Proposed new rules are reviewed and approved by the administrative head of each agency. The rules are then filed in an action which is called the “Notice of Intended Action.” The rules are filed with the Governor’s Administrative Rules Coordinator. The Administrative Rules Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all rules that are proposed by the Governor’s executive branch agencies. This part of the process usually takes about fifty to sixty five days to complete.
A rule means each statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or that describes the organization, procedure or practice requirements of any agency. The term includes the amendment or repeat of an existing rule.
When a notice is posted you have a chance to comment and suggest changes before the rule is adopted. Once the rule is adopted it is law.
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Welcome to the State of Iowa’s Administrative Rules Website. Public participation in the formulation of administrative rules helps our state to reform burdensome rules and prevent overregulation or red tape, encouraging efficiency, economic growth and job creation.
The purpose of this website is to allow members of the public the opportunity to comment on administrative rules in the Notice process. Members of the public have 20 days to comment on a rule from the date of publication. You may comment on all administrative rules open for comment on this website.