Accountability in Rule Making Act

Summary

This act seeks to increase the accountability of the executive in rulemaking decisions by requiring the governor of a given state to approve final regulations before an agency can publish a new rule.

Accountability in Rule Making Act

Model Policy

Section 1.

(a) The adoption or amendment of any rule by any state agency shall be subject to the approval of the governor.

(b) No agency may submit for publication in the [state Administrative Register] any required notice of the adoption of a new rule or the amendment of an existing rule without first receiving written approval of the adopted or amended rule from the governor.

*States with legislative review of agency rules may instead consider providing that rules must be approved by the governor before being submitted to the legislature for review.