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§ 303a. Expedited rule repeal process

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 75. Statutes and ReportsEffective: September 1, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 75. Statutes and Reports (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 8. Administrative Procedures Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2021
75 Okl.St.Ann. § 303a
§ 303a. Expedited rule repeal process
A. Upon request by a rulemaking agency, an expedited rule repeal process may be utilized when such rule or rules meet the criteria pursuant to this section.
B. Beginning on February 1, 2022, and every year thereafter, a rulemaking agency may initiate a request for expedited repeal of a rule or rules when:
1. A request by the agency is submitted electronically to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The request shall be assigned to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to conduct the repeal process;
2. A copy of the rule or rules is provided along with a statement indicating one of the following:
a. a rule is duplicate,
b. the rule is obsolete,
c. the rule is no longer enforced,
d. the rule is no longer in compliance with state or federal law,
e. the rule is no longer in compliance with federal regulation, or
f. the rule does not affect substantive rights of the regulated community;
3. The agency provides notice in the “Oklahoma Register” in a format reasonably calculated to provide notice to persons interested in the rule; and
4. For at least ten (10) days after publication of the notice of the intended action, afford a comment period for all interested persons. The agency shall consider fully all written and oral submissions respecting the proposed rule.
C. Upon completion of the comment period, the committee may schedule a hearing on the agency rule proposal. If the Committee approves the repeal by concurrent majority, it shall be presented to the Legislature for final approval.
No request for an expedited repeal shall be initiated after May 1. Upon final legislative adoption, the agency shall comply with additional publication requirements as provided by law.
An agency, at any point prior to final legislative adoption, may withdraw the expedited agency rule repeal request.

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Laws 2021, c. 11, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2021.
75 Okl. St. Ann. § 303a, OK ST T. 75 § 303a
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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