Notice of Intended Action

Petitions for rule making, 5.1, 5.4

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ARC 5378C

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT[11]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to petitions for rule making

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Administrative Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 5, "Petitions for Rule Making," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 8A.104, 17A.3 and 17A.4.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2389.

Purpose and Summary

These amendments are proposed as a result of changes made in 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2389, relating to a submission of a petition of rule making and its disposition to the Administrative Rules Review Committee. The petition and disposition shall be submitted to the Committee. The proposed amendments comport with Iowa Code section 17A.7 as amended by 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2389.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

The Department will not grant waivers under the provisions of these rules, other than as may be allowed under Chapter 9 of the Department's rules concerning waivers.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Tami Wiencek

Department of Administrative Services

Hoover State Office Building

1305 East Walnut Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114

Phone: 515.725.2017

Fax: 515.281.6140

Email: tami.wiencek@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

February 2, 2021

12 noon to 1 p.m.

Via conference call

Dial: 1.866.685.1580

Conference code: 0009991200

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subrule 5.1(3) as follows:

5.1(3) Denial. The director may deny a petition because it does not substantially conform to the required form. Denial of a petition because it does not substantially conform to the required form does not preclude the filing of a new petition on the same subject that seeks to eliminate the grounds for the department's rejection of the petition.

Item 2. Adopt the following new subrule 5.1(4):

5.1(4) Submission to administrative rules review committee. The department shall submit a petition for rule making and the department's disposition of the petition to the administrative rules review committee.

Item 3. Amend rule 11—5.4(17A) as follows:

11—5.4(17A) Department consideration.

5.4(1) Within 14 days after the filing of a petition, the department must submit a copy of the petition and any accompanying brief to the administrative rules coordinator and to the administrative rules review committee. Upon request by petitioner in the petition, the department must schedule a brief and informal meeting between the petitioner and the department to discuss the petition. The department may request the petitioner to submit additional information or argument concerning the petition. The department may also solicit comments from any person on the substance of the petition. Also, comments on the substance of the petition may be submitted to the department by any person.

5.4(2) Within 60 days after the filing of the petition, or within any longer period agreed to by the petitioner, the department must, in writing, deny the petition, and notify petitioner of its action and the specific grounds for the denial, or grant the petition and notify petitioner that it has instituted rule-making proceedings on the subject of the petition. The petitioner shall be deemed notified of the denial or grant of the petition on the date when the department mails or delivers the required notification to the petitioner.

5.4(3) Denial of a petition because it does not substantially conform to the required form does not preclude the filing of a new petition on the same subject that seeks to eliminate the grounds for the department's rejection of the petition.

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Official Document

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 1/13/2021.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 11-5.1(3) Rule 11-5.1(4) Rule 11-5.4

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