepted for filing to the publisher of the Indiana administrative code. Eliminates provisions that specifically permit the secretary of state to distribute copies of a rule to various public officials.
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