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Rules Reform Task Force
The task force must study and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature by January 15, 2001, on issues relating to review of agency rules. The recommendations must include, but are not limited to:
(1) a process to be used by agencies, the governor, and the legislature to identify and prioritize rules and related laws and programs that will be subject to legislative review;
(2) a process by which the legislature will review rules and related laws and programs identified under clause (1);
(3) the estimated agency and legislative time and resources required for review of rules and related laws and programs under the processes recommended under clauses (1) and (2);
(4) the effect of possible repeal of agency rules on the state budget and any loss of benefits to citizens of the state resulting from such a repeal;
(5) the desirability of changes in the rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, given increased legislative scrutiny of rules; and
(6) an analysis of ways to ensure or encourage compliance with state policies and goals using methods other than rulemaking, such as administrative penalty orders, descriptive guidelines, best management practices, compliance incentives, technical assistance, training, and procedural templates.
In making its recommendations, the task force must consult with interested parties, and must consider relevant state and federal laws and commitments. The task force is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 471.705.
Active dates:2000- 2001
The task force expires June 30, 2001.
8 members. The Governor shall appoint four members, one member from each minority and majority caucus in the house of representatives and the senate. House members must be appointed by the speaker and senate members must be appointed by the committee on rules and administration.
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