Agencies scramble to approve administrative rules

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Idaho state agencies are rushing against the clock to ensure their administrative rules remain in order before a Friday deadline.

The Associated Press reports that the deadline was set by Gov. Brad Little in order to allow sufficient time for public involvement and authorization. Once agencies submit their administrative rules, they will undergo vetting by the Division of Financial Management. On June 19, they will be published in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin, then undergo 21 days of public comment.

The race to authorize rules stems from the Idaho Legislature’s failure to approve an administrative rules bill, previously seen as routine end-of-the-session legislation. That tossed the ball into Little’s court, who said he would work with state departments to ensure that an updated set of administrative rules was approved.  

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